15 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, April 13

Apr 12 2019, 6:55 pm

Happy Saturday, Toronto!

From the annual Record Store Day to a FREE pizza giveaway, and an adorable fundraising event for pets, there’s a ton of great events happening throughout the city today.

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Giro d’Italia



What: Toronto’s top Italian restaurants are joining forces for a 10-day celebration of the regional cuisine of Italy. This delicious event showcases cuisine from different regions of Italy via multi-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menus priced at $49.

When: On now until April 14
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating restaurants across Toronto
Price: $52

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: On now until April 14
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 2720 Dundas Street West
Price: Free entry

Images Festival

What: Images Festival features a series of independent artists, photographers, and filmmakers as they showcase their screenings, exhibitions, and performances at venues across the city.

When: On now until April 18
Time: Various times each day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

Four Chords and a Gun

What: Four Chords and a Gun is an explosive new play about the infamous punk band The Ramones written by John Ross Bowie. The play reveals the drama-filled 1979 recording session that led to The Ramones album End of the Century, produced by the volatile Phil Spector.

When: On now until April 28
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Fleck Theatre
Tickets: From $39

Dinner with a View

What: Dinner with a View attendees will dine in heated, clear and frameless domes that offer a gorgeous view of the city around them. And your surroundings aren’t the only thing that’ll be beautifully designed: menus have been created by Chef René Rodriguez, Top Chef Canada Season 4 Winner. You’ll have the chance to choose from three blind menu categories – meat, fish or vegan – and from there, the adventure is a delicious surprise.

When: On now until May 2
 The Bentway
Time: Depends on booking
Admission: Tickets are available online

HideSeek pop-up Toronto


What: You can awaken your inner child at Toronto’s brand new and unforgettable pop-up, HideSeek this spring. Occupying a 7,000-sq-ft vacant retail space in the Dundas West neighbourhood, the pop-up invites you to escape reality and relive the days of childhood. Explore multi-sensory elements throughout the space and marvel at epic floor-to-ceiling installations.

When: On now until June 2
Time: Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Dundas West neighbourhood — 1305 Dundas Street West
Price: $25 (plus taxes and service fees) — Tickets available online

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

Evergreen Brick Works Saturday Markets

What: The Evergreen Brick Works Saturday market has grown to become the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Here you’ll find a wide variety of local and seasonal food from local farmers and producers.

When: Every Saturday- April 13
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Free

Free Morning Yoga with Flow

What: You can kick off your Saturday morning with a complimentary yoga class courtesy of Flow Alkaline Spring Water at Toronto’s newest lifestyle shipping container market.  Participants can also sample the brand’s organic flavours.

When: April 13
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Stakt Market
Price: Free to attend

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. Participants can also

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

Wellness Weekend TO: Yoga Classes



What: Inhale good vibes, exhale negativity. Mejuri is celebrating its new Gem Edition launch with one-hour yoga sessions all weekend long.  Mats are provided, so just bring yourself and plenty of water. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected class time to check in.

When: April 13 and 14
Time: First class begins at 12 pm
Where: 600 Bay Street, Unit 410
Price: Free to attend

NBA Winners’ Corner

What: NBA Winners’ Corner presented by OLG, is a 13,000-sq-ft fan experience. This free and interactive pop-up, which is open to guests 18 and older, will feature a half-court basketball court, iconic imagery from NBA Finals, a retail kiosk with customizable merchandise, an immersive mirror room featuring the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, and more.

When: April 13 and 14; 19 and 20
950 Dupont Street
Price: Free to attend

FREE Parkdale Pizza

What: Parkdale Pizza, will be slingin’ free pies on Saturday, in celebration of both their opening and Parkdale’s 140th birthday.

When: April 13
Time: From noon until quantities last
Where: Parkdale Pizza – 1316 Queen Street West
Price: Free

Wellness Weekend TO: Wellness Panel

What: Join Mejuri for a wellness panel in celebration of our its new gem Edition launch. Hear from wellness experts who will answer your health questions and share what wellness means to them.

When: April 13
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Where: 600 Bay Street, Unit 410
Price: Free

Scruff Social

What: Now in its third year, Scruff Social celebrates, supports, and pays tribute to all of the happy dogs in their forever homes and those that have yet to come into Sabe Our Scruff’s care. Guests can look forward to cocktails, live entertainment, SOS interactive stations, and most importantly a chance to interact with SOS Scruffs.

When: April 13
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: District 28, 28 Logan Avenue
Price: $110

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