It was a long road, but we did it. It’s officially the first weekend of April, which means we’ll be sipping iced coffees in the sunshine at Trinity Bellwoods before we know it. We’ve waited a long time for this moment, and now the only thing left to do is to partake in some well-deserved fun. There are so many things to do in Toronto this weekend, so why let a single moment go to waste?

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend to get the party started.

TheScore Bet Home Opener

Toronto’s popular RendezViews patio is now open for the season and there’s a three-day party coming up that you won’t want to miss. Festivities include food and drink, lawn games, live music, giveaways, and watch parties for sporting events throughout the three days. As for the musical entertainment, the iconic Sam Roberts Band will be headlining the event on Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by Toronto’s own Anders NST performing on Sunday afternoon.

Where: 229 Richmond St W
When: April 2 — April 4, 2022

Queen St Marketplace

Stock up on new treasures and support local while you’re at it at this artisan market on Queen West. Over 50 artisans and vendors will be stationed at the venue, selling jewelry, bath and body products, leather goods, stained glass, candles, clothing, and more. The first 30 shoppers through the door will get a VIP swag bag!

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St West
When: April 3, 2022

One-of-a-Kind Spring Show

Start the spring season with a fresh assortment of local goods straight from this iconic artisan craft fair. The theme for this year’s show is Flourish, symbolizing rejuvenation, growth, and new beginnings. This event is a chance to meet and support local makers, unleash your creativity, and collect some unique new items for the season.

Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd Unit 1
When: Until April 3, 2022

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Collective Cold Plunge at Woodbine Beach

If you’re brave enough to conquer the elements for the sake of health and wellness, you can take on “the most epic cold plunge Toronto has seen” this weekend. Designed to “embody health, strength and the power of community,” this event will involve guided breathwork, movement, and two-minute cold dip at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach, followed by a social on the beach. Plus, your participation will automatically enter you into several wellness-related contests. Be sure to read the event description to find out how to register.

Where: 1675 Lake Shore Blvd East
When: April 2, 2022

The Grand Hunt

Put on your thinking caps, friends! A real-life treasure hunt in Toronto is happening at The Grand Order of Divine Sweets and there are some very sweet prizes up for grabs. Not only will the hidden treasure contain a delicious handcrafted treat, but also a scroll you’ll need to bring to the bakery to redeem your prize. The grand prize, however, is the Golden Egg — a large, dark chocolate smash egg covered in edible gold and filled with treats and $1,000 cash.

Where: 1162 Queen St W & city-wide
When: Starting on Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.

Filipino Restaurant Month

A brand new nationwide event is happening in Canada this April and it’s a celebration of Filipino cuisine. Diners will get to try everything related to Filipino cuisine by ordering from prix fixe menus, including traditional dishes like Adobo, and dining experiences like the Kamayan finger food feast. There are so many restaurants participating around Toronto and if you love to explore the city through its cuisine, this event is not one to miss.

Where: Various locations
When: April 1 — April 30, 2022

Candlelight Symphony at the Castle

Care for an intimate concert bathed in candlelight at Toronto’s historic castle? This week, Casa Loma is hosting live symphony shows in a dreamy setting. Travel down an 800 ft tunnel below Austin Terrace to the castle’s Carriage Room for a one-of-a-kind performance. Plus, enjoy classic scores from popular Hollywood films every Thursday and Sunday.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: Until April 3rd, 2022

Immersive Frida Kahlo

A new show titled Frida: Immersive Dream, covering the life and work of Frida Kahlo, is now open to the public. The 500,000 cubic feet of exhibit space at 1 Yonge Street will be transformed into an immersive art wonderland. The immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit in Toronto will allow guests to see the artist’s work brought to life in a whole new way, through projections, photography, drawings, and iconography.

When: April 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night

Ever wondered what it would be like to step inside a time machine? Well, thanks to virtual reality, now you can. Toronto has a new immersive VR adventure that transports you to some of the world’s most extraordinary libraries both real and imagined. Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night “is an immersive and sensory virtual-reality journey that whisks you away to 10 libraries throughout time and across the globe – from Mexico to Japan, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and beyond,” the description says.

When: Until April 18, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

 Immersive Klimt

Joining the ranks of Immersive Van Gogh and Beyond Monet is Immersive Klimt, a colourful exhibition curated by the “world-renowned master of digital art” Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi. Through vivid 360 projections, the revolutionary works of Gustav Klimt come to life all around you. Klimt is described as a “rebel, genius and legend” of a painter, and now you can be swept up in his electrifying world.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Various times