Spring is in the air, and Easter Weekend is only a few weeks away, bringing lots of fun activities for people of all ages to the vibrant city of Toronto. If you and your family are searching for ideas on what to do for the holiday, here are 7 things to do in Toronto this Easter Weekend.
Create a Stunning Egg Masterpiece
Pysanky, or traditional egg painting uses a wax resistance technique to create stunning artwork out of ordinary eggs. On March 31st, learn the technique and style in a popular workshop, offered at the Todmorden Mills historical site at 67 Pottery Road, Toronto. The workshop is suitable for ages 8 and up, and the cost to participate is $12.00 for adults, and $8.00 for children.
Find the Eggs on Good Friday
Grab your family and your Easter baskets, and head to Toronto’s Kew Gardens for a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt on Good Friday. The event will feature an egg hunt for the kids, as well as face painting, princesses, and the chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Entrance to the event is free, and it is guaranteed fun for the whole family.
Easter in the Kingsway
Located in the friendly neighbourhood near Bloor and Willingdon streets, The Kingsway is the place to be for Easter weekend. The yearly event, “Easter in the Kingsway” offers trampoline demonstrations, free chocolate giveaways, crafts, face painting, and more. Spend the day enjoying Easter fun, then sneak a visit with the Easter Bunny to finish the day. This family friendly event will be one to make into a tradition.
Take in a Parade
One of the highlights of Easter Weekend in Toronto is the annual Toronto Beaches Lions’ Club Easter Parade. This year, the parade will be celebrating 52 years of running, and the parade grand marshall will be Olympic gold medallist, Gabrielle Daleman. The event starts at 2:00 PM and runs for 2 hours, proceeding west along Queen Street up to Woodbine Avenue.
Easter Brunch at Casa Loma
This year, take your Easter Sunday brunch to a whole new level, and dine in style at Casa Loma’s Easter Sunday Brunch event. Enjoy a wide range of delectable foods in the splendour that is Casa Loma, then spend the day exploring the building at your own leisure. This event is one that you and your family are sure to remember.
Easter at the Toronto Zoo
Whether you are young or old, the Toronto Zoo is the place to spend your Easter Weekend. Their annual Easter Eggstravaganza Event is a family friendly day full of egg themed fun. Bring your own camera, and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, or one of the hatchimals, then spend the day learning about eggs and how they play a role in many of the animals’ lives. With live demonstrations of feeding, and educational programming, this event is the perfect way for your kids and you to learn about the animals and their diets, while also taking in some Easter fun.
Become a Chocolatier
Easter Weekend would be complete without the sweet taste of chocolate. This year, take a new approach to the sweet treat, and learn the art of chocolate making with the Easter Chocolate Workshop, hosted by the chocolatier, Odile, of Odile chocolate. Sample different types of chocolate, and roll your own vanilla infused chocolate truffles. At the end of the workshop, your homemade truffles will be a special treat to bring home to your friends and family. The event runs on April 1st from 1-2PM and the cost to participate is $49.00 per person.
So spend your Easter weekend in Toronto, and there will be no shortage of things to do. Whether you are searching for eggs in the park, or learning to make your own delectable treat, Toronto is the place to be for Easter Weekend. For more ideas on what to do for Easter Weekend in Toronto, visit the Medallion Blog.