Up in Smoke: 7 places to celebrate 420 in Toronto

Apr 19 2018, 12:07 am

Get your joints ready Toronto, we’re just two days away from 420.

And with the upcoming legalization of weed, you can bet that the mood in Toronto will be extra-celebratory.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere else to light up than your condo or somewhere not as crowded as the massive celebration at Nathan Phillips Square, we’ve rounded up 7 events and pop-ups perfect for the stoner in all of us.

420 Comedy Festival

What: You can enjoy four nights of over 100 stand-up, sketch, improv and burlesque at this BYOP (bring your own pot) venue.

When: April 19 to 22
Time: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 8 pm; Friday, 7 pm
Where: Underground Comedy Cafe, 670 Queen Street East 
Admission: From $10 to $25

420 Wellness Party

What: Start your 420 by enjoying a wellness counselling or reiki healing session at Yongesterdam Lounge. There will also be plenty of free samples, giveaways and good vides to enjoy.

When: April 20
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Yongesterdam Lounge, 529 Yonge Street
Admission: $5

420 Comedy Jam

What: Following the wellness party, visitors can check out the comedy jam at Yongesterdam Lounge. Because what could be better than watching a very talented line-up of comedians while stoned? Not much else!

When: April 20
Time: 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Yongesterdam Lounge, 529 Yonge Street
Admission: $20

Hotbox 420 Block Party

What: Now in its 18th year, this all-day 420 bash will transform Kensington Market into a stoner’s paradise. In addition to your typical weed smoking activities, you can expect live music, DJs, entertainment, prizes and plenty of stoner fun.

When: April 20
Time: 1 pm to 11 pm
Where: Hotbox Lounge & shop, 204 Augusta Avenue
Admission: $15

Amsterdam Brewery 420 Party

What: Amsterdam Brewery has teamed up with UDbF to host an epic rooftop party this 420. Look forward to draught and pitcher specials of San Rafael ’71 4:20 Pale Ale, plus a munchies menu, and DJ K Smooth spinning live from 9 pm till close.

When: April 20
Time: 11 am to 2 am
Where: Upper Deck by Fran’s, 2-20 College Street
Admission: Free

420 Toronto

What: As we get closer to officially legalizing weed in Canada, you better believe that Torontonians are going to be lighting up on April 20. The festivities in Toronto will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square and will feature vendors, speakers, music, and food from Smoke’s Poutinerie and Chimney Stax Baking Co.

When: April 20
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

Queens of Cannabis: 420 Fundraiser

What: If you want to celebrate cannabis culture for a good cause, a portion of ticket sales from this fundraising event will go towards The 519. Guests can enjoy a live DJ show, a full-service bar and a drag show.

When: April 20

Time: 5 pm to 2 am
Church Street Garage Bar, 477 Church Street
Admission: $15 to $20

And in case you’re looking for some post-420 munchie-satisfying snack foods, check out all our favourites here.

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