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19 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, April 8

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Ainsley Smith Apr 05, 2018 5:00 am 454

Sunday Funday has arrived!

If you’re looking for something to do other than brunch and bottomless mimosas, check out these awesome events happening in the city today.

Christian Dior

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Christian Dior Exhibit at the ROM

What: Today is the final day to experience the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s exhibit Christian Dior.

When: Now until April 8
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Admission:$20 for adults

Designer Warehouse Sale

What: Get a head start on your summer shopping at this designer warehouse sale where you can shop from designers like Guess?, Marciano, Esprit, Bench, Converse, Vera Moda, and more. You’ll all your warm-weather essentials at up to 6o to 90% off.

When: Now until April 8
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 
International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Hall 6
Admission: Free

Toronto Green Living Show

What: This three-day event is Canada’s largest eco-friendly living show. Come and check out the 350 exhibitors, green products, food, and more.

When: Now until April 8
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Admission: Children 12 and under are free and adults are $14

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What: This is the final day to check out the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, which takes place at four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto!

When: Now until April 8
Time: Varies by location
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta
Price: Tickets are available online starting at $5.75

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William Ashley Warehouse Sale

What: You’ll find all the home goods you could ever need at unbeatable prices at the William Ashley Warehouse Sale.  Departments on sale include dinnerware, garden, home decor, bed and bath, home office, kitchenware, holiday decor, dining and entertainment and more.

When: Now until April 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 111 Creditview Road, Hwy. 400 and Langstaff Rd, Vaughan
Admission: Free

Mixie and the Halfbreeds

What: This is the Toronto premiere of Mixie and the Halfbreeds, which is a hilarious production about being mixed race in Canada with a completely female cast.

When: Now until April 15
Time: Various times
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet, 6 Noble Street
Admission: 
From $15 to $35

Samtack Warehouse Sale

What: Are you in the market for a new flatscreen TV? Maybe you need a new washer and dryer. Whatever home electronics you have on your shopping list you’ll find it at the Samtack Warehouse Sale. Here you’ll find brand name electronics, furniture, and more on sale at unbeatable discount prices.

When: Now until April 29 (Every weekend in April)
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Rodick Road, Markham
Admission: Free

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

Infinity Mirrors

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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

WWF’s CN Tower Climb For Nature

What: The annual World Wildlife Federation (WWF) CN Tower climb returns, giving you the opportunity to get your sweat on for a good cause. The challenge invites everyone to take on all 1,776 steps of Toronto’s famous landmark.

When: April 8
Time: 7 am to 9:30 am
Where: CN Tower, 301 Front Street West
Admission: $5 fee plus a minimum fundraising amount of $150

2018 Spring Show and Sale

What: Come and enjoy two beautiful flower shows in one! One is all African Violets and the second is all Gesneriads both held at the Toronto Botanical Garden in the Floral Room.

When: April 8
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Admission: $2 at the entrance

Toronto Bridal Sample Sale

What: Today is the final day to check out this massive bridal sample sale. Shop form over 300 gowns and accessories marked from 50% to 90% off. Wedding gowns as low as $200, veils starting at $50, and earrings and bracelets starting at $10.

When: April 8
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:
 Ferre Sposa Bridal Boutique, 934 Bloor Street West
Admission: Free

Phancy Food & Catering

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Phancy Food Brunch Pop-Up

What: Smoked salmon Benedicts, “Elvis” Stuffed French Toast, and more brunchy foods are on the menu at this Sunday morning pop-up inside a brewery!

When: April 8
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive
Admission: Free

Toronto Art Crawl Spring Market

What: This season, if you’re in the market for a new piece of art, the spring Toronto Art Crawl will feature pieces from some of the finest established and emerging artists and artisans from across Canada. Shop from 50 artists, as you enjoy music from a live DJ and delicious snacks from local food vendors.

When: April 8
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Admission: Tickets are $5 online or $8 at the door

Golden Bubble Free Waffle Giveaway

What: Golden Bubbles is expanding into the GTA and to celebrate the grand opening of the first Toronto location, the dessert house is offering FREE bubble waffles! Today is the final day for Torontonians to get their first taste of eggy, made-to-order waffles in Scarborough.

When: April 8
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: 3276 Midland Ave, Unit C125, Scarborough
Admission: Free

1 Year Anniversary at Hollywood Cone Toronto

What: Hollywood Cone is celebrating its first year open on Queen West with a free ice cream cone giveaway for the first 100 people in line this Sunday plus $3 cones on special all day.

When: April 8
Time: 3 pm
Where: 1167 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

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Legend of the Fierce

What: This interactive dance showcase will be an empowering, inspiring and motivating event for all those who love to dance or watch dance. A lighter menu of bar snacks, appetizers, and easy-to-share dishes will also be available.

When: April 8
Time: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West
Admission: Available online for $25 to $30

Some Like it Hot Dinner

What: Take your taste buds on a tour from the Caribbean to Sri Lanka at this family-style feast hosted by Matt Basile in collaboration with Kitchen Guerrilla. On the menu, Sri Lankan devil spiced short ribs, Jaffna style curried goat, and more!

When: April 8
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Lisa Marie, 638 Queen Street West, Toronto
Admission: $70

Franz Ferdinand

What: Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand is hitting up Toronto this evening, to promote their latest album Always Ascending. Get ready to dance the night away to the band’s new music as well as some oldies like Take Me Out and Love Illumination.

When: April 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: REBEL, 11 Polson Street, Unit 1
Admission: Tickets are still available online for as low as $38

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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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