Kick those feet up, the weekend is nearly upon us. Yes, it’s finally the time of week we’ve been waiting for Toronto! If you need some weekend plans then you’re in luck as there’s plenty to do in the city from watching Toronto FC play at home to Earth Day celebrations.

Let’s dive in.

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The Music of Star Wars 

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is ready to take you to a galaxy far, far away with John Williams’s Academy Award-winning music from all nine films in the Skywalker saga.

Tickets are still available for the show on Friday – add this to your list of things to do this weekend in Toronto and have fun.

When: Friday, April 19th at 8:00 PM
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Cost: $120+ per ticket

Taylor Swift: The Tortured Poets Department listening party

Want to listen to Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department” among other Swifties?

Bar Cathedral will be hosting a listening party and you can still grab tickets.

When: Friday, April 19th at 10:00 PM
Where: Bar Cathedral, 54 The Esplanade
Cost: $12.54+ per ticket

Sponsored Pick: Get tickets to see Sean Paul at Budweiser Stage

The Temperature is about to turn up in Toronto, because Sean Paul is making his way to Budweiser Stage this summer! He’ll be making a stop in Toronto on his World’s Greatest Tour in August to cue up some of his early 2000s classics, as well as recent 2023 hits. Checkout the link below to secure your tickets for an evening of nostalgic throwbacks with friends

When: Wednesday, August 28th, 2024 – Doors open at 6:00 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage at Ontario Place
Cost: $40+

Nicky Romero 

Dutch DJ Nicky Romero is performing at DPRTMNT on Friday and tickets start at under $50!

When: Friday, April 19th at 10:00 PM
Where: DPRTMNT, 473 Adelaide St W
Cost: $47.43+ per ticket

Sponsored Pick: Wahi

Searching for a new home with your partner can be exciting! It can also be… a few other things. Luckily for all of us, Wahi has a brand new app for couples that makes house-hunting a breeze! Download the app and add your partner as a co-buyer.

Then you can both browse MLS listings, match up on favourite homes, connect with a local Wahi realtor, and schedule viewings – all in the same app. Download Wahi on the app store – it might just help you find your dream home!

Cherry Blossom Season at Colborne Lodge

While checking out the cherry blossoms in Toronto is a must-do, why not learn about the history of the cherry trees in High Park and enjoy reproductions of 19th-century Japanese art and poetry depicting the seasonal celebration?

Colborne Lodge is holding festivities this weekend and it’s free to attend.

When: Friday April 19th – Sunday, April 21st from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr
Cost: Free

Earth Day at the Brick Works

Evergreen Brick Works has put together a series of programming on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day including a clothing swap, a book swap, workshops and more.

Check out all the festivities here.

When: Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
Cost: Free admission

Toronto FC vs New England Revolution


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TFC is at home on Saturday taking on New England Revolution so grab your tickets and enjoy some live soccer!

When: Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 PM
Where: BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Blvd
Cost: $24+ per ticket

Swan Lakes and Minus 16

Dive into the world of dance as two of the “world’s most renowned contemporary choreographers” present their modern interpretations of Swan Lake, followed by Ohad Naharin’s cult classic, Minus 16.

When: Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 PM
Where: Fleck Dancer Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W
Cost: Contact the box office for pricing

Toronto Maple Leafs tailgate

The Leafs are hosting tailgates at Maple Leaf Square as they embark on the playoffs Round One journey! Saturday is the first tailgate and you can register for your spot on the Maple Leafs app or website as of 1:00 PM on Friday, April 19th.

This a must on your list of things to do this weekend if you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan!

When: Game One: Saturday, April 20th at 6:00 PM
Where: Maple Leaf Square, Gates 5 & 6, Bremner Blvd
Cost: Free

Barkada Market

Head to Stackt Market on Sunday for “a fun day of shopping, music & delicious food while supporting Asian-owned businesses!”

Shop from over 30 vendors all under one roof where you can choose from handmade items and try asian-inspired cuisines.

When: Sunday, April 21st from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
Cost: Free admission

The Lorax

Bring the family out for a special screening of The Lorax at Hot Docs!

Arrive early to enjoy and interact with special guests from the Ontario Science Centre for an activity about animals in their natural habitats.

When: Sunday, April 21st at 1:30 PM
Where: Hot Docs, 506 Bloor St W
Cost: $15 per adult ticket or 7.50 per child

There are so many fun things to do this weekend, Toronto! Enjoy!