April is almost here and we’re in for a pretty eventful month. There are tons of things to do in Toronto this April whether it be catching a musical or going to a spring market pop-up. Here’s your monthly things to do list for April.

From museum dates to outdoor festivals, foodie experiences, and concerts – Toronto is going all in this April with all the things to do.

Now, let’s jump right into it and explore everything the city has to offer this April. It’s never a dull moment in Toronto.

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Filipino Restaurant Month 

Filipino Restaurant Month takes place across Canada during the month of April celebrating Filipino cuisine and restaurants all while highlighting and encouraging the use of Philippine-made ingredients!

There are a handful of Toronto restaurants that are taking part in the celebration with prix fixe menus available during the month.

When: April 1st to 15th, 2024
Where: Select restaurants

Art Gallery of Ontario First Wednesday Night Free

If you frequent the Art Gallery of Ontario on Wednesday nights to take advantage of the free admission then you’re going to want to take note of the upcoming changes. The AGO is moving its popular Wednesday tradition of free admission between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM to just once a month.

When: Starting April 3rd, 2024
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W

Sponsored Pick: CN Tower Edgewalk

The CN Tower’s Edgewalk is reopening this spring, and what better way to overcome your fear of heights? Get a bird’s eye view of Toronto as you conquer the world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk – the first of its kind in North America! Challenge yourself to the ultimate adrenaline-fueled adventure – without even leaving the downtown core. The CN Tower’s Edgewalk is reopening this spring, so book ahead to secure your spot!

When: Daily beginning April 6th
Where: CN Tower, 290 Bremner Blvd

TO Food and Drink Fest

TO Food and Drink Fest is returning to the city this spring and it is the largest festival of its kind in all of Canada.

The 19+ festival runs for three days straight and will bring back-to-back culinary experiences into one massive space.

That includes incredible food, drinks, demos, shopping, music, and so much more.

When: April 5th to 7th, 2024
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Toronto Vintage Show

Get ready for an exciting vintage fashion weekend! The Toronto Vintage Show, Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing with over 130 vendors is coming to Toronto.

Imagine stepping into a massive 50,000-square-foot show floor filled with treasures from the 1950s to the 1980s. We’re talking cocktail attire, designer handbags, jewelry, and more.

When: April 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM and April 7th from 10 AM to 5 PM
Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place – 180 Princes’ Blvd
Cost: $15


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Sponsored Pick: Brampton on Stage

Shake off the winter blues and dive into a month’s worth of fantastic shows with Brampton On Stage! Whether you’re itching to sing- along to the unforgettable tunes of Rent or immerse yourself in the poetic brilliance of Rupi Kaur — April’s lineup will have you on the edge of your seat!

When: Click here for the full event lineup
Where: Brampton, ON
Cost: Click here for tickets

Watch the eclipse at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo guests get free eclipse viewing glasses on April 8th. What better way to catch a rare celestial experience than with animals?

According to Toronto Zoo, “Zoo hours are 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We encourage guests to arrive in advance of the main event to get situated at your favourite animal’s habitat and get ready to observe!”

Sounds like a good time!

When: April 8th, 2024 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd

Eclipse experience at Tommy Thompson Park

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is celebrating the total solar eclipse at Tommy Thompson Park.

This experience comes with a guided tour of the area, with tour start times are staggered throughout the day so groups can reach their destination in time for the eclipse.

All guided tours will end at 4:00 PM when Tommy Thompson Park opens, meaning you can stick around and hang out at the park or head back with your tour leader.

You’ll be provided free eclipse glasses to enjoy the moment safely, but there is a $15 ticket for the tour. You can register here.

When: April 8th, 2024 with time slots from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie St

stackt market – Birthday Block Party

Toronto’s stackt market is celebrating its birthday in a big way.

It’s throwing a five-day block party filled with delicious food, music, shopping, and more!

When: April 10th to 14th, 2024
Where: stackt market – 28 Bathurst St
Cost: Free

Toronto Blue Jays Loonie Dogs Night

Picture this: you’re in the stands of Rogers Centre ready to watch the Toronto Blue Jays play on a warm sunny day. If you think it can’t get better than that, it can! The Blue Jays are bringing back Loonie Dogs Night, meaning you can score ballpark hot dogs for $1.

When: April 9th, 16th and 30th, 2024
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Cost: $1 per hot dog

Canada Job Expo

There’s a job expo in Toronto this April and you can meet with potential employers, companies, and HR pros. Get your questions answered by potential employers and even have your resume evaluated – it’s free.

