10 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: March 29 to April 4

Mar 29 2021, 7:33 am

Please Note: As of March 8, Toronto is under the province’s Grey Zone. 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-foot physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

As we wrap up March and move right into April, here are a few things that you can do in Toronto that are safe and fun this week.

It’s important to remember that although Ontario’s Stay-at-Home orders have lifted in Toronto, only essential trips such as getting food, heading to work, and getting exercise are permitted.

Here’s a list of ideas that may help you welcome April with open arms:

Grab a bite of Burger King’s Impossible Burger

After its successful US launch, Burger King’s Impossible Whopper has finally arrived in Canada and will be served in Ontario before it goes national. According to Burger King, the Impossible Whopper plant-based meal will be served to Ontario residents starting March 22 before popping up in locations across the country on April 22.

When: As of March 22
Where: Across Toronto and the GTA.

Try out this Churro bars newest sundae creations

Ice cream, chocolate, and churros, the ultimate dessert combination AND the ingredients of El Habanero and Churrobar’s newest creation. Got your attention already? There are three new Churro Sundae’s to indulge in at the Churrobar located inside McEwan Fine Foods, 38 Karl Fraser Road. Soft served vanilla ice cream, mixed with your favourite chocolates, drizzled with chocolate syrup and a churro to top it off.

When: You’re trying to satisfy the craving
Where: 38 Karl Fraser Road.

Sample some of the best Toronto coffee shops

With the highs and lows of spring weather, a hot cup of joe goes a long way. Toronto has some of the best coffee shops around. Thankfully, there are so many small businesses and locally-owned shops scattered across the city. Try a few, and you might come across your go-to spot.

When: You need that coffee fix
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 Philipines that is used in desserts from pastries to drinks, ice cream, and more.

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

Outdoor patios to enjoy a drink on in Toronto

Due to the changes in Grey Zone restrictions, Toronto restaurants are now able to welcome guests to their outdoor patios just in time for spring. Though nights tend to get colder, many of these patios are heated to accommodate those wanting to enjoy drinks outdoors.

When: On a nice and sunny day
Where: Across Toronto

Enjoy a drive-in movie at Ontario Place

Make sure you stock up on snacks, grab some blankets and prepare to get comfortable as Ontario Place brings back its drive-in experience this spring. Starting this April, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunset over Toronto’s horizon while catching fan-favourite movies by Lake Ontario.

When: April 1 to 25
Where: Ontario Place – 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

The Aga Khan Park and Museum presents Spring is Here!

Take a walk through the Park and learn more about diverse spring traditions and connections to countries and cultures. “The Spring is Here! exhibition is a series of five installations with twenty colourful panels that show us where and how spring traditions came to be. From the Easter bunny to the Haft Seen table, to rabbits and tulips, each panel will leave you curious to learn more!” said the Aga Khan via their website.

When: Until April 25 – From dawn to 10 pm
Where: 77 Wynford Drive

Order cocktails from local bars

You have your meal set for the night but need that perfect drink to sip on. If you’re having trouble, look no further: Toronto restaurants and bars are bottling cocktails for pick-up or delivery. Bottled cocktails make it so much easier to enjoy your favourite drinks without having to worry about the mixing part or deal with the clean-up later.

When: Whenever you’re in the mood
Where: Across Toronto

Enjoy the Toronto Beaches drive-thru Easter parade

The 2021 Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade will transform into a drive-thru night parade on April 3 from 4 pm to 11 pm. You’ll be able to enjoy the view of beautifully decorated floats for the Easter season as you drive through. Tickets are available, and only one is required per vehicle. Attendees are asked to only travel through the parade with members of your household.

When: April 3 from 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: Eglinton GO Station – 2995 Eglinton Avenue East, South Parking Lot

Try out Toronto’s newest chicken spot

From a pop-up to the big leagues! Chen Chen’s Hot Chicken has finally claimed a spot on Toronto’s Queen Street West. Born in China, raised in Nashville, Chen Chen’s Hot Chicken has opened its doors at 1184 Queen Street West after having started as a pop-up over two years ago. This is the same address where the 80’s themed bar, Convenience, once welcomed patrons before its quiet closure. It was then taken over by Caribbean food pop-up Miss. Likklemores, last summer.

When: You’re hungry
Where: 1184 Queen Street West

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