things to do in toronto this weekend

10 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Things to do in Toronto this weekend go beyond the Easter holiday although it's good to know what's open and closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  From film screenings to parades to food and tea tours, there is so much culture to explore. 

Here are some events to check out in Toronto this weekend. For more ideas, check out our previous round-up for the week or head over to our events section for the full listings

  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • April 7
      Synthpop legends Depeche Mode take over Scotiabank Arena and share their latest album Memento Mori.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • April 7
      Shrimp Daddy is a fun filled variety show featuring comedians Anjelica Scannura, Jordan Policicchio, Max Sheldrick, Peter Saran, Cameron Phoenix and special guests.
    • April 8-9
      Darkroom is an experimental theatre piece that uses the concept of developing films to create an impression across 30 micro-stories. In a blackbox intimate theatre, you are blindfolded and each step is amplified while your psyche becomes the photographic paper.
      Red Sandcastle Theatre
    • April 8
      Explore poetic form through two pieces from MOCA Toronto's current exhibitions. You will study the senses, shapes, metaphors and symbols while connecting it back to your own lived experiences, with time for writing and a sharing circle.
    • April 8
      It's 2013, the year of One Direction’s Take Me Home tour. Relive your glory days at this interactive screening of the behind-the-scenes concert documentary with live commentary and full permission to sing “Live While We’re Young” at full volume. Band t-shirts and I <3 1D face makeup highly encouraged.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • April 9
      What better way to spend Easter Sunday than rocking out with Jesus and the gang. This bold interpretation of the hit rock opera and Broadway smash tells the story of Christ’s final weeks through a series of dazzling songs, images and music.
      Fox Theatre
    • April 9
      From rare rap tees to retro video games, Startersnap Sunday is your chance to buy, sell and trade quality vintage goods.
      The Parkdale Hall
    • April 9
      The Raptors are fighting for the 8th seed in the play-in-game and are hoping for a big win against the division leading Bucks.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • April 9
      The annual Beaches Easter Parade makes its way across Queen St E. on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.
      Beaches Neighbourhood
  • Ongoing events
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • March 31 - August 20
      The new immersive experience continues at Cinespace Studios Marine Terminal where you have a chance to be thrown into a world of supernatural mystery, enduring friendships, and ‘80s nostalgia in an atmospheric celebration of the Stranger Things universe.
      Cinespace Studios Marine Terminal
Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


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