Easter falls on Sunday, March 31 in 2013. Most Toronto grocery stores, beer stores and the LCBO are closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday while banks are closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Government offices are closed for the four-day weekend. If you are enjoying a long Easter Weekend, you’ll find many activities happening in Toronto this weekend.
One of a Kind Craft Show 2013
Feel like doing some this Easter weekend? You’ll find original clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts, artwork and gourmet foods, The One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale takes place at the Direct Energy Centre from Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to Sunday, March 31. Show hours are Wed-Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult (18+) $14 ($12 online), Senior (65+) $7 and Youth (13-17) $7.
Toronto Vintage Easter Parade 2013
This parade is fashioned on the traditional New York City Easter Parade. Dress up in your best vintage clothing and walk down Yonge Street to Nathan Phillips Square. Parade starts at Bees’ Knees Dance Studio, 750 Yonge Street at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
Toronto Raptors Game on Monday, April 1
The Toronto Raptors play the Detroit Pistons at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. Raptors tickets are $78, $91, $105, $113, $155, $171, $226 and $251.
Rent at Lower Ossington Theatre
Rent, the Broadway hit musical, will be performed at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue, from March 28 to April 21, 2013. Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the play focuses on a group of young artists trying to make it being in New York City against a backdrop of the proliferation of AIDS. Performances during Easter Weekend are Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m.
Beaches Easter Parade 2013
Put on your Easter bonnet and watch the 47th annual Beaches Lions Easter Parade that starts at 2 p.m. at Munro Park and marches west along Queen Street East to Woodbine Avenue. See lots of floats and folks decked out for the holiday.
Good Friday Re-Enactment of Stations of The Cross
Feel the full meaning of Good Friday by attending the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross, which begins at 3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Grace and Mansfield and winds its way along Mansfield, Dundas and College.