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Weekend Guide: April 17-18

Updated: Apr 16, 2021

How is your family's spring break going? Looking for something new to do—Look no further, check out our list of things to do!

Watch the Skies for Lyrid Meteor Shower

The shower is likely to pick up late at night Monday, April 19.

Those who want to catch a glimpse of this celestial phenomenon should get outside during predawn hours on Thursday, April 22, 2021 when the shower is expected to peak. You might be able to catch it on the morning of April 23 as well.

From April 16 to 25

Gardening with Kids

In this family friendly program, teen gardener Emma Biggs will let you in on the fun she's having in her own urban garden. Emma's passion for gardening has inspired her friends and neighbours to get growing and she'll show your family how easy it is to get in on the action too!

Sat, April 17

10 – 11:30 AM

April Break: Spring into Art

You and your family are invited to spring into art this April Break! Join in the fun with five days of free, live virtual programming courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company and Vancouver Art Gallery. Mix artmaking with fun performances and revealing behind-the-scenes tours.

Families with kids of all ages are invited to log-on daily from 2 to 5 pm EST, April 12 through 16, for this cross-country arts break. No registration is needed and sessions will be livestreamed on

Spring into SHOES

Join us for everything SHOES this April Break. From exploring new online exhibitions and making recycled crafts to playing Shoebox Bingo LIVE, listening to our Storytime Series and joining us for a virtual tour, there’s something new each day to keep you and your kids entertained!

Spring Break at McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael grounds will be open daily. With over 100 acres of grounds and trails to explore the McMichael is the perfect place for a family day trip

Until April 18


Take a self guided neighbourhood tours with music, try visiting East Toronto/Beaches this weekend!


A Journey through Culture and Time

The Aga Khan Park and Museum present Spring is Here! — a celebration of diverse spring traditions. Walk through the Park to learn more about the roots of common spring symbols and their connections to countries and cultures far away!

Aga Khan Park

Until APRIL 25

Toronto Artistic Food Expo

Join talented chefs and home cooks as they display their work virtually due to COVID-19.

There will also be Prizes & Performances during the event!

April 17 & 18 From 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canadian Film Festival

While you’re chilling at home, you can tune into the Canadian Film Festival. This online event will be showcasing some amazing local talent. It’s all about the Canadian indie film scene and you’ll find movie screenings, industry talks, and workshops on the schedule.

Check it out on Super Channel

Until April 18

Online Film Series: Kid Flicks

Challenging expectations and reflecting growth and resilience, NYICFF Kid Flicks is a fantastic trip on the road to growing up.

Until April 29

Try a New Trail

Here is where you can find the perfect trail to get out and have fun!

Best hiking trails in GTA:

Best Biking trails in GTA:

Try Geocaching

Whether on a trek for fun or treasure, geocaching is the hottest new trail activity.

Saturday Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen's Saturday Farmers Market runs year-round, connecting people in Toronto to local Ontario farmers and producers.


And as always continue to #staysafe and #wearamask

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