21 things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 7 - 9

Apr 5 2017, 6:25 pm

Happy weekend, Toronto!

Get ready for a dip in temperature, before the sunshine returns on Saturday!

And check out these events in the city.

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

TIFF Kids International Film Festival showcases the best in Canadian and international cinema – for kids. Celebrate children’s cinema through unique screening experiences for the youngest film lovers.

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
When: April 7 to 23

Toronto’s Bridal Show

For one whimsical weekend, Toronto’s Encare Centre will be transformed into the wedding destination of your dreams. Toronto’s Bridal Show features local bridal companies, hundreds of incredible prize giveaways, spectacular fashion shows, and the most anticipated wedding gown sale hosted by Mona Ritchie Bridal Boutique.

Where: Encare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd
When: April 7 to 9

Carole Pope – Music For Lesbians

A New Music Series Curated, Hosted and Performed by Carole Pope to Celebrate the Female Gaze. Featuring performances by Carole Pope, Rae Spoon, DJ Betti Forde & Jordan Alexander & more!

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: April 7 at 8 pm

Toronto International Spring of Horror and Fantasy Festival

“Toronto Spring of Horror and Fantasy” – because good genre films should be available all year long! The second annual Toronto International Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival will be a three day event this weekend.

Where: Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street
When: April 7 to 9

Anjunabeats Toronto

Get ready to dance! The Anjunabeats North American Tour has arrived in Toronto, featuring Andrew Bayer b2b Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Oliver Smith and Giddy.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
When: April 7 at 10 pm

Y2K: The Millennial Dance Party: Robot Rock

Are you nostalgic for a simpler time? A time when MSN Messenger was the best way to communicate with your high school crush and you only watched shows produced by The WB? Well, now’s your chance to party like it’s 2001 all over again! This is a dance party that promises to bring you the top hits of the early 2000s, complete with songs from Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, and Kylie Minogue.

Where: The Drake Underground at 1150 Queen Street West
When: April 7 at 11 pm

Lifeguards Job Fair at Canada’s Wonderland

Looking for a summer job in the sun? Head to the lifeguard job fair at Canada’s Wonderland this weekend. Go to the Human Resources building to interview for the Aquatics – Lifeguard position.

Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: April 8 at 10 am to 3 pm

Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo

The first of its kind, The Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo celebrates the talents and passion of Toronto’s buzzing coffee and tea community, all under one roof. Attendees will get to try free drink samples,  learn industry tips and trick, and discover new beans, leaves and recipes.

Where: 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury Street
When: April 8 to 9

Toronto Pancakes and Booze Art Show

Do you love pancakes? Do you love booze? Do you love art? Are you looking for a way to explore all three of these things simultaneously? If so, an event celebrating the intersection of pancakes, booze and art taking place in Toronto this week is where you’ll want to be. There will be body panting, a live DJ, and work by over a hundred emerging artists.

Where: 735 Queen Street East
When: April 8

Easter Craft Sale

Toronto’s 100% handmade Indigenous arts & crafts Easter sale! 40+ local artisans including moccasins, paintings, beadwork, dream catchers, clothing, traditional and contemporary jewellery, and more!

Where: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road
When: April 8 at 10 am to 3:45 pm

Rockin’ For The Cure

Hot off the heels of their last event, this is the 3rd Annual Rockin’ For The Cure event. Rockin’ For The Cure’ is a live music event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. It promises to be an evening filled with amazing live entertainment, auctions, food/drinks, 50/50 draw and prizes!

Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 279 Yonge Street
When: April 8 at 6 pm

Alex Cuba & Friends

Latin Grammy and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba’s sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks, and powerful guitar riffs relinquish Latin music stereotypes in favour of his own Latin soul music. In a unique Canada 150 concert only at Koerner Hall, Alex is joined by his father, Jim Cuddy (from Blue Rodeo) and other special guests.

Where: Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
When: April 8 at 8 pm

Bill & Joel Plaskett “Solidarity Tour”

Solidarity, is the first full-length musical collaboration between father and son and is a powerful collection of original and traditional songs, reflecting the duo’s individual journeys and personal politics. The Plasketts are in town for a show this weekend.

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: April 8 at 8 pm

Boy Meets World 90’s Party

Toronto’s latest dance party pays tribute to the classic after school sitcom featuring wholesome shenanigans from Cory, Shawn, and Topanga. Set to a soundtrack of Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boys, the Boy Meets World ’90s Party takes place this Saturday at Sneaky Dee’s.

Where: Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street West
When: April 8 at 10 pm


Canadian producer and label founder of Fool’s Gold is back! Get ready for a mix of his hits and remixes all night long.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson
When: April 8 at 10 pm

WWF-Canada CN Tower Climb

Want to get in some cardio while raising money for a good cause? The WWF’s annual stair climb raises money to help save endangered animals – and protect their habitats – one high octane step at a time. Find yourself some sponsors and trek up to the peak of Toronto’s own urban mountain.

Where: The CN Tower
When: April 9 at 7:30 am

Gadsden’s Vintage Clothing Show Spring 2017 

Gadsden’s Vintage Clothing Show returns to Wychwood Barns April 9th! Shop a select group of high-end vintage clothing vendors from across Ontario and Quebec!

Where: 601 Christie Street
When: April 9 at 10 am

Parkdale Flea

Parkdale Flea is on the second Sunday of each month. Need gifts for someone or for yourself? Parkdale Flea has a great selection from of local handmade goods, to vintage items, to succulents, to soy candles, accessories and so much more! And the best part is, four-legged friends are always welcome! We have treats and water ready for them!

Where: 1266 Queen Street West
When: April 9 at 11 am

Pups for Pups – A Community Dog Fair

Want to meet local vendors and get a chance to shop and socialize your dog? Then you should head to this community event.

Where: 503 Beercroft Rd
When: April 9 at 11 am

High Park Easter Egg Park

The annual Easter egg hunt in High Park is back for another year and will feature a fun-filled egg hunt, egg colouring, Easter crafts, and plenty of photo ops. The activity fee is $3.00 per hunt.

Where: Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge
When: April 9 at 11 am

An Afternoon with Rachel Carson

Celebrate Earth Day early with a doc and discussion about the woman scientist and author who inspired it.

Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave
When: April 9 at 3:30 pm

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