We’ve got another long weekend to enjoy here in Toronto, and lucky for us, we will have plenty to keep us busy. There are so many things to do in Toronto this Easter weekend, including all kinds of festivals, parades, and scavenger hunts.
Let’s hop right into the very best things to do in Toronto from Good Friday to Easter Monday!
The Beaches Easter Parade is returning to the east end this Easter Sunday and it’s a free neighbourhood-wide tradition that the city looks forward to each spring.
This event is said to be the largest and longest-running Easter parade in the world, drawing 50,000 visitors per year.
The annual parade will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 9th just north of the shoreline along Queen Street East.
When: Sunday, April 9th, 2023 at 2 PM
Where: Queen Street East, Munro Park to Woodbine Avenue
An illuminated experience has arrived in our city and it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place is lighting up the waterfront with incredible works of art.
Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event will take over Trillium Park until May.
“Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumière encourages Ontario artists and creators to ‘illuminate’ the park,” the description says.
When: Until May 7th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
An indoor and outdoor family-friendly festival is coming our way this weekend.
There is so much fun to be had for the whole fam at this jam-packed fair.
The highlights include jumping castles, a kiddie midway, pony rides, arcade games, mini putt, easter egg hunts, live entertainment, and much more.
When: April 7th to 10th, 2023
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham
The Easter Bunny needs your help this April long weekend! Wander your way through Toronto’s most eccentric neighbourhood while solving clues and doing some window shopping along the way.
This fun-filled event is suitable for people of all ages with will feature games, challenges, and of course, chocolate.
Plus, you’ll be given a prize for completing the hunt and you’ll even be entered into a draw for a goodie basket from local Kensington shops.
When: April 8th, 2023, 11 AM to 4 PM
Where: Kensington Market
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A decadent dessert experience is coming to Toronto this Easter weekend and it’s truly the ultimate indulgence.
Hosted by W Toronto, the dessert experience is part of the hotel’s lavish Easter brunch menu which will be served at the Skylight rooftop restaurant and lounge.
After a tapas-style Mediterranean brunch, you’ll get to indulge in “an opulent over-the-top dessert presentation” at Skylight’s private den.
When: Saturday, April 8th, & Sunday, April 9th, 2023, 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Where: Skylight, W Toronto, 90 Bloor Street East
The Big Top is officially making a comeback. Cirque du Soleil will return to Toronto this April long weekend with one of its most successful touring shows, called KOOZA.
KOOZA “combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition, and power,” according to the description.
The highlights of the show include Hoops Manipulation, Double Highwire, the Skeleton Dance, and the famous Wheel of Death, an “enormous spinning contraption” that always has the audience on the edge of their seats.
When: April 7th, 2023 to June 18th, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top – 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke
Enjoy a decadent Easter buffet at the historic Old Mill this long weekend. Dining experiences are available for both brunch and dinner.
Leave the cooking to the fine chefs at Old Mill this year and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones accompanied by delicious food in a charming atmosphere.
When: April 8th and 9th, 2023
Where: Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road
Are you ready to enter the Upside Down? A Stranger Things experience has arrived in Toronto and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.
Fans will have access to the show’s most iconic settings on an “intimate guided new adventure” alongside their favourite characters, plus eat, drink, and hang out like they’re part of the crew.
Once you’ve had your fair share of adventure, you can head over to Scoops Ahoy for a USS Butterscotch sundae or Surfer Boy Pizza for a tasty slice.
The experience will also be home to the first-ever Stranger Things-themed bar where you can sip unique cocktails inspired by the show.
When: Various dates in April 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue
Round up your family and friends for some wholesome Easter-themed fun in the west end.
Kingsway BIA will be hosting a fun event for all ages this long weekend, featuring a giant colouring wall, giveaways, face painting, photo ops with the Easter bunny, and more.
When: April 8th, 2023, 10 AM to 2 PM
Where: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West
A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is open in Toronto and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.
The experience is described as “an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.”
When: Until July 9th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street