We’re coming up on a long weekend, but we’re getting the party started a little bit early this week. There are so many exciting things to do in Toronto this week, and with a three-day weekend to top it off, we couldn’t be happier.
Let’s hop right into the very best things to do in Toronto this week to help us count down the days to the long weekend.
Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA
The Big Top is officially making a comeback. Cirque du Soleil will return to Toronto this Friday 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
Depeche Mode: Memento Mori Tour
Iconic English electronic band Depeche Mode hits the stage at Scotiabank Arena this Friday.
The tour has gotten rave reviews from critics so far, so we know that we’re in for something special here in Toronto.
When: April 7th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
The Grand Hunt
Get your thinking caps on, friends! Beloved Toronto bakery, The Grand Order Of Divine Sweets, is hosting its second annual treasure hunt and there are some epic prizes to be won.
The bakery has hidden 10 mini treasure chests at accessible outdoor locations around Toronto.
The grand prize is a gigantic Fabergé-inspired chocolate egg stuffed with $1,000 cash!
You have until this Wednesday, April 5th to find the remaining treasure chests and bring them to the bakery to claim a prize.
When: Until April 5th, 2023, 10 AM to 5 PM Daily
Where: The Grand Order Of Divine Sweets, 1162 Queen Street West
Stranger Things: The Experience
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
Easter Fun Fest
An indoor and outdoor family-friendly festival is coming our way starting this Friday.
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 Office Experience: Toronto
If you’ve always dreamed of spending a day at Dunder Mifflin, your wish can now come true. The Office experience has arrived in Toronto!
This is no Jim Halpert prank. A life-sized version of the mid-level regional paper company we know and love is now open in our city, and here’s a sneak peek!
Fans of the show will get to walk through mind-blowing recreations of the famous set, explore original props and costumes, re-live their favourite moments from the show, and scoop up incredible merch at the on-site store.
When: Until June 4th 2023
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the Lego Store); 3401 Dufferin Street
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Lumière: The Art of Light
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
Described as “a fusion of art, sauna culture, and sweat bathing,” Public Sweat welcomes all to explore its “sauna village” where attendees can explore five sweat bathing structures over the course of two hours – hot spaces and cold showers.
You’re more than welcome to bounce between the hot and cold spaces at your own pace and once you’re done, hang out in the indoor lounge area to eat, drink, and connect with others.
When: Until April 23rd, 2023
Where: North East Grounds of Harbourfront Centre, 225 Queens Quay West
Filipino Restaurant Month
After a successful debut last year, the second annual Filipino Restaurant Month will kick off this Saturday, April 1st, 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
Crocs Warehouse Sale
Drop everything! Crocs is having a warehouse sale in Markham and you can finally fulfill your dreams of collecting every colour of Croc around.
From April 6th to 10th, head up to the Markham Fairgrounds and shop up to 60% off.
When: April 6th, 7th & 8th, 2023
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham
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