17 egg-cellent Easter events happening in Toronto this weekend

Apr 19 2019, 12:01 am

The Easter long weekend is finally here.

If you’re looking for something to do other than hunt for eggs and eat copious amounts of chocolate, we’ve rounded up some fun Easter events that everyone can enjoy all weekend long.

Here are some of the fun things happening in the city over the Easter long weekend.

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Easter at the Toronto Zoo

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Hop on over to the Toronto Zoo this weekend for some ‘eggstraordinary’ family fun. Guests can enjoy Easter-themed photo opportunities, special animal exhibits, and plenty of surprises.

When: April 19 to 22
Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd
Price: General admission $23

Brewer’s Backyard



Celebrate Easter with a few frosty brews. The line-up of breweries includes Shacklands, Goose Island Brewhouse, Junction Craft Brewing, 5 Paddles, Exchange Brewery, and Nita Beer Company to name a few. And on the food front, guests can look forward to FeasTO, Food Dudes, Meltdown Cheesery, Delite Bite, and Dogg Shoppe.

When: April 19
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Easter Eggstravaganza


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Enjoy crafts, face painting, games, wagon rides, petting zoo, food trucks,
scavenger hunts, a charity cafe, an artisan market, and more at this free Easter celebration. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the 360 Kids Food Bank, sip warm drinks, and munch on snacks.

When: April 19
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Summit Community Church – 1750 Stouffville Road, Richmond Hill
Price: Free

Good Friday Procession

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The Good Friday Procession rolls into town this Friday. The Procession will be comprised of approximately 6,000 participants, 10 floats, and three bands.

When: April 19
Time: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Begins and ends at the corner of Grace and Mansfield
Price: Free

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

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Want to feel like a kid again? Join Rec Room for an adult egg hunt. There’s over $500 in prizes to be found, complimentary coffee and tea, and every egg is a winner.

When: April 21
Time: 10:15 am
Where: Rec Room, 255 Bremmer Blvd.
Price: $5 in advance, $10 at the door

Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade

Easter Parade


The Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade is going down this Sunday. Kicking off at 2 pm sharp, the two-hour event will begin on Queen Street at Munro Park and continue west along Queen Street ending at Woodbine Avenue. This event is happening rain or shine.

When: April 21
Time: 2 pm
Where: Begins on Queen Street at Munro Park
and continue west along Queen Street ending at Woodbine Avenue
Price: Free

Easter Brunches



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You can fill your cup at Baro on Sunday with $5 mimosas and mouthwatering brunch. Tuck into eggs Benny, South American-inspired dishes, and refreshing cocktails to ring in the season of warmth. Resos are encouraged, and you can make one here.

Address: 485 King Street West
Phone: 416-363-8388

Bampot House of Tea


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Approach Easter morning a little differently this year by treating yourself to a Bohemian high tea. Layers of mouthwatering pizza, tarts, cakes, fruits, and cheeses are the perfect way to celebrate a long weekend. Stay chill, even when it’s warm out.

Address: 201 Harbord Street
Phone: 416-537-5959

Maxx’s Kitchen


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Locally sourced delights will be served on Sunday at this restaurant, overlooking Lake Ontario. Take this chance to sit back and enjoy everything the long weekend has to offer with delicious food that didn’t travel far to get to your plate. Make your reservation here.

Address: Hotel X Toronto – 111 Princes’ Boulevard
Phone: 647-475-9285



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This spot’s serving up a fierce Easter Sunday buffet brunch with all the good stuff. Look forward to french toast, eggs Benny, fresh fruit, seafood dishes, and so much more. Plus, of course, cocktails. Reservations are available.

Address: 153 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-613-9660

Café Boulud


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Up your sophistication on Sunday morning with a mouthwatering brunch at this French eatery. Steak tartare, French onion soup, Duck and waffles, and warm Madelines grace this special Easter menu. Book your reso here.

Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-963-6000



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From noon to 3 pm, savour a special Easter buffet featuring 24-hour slow cooked BBQ Brisket, house-made pastries and desserts, a selection of children’s dishes and treats, and much more. As part of the experience, children can decorate cookies and eggs at a gourmet decorating station. Plus, each table will receive a handcrafted chocolate Easter egg by Shangri-La’s in-house pastry chef. Call for your reservation.

Address: 188 University Avenue
Phone: 647-788-8888

Café Cancan


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This schmancy spot will be serving up their classic (and classy) Sunday brunch this holiday weekend. Anticipate mouthwatering toasts, eggs and stacks of pancakes. Make your reservation online.

Address: 89 Harbord Street
Phone: 647-341-3100

Craft Beer Market


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This spot’s crafted menu includes a delicious fried chicken and waffles, a farm fresh egg skillet, classic breakfast meats, fresh arugula salad, and toast – all served family style. Make your reservation online.

Address: 1 Adelaide Street East
Phone: 437-922-2337

The Good Son


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Celebrate Easter Sunday with Huevos Rancheros at either of this eatery’s locations. Both spots will be open serving up their classic brunch items.

Address: 1096 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-551-0589

Address: The Shops at Don Mills
Phone: 647-748-0589



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Celebrate on Sunday from 11 am until 2:30 pm with a Farm to Table Buffet Brunch, a special spritzer menu, and spring-themed dessert station. Reservations are required; make yours here.

Address: 299 Adelaide Street West
Phone: 416-599-0299



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In addition to the eggs, bread and greens, Tortello di Pizza is one of the featured items for this weekend’s brunch at Oretta. They’ll be offering brunch service on Friday from 11:30 to 3:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 3:00 pm.

Address: 633 King Street West
Phone: 416-944-1932

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