With winter officially in our rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward to warmer, sunnier, and more eventful days to come. Toronto will be in full bloom this month, and if there’s anything we locals are known for, it’s soaking up every last drop of the good weather while it lasts. Not only are there parades, festivals, attractions, and exhibits to look forward to this month, but the reopening of beloved attractions like Canada’s Wonderland. There’s plenty of things to do in Toronto this April 2022, so consider this your official guide to the very best that the city has to offer.

Now, let’s dive right in with 25 incredible things to do in Toronto this month.


Immersive Frida Kahlo

A new show titled Frida: Immersive Dream, covering the life and work of Frida Kahlo, is now open to the public. The 500,000 cubic feet of exhibit space at 1 Yonge Street will be transformed into an immersive art wonderland. The immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit in Toronto will allow guests to see the artist’s work brought to life in a whole new way, through projections, photography, drawings, and iconography.

When: April 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night

Ever wondered what it would be like to step inside a time machine? Well, thanks to virtual reality, now you can. Toronto has a new immersive VR adventure that transports you to some of the world’s most extraordinary libraries both real and imagined. Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night “is an immersive and sensory virtual-reality journey that whisks you away to 10 libraries throughout time and across the globe – from Mexico to Japan, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and beyond,” the description says.

When: Until April 18, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

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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 14, 2022 — May 23, 2022

Immersive Klimt

Joining the ranks of Immersive Van Gogh and Beyond Monet is Immersive Klimt, a colourful exhibition curated by the “world-renowned master of digital art” Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi. Through vivid 360 projections, the revolutionary works of Gustav Klimt come to life all around you. Klimt is described as a “rebel, genius and legend” of a painter, and now you can be swept up in his electrifying world.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Various dates

Hot Docs Festival

This city-wide festival will be screening documentaries at theatres all over Toronto this spring, as well as a selection of films you can screen on Hot Docs at Home. Prepare to see some of the world’s best documentaries at this annual spring festival and attend some in-person Q&As with the directors, then cast your vote for the Hot Docs Audience Award and Rogers Audience Award.

Where: Various locations
When: April 28 — May 8, 2022


Experience the evolution of our city through the eyes of Toronto’s emerging artists. The art gallery at the St. Lawrence Market is now showcasing 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair over the past six decades. Do a little shopping at the market and then head upstairs to this free show and explore the ever-changing geographical and cultural landscape of our city.

Where: The Market Gallery, 95 Front St E
When: Until April 17, 2022

Outside the Palace of Me

A unique exhibition is on display at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum this month. Canadian visual artist Shary Boyle is putting on a major showcase, described as “a multi-sensory installation including drawings, ceramic sculpture, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive score.” If you’ve been itching for an opportunity to see incredible local art, this exhibition is a must!

Where: 111 Queens Park
When: Until May 15, 2022


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Olivia Rodrigo: SOUR Tour

Get ready, Toronto! Grammy-nominated critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Olivia Rodrigo is coming to Toronto to perform her debut album SOUR. The concert is the first of many exciting live music events hitting Toronto this spring and summer, including returning festivals like Field Trip and VELD as well as new events like Decadence. Let the countdown begin!

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St
When: April 30, 2022

TheScore Bet Home Opener

Toronto’s popular RendezViews patio is now open for the season and there’s a three-day party coming up that you won’t want to miss. Festivities include food and drink, lawn games, live music, giveaways, and watch parties for sporting events throughout the three days. As for the musical entertainment, the iconic Sam Roberts Band will be headlining the event on Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by Toronto’s own Anders NST performing on Sunday afternoon.

Where: 229 Richmond St W
When: April 2 — April 4, 2022


The bestselling novel turned Academy Award-winning film is being adapted into a theatre production on the Mirvish stage this month. Room will premiere on April 5, showcasing the harrowing story of a kidnapped woman and her son, who escape from the garden of their captor and venture out into the world beyond the room.

Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St West
When: April 5 — May 8, 2022

Candlelight Symphony at the Castle

An intimate concert bathed in candlelight at Toronto’s historic castle — has anything ever sounded more romantic? This month, Casa Loma is hosting live symphony shows in a dreamy setting. Travel down an 800 ft tunnel below Austin Terrace to the castle’s Carriage Room for a one-of-a-kind performance. Plus, enjoy classic scores from popular Hollywood films every Thursday and Sunday.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: Until April 3, 2022


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Queen St Marketplace

Stock up on new treasures and support local while you’re at it at this artisan market on Queen West. Over 50 artisans and vendors will be stationed at the venue, selling jewelry, bath and body products, leather goods, stained glass, candles, clothing, and more. The first 30 shoppers through the door will get a VIP swag bag!

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St West
When: April 3, 2022

The Leslieville Flea

Feeling like perusing a selection of cheap goodies this April? The Leslieville Flea in The Distillery District is where it’s at. With a zero dollar admission fee, you can look through tons of handmade goods, artisanal products, handcrafted items, and more at this curated market. Although you will have to pay a small price if you decide to buy anything, most of the stuff up for grabs here is pretty darn cheap.

