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20 things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 14 to 16

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Ainsley Smith Apr 12, 2017 10:56 pm 1,868

You’ve been working hard all week, so why not let loose and enjoy the long weekend with some of our recommendations for the best things to do in Toronto over the next few days.

For those looking to get into the Easter spirit, there are plenty of themed events happening in the city. Or if you’re looking to have a little fun, there are plenty of parties, movies, exhibits, and events to check out.

Happy Easter weekend, Toronto!

Kiss by Gullermo Calderón

Come and enjoy the Canadian premiere of Kiss, a play by internationally-acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón. The story follows two couples who meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. A secret profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor.

When: Now until April 16
Where: Canadian Stage, 26 Berkeley Street

KAMP (Hotel Modern)

A masterwork by Hotel Modern, Kamp is a performance of necessity and a daring representation of the world we live in and is performed with the aid of thousands of handmade puppets. First shared in Toronto by World Stage in 2013, Kamp presents an enormous scale model of Auschwitz during a single unremarkable day, in a city purpose-built for the annihilation of human life.

When: Now until April 16
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West

The Brewer’s Backyard “Great Friday” Event

There’s really no better way to get into the festive Easter spirit and to prepare for a weekend with your crazy relatives than to enjoy your day off tasting a variety of local beers! But in all seriousness, this is a great event to kick off a long weekend. For one day only, you can taste beers from seven breweries from across Ontario, as well as check out a killer food lineup.

When: April 14, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue

Easter EGGstravaganza at Centreville

Toronto’s largest easter egg hunt is back for another exciting year. The Easter EGGstravaganza will be taking place on Centre Island over the long weekend and will be an egg-citing pre-season event for the whole family.

When: April 14 to 16 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Centreville Amusement Park, Centre Island

Spring Midnight MRKT

Come and celebrate spring at this amazing midnight market that features local goods. You’ll find everything you need for an amazing Friday night: shopping, food, drinks, music, and plenty of good vibes.

When: April 14, 8 pm to 1 am
Where: 2nd Floor Events, 461 King Street West

Fashion Art Toronto Launch Party

Kick off the long weekend with an evening of dancing, socializing and mingling with fashion designers, artists, models, stylists, and fashionistas.

When: April 14, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Offsite, 867 Dundas Street West

Songkran Street Food Party

Celebrate the Thai New Year with a night market-inspired evening of buffet dining and traditional water fight. Tickets include water pistols, bottomless Thai sangria, and an array of dishes including Pad Mee Kati, Thai Crispy Fried Pork, Sticky Rice Stuffed Chicken Wings, and more.

When: April 14, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Soi Thai, 651 College Street, Toronto

Easter in The Kingsway

Get into the Easter spirit this spring at this family-friendly event. There will be a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting, raffles and so much more.

When: April 15, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Jackson Ave and Bloor Street West

Bellwoods Flea Easter Edition

Shop locally at Bellwood Flea for the city’s best art, baked goods, beauty care, clothing and fashion accessories, eco-friendly, handmade, home decor, jewelry, vintage, and more! Bellwoods Flea has teamed up with Bolt Fresh Bar for a day of healthy brunch options. Furry friends are welcome.

When: April 15, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 876 Dundas Street West

SUPPER CLUB: Vegan Passover Seder by Emily Zimmerman

Emily Zimmerman will be hosting this must-attend Vegan Passover Seder in part of the ongoing supper club series run by The Depanneur. Billed as a creative and vegan spin on staple dishes from the Jewish holiday.

When: April 15, 7:30 pm
Where: 1033 College Street

BACK IN THE DAY 90’s PARTY – Leafs & Raptors Playoff Celebration

Leave your troubles at the door and get down to the sounds of the epic sounds of the 90’s. This long weekend party will pay tribute to Old School Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, House, Reggae, and Pop tracks from the greatest decade in time.

When: April 15, 10:30 pm to 3 am
Where: 783 College Street

The MRKT

The MRKT is a public shopping event produced by The Toronto Creative Entrepreneurs. Open to members of the community, The MRKT features a variety of fashion, beauty, art, handmade goods, home décor, food merchants, live entertainment,
on stage demonstrations, and so much more to help you get in the spring spirit.

When: April 15 to 16
Where: Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street

E.T. Screening

‘8os kids unite, you can catch a free screening of Spielberg’s iconic classic family sci-fi film from 1982 about a loveable alien trying to get home.

When: April 16, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Louis Cifer Brew Works, 417 Danforth

Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade

Every spring, the annual Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade brings Queen Street to life with colour, music, fun and entertainment.

When: April 16, 2 pm
Where: The parade will begin on Queen Street at Munro Park and proceed west along Queen Street ending at Woodbine Ave

Easter Eggstravaganza

Round up the little ones and come and enjoy a complimentary chocolate Easter egg hunt in a giant straw Castle.

When: April 16
Where:  Courtice Flea Market, 1696 Bloor Street

Casa Loma Easter Brunch

Experience the enchantment of Casa Loma this Easter Sunday. The castle’s annual brunch, served in the stately elegance of Toronto’s famous castle, is an event the entire family will remember. After brunch, guests can explore the castle at their leisure.

When: April 16
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Songkran Thai New Year

Missed the Thai New Year’s party on College Street? Khao San Road is also celebrating the Thai New Year with an epic water fight and tons of drink specials and snacks. BYO towel and change of clothes – water guns and other goodies provided.

When: April 16, 2 pm to 6 pm
Where: Khao San Road, 11 Charlotte Street, Toronto

Beaches Easter Day 5K

If you’re looking for a way to work off all the chocolate and sweets you indulged in over the long weekend, we recommend checking out the Beaches Easter Day 5K. Hosted by The Toronto Beaches Runners Club, this 5K run will wind along the Beaches Boardwalk and all proceeds will go to The Beaches Lions Club.

When: April 16, 9 am
Where: Toronto Beaches

Easter Brunch at The Chase

Celebrate Easter in style, and make head to The Chase for an incredible prix-fix Easter Sunday brunch. Highlights include a seafood buffet, crab and avocado tartine, and roasted lamb and eggs.

When: April 16, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Chase Toronto, 10 Temperance Street

The Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Side Show 2017

End your long weekend on a bizarre note, and check out this free marketplace for all things, different, interesting, weird, strange, and one of a kind.

When: April 16, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, 6 Noble Street


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Ainsley Smith
Staff Writer at Daily Hive

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