Holiday Weekend Events in Toronto

There are so many Toronto-based activities that take place during the long weekend that it can be hard to choose which ones to attend.

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  • Family Sundays at the AGO: Spend Sunday, April 16 at the AGO with you whole family exploring the galleries and engaging in hands-on activities inspired by AGO’s ever-changing exhibitions and collections.
  • TIFF Kids Festival: Take your children to the 20th TIFF Kids International Film Festival for on and off-screen fun and special events planned to encourage children to express their creativity.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza on Centre Island-  Don’t miss Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt! Happening April 14th-16th from 11am-4pm, hang out with Beasley Bear and the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, rides, and farm animals. Little ones will be able to take part in a Centreville-wide Easter egg hunt and an additional search sponsored by the Lindt Gold Bunny. Tickets are $15/person, but if you pre-purchase your tickets online using the promo code ‘EASTER,’ your ferry ride to the island will be FREE!
  • Egg Painting Family Workshop at Todmorden Mills- Catch this Ukrainian egg-decorating workshop taking place on April 8th, 9th, and 15th. You and your family will learn to make your own personalized pysanky using traditional wax resist techniques. Tickets are $12/adult, $8/child. Pre-registration required, accessible by public transportation.
  • Easter Egg Hunt in High Park- The annual Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Colborne Lodge Museum is happening on Sunday, April 9th from 11am-3pm. Hunts take place every 30 minutes beginning at 11am, and egg dyeing, bunny-themed crafts, Bunny visits, and more are available to participants. Tickets are available day-of at $3/hunt. Ticket tent opens at 10:45am!
  • Toronto Beaches Lions’ Easter Parade– On April 16th at 2pm catch this fun-filled family parade! The parade will begin on Queen St at Munro Park and proceed west along Queen St ending at Woodbine Ave. The Parade Grand Marshals include Olympic swimming medalist Penny Oleksiak, Paralympics rowing medalist Victoria Nolan, and Special Olympics Ontario backstroke medalist Claudia Brown.

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About Gabriele

Gabriele Simmons is three years into her Women and Gender Studies undergraduate degree. When not obsessing over comma placement Gabriele can be found doing recreational modern dance, reading fiction, and energetically volunteering. You might know her from UofT's Early Learning Centre, where she's been a casual classroom support since September 2015.
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