This Weekend: Celebrate Earth Day!
Earth Mudder Weekend
Apr 20 to Apr 21
Evergreen Brick Works
Join us for a full weekend of family-friendly fun to celebrate the Earth and all her glory. Activities include a public tree planting and nature play.
For more information, check out the Evergreen Brick Works website.
Community Tree Planting Festival
For those looking to get their hands dirty, there will be opportunities to help with the digging and planting. There will also be roles for those not wanting to get quite that dirty. And games and activities for children of all ages!
For more information, check out the Alexandra Park Community Tree Planting Festival website.
The Pocket Tree Tour
Phin Avenue Parkette (near Danforth and Jones)
Join LEAF arborist Michelle Bourdeau and Jeff Otto, a Toronto firefighter who has been a resident of the Pocket for 18 years, to learn about the trees in the neighbourhood. They'll discuss the benefits of an urban canopy, wildlife habitat, and the aging specimens in the area. And you'll get to meet the newest residents of the neighbourhood - trees planted through the Pocket Tree Project!
For more information, check out the Your Leaf website.
Earth Day Re-use Paper Workshop
Art Works Art School
Learn creative ways to turn old magazines into weaves, decorative
coils and paper beads. Fine Art Activity - Collage making inspired
by German Expressionist, Kurt Schwitters, Canadian Ojibwa, Carl
Beam, and American Contemporary Jane Maxwell.
For more information, check out the Art Works Art School website.
Spring into Parkdale Food Tour
1730 Queen Street West
What was once Toronto's playground by the lake, Parkdale has transformed into one of Toronto's hottest dining destinations, home of Toronto's best artisanal doughnuts, hippest restaurants and lounges, cool cafes, Tibetan restaurants, high end dining from some of Toronto's best chefs, and everything in between.
For more information, check out organizer Foodies on Foot website.
Hustle for Hunger in High Park
Run for a great cause. 100 per cent of the proceeds from the event will go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
For more information, check out the Daily Bread Food Bank website.
The Artful Teapot
Apr 19 to May 15
This retail exhibition features teapots, teacups and tea sets made by over 25 Canadian ceramic artists. And they have a garden tea party for opening reception!
For more information, check out the Gardiner Museum website.
Downtown Abbey Tour
Experience the drama and opulence of the 1920s in a tour of Spadina Museum, Toronto's Downton Abbey. From the simple quarters of the servants to a lavish dining room, you'll find it all in this beautifully restored mansion. Try your hand at setting a formal silver service. Step into Mrs. Patmore's dream kitchen. Linger in a drawing room elegant enough to impress the Dowager Countess. Regular admission applies.
City of Craft
Trinity St. Paul's Church
Check out amazing wares from from local DIY-ers -- handmade goods, rummage and supplies.
For more information, check out the City of Craft website.
Bad Movie Night
The Office Pub
For their sixth monthly event, the people behind the series are pulling out the stops and screening Samurai Cop and Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century.
For more information, check out the event page.
In concert: House of David Gang
The Toronto group brings their reggae vibes to the event.
For more information, check out the House of David Gang website.
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