The post-long weekend blues are real, but thankfully, there are so many things to do in Toronto this week to lift our spirits. The Jays are back, the circus is in town, major performers are gracing our stages, and to top it all off, the weather is gorgeous!
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week to keep the good vibes going until Friday rolls around.
The Blue Jays will invite fans to their newly-renovated ballpark for the first time on April 11th, 2023, for the home opener.
This season, the new and improved stadium will unveil the Outfield District, where live entertainment will be held on every game day.
Outfield District will be home to several exciting food and drink concepts, including the Corona Rooftop Patio, Park Social, The Catch Bar, and The Stop.
Plus, you can ride the Spadina streetcar for free on the evening of game day!
When: April 11th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre
A beloved Toronto event marking Ramadan is coming back to Toronto this Friday, celebrating this beautifully diverse city.
Enjoy an evening of food, fun, and fireworks, coinciding with Ramadan, at this free public event called Fast in the 6.
On April 14th, stop by Nathan Phillips Square “to celebrate the diversity and inclusion that makes Toronto so vibrant and special.”
When: April 14th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
The highly anticipated Eat & Drink Norfolk is making a grand return this April. And this festival is definitely one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals & Events for a reason. You can indulge in a food lover’s dream, featuring the best local restaurants, wineries, breweries & distilleries and the ultimate live music entertainment. Plus, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, you can keep the good times going with their After Party Pavilion featuring live music and dancing until midnight.
Thursday, April 13 5pm-10pm
Friday, April 14 5pm-10pm – After Party Pavilion 8pm-midnight
Saturday, April 15 1pm-10pm – After Party Pavilion 8pm-midnight
Where: The CIBC Aud, Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Drive, Simcoe, ON
Cost: $16 – $20
Attendees must be 19+
The one and only Lil’ Wayne is coming our way this week and he’ll be performing at fellow rapper Drake’s concert venue, History.
With October World Weekend a few months away, we can only hope this isn’t the last that we’ll be seeing of Weezy this year.
When: April 12th, 2023
Get ready for the ultimate mind-boggling experience at Casa Lama this April. You can attend the Illusion of Choice show that will take you on a wild ride through the depths of human consciousness in two interactive and unique performances. Famed mentalist Lawrence Larouche’s will take you through a world of tantalizing mysteries while world-renowned magician Jeff Kaylor’s fast-paced illusions will leave you pleasantly pondering what just happened.
April 6 – 30, 2023 | Thursday – Sunday
Doors open at 6 pm | Showtimes at 6:30 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm
Where: Casa Lama, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
Cost: $80 – $275
Scottish star Lewish Capaldi will perform in Toronto this Friday. The beloved singer-songwriter will take over Coca-Cola Coliseum for what is sure to be a memorable show.
When: April 14th, 2023
Where: Coca-Cola Coliseum
The Big Top is officially back. Cirque du Soleil has returned to Toronto 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: Until June 18th, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top – 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke
Toronto’s very own NAV is coming to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday. The rapper hails from right here in our city, so we’re hoping this means we’re in for an extra-special show.
When: April 11th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
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
After a successful debut last year, the second annual Filipino Restaurant Month is running all April long, featuring local restaurants across the country serving up the best in Filipino cuisine.
Throughout the month of April, restaurants will participate and offer prix fixe menus that “highlight the unique variety of Filipino food and ingredients and the talent of Filipino chefs throughout Canada.”
There are many Ontario restaurants participating, and you can see the full list of them here.
When: April 2023