10 Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Apr. 19-21)

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The Easter long weekend is finally here, and there are a ton of celebratory events happening across the city. But what makes this weekend truly unique is that 420 coincidentally falls on Saturday and Earth Day falls on Easter Monday.

To celebrate this jam-packed long weekend, here are 10 cheap things you should definitely check out in Toronto.

READ: Toronto Easter Weekend 2019: What’s Open And Closed In The City

1. Brewer’s Backyard Celebrates Great Friday

 

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Where: Evergreen Brick Works — 550 Bayview Ave.
When: Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Get your drink on at Evergreen Brick Works on Good Friday! Nine breweries across Ontario will be in attendance, including Junction Craft Brewing, Shacklands, and Goose Island Brewhouse. Early birds are in for a treat, as all beers will be $1 off for the first hour. The event will also have a delicious food line up to ensure guests don’t go hungry. And the best part? The event is for all ages so you can bring your kids with you.

2. Art Fam Jam

Where: Remix Resto Lounge — 1305 Dundas St. W.
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free, but workshops require tickets ($10 for kids, $20 for adults)

This all-day event is perfect for family bonding. Enjoy a free marketplace where you can shop for local goods, get your face painted and participate in arts and crafts. Brunch will be served, courtesy of Remix Lounge. And to round out the day, guests can partake in an Easter egg workshop (tickets required), followed by all-ages karaoke.

3. Stoner Sunday ft. “The Big Lebowski”

 

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Where: The Grand Gerrard Theatre — 1035 Gerrard St E.
When: Sunday from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Gather with cannabis enthusiasts for this “420 after party.” There’ll be a screening of the classic film “The Big Lebowski,” live music, food trucks, board games, giveaways and more. You won’t want to miss out on this unique event!

READ: 10 Ways To Celebrate 420 In Toronto

4. “Wonder Woman”: An IMAX 3D Experience

Where: Ontario Place, Cinesphere — 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: Friday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $9.73 for kids; $13.27 for adults

There’s nothing better than watching one of your favourite movies on the big screen and in IMAX 3D! Catch Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the wildly popular live-action Marvel movie. We guarantee you’ll feel empowered after watching her kick some ass.

5. Trinity Bellwoods Flea – April Showers Market

 

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Where: The Great Hall 1087 Queen St. W.
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!

This monthly curated marketplace will get you in the ultimate mood for spring. Shop a large variety of local goods from beeswax candles to baby products to vegan body care. There will also be a handful of food vendors in attendance, including baked goods from Thompson & Thompson Bakes and Japanese comfort food from Omusubi Bar Suzme.

6. Coffee & Canvas – Freestyle Painting

Where: 1849 Danforth Ave.
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $20

Get in touch with your artistic side at this relaxed freestyle painting event. All supplies will be provided except for your canvas, which you must purchase (they start at $20). Sip on coffee or tea and enjoy a treat while you paint. There won’t be any formal paint lesson here, but staff will be on hand to provide tips and tricks.

7. Easter Soap Making Workshop

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Where: 46 Annette St.
When: Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $20

Swap out this year’s Easter egg hunt for soap making instead! At this event, kids can choose the colour and scent of their own soap to make a unique creation. They’ll also get the chance to make their own bath fizzy. All soap is made with natural ingredients, such as cocoa butter, mango butter, and shea butter. Kids aged five and up are welcome.

READ: Toronto Road Closures To Steer Clear Of This Weekend (Apr. 19-21)

8. Earth Day Celebration with Fjällräven

Where: Fjällräven — 356 Queen St. W.
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Earth Day isn’t until Monday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on giving back to Mother Nature. Join Fjällräven for their Earth Day celebration, which involves “plogging” a.k.a. picking up trash while spending time outdoors. The trek will go from Fjällräven’s Queen W. store to Trinity Bellwoods Park and back. Once back at the store, participants are welcome to stick around for a continued Earth Day celebration.

9. Spring Canadian Pet Expo

 

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Where: The International Centre 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $8 for youth (age 5-15); $18 for adults

At Canada’s largest indoor pet festival, you can expect over 290 vendor booths geared towards all sorts of pets, from dogs and cats to rabbits and reptiles. In addition to shopping, there will also be entertainment and events, including stunt dog shows, microchipping, a reptile display, grooming, and a parade of breeds. Bring the whole family to this event, and your pets, too!

10. “If Beale Street Could Talk” Movie Screening

Where: Nia Centre For The Arts 524 Oakwood Ave.
When: Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $5

This critically acclaimed film was the talk of the town at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Now, you can join Nataleah Hunter-Young and Aisha Karefa (the niece of the late James Baldwin) for a screening of the movie, followed by a discussion. Food and refreshments will be provided!

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