Things to Do Easter Weekend in Toronto 2017

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Easter EGGstravaganza at Centreville is one of the most popular things to do Easter weekend in Toronto
Easter EGGstravaganza at Centreville

Easter falls later this year on Sunday, April 16, 2017, which gives the weather some time to warm up! Most people will enjoy a three-day weekend while some will have a four-day long weekend. Here are some of our favourite things to do Easter weekend in Toronto 2017.

Easter EGGstravaganza at Centreville is one of the most popular things to do Easter weekend in Toronto
Easter EGGstravaganza at Centreville

Easter EGGstravaganza at Centreville Amusement Park

Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm host Easter EGGstravaganza, presented by the Lindt Gold Bunny on Easter weekend on Friday April 14, 2017, Saturday April 15, 2017 and Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can get their faces painted, feed some farm animals at Far Enough Farm and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt by collecting coloured eggs hidden throughout Centreville and Far Enough Farm. Kids can redeem eggs for prizes from Lindt, Play-Doh, Dare Foods, Quaker Oats, and Kerrs Candy. Purchase and customize baskets at the Basket Decorating Station with a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. A second Easter hunt – The Lindt “Gold Bunny” Scramble – starts at 11:30 a.m. with scrambles every half hour. Some of the rides at Centreville will be operating.

Centreville Season Passes cannot be used for this event as this is a pre-season event. Each person requires an admission ticket for this event. If you pre-purchase tickets online, you’ll receive a free Ferry ride to the island.  Tickets will be available at the Gate for $15 per person.

Giant Panda Cubs at Toronto Zoo is one of the most popular things to do Family Day weekend in Toronto 2017, photo courtesy Toronto Zoo
Giant Panda Cubs at Toronto Zoo, photo courtesy Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo’s Connecting With Wildlife Conservation

Kids and adults will have the opportunity to Jump into Spring on the Easter weekend at the Gorilla, Americas Pavilion, and Indo-Malaya Pavilion Interpretive Stations and connect with wildlife conservation by visiting the zoo’s interactive interpretive stations. Learn how the Toronto Zoo is working to save and protect animals from around the world. Don’t forget to visit our zoo babies including giant panda cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue and rhino Nandu. Program runs Friday, April 14, 2017 to Monday, April 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jose Bautista on September 30, 2015. By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original)Trut-h-urts_man (Crop) - Originally posted to Flickr as "Jose Bautista"Cropped by Trut-h-urts_man, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46170128
Jose Bautista on September 30, 2015. By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original)Trut-h-urts_man (Crop) – Originally posted to Flickr as “Jose Bautista”Cropped by Trut-h-urts_man, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46170128

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays are in town all Easter weekend to face off against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre. Games on Easter weekend take place Thurs., Apr. 13, 2017 at 7:07 p.m., Fri., Apr. 14, 2017 at 7:07 p.m., Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 at 1:07 p.m., Sun., Apr. 16, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. Tickets are $25, $28, $45, $46.50, $73, $80, $85, $90, $95 and $320.

Monica L. Patton, David Larsen, Cody Jamison Strand The Book of Mormon National Tour, photo credit Joan Marcus, 2014
Monica L. Patton, David Larsen, Cody Jamison Strand The Book of Mormon National Tour, photo credit Joan Marcus, 2014

The Book of Mormon at Princess of Wales Theatre

The Book of Mormon wraps up its run at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday). Receiving many accolades including “the best musical of the century,” this nine-time Tony Award winner tells the story of two oddly-matched missionaries who are sent around the world to spread the word of God. Performances during the Easter weekend take place Thurs., Apr. 13, 2017 at 8 p.m., Fri., Apr. 14, 2017 at 8 p.m., Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sun., Apr. 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49, $65, $69, $105, $109, $125, $129, $149, $160 and $200 and can be purchased online.

Continuing

Dream Big, an IMAX film that showcases the impact of engineering around the world, continues at the Ontario Science Centre. You can also catch the Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit, which considers animals and plants as machines built for survival.

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