18 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, April 20

Apr 19 2019, 2:39 am

Toronto, Saturday has finally returned!

If you’re looking to have some fun, we’ve rounded up 18 awesome events happening in and around the city this weekend.

From 420 events to family-friendly attractions, there are plenty of incredible events happening in the city this weekend to keep you busy.


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Adidas & Reebok Warehouse Sale


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What: The GTA’s biggest warehouse sale returns this long weekend. Shoppers can save up to 80% on a huge selection of apparel, footwear, and accessories from Adidas and Reebok.

When: On now until April 22
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm; Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
 The International Centre (Hall 6), 6900 Airport Rd.
Price: No cost to enter

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

This is Tiffany T Experience

This is Tiffany Experience

What: Shoppers and Instagram fans alike need to check out North America’s first Tiffany Infinity Mirrors-inspired pop-up space. The “This is Tiffany T” experience features reflective surfaces and showcases the infinitely brilliant world of Tiff.

When: On now until May 15
Time: Mall hours vary by day
Where: Yordale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street
Admission: Free to attend

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

Anthony Ricciardi DREAM SPACE Exhibit


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What: DREAM SPACE is a 2,500-sq-ft immersive pop-up museum featuring Ricciardi’s original canvas work and sculpture series. The gallery acts as an entry point to a “secret and hidden” pop-up experience filled with 15 large-scale interactive installations and multi-sensory immersive spaces inspired by Ricciardi’s creations, including a pool of gold coins. Visitors will also have the chance to take one of Ricciardi’s pieces home with prices starting at $100, up to $7,000.

When: Open now until July 2019
Time: Mall hours vary by day
Where: Yorkdale Mall. 3401 Dufferin Street
Admission: Admission to the gallery is free with a $15 admission fee to access the pop-up art installation and immersive space

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 20
950 Dupont Street
Price: Free to attend

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 20
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Free

Wood-Burning Oven Baking

Wood-Burning Oven Baking

What: Pizza, focaccia, sourdough… it seems all the best glutenous substances call for a wood-burning oven. Guess that means you’ve got to know how to use one. Learn the methods of indoor and outdoor cooking with serious heat at this educational event.

When: April 20
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Montgomery’s Inn – 4709 Dundas Street West
Price: $195

420 Toronto

What: Now that weed is finally legalized in Canada, you better believe that Torontonians are going to be lighting up on April 20. The festivities in Toronto will be taking place at Woodbine Park and will feature vendors, music and a free farmers market.

When: April 20
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East
Admission: Free

Hotbox 4/20 Block Party

What: Kensington Market’s OG cannabis lounge, Hotbox Cafe, will be taking over the block with live music, vendors, and lots of giveaways. Celebrate the return of their ‘Potio,’ a smoke-friendly back patio! There will be a joint-rolling competition, bong clearing contests, and tons of 420 vibes. BYOW!

When: April 20
Time: 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: 204 Augusta Ave
Admission: Free entry

A Brunch, A Party

Regular’s Brunch/ Image courtesy of Neighbourhood Creative Co.

What: What’s a long weekend without an epic brunch? Hosted by the masterminds behind Neighbourhood Creative Co., this brunch will feel more like an epic party with all your friends.

When: April 20
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Regulars, King and Bathurst
Price: Brunch and Party, $45, just party, $15

CANNAMAS 420 Popup Interactive Market

What: Interactive boutique style market taking place. Expect to meet, interact and try incredible local artisan cannabis products in an undeniably artsy loft in the heart of the Toronto film district. Ticket includes entrance, swag bag for the first 50 people, live DJ, live beatboxing, $5 dab bar, cash bar, and more.

When: April 20
Time: 4:20 pm to 10 pm
Where: 1173 Dundas St. E
Admission: $10

Cocktails Cannabis & Canvases 420 Party

What: Smoke while you paint and enjoy specialty cocktails and great music. This is a private event, and the address is only available to ticket holders. The price includes food (your choice of chicken or vegan meals). Marijuana is the theme and they are going all out with contests, raffles and giveaways.

When: April 20
Time: 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: TBA
Admission: $50, available online

420 Comedy Festival

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What: This is 420 Comedy Festival’s third year and the festival is bigger and better than ever! Taking place over four venues with tons of the best comedians the Big Smoke has to offer. This year features both stand up and improv with some amazing concept shows.

When: April 20
Time: Multiple shows throughout the evening, shows begin at 8 pm
Where: Multiple locations throughout the city
Admission: Individual tickets cost between $10 to $20 a show, night passes available for $30 online


What: Come lift off this 4/20 with Toronto’s premier space funk experience! Deep grooves, good vibes, and friendly faces. The night will feature the banks Unidentified Funk Object, DRUPE, and Your Babysitter’s Boyfriend, at the B-Side Lounge.

When: April 20
Time: 8 pm to close
Where: 669 College St
Admission: Entry is $10


What: Canada’s Longest Running Bhangra Party has returned for 2019. LUV TO BHANG presents Toronto’s Spring Celebration Bhang, BHANG 420. Dress code is fashion-forward and bhang ready.

When: April 20
Time: Doors open 10:30 pm
Where: The Mod Club, 722 College Street West Toronto
Admission: Tickets are $20, bottle service is available for an additional cost. Available online

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