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Noon hour concerts, cherry blossom and more spring in the city!

Spring splendour is unfurling in the city in many different ways. Music, nature and lots of art are some of the ways to enjoy all its glory:


Noon Hour Concerts (Spring)
Fridays - Until 30 May
St. Andrew's Church

The performers include an invigorating mix of graduate students, young professionals, and career musicians. Many recitals will feature the church's rare and wonderful Bosendorfer Imperial Piano. This piano, acquired by St. Andrew's in 2011, was the last piano played by Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson in a public performance.

For more information, check out the St. Andrew's Church website.


Family Nature Walk
12 April
High Park Nature Centre

After such an intense winter join us as we search for signs of spring! Listen for the birds returning, Look for waking bugs and investigate promising leaf buds. Event is great for all ages: bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary.

For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.


Seed Starting, Growing & Saving for Beginners
12 April
Annette Branch (TPL)

A free workshop, garden fair and spring seed exchange. Bring your seeds to share or borrow some from the Toronto Seed Library.

For more information, check out the Toronto Seed Library website.


Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend
12 April to 13 April
ROM

Enjoy a full day of Chinese cultural celebration with live music and dance performances, shopping, dining and more! Activities include interactive workshops aimed to bring China's rich history to life and kids crafts ranging from making your own Chinese lantern or folding fan.

For more information, check out the ROM website.


Paprika Festival
7 April to 12 April
Theatre Passe Muraille

Paprika is youth-led performing arts festival celebrating young artists as they create original performances under the guidance of professional artistic mentors. Performances include original plays, collective creations and dance performances. There are also free staged readings of new scripts by playwrights in residence.

For more information, check out the Paprika Festival website.


Toronto Art Expo
10 April to 13 April
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

With thousands of works to choose from, the Expo is the art fair for all budgets, from the first time buyer to the seasoned investment collector, both personal and corporate, featuring rare pieces from International art styles and traditions representing leading world trends in contemporary art.

For more information, check out the Toronto Art Expo website.


Relive Prom
April 12
The Burroughes

Perhaps you had an awesome prom and do want to relive it. Or maybe you had an awful experience and would like a do-over. Either way, check out this event featuring a 10-piece Motown band The Intentions, playing music rocking from the 50's right through the 90's. There will be a photo booth to capture the magical moments and a prize for best dressed Prom Queen or King.

For more information, check out the Relive Prom! website.

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