It’s almost the end of April and we’re finally feeling hopeful about the start of warm weather (if we pretend that Monday’s snowstorm never happened.) This weekend seems promising for some fun in the sun, but even if Mother Nature rains on our parade, there are still plenty of things to do in Toronto this weekend from the warmth of the indoors.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend so you can make the most of your time off!

Pokémon Maid Cafe

Gotta catch ’em all! Pokémon super fans, you won’t want to miss this. Toronto’s getting a Pokémon Maid Cafe pop-up this weekend, where you’ll be served and entertained by Charmander, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, and more. Your ticket includes admission to the event for one hour, plus food and drink, a mini live performance, tableside entertainment, and games.

Where: Oishiii Sweets, 3376 Kennedy Rd, Unit 2
When: April 23 & 24, 2022
Tickets: $60 available online only

Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition

Fans of Princess Diana will be able to experience a photography and art exhibit in Toronto later this month. Starting on April 20, Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition will be at Casa Loma, and will run until June 12. According to the iconic castle, this is a first-ever walk-thru documentary, and it tells the untold story of how the Princess changed the world.

Where: Casa Loma
When: April 20 to June 12

The Leslieville Flea

Feeling like perusing a selection of cheap goodies this weekend? The Leslieville Flea in The Distillery District is where it’s at. With a zero-dollar admission fee, you can look through tons of handmade goods, artisanal products, handcrafted items, and more at this curated market. Although you will have to pay a small price if you decide to buy anything, most of the stuff up for grabs here is pretty darn cheap.

Where: 28 Distillery Ln
When: April 24, 2022

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Eastern Conf Qtrs: Raptors vs 76ers 

It’s go time for the Raptors as they face off against the 76ers in the eastern conference quarters of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. This is their last chance to save themselves from elimination, so we need all hands on deck to cheer them on and motivate them to victory. After Wednesday night’s nail-biting game, the stakes could not be higher. Let’s go Raptors!

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: April 23, 2022

Bring-Your-Own-Dog Yoga

Downward dog, with your dog! Toronto’s getting a pup-friendly yoga event this weekend and yogis of all skill levels and their furry friends are invited to attend. The class will be held at Kardia and will run for 50 minutes, followed by some socializing time and a well-deserved puppucino for your four-legged companion.

Where: 10 Lower Spadina Ave, #100
When: April 23, 2022

Cirque du Soleil

After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has brought its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. For the next several weeks, the city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers are hitting the stage this week for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humour.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Multiple dates

$1 Bike Rentals

Doing your part for the planet this Earth Day? Why not explore the city while you’re at it? Bike Share Toronto will let you rent a bike for just $1 in celebration of Earth Day this Friday, April 22. This Earth Day only, you’ll be able to buy a single-trip pass for a buck, valid for 30 minutes of ride time. All you have to do is download the app or visit a Bike Share kiosk, sign up and rent your wheels.

Where: See locations here
When: Friday, April 25


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Sponsored Pick: Enjoy Niagara Falls’ indoor waterparks

Splashy, soggy fun is what our indoor waterparks are all about – and there are plenty to go around. Each Niagara Falls waterpark has thousands of square feet of water slides, pools, and unique features like the aquaplay centre at Waves or the full-size wave pool with 3-foot white caps at Fallsview. Winter, spring, summer or fall, waterparks offer hours of fun in Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is 3 acres of action-packed water fun with 16 of the fastest waterslides around, a mammoth Beach House Rain Fortress complete with a 1000 gallon tipping bucket, a huge wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, Tiny Tot play area, and more. 

Waves Indoor Waterpark offers 25,000 sq. ft. of splash-tacular family fun with a wave pool, water slides up to three-storeys high, kiddie pool, giant tipping bucket and more. Located within the Americana Resort.

Where: See locations here


The bestselling novel turned Academy Award-winning film has been adapted into a theatre production on the Mirvish stage this month. Room showcases the harrowing story of a kidnapped woman and her son, who escape from the garden of their captor and venture out into the world beyond the room.

Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St West
When: Multiple dates

Filipino Restaurant Month

A brand new nationwide event is happening in the city 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