While this month’s weather is the most confusing yet, we’re not going to let it stop us from exploring some of the best events taking place in Toronto! Whether you’re looking to try some new eats or soak up some culture, these are events you’ve gotta check out in Toronto this April:
From April 2nd to September 5th, check out the amazing and fascinating history of tattoos hosted by the ROM. Discover the practices and the culture of tattoos as well as their recent revival in pop-culture. General admission tickets are $25 if you’re an adult of $21.50 if you’re a student.
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On April 7th, join hundreds of others for a true throwback to the golden age of Hip-Hop at the Graffiti Street party. The event will pay tribute to six unique artists that represent the lifestyle and the city. All proceeds will be donated to SKETCH and George Brown’s Scholarship Fund. Get full event details here.
Take it from us, this is not an event you want to miss. Between April 12th and 16th, the Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) team brings you an eclectic mix of performance art & fashion. This year theme is “Dress Codes” and the impact they have on the culture of fashion. Get tickets and event information here.
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Entering its 29th year, the Images Festival has become the largest North American Festival for independent moving image culture, showcasing the international contemporary talent with an innovative flair. Check it out between April 14th and 23rd, and learn more about the event here.
Cherry Blossom Season
One of Toronto’s most famous parks is particularly popular during the spring. Typically during the first two weeks of April, High Park’s Sakura Cherry Blossom trees burst with colourful pink flowers. These trees draw massive crowds, so if you’re driving make sure to leave early to ensure you get a parking spot. The trees are are located on the South West Corner of the Park along West Road. Since the weather’s being particularly strange this season, keep an eye on this forum for blooming times.
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Video dance tribute parties are all the rage right now in the 6ix. Get ready to boogie because the Gladstone Hotel is back at it again with another installation of their 90s Video Dance Party on April 16th. Music will be mixed by Resident DJ, DJ CAFF. Get full event details here.
Hosted by local DJ’s Das Nasty X High Season co., Hip-Hop & Breakfast is the perfect mix of crisp bacon and Biggie Smalls. Have brunch with your friends on April 17th, then get turnt up on the dance floor. Tickets are $30. Get full event details here.
What’s better than booze and pancakes… hmmm… I know! Enjoying both at an art show. On April 22nd, get your swerve on while enjoying freshly made pancakes and the best that Toronto’s local art scene has to offer. Established as an underground art movement based in LA, The Pancakes and Booze Art Show has grown to host parties in 20 North American Cities. Get full event details here.
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It seems like everyone today is involved in creating some form of digital content. If you’re looking to have some fun and learn more about the digital age, check out Digifest 2016. Held a the Corus Quay, the event, which takes place between April 28th and 30th, seeks to bring the words academia, tech industry and the general public together. This event is all about fostering connections between these three groups. Public speakers are heavily featured throughout the event, discussing important trending topics such as content creation, digital art, design, and technology. Get full event and ticket details here.
One of Toronto’s most eclectic and quirky neighbourhoods is offering food tours for the area. Take part in 1 of 5 Kensington Krawl food tours to get a taste of Kensington Market’s amazing collection of culinary cultures. Tickets are $60 and each tour lasts 3.5 hours. Get tickets and tour dates here.