We made it, friends! The long weekend has arrived and there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the city this weekend. With the Raptors hitting the playoffs, the Cirque du Soleil Big Top up and running, and the Beaches Easter festivities back in action, it’s safe to say that we’ve got some exciting days ahead of us. Here are the best things to do this Easter long weekend in Toronto so you can hop from place to place without missing a beat.

Spring Canadian Pet Expo

Canada’s largest pet expo is taking place near Pearson Airport starting this Friday. Get ready for three days of interactive fun, pet-focused shopping, and all the entertainment you and your furry (or feathery!) companion can handle. That includes a dog circus, a groom show, celebrity pet appearances, and more. This is absolutely a pet-friendly family event, so be sure to bring the whole gang along with you.

When: April 15—17, 2022
Where: The International Centre, Hall 3

Raptors Tailgate

To kick off the Toronto Raptors’ first game of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, a giant tailgate party will be held this Saturday, to celebrate the start of the season and watch the game on the big screen. Fans in attendance will enjoy giveaways, fun activations, special guests, and a live DJ. However, unlike in previous years, fans will have to register for free mobile passes in advance to join the party.

When: April 16, 2022, 6 p.m.
Where: Maple Leaf Square, Lake Shore Blvd West & Bay St

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics

The Jays are back and this Friday marks the beginning of their weekend-long series against the Oakland Athletics. It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous sunny week here in the city, and what better way to enjoy it than a holiday Jays game? There are plenty of tickets for sale starting at just $17 each.

When: April 15—17, 2022
Where: Rogers Centre

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Easter Long Weekend Club Crawl

Why stop at one bar this long weekend? One wristband will grant you access to multiple destinations, including VIP line access and cover charge. Make this a weekend to remember with the ultimate bar hop, from Door 3 to Love Child to N2.

When: April 16, 2022
Where: Multiple locations

Cirque du Soleil

After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil is finally bringing its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. The city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers will take the stage at Ontario Place on April 14, 2022, for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humour.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: April 15—17, 2022

Beaches Easter Parade

The annual parade that takes place in the Beaches every Easter weekend in Toronto is returning! The parade will travel from Queen Street East and Munro Park Avenue, and continue along Queen Street East to Woodbine Avenue, with floats to see, treats to eat, and music to enjoy all afternoon long.

Where: See parade route here
When: April 17, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Indulge in Easter treats

Easter is upon us and our sweet tooth is more than ready. Lucky for us, Toronto is hopping with delicious joints serving up sweet treats for the occasion. From chocolates to cakes to mini-egg goodies, these amazing spots know exactly what you’re craving.

Where: See Toronto’s best Easter treats here
When: April 15—17, 2022


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Sponsored Pick: Easter Weekend in Niagara Falls

Easter is a time to spend with family and loved ones and it also marks a season of new beginnings. Gather in Niagara Falls to enjoy the holiday weekend and catch the start of the beautiful spring blooms.

Book a table for your family Easter Brunch or Dinner at one of the many amazing restaurants, especially one with a view of the Falls! Whether you’re looking for steak and seafood or pizza and pasta, you’ll get the best of it all in Niagara Falls. Don’t miss the nightly Falls Illumination. 

Where: Niagara Falls, Ontario

A Grimm Night

This immersive theatre production will have you on the edge of your seat. Audience members get to craft their own journey through the mystical world of A Grimm Night, a unique twist on the classic fairy tale.

“Discover the twisted, dark magic of our most beloved fairy tales. Witness the mystery, enchantment and tragedy as it unfolds around you and maybe interacts with you,” the description says. Prepare to be bold and curious as you tap into your sense of adventure during this enchanting activity.

Where: 1087 Queen St W
When: April 15—17, 2022

Mad Max: Fury Road at IMAX Cinesphere

See this iconic 2015 film in a whole new way at the IMAX Cinesphere at Ontario Place. Watch the post-apocalyptic scenes come to life all around you at the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre, and the largest one in all of Canada.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: April 15 & 16, 2022, 7:30 p.m.