9 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: April 19 to 25

Apr 19 2021, 8:05 am
Please Note: As of April 8, Toronto is under Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order. This means you must stay at home as much as possible and only go out for necessities, including getting food, going to work, and getting exercise. If you go out, maintain the six-feet physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

April has seen the weather switch from sunny days to brisk mornings. While this may make you glad to be inside, here are a few things that you can do in Toronto that are safe and fun when the boredom kicks in.

Here’s a list of ideas that may help you through the third week of April:

Take an online fitness class right at home

Since gyms are closed, working out at home is your best option! There are a bunch of online fitness classes you can take that will keep you motivated and in shape. BOLO Inc. is one on-demand subscription service that you can easily sign up for and work out with until you can’t anymore. Want to give it a test run? You can enjoy their free trial for a week and see if it’s the right fit for you.

When: You’re feeling like a good work out
Where: From the comfort of your own home or wherever you can get wifi

Enjoy a girls night in with a comedy show

Girls Night In is a live comedy show that you can enjoy right at home every Tuesday night. Tickets are free and spots are first-come-first-serve. There will be games, improv, comedy, musical guests, and more. Make sure you log in when the room opens 10 minutes before the show starts.

When: Every Tuesday night at 8 pm/EST
Where: From the comfort of your own home

Test out the best fast food ice cream spots in the city

What is one of the surefire signs of summer? Copious amounts of fast-food ice cream, that’s what. These treats draw ridiculous crowds outside of ice cream places, weaving lines in local drive-thrus, and chocolate sauce everywhere. One of the simple joys of summer is treating yourself to some sort of fast-food frozen confection. As with any treat, some are better than others.

When: You want to treat that sweet tooth
Where: Across Toronto

Place an online order from Canada’s newest Vegan marketplace

There’s a new online marketplace for Canadians that is making it easier to get their hands on vegan and plant-based products. Since launching in the US in November 2020, Vejii has expanded into Canadian waters, offering a large selection of vegan goods. This multi-vendor platform gives startup brands a chance to list their products on the website to gain national exposure while working with established brands targeting new customers.

When: You’re looking to expand your food choices
Where: On their website

Enjoy a virtual art exhibit with NExT: The Future of Art Exhibition 2.0

Celebrate Black futures with TO Live and VIBE Arts. NExT: The Future of Art Exhibition 2.0, is an online and outdoor exhibition that showcases Black Futures and is running until May 11. “NExT Artists participated in a nine-month mentorship program led by individual sessions with our roster of professional artists and creatives, attended professional development workshops and networking opportunities, and received funding to create new work as part of the exhibition,” says their website.

When: March 22 to May 11
Where: On their website

Take a trip around the globe at Toronto’s World Food Market

From savoury to sweet, take a trip around the world and try dishes from almost every continent at Toronto’s World Food Market. The World Food Market, located at 335 Yonge Street, just up the street from Toronto’s Dundas Square, hosts 17 different food spots from countries all over the world.

When: Looking to try something new
Where: 335 Yonge Street

Order pho straight to your door

No matter the weather, you can never go wrong with a hot bowl of pho. Scattered across the Toronto area, you’re sure to find your next spot for the best pho in the city. North of Toronto, in Markham or Richmond Hill, or even in the heart of the city, it’s not hard to find a Vietnamese restaurant.

When: Looking to stay warm and enjoy a hearty meal
Where: Across Toronto

Ube treats to try out in Toronto

A gift from the gods? It sure does taste like it. If you’ve never tried ube treats, there are a few spots across Toronto that make the best desserts out of the purple yam. For those who may not know, ube is a purple yam originating from the Philippines that is used in desserts, pastries, drinks, ice cream, and more.

When: You want to try something new
Where: Across Toronto

Try out Toronto’s newest smash burger spot

After opening as a pop-up concept in Calgary, Pigot’s Burger Club is now heading east and opening a new location in Toronto. Pronounced “Pee-Jo,” the burger club started out as a little experiment in Chef Mike Pigot’s apartment before becoming a popular comfort food spot in Calgary for its delicious American-style cheeseburgers.

When: You are craving a smash burg!
Where: Order for delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Skip the Dishes

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