When: April 11th 2024
Where: Metro Hall – 55 John St

A Tribute to Coldplay & Imagine Dragons

Are you looking to turn up the romance of date night or for something fun and creative to do with friends? Candlelight Concerts are live music experiences with thousands of candles illuminating the venue creating a new listening experience. In Toronto, there are many shows to choose from including renditions of Coldplay, Adele, Taylor Swift and Queen.

You can find more here.

When: April 11th at 9:15 PM
Where: Metropolitan Community Church, 15 Simpson Ave
Cost: $34.50+ per ticket


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Studio Ghibli Fan Pop-Up

Immerse yourself in the world of Studio Ghibli at this fan pop up in North York. Expect a weekend full of fun activites and attractions, cosplay and more.

“Explore a variety of merchandise booths and discover unique artwork inspired by your favorite films or grab a plush toy to cuddle with while you explore,” shares organizers.

“Don’t forget to satisfy your taste buds at our delicious food stalls, offering a selection of Japanese treats and snacks. Indulge in Afternoon tea, Ghibli inspired Bento boxes, Onigiri, Macarons, Donuts, Cotton Candy and more!”

Since this event is in high demand, no walk-ins are allowed – you must buy a ticket.

When: April 13th, 2024 11 AM to 9 PM and April 14th, 2024 from 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – 6 Sakura Way North York, ON
Cost: Starting at $11.98

Toronto Dark Arts Market – Spring Fête

“Who said Goths are gloomy? We enjoy flowers and sunshine just as much as the next person – well, from underneath a large parasol and the safety of a good slathering of SPF 50,” shares organizers.

No matter your colour scheme, everyone loves spring! And you will too at the Toronto Dark Arts Market.

“Join us as we celebrate Spring and get an early start on Mother’s Day – we’ll have presents for your cool Goth Mom, or presents that a cool Goth can give their Mom. Or just lovely things to buy for yourself, because don’t you deserve it? Our 35 vendors will have delightfully dark and creative handmade wares for your perusal.”

The event it “mostly” kid- and dog-friendly, according to organizers.

When: April 13th from 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: Ground Control – 1279 Queen St West
Cost: Free

Golf Fest

There’s a new festival coming to Toronto, offering an immersive ode to golf culture this April. Golf Fest kicks off in the city next month with games, shopping, and food.

The all-things golf festival will take over Rebel on April 13th, welcoming enthusiasts from pros to first-timers.

Guests will have the chance to watch the Masters on the big screen while taking part in an all-day “par-tee”. While you’re enjoying your golf day, treat yourself to some delicious eats, drinks, contests, and games too.

When: Saturday, April 13, from 12 PM to 7 PM
Where: Rebel – 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4
Cost: From $25-$50 and can be purchased here

Healthcare Job Fair

Canada’s premier recruitment event for medical, nursing, and health employment opportunities is coming to Toronto. The Healthcare job fair is stopping in cities across Canada and it’ll be in Toronto this April.

Jobseekers in the healthcare field will have the chance to meet some of the world’s leading healthcare employers at this one-day job fair.

When: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
Where: April 13th, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM


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ROM’s Third Tuesday

ROM’s much-loved Third Tuesday Nights Free is back! The Museum will be free—for everyone—on the third Tuesday Night of each month starting at 4:30 pm. Your entry includes free access to all galleries, plus special exhibition: Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

When: April 16th, 2024
Where:  ROM, 100 Queen’s Park
Cost: Free

Nicki Minaj concert

Barbz, listen up! Nicki Minaj is coming to Toronto this April and tickets are STILL on sale.

When: Thursday, April 18th & Tuesday, April 30th at 8:00 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street

Lumière: The Art of Light

Lumière: The Art of Light will temporarily transform Trillium Park at Ontario Place into a free light exhibition allowing visitors to explore the park and experience light installations developed by local artists. Lumière begins March 12th and will run until April 20th.

When: Until April 20th, 2024
Where: Trillium Park at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: Free

Hot Docs Festival

Toronto’s beloved documentary film festival is back this spring.

Hot Docs showcases thought-provoking films made by Canadian and international documentary filmmakers. If you love powerful storytelling and breathtaking cinematics, this event is not one to miss.

When: April 25th to May 5th, 2024

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum also offers free admission to the public on Wednesday evenings from 4 PM to 8 PM.

No pre-registration is required, just show up in person to receive your free ticket and enjoy!

When: Wednesdays from 4 PM to 8 PM
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
Cost: FREE

Les Misérables & SIX The Musical

Catch Les Miserables live at the Princess of Wales theatre along with daily shows of SIX The Musical. All available throughout the month of April.

When: Starting March 26th
Where: Princess of Wales theatre – 300 King St West & Royal Alexandra Theatre – 260 King St W

Enjoy April to its fullest!!