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10 socially-distant things to do in Toronto this long weekend (April 2 – 4)

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With the long weekend around the corner, we’re looking for all the ways to stay entertained. There’s plenty going on in Toronto over the next few days. From film festivals to outdoor activities, to virtual fun from home. So what are you waiting for?

Here are 10 awesome things to do at home and around Toronto this long weekend.

Editors Note: Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, provincial and city guidelines are continually changing. Please double check business closures and restrictions before proceeding. 

CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Beginning tomorrow, you can tune into the Canadian Film Festival. This online event will be showcasing some amazing local talent. There will be movie screenings, industry talks, and more.

Where: Check it out on Super Channel
When: Kicks off Thursday, April 1st

TWIST GALLERY KALEIDOSCOPE EXHIBIT

Get in touch with your creativity at the exciting Kaleidoscope exhibit at Twist Gallery. This artsy fartsy event is set to open to the public on Saturday. You can enjoy gorgeous pieces from a safe social distance.

Where: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St W
When: Opens Saturday, April 3rd

SCREEN 2021 OSCAR SHORTS

The Oscars are around the corner and if you aren’t up to speed on all the nominations, here’s your chance. Catch screenings of this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts all month long. The event is happening virtually beginning the Friday.

Where: Check it out online
When: Kicks off Friday, April 2nd

ONTARIO PLACE DRIVE-IN

Or actually, leave your house to catch a movie. Toronto’s most nostalgic pastime is reopening to the public this weekend. Hit up Ontario Place to catch screenings of cult classics like Blade Runner, Casino Royale, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

Where: 955 Lakeshore Blvd
When: Opens Thursday, April 1st

CATCH THE QUARANTINING BUD LIGHT SELTZER

For a little giggle this long weekend, be sure to check out the insane mascot quarantining on top of one Toronto LCBO. Affectionately named “Seltzy,” this Bud Light Seltzer is doing all the classic at home activities. From making TikToks to baking to painting, you never know what you’ll catch them in the middle of.

Where: LCBO, 49 Spadina Ave
When: Any day this weekend

ILLUSIONARIUM

After a long wait, Toronto’s most highly-anticipated magic exhibit is finally opening its doors. Stop by to explore the 300,000 cubic feet of insane illusions. They’ll have live performers, 3D holographs, and loads more.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Opens Saturday, April 3rd
Tickets: Get yours here

BOLO OUTDOOR WORKOUTS

The weather’s getting warmer so we’re working on our summer bods. These outdoor workout classes are great for getting your sweat on. There are tons available either live or on demand, so don’t miss out.

Where: Check it out ON DEMAND here
When: Find the LIVE SCHEDULE here
How to book: Purchase your class tickets here

MY HOME IS CANADA LIGHT SHOW

These next few days are your final chance to catch the My Home is Canada Light Show. The display is the creation of Olympian Scott Moir, in collaboration with French’s and Club House. It’s all about celebrating the true north strong and free.

Where: Blue Jays Wy and Wellington St W, Toronto
When: Every evening until Sunday, April 4th

BEACHES EASTER PARADE

Of course, the reason its a long weekend is the holiday! So celebrate with an awesome drive-thru parade at the Beaches. This parade isn’t a regular one, though. Instead of crowding around while floats pass you by, you’ll be on the move through the parade route. Along the way, you’ll see tons of festive attractions.

Where: The Beaches, Toronto
When: Saturday, April 3rd
Tickets: Get yours here

ENJOY EASTER TAKEOUT

Once you get home from all those outings, you’ll want some tasty eats to round things out. Tons of Toronto restaurants have treats up for grabs. So order ’em up and indulge.

Where: Check out our favourite deals here
When: Available all weekend

Have a great long weekend, Toronto!