Where: 28 Distillery Ln
When: April 24, 2022

One-of-a-Kind Spring Show

Start the spring season with a fresh assortment of local goods straight from this iconic artisan craft fair. The theme for this year’s show is Flourish, symbolizing rejuvenation, growth, and new beginnings. This event is a chance to meet and support local makers, unleash your creativity, and collect some unique new items for the season.

Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd Unit 1
When: Until April 3, 2022


Collective Cold Plunge at Woodbine Beach

If you’re brave enough to conquer the elements for the sake of health and wellness, you can take on “the most epic cold plunge Toronto has seen” this April. Designed to “embody health, strength and the power of community,” this event will involve guided breathwork, movement, and two-minute cold dip at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach, followed by a social on the beach. Plus, your participation will automatically enter you into several wellness-related contests. Be sure to read the event description to find out how to register.

Where: 1675 Lake Shore Blvd East
When: April 2, 2022

The Grand Hunt

Put on your thinking caps, friends! A real-life treasure hunt in Toronto is happening at The Grand Order of Divine Sweets and there are some very sweet prizes up for grabs. Not only will the hidden treasure contain a delicious handcrafted treat, but also a scroll you’ll need to bring to the bakery to redeem your prize. The grand prize, however, is the Golden Egg — a large, dark chocolate smash egg covered in edible gold and filled with treats and $1,000 cash.

Where: 1162 Queen St W & city-wide
When: Starting on Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.


Art enthusiasts, this one’s for you. A year-long celebration of exceptional art, called ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art, is bringing all kinds of free public exhibits, installations, and displays to the city at various ArtworxTO Hubs. The displays you’ll get to see are contemporary works by local and international artists. Opening in early March is the I am land installation at Union Station, and HOME(LAND) at Cloverdale Common. Each of the installations has its own unique theme and message.

WhereVarious locations
When: Until Fall 2022

Terra Lumina

Are you ready to be whisked away to the year 2099? Terra Lumina has returned at the Toronto Zoo for more nightly magic under the stars. The immersive light show features an illuminated 1.5 km trail designed to make you feel like you’ve travelled to a “radiant” future world.

Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, ON
Cost: Adult (18-64) $29.99 + HST

Beaches Easter Parade

The annual parade that takes place in the Beaches every Easter weekend in Toronto is returning this April. 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.


St. Louis all-you-can-eat wings

Wing enthusiasts, this is not a drill. St. Louis Bar & Grill has brought back its all-you-can-eat boneless wings event at all of its Ontario restaurants for an entire month. Until late April, you’ll be able to fill up on as many wings as you can handle all for $19.99. Nope, we’re not clucking around!

Where: Find your nearest location
When: Until April 24, 2022

Filipino Restaurant Month

A brand new nationwide event is coming to Canada this April and it’s a celebration of Filipino cuisine. Diners will get to try everything related to Filipino cuisine by ordering from prix fixe menus, including traditional dishes like Adobo, and dining experiences like the Kamayan finger food feast. There are so many restaurants participating around Toronto and if you love to explore the city through its cuisine, this event is not one to miss.

Where: Various locations
When: April 1 — April 30, 2022

Superfresh Night Market

A brand new Asian night market called Superfresh is taking over the Annex this April with 4,000 square feet of delicious eats, live entertainment, and special surprises. The market’s vendors will showcase many different regions through their menu offerings, from Northern China and Nepal to Taiwan and Korea.

While you chow down on tasty treats, you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of live DJs, do some pop-up shopping, explore local artisan products, and participate in the amazing culture and heritage of these Asian nations.

Where: 384 Bloor St W
When: Opens early April 2022 — Monday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to late

Hit up Toronto’s hidden bars & speakeasies 

No one can deny that when it comes to the Toronto bar scene, this city knows what it’s doing. But what about the more underground places? If you’re sick of the crowds at the mainstream locations and want a little exclusive getaway, check out some of the city’s best-kept secrets. Oh yeah baby, we’re talking the hidden bars and speakeasies of Toronto. A night out’s more fun when you have to find your way, isn’t it?

Where: See the best ones here


Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s premier amusement park is reopening for the season this Apirl with new rides, restaurants, and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Wonderland’s world-class attractions will be open to the public at the end of this month, with the opening of Wonderland’s 20-acre waterpark Splash Works to follow. Get ready for another season of thrills!

Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: April 30, 2022

Raptors, Leafs, Jays & Toronto FC Games

With stadiums once again full of cheering fans, now’s the time to throw on your jersey and join in on all the excitement. Toronto FC and the Toronto Blue Jays’ seasons are officially underway and the NBA playoffs are inching closer, which means it’s a great time to come out and support Toronto’s teams!

Where: Scotiabank Arena & BMO Field
When: April 2022