It’s the first weekend of spring, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to get out of the house and see what Toronto has to offer.
This weekend, the city has plenty of cheap activities to partake in, from nature walks to pottery workshops to tributes to iconic people and places. Check them out below and have a fabulous weekend!
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building – 255 Front St. W.
When: Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $14 online or $18 at the door
You don’t have to be an eco-warrior to attend this show, but you’ll probably leave one. The perfect event for those interested in the environment, the Living Green Show has dozens of attractions and exhibits that will inspire you to be more eco-conscious. This year’s show will include everything from an eco-traveller pavillion to a sustainable fashion village to oodles of delicious green treats.
Where: Outside Pape Subway Station
When: Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
There’s more to The Danforth than delicious Greek eats. The historic district is the heart of Toronto’s Hellenic Community. Take a guided tour down the busy street and learn all about the Greek immigrants who settled in the area following the war.
Where: 1101 Bloor St. W.
When: Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Whether you knew him as Dylan McKay or Fred Andrews, chances are you loved him. Join fans of the late, great Luke Perry at the Bloor/Gladstone library to pay tribute to the actor by playing games like What Would Fred Andrews Do? And Pin-the-Hair-on-Dylan.
Where: 20 Givins St.
When: Friday to Sunday; times vary (see site for details)
Try Starbucks new premium select collection during Starbucks’ guided tasting session. Starbucks coffee masters will share brewing tips and coffee trend insights in this beautiful space near Trinity Bellwoods.
Where: 89 Niagara St.
When: Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pay your last respects to The Coffin Factory Studios. The building’s final tenants have been served eviction notices, so, as a final goodbye, they’re holding a funeral for the building. In addition to displaying a casket time-capsule, the tenants will also host a wake for the building that will feature musical artists and an open art studio.
Where: Gardiner Museum – 111 Queen’s Park
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Discover the calming effect of working with clay at this drop-in workshop. Participants will experiment with hand building, wheel throwing and decorating under the guidance of experienced instructors in the museum’s ceramic studio.
7. Sap Walk
Where: Downsview Park – 70 Canuck Ave.
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Downsview Park staff on a walk through the forest where you’ll check in on the park’s sap buckets and learn all about how maple syrup is made. Don’t forget your hiking shoes!
Where: BMO Branch – 1900 Eglinton Ave. E.
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dreaming of owning your own home? This free seminar will answer all your real estate questions and gives you an opportunity to get pre-approved right before you step out of the building. Topics include qualifying for a mortgage, downpayment requirements, tax credits, government incentives and financing options.
Where: Centre for Spiritual Living – 1311 Queen St. E.
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn all about essential oils and how they can be used to support your physical and emotional well-being. Stress reduction coach Kerry Garnier will explain the importance of using high-quality oils. Samples will be provided by doTERRA.
Where: Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Ave.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wander through the Don Valley and see the first signs of spring start to bloom. A family-friendly event, this guided stroll through nature brings plenty of opportunities to see wild animals and emerging plant life up close.