What's on this weekend in Toronto
Easter weekend in the city
There are many Easter "eggstravaganzas" in the city to check out this long weekend. And those aren't the only spring celebrations on April 19-21.
April 19-21 Toronto Zoo
Spring has sprung at the Toronto Zoo, and it's the place to be this Easter weekend. Crafts, colouring, egg-ducational activities and giant panda mascots dressed in their Easter best. What is Easter without eggs? Visit one of many free Daily Keeper Talks to experience egg-citing enrichment, plus keep your eyes peeled for festive eggs in various animal exhibits.
For more information, check out the Toronto Zoo website.
April 18-20 Centre Island
Join Beasley Bear and the Easter Bunny at Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm for Toronto's largest Easter egg hunt.
For more information, check out the Centre Island website.
April 19-20 (12-4 p.m.) Colborne Lodge
Visit inside Colborne Lodge and learn about 19th-century Easter traditions. Families will tour the museum and spot eggs hidden in the restored rooms. Children dye their own eggs using natural dyes.
For more information, check out the City of Toronto website.
April 20 Beaches
The parade has been declared a no-politicians zone this year. It begins at 2 p.m. sharp and runs for approximately two hours. The parade starts on Queen Street East at Munro Park and will proceed west along Queen ending at Woodbine Ave.
For more information, check out the Toronto Beaches Lion website.
Toronto Passion Play
April 18-20 Queensway Church
The Toronto Passion Play has been running for over 20 years. This dramatic and dynamic Easter musical theatrical production is put together by a cast and crew of volunteers.
For more information, check out the Christian Performing Arts website.
Good Friday Procession
April 18 Starting Point: St. Francis Church of Assisi
The procession starts at 3 p.m. at Grace St and Mansfield Ave, through Little Portugal and Little Italy.
For more information, check out the St. Francis Church of Assisi website.
Good Friday Walk for Justice
April 18 Starting Point: St. Trinity Church
Human trafficking, the potential for environmental devastation from the oil industry and the plight of homeless persons will be themes of this year's walk.
For more information, check out the Good Friday Walk for Justice website.
April 18-20 Harbourfront Centre
Celebrate the arrival of spring with three family-friendly, fun-filled days of music, dance and hands-on activities. Beloved clown duo Morro and Jasp return with a new adventure — they're going green!
For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.
StoryMob at TIFF Kids
April 19 TIFF Bell Lightbox
StoryMobs are where great kids' books meet flash-mobs, gathering over 100 kids and adults together to bring favourite stories to life using colourful costumes, musical instruments, and easy-to-learn choreography. After a craft session for making props and a reading of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a special screening of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie will follow.
For more information, check out the TIFF website.
Creative Science Sunday
April 20 Ontario Science Centre
Make paper jewellery this weekend. Use your design and engineering skills to create new structures which transform paper into beautiful accessories.
For more information, check out the Ontario Science Centre website.
In Concert: Jonita Gandhi
April 19 Rose Theatre, Brampton
As part of the Small World Asian Music series, catch rising star Jonita Gandhi on her triumphant return home. This gifted, locally raised singer has established herself as one to watch in Bollywood and beyond, taking her career to new heights on her recent sojourn to India. She was featured on the title track of superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express, the biggest-grossing Bollywood film of all, which brought her to a worldwide audience.
For more information, check out the Small World Music website.