5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, April 1

Mar 29 2019, 7:25 pm

It’s the first day of the new month.

If you’re looking for something fun to do (other than pranking your loved ones because it’s April Fools Day), you can check out some of these fun events happening in and around the city.

Happy pranking!

Heirloom Toronto Cheesecake Pop-Up

What: The popular dessert from the Heirloom Toronto food truck has made appearances across the city, and now, it’s spending some time at Pokito at 420 Queen Street West. Stop in to get your fill of this perfectly balanced sweet-and-tangy dessert.

When: On now until April 7
Time: 11:30 am to 10 pm
Where: 420 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Varies by what you order

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken

What: Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, is bringing a collection of his ceramic works to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Called Unbroken, the exhibit will present an array of Ai’s ceramic works while highlighting “urgent global issues.”

When: On now until June 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: $15 for adults

Winter Stations 2019

What: Winter Stations returns for its fifth year, welcoming international designers to bring public art installations to The Beaches. The installations, which run from February 18 until April 1, will be temporary structures that will be able to withstand our rigours winter weather.

When: April 1
Time: All day
Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. East
Price: Admission is free

Masters of Illusion

What: North America’s largest touring magic show, Masters of Illusion, featuring star magicians Chipper Lowell, Jarrett and Raja, Michael Turco and Nathan Phan is stopping in Toronto this evening. Born from the multi-award-winning television series Masters of Illusion, seen by more than 100 million viewers in 126 countries and with a headline show in Las Vegas, the illusionists will perform sleight-of-hand deceptions, interactive magic, comedic tricks, dangerous escapes and jaw-dropping grand illusions.

When: April 1
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
Price: Tickets start at $60 

ALTdot Comedy Lounge

What: ALTdot features regular drop-in guests from around the world, character pieces, and fantastic stand-up all showcased in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere, making it a must-see comedy experience.

When: April 1
Time: 9 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Rivoli Backroom, 334 Queen Street West
Tickets: $10 at the door

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