10 Free Things To Do In Toronto This April

The weather is finally starting to warm up which means spring is among us! So it’s time to come out of hibernation and enjoy all that the city has to offer, all without having to take out your wallet!

These events all take place during the month of April and there’s no need to choose which one to check out, they’re all free!

Riverside Wine and Craft Beer Fest – April 2-6

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From April 2-6, head over to Riverside to get a taste of some of the best Ontario wines while browsing local shops, restaurants, and bars in the area. The event is free but donations in support of charity are welcomed. You can expect wine tastings, live music, wine educational talks, culinary demos, and much more!

Spring and Easter Flower Show – All Month Leading Up To Easter

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Head over to Allen Gardens Conservatory or Centennial Park Conservatory this month to see a variety of awesome flowers and crops leading up to easter and in celebration of spring. The highlight is when the conservatory is decorated for Easter with Easter lilies and hydrangeas.

Ben & Jerry Free Cone Day 2019 – April 9, 2019

 

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No joke, Free Cone Day is April 9th! We’ve got 10 reasons it’s the greatest holiday of them all, check out our link in bio.

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Since 1979, Ben and Jerry’s has been serving up free ice cream on April 9th. Don’t miss out on all the fun and grab yours this year at 40 Gould Street!

Animation and Dance Film Festival – April 11, 2019

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The Carlton Cinema is showcasing the best of short films from around the globe! The event is free or pay what you can. See the line-up of films here

Neon Pop-Up Gallery – April 12-14, 2019

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For one weekend only this month, stop by the Junction House at 2720 Dundas Street West to check out this free neon pop-up exhibit with collectible signs and art pieces including the famous 12 foot Hard Rock Museum Guitar.

Record Store Day 2019 – April 13th, 2019

 

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Help celebrate this national event by heading to your nearest record shop on April 13th, 2019 for in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that celebrates all genres and unites all music lovers!

The Brewer’s Backyard – April 19th, 2019

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Everyone is invited to this annual event happening for one day only at Evergreen Brick Works. The event promises the setting of a beer garden with a variety of Ontario’s best breweries while enjoying all that they have to offer alongside some awesome food! This is an all ages event so feel free to bring the whole family!

Cherry Blossoms at High Park – End of April

 

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The weather’s warming up which means its cherry blossom season! The stunning trees bloom for only a short while so be sure to check in at the end of April. If you can’t make it to High Park, you can catch them at Trinity Bellwoods Park too!

Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival – April 25-May 5, 2019

 

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North America’s largest documentary festival comes back for its 26th year from April 25- May 5, 2019. This year’s show promises 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world with plenty of conference sessions, market events, and forums.

Lunchtime Yoga Class – Every Tuesday and Thursday in April

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Grab your yoga mat and head over to the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts for free yoga! Beginners are welcome and there are washrooms for changing and make sure to bring your own mat and water bottle. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and class runs from 12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Just be sure to get there on time to grab your spot!  

National Poutine Day – April 11

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Need a poutine fix? Head to My Meatball Place at 617 King Street West from 11:30-1:30 p.m. on April 11 for complimentary samples of their meatball and vegan poutines! Made with crispy fries, this is a delicious treat you won’t want to miss!

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