Can't miss Toronto events of the week: April 8 to 14

Apr 5 2019, 9:00 pm

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 a massive party at the AGO to free neon pop-up gallery, here are your top events of the week.

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Free Cone Day

What: Ben and Jerry’s will be serving up scoops atop cones as per annual tradition on April 9. This year, they’ll be on campus at Ryerson University. If there’s ever a reason to head back to school, it’s when there’s free ice cream on the line.

When: April 9
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Ryerson University Pitman Hall – 160 Mutual Street
Price: FREE

Food Waste – Past and Present

What: Learn from Magdaline Dontsos, former faculty of the Food and Nutrition Management program at Centennial College, about modern-day adjustments possible to make food production more sustainable. Plus, try bites made from “recovered food waste.”

When: April 10
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: George Brown College, Hospitality and Tourism Campus – 300 Adelaide Street East, Room 252
Admission: $15

Eating Insects Dinner

What: If you’ve never eaten a bug before, you’ll have the chance to experience a whole meal infused with them at an upcoming dinner service, hosted by Cookie Martinez. Don’t fear. If sustainability is the name, eating insects is the game. Open your mind! You like crunchy food, right?

When: April 10
Time: From 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 1565 Dupont Street
Admission: $65

AGO Massive XV

What: Now in its 15th year, this massive contemporary art party will transform the art gallery into an epic maze filled with immersive performances and installations from the city’s most promising creators and DJs that will get you moving and delicious food and drinks.

When: April 11
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario
Tickets: Available online, starting at $200

Neon Pop-Up Gallery at Junction House

What: This free exhibit runs from April 12 to 14 at the Junction House and will feature a collection of neon signs, including the famed Hard Rock Museum guitar that’s over 12 feet and takes over the west end of Toronto. With plans for a permanent museum in downtown Toronto well underway, Neon Museum Toronto is partnering with Slate Asset Management and Neon Demon for this three-day exhibit.

When: April 12 to 14
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 2720 Dundas Street West
Price: Free entry

Record Store Day

What: This April, music lovers are invited to celebrate independent record stores all over the city with parties, in-store performances and special releases.

When: April 13
Time: Times vary by store
Where: Record stores throughout the city
Admission: Free

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