Are you looking for some fun things to do in Toronto this week? Well, you’re in luck because the city is bustling with exciting events and activities to keep you entertained. Whether you’re a Toronto local or just visiting the city, there’s something fun for everyone around here.

From film festivals to free concerts to tailgate parties and more, let’s dive into some of the most fun and exciting things to do in Toronto this week!

Hot Docs Festival

Toronto’s beloved documentary film festival returns for its 30th year this Thursday.

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 27th to May 7th, 2023

The Wet Gala

Toronto’s very own spin on The Met Gala is happening this Wednesday, and it’s in support of an important cause.

Over 500 of Toronto’s most influential guests will walk the blue carpet in their black tie and leather attire, delight in gourmet eats from McEwan Catering, and enjoy live entertainment, a silent auction, and a live fashion show, with all proceeds going directly to the cause.

The fundraising gala will be held by Water Ambassadors Canada to highlight the issue of water accessibility in developing countries and to raise funds for its water projects.

When: April 26th, 2023
Where: Eal Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue, #462

Sponsored Pick: The Rose Brampton

April is here, Spring is around the corner, and Performing Arts  Brampton has some epic events lined up for the month. What more could we ask for? Whether you’re into rocking out and jammin’ to amazing tunes, putting on your dancing shoes, or feeling like a good laugh, there’s something for everyone.

When: weekly events all throughout the month
Where: The Rose Brampton (1 Theatre Ln, Brampton) & LBP Brampton (150 Central Park Dr, Brampton)
Cost: click here for April’s full event lineup & tickets!

Art Battle Toronto

Watch the city’s talented artists battle it out for the top prize in a series of fast-paced competitions and see their canvases come to life before your eyes.

The event is described as an “incredible night of community and creation,” so you’re definitely in for something special.

At the end you’ll get to cast your vote for the winner, so get ready to unleash your inner art critic.

When: April 25th, 2023
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

Sponsored Pick: Casa Loma: State of Mind – The Illusion of Choice

Get ready for the ultimate mind-boggling experience at Casa Loma 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 Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
Cost: $80 – $275

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Karen’s Diner Toronto

The most ruthless dining experience ever has arrived in Toronto. Karen’s Diner is here and they’re leaving their manners at the door.

Burgers, fries, and a side of rude customer service, Karen’s Diner is taking over a restaurant on St. Clair West until the end of this week as part of a pop-up dining experience.

When: April 22nd to April 30th, 2023
Where: Shoeless Joe’s, 1980 Saint Clair Avenue West

Free Noon Hour Choir & Organ Concert

Attend a magnificent free concert at Toronto’s prestigious Roy Thomson Hall this month.

The hour-long show will feature Canada’s finest choirs and organists, as well as the star of the show —Roy Thomson’s spectacular Gabriel Kney pipe organ.

“The community is invited to enjoy an hour of beautiful music in the splendour of this acoustically superb venue,” the description says.

When: Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 12 PM
Where: Roy Thomson Hall

Sponsored Pick: You can see runway shows, art installations & more at Fashion Art Toronto starting Thursday 

Fashion Art Toronto is back and bigger than ever! This Thursday-Sunday at Black Creek Assembly, immerse yourself in the world of fashion with shows from 50 designers showcasing their latest collections. But that’s not all! Their Fashion Playground is a must-see featuring art installations, a fashion cinema, a retail boutique filled with local artisans and brands, and more!

When: Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30
Where: Black Creek Assembly – 131 McCormack St., Toronto
Cost: $25+

Toronto Maple Leafs Tailgate

As the Leafs battle it out in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, fans can cheer on their team at tailgate parties at Maple Leaf Square this week.

The Game 4 tailgate party will take place outside of Gate 6 at Scotiabank Arena this Monday, and if we go to Game 5, an event will also be held on Thursday.

Fans can expect on-stage programming with special guests, a massive screen to catch the game, giveaways, a live DJ and so much more. Remember to secure your free ticket in advance online!

When: April 24th & April 27th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Gate 6

Sponsored Pick: Pedal Pub Toronto

Pedal Pub Toronto is back and teaming up with the Toronto Humane Society! All private tours are $100 until May 7 (normally $599) with all funds going to the Toronto Humane Society. Gather up to 15 of your friends and pedal to 3 of Toronto’s best bars & breweries over the course of 2 hours. It’s an unbeatable combination of friends, exercise, drinks and the outdoors. Perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, corporate team building, or just a fun time!

Book by April 28th and use the code PAWCRAWL to get the discount.

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

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