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18 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, April 29

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Ainsley Smith Apr 27, 2018 5:00 am 1,065

It’s not only the final day of the weekend, it’s also the final Sunday of the month.

This means you’re going to want to make today count.

And luckily for you, we’ve rounded up plenty of fun things to do in the city today.

Cheesecake on a stick

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Heirloom Toronto Cheesecake Pop Up

What: The viral sensation known as cheesecake-on-a-stick is popping up on Queen West for a delicious run.

When: Now until May 4
Time: All day
Where: 420 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

Oh Henry! 4:25 Pop Up

What: Still have the munchies? If so, head over to this awesome Oh Henry! pop-up where you can chill with the dudes from Epic Meal Time, try a delicious new Oh Henry! chocolate bar and take a quiz to discover your munchies personality.

When: Now until May 5
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: 55 Kensington Avenue
Admission: Free

Maximum Exposure

What: This year-end exhibition showcases the work of artists from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.

When: Now until May 6
Time: All day
Where: Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond Street
Admission: Free

 

free screening

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HotDocs

What: North America’s largest documentary festival returns to Toronto this month bringing an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.

When: Now until May 6
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Tickets start at $21.24

Picnic in the Cemetery

What: At Picnic in the Cemetery, which happens to be inspired by Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, guests will enjoy a combination of classical music written by contemporary composer and artist Njo Kong Kie. Kong Ki’s music has since been interwoven with performance and visual arts elements, creating a distinctive chamber concert meets performance art hybrid.

When: Now until May 6
Time: Performance times vary by day
Where: Canadian Stage (Berkeley), 26 Berkeley Street
Admission: Tickets range from $35 to $69

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Admission: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

What: Toronto-born artist Anthony Ricciardi, whose noteworthy style incorporates layers of colours, imagery and text, now has his first-ever floating gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display in Yorkville Village.

When: Now until May 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:
 Toronto’s Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Admission: Free

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: Starts at $15 for adults

The Bentway presents A FOREST OF CANOES

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Admission: Free

Hit The Floor Toronto

What: Today is the final day to check out Hit The Floor, one of the largest multi-style dance competitions in the world. Hit the Floor attract 8,000 spectators and feature 1,500 dancers from over 45 dance schools from across Canada and Kenya.

When: April 29
Time: All day
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Admission: $15 to access two full days of competitions

Spring Comic Book Sale

What: The third annual spring comic book sale returns! This Sunday there will be half a million comic books available from $1 each, making this the largest pure comic show in the country. Guests can enjoy 75 vendor tables, prizes, snacks, drinks and more.

When: April 29
Time: 
Where: 
Toronto Plaza Hotel, 1677 Wilson Avenue
Admission: $10 for the entire family (free parking)

Canada’s Wonderland

What: Canada’s Wonderland is opening its doors for the season on Sunday. The massive amusement park is introducing two new rides to kick off its 2018 season, along with an expanded play and splash area, making the park a must-visit spot for thrill seekers of all ages.

When: April 29
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Admission: Starting at $39.99

Dipped Donuts

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Dipped Donut Pop-Up

What: Doughnuts in a brewery! This sweet event is all about deep-fried pastries and beers!

When: April 29
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive
Admission: Free

Veg Spring Market

What: Celebrate spring awakening at the Veg Spring Market, featuring over 50 local businesses and a day full of educational workshops and delicious food vendors.

When: April 29
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Admission: $5

Makeology Spring Craft Market

What: This April, Makeology is hosting a Spring Craft Market, where you can shop for goods made by local artisans and crafts-people. From home decor and food to beauty and fashion, there’s something for everyone to discover at this market.

When: April 29
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
Admission: Children 12 and under are free, adults are $3

Garnier Whole Blends Pop-Up

What: This weekend, a Garnier Whole Blends Pop-Up Lounge will be set at Square One Mall. The pop-up shop will feature an infusion bar using Whole Blends’ natural ingredients such as honey, coconut and oat milk. The lounge includes a custom hair braiding station and a virtual experience to create a personalized Whole Blends label.

When: April 29
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Square One Mall, 100 City Centre Drive
Admission: Free

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U-Feast

Southern Brunch

What: Pitmaster Jason Rees’ previews a brand new smoke-infused that promises to be so much more than chicken n’ waffles… though you might even get some of those too.

When: April 29
Time: 1 pm
Where: Earlscourt BBQ, 1278 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Admission: TBA

#TorontoStrong Vigil

What: The City of Toronto is hosting a #TorontoStrong vigil this Sunday evening in support of all those who have been affected by the uncomprehensible van attack that claimed the lives of 10 innocent pedestrians and injured 14 others.

When: April 29
Time: 7 pm
Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
Admission: This event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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