17 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, April 28

Apr 27 2019, 2:22 am

It’s not only the final day of the weekend, but it’s also the final Sunday of the month.

This means you’re going to want to make today count.

And luckily for you, we’ve rounded up plenty of fun things to do in the city today.

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Four Chords and a Gun


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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

Fashion Art Toronto 2019

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

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

Rudsak Sample Sale

What: Get your credit cards ready! Rudsak is having a massive sample sale this weekend, with outerwear at up to 50% off. And considering most Rudsak pieces retail for almost $1000, you can expect to find some incredible deals.

When: On now until April 28
Time: Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Price: No entry cost

It Happened Here

What: You can celebrate 25 years of Budweiser Stage magic at this interactive pop-up exhibit on Queen West. Check out dozens of photos from some of the biggest names to perform at the iconic music venue, enjoy live music and experience a little bit of history.

When: On now until May 4
Where: 950 Queen Street West
Price: Free to attend



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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: On now until May 5
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Tickets vary by screening

This is Tiffany T 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

The Distillery’s Gone Daffodil

What: The Distillery District is hosting its first-ever open-air, family-fun event in support of The Canadian Cancer Society this weekend. Event goers can look forward to a daffodil flower market, interactive and unique installations, and much more.

When: April 28
Time: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
Where: Distillery District
Price: Free to attend

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

MOCA Community Sundays

What: The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering the perfect way to escape the cold by offering free admission to all visitors on one Sunday each month so they can check out all the new exhibits.

When: April 28
Time: One Sunday monthly from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: MOCA – 158 Sterling Road, Toronto
Tickets: Available online

The Leslieville Flea


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What: This Sunday, come and enjoy this curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods.

When: April 28
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Inside the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District
Price: Admission is free

Macaron Making

What: Macarons are delicious and terrifying. Exponentially more intimidating than your average cookie, these babies are a special-occasion, french-bakery-indulgence. Or they were. Show up for this hands-on class to change your mind. Learn the techniques for no-fail macarons and impress your loved ones (and yourself) with your baking skills.

When: April 28
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: The Kitchen at St. Lawrence Market – 93 Front Street East
Price: $90

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 28
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue
Admission: Free

Toronto Cherry Blossom Planting Ceremony

What: This Sunday, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Sakura trees being given to Toronto by the citizens of Tokyo, music by Ten Ten and dance by Sakura Mai will occur alongside a tea ceremony and the ceremonial planting of a young Sakura tree in High Park.

When: April 28
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: Cherry Hill, High Park, west of Grenadier Café at 200 Parkside Dr.
Price: Free to attend

Toronto Pug Grumble

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What: Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday for a Toronto Pug Grumble. Get ready for lots of snorting, rolling and grumbling.

When: April 28
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl, 790 Queen Street West
Price: Free

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