Can't miss Toronto events of the week: April 22 to 28

Apr 19 2019, 3:43 am

It’s a brand new week, Toronto!

Clear some room in your calendar and check out some of the top events happening throughout the city.

From lighting a family-friendly Earth Day celebration to the return of Hot Docs, these are the top events happening in the city this week.

Earth Day Festival at Downsview Park

What: This annual family-friendly event features an afternoon of free outdoor activities, including a vendors market, scavenger hunt, workshops, demonstrations, face painting, guided nature walks and much more.

When: April 22
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue
Admission: Free

Fashion Art Toronto 2019

What: This five-day showcase features art-influenced fashion presentations, performances, multidisciplinary art installations, photography, and short films.

When: April 24 to 28
Time: 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Price: General admission $45

The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody

What: “The Empire Strips Back” has launched a Death Star-sized North American tour, which includes an astral arrival in Canada for the first time. This adult-only take on Star Wars brings everything you know and love about the iconic franchise and strips its clothes off (and puts Yoda on the guitar).

When: April 25
Time: 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Boulevard
Price: $75 – $247, available online


What: North America’s largest documentary festival returns to Toronto this month bringing an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.

When: April 25 to May 5
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Tickets vary by screening

The Wizard’s Brunch and Dinner

What: This magical event will take over a haunting venue in the heart of the city in late April. Don’t miss the chance to channel your favourite witch or wizard and feast on a delightful meal, just like they do at Hogwarts. At this meal, you’re sure to be entertained.

When: April 27
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm for brunch; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner
Where: 7 Hart House Circle
Price: $95-$159; buy online

15th annual CF Run/Walk

What: This Sunday, Cadillac Fairview will host its annual run/walk in support of the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), and the St. Michael’s Hospital. 100% of funds raised through the event will go towards transforming the lives of pediatric patients through advanced cancer care and research. This year, CF has increased its fundraising goal to $300,000.

When: April 28
Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am
Where: CF Shops at Don Mills, Town Square, 1090 Don Mills Road
Price: Registration fee is $35 for adults

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