Things To Do Easter Weekend in Toronto 2019

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Bigre at Berkeley Street Theatre, photo credit Pascal Perennec
Bigre at Berkeley Street Theatre, photo credit Pascal Perennec

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 21, 2019, which hopefully means that the warm weather will be well underway. Most people will enjoy a three-day weekend