12 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, April 8

Apr 6 2017, 9:27 pm

The weekend is just getting started.

The sun is out, and the weather is warm. Be sure to head outside and check out what’s happening in the city this beautiful Saturday.

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 8 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 8 to 9

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 8 to 9

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

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