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There are a lot of events happening in Toronto during April that are completely free and won't make a dent in your wallet. Here are some of the best free things to do in Toronto this April.
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4). Winter Stations
10). Toronto Museums
1). Pillow Fight at Nathan Phillips Square
Who says that a pillow fight has to be for a slumber party? On April 1st, bring your pillow to Nathan Phillips Square because there's going to be a huge and epic pillow fight party happening at the square. The pillow fight starts at 2 pm and will last for an hour. Don't forget to bring only light featherless pillows and join in the fun.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: April 1st 2023
2). Toronto Beaches Easter Parade
April means Easter, which means that the Easter Parade is returning. Join the Toronto Beaches Easter Parade and watch this annual march around the city. The parade begins at 2:00 pm sharp and will take about 2 hours. The parade will begin on Queen street at Munro Parkand. For the parade route, click here.
When: April 9th 2023
3). Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms
Spring is cherry blossom season. Cherry blossom trees in Toronto bloom at the end of April to early May and is a unique spring activity. Whether you’re looking to take some photos of the cherry blossoms or just soak in all the beautiful spring colours, there are many spots in the city where you can find cherry blossom trees. High Park, University of Toronto - Outside of Robarts Library, Trinity Bellwoods Park, York University, Ramsden Park, and Centennial Park are some of our favourite spots.
4). Winter Stations
Winter Stations is wrapping up on April 3rd and if you still haven't had the chance to visit, you still got some time. Winter Stations invite the art and international design community to reimagine the lifeguard stations along the east-end beaches in Toronto for the winter season. Heading into its 7th year, see the new imaginations for the city!
Where: Woodbine Beach
When: Until April 3rd 2023
5). Toronto Art Crawl Spring Pop-Up
If you're in the market for one-of-a-kind items, sculptures, home decor, skincare, and more, then you don't want to miss this pop-up market that is happening for just one day. The event will also feature food vendors and DJ Kid Artik. Make sure you grab your free tickets here.
Where: 1153 Queen St West
When: April 16th 2023
6). Lumière: The Art of Light
This annual art event taking place at Ontario Place allows the public to explore the park and immerse in art developed by Ontario artists. Watch Trillium Park celebrate the change of the seasons from winter to spring and see the park be illuminated with light and innovation.
Where: Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, Ontario,
When: March 10th - May 7th 2023
7). Earth Day at Downsview Park
Celebrate Earth Day at Downsview Park on April 23rd. The event is free to the public and guests can get to experience some hands-on activities and learn how to reduce their environmental footprint. Come and celebrate our planet here.
Where: Downsview Park (70 Canuck Avenue Toronto, ON M3K 2C5)
When: April 23rd 2023
8). Toronto Stationary Show
If you love all things stationary, then the Toronto Stationary Show is an event you don't want to miss. With a long list of different vendors at the event, get to browse and look through different snail mail and paper-related goods. The event offers free admission and you'll get to discover new and local makers.
Where: 1153 Queen St. West
When: April 30th 2023
April 2nd will be the last day to visit Optik, an interactive installation that combines, light, sound, and touch to create this multi-sensory experience at Yonge Dundas Square. Optik will feature 10 gyroscope-like displays that will play the rhythmic sounds of 10 different instruments and shows an array of colours, and rays of light when being moved in a spinning motion. Get to reimagine the area of Yonge-Dundas Square like never before.
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: Until April 2nd 2023
10). Toronto Museums
Head over to the ROM. Admissions are free for everyone on the third Tuesday night of each month! If you love all things art, visit the Art Gallery of Ontario! Every Wednesday from 6 pm-9 pm, there will be free admissions to the collection galleries! Want to experience a house in the past? Visit the Gibson House, a farmhouse in the 19th century. Experience history like never before with an opportunity to taste, smell, and touch in this historical family home.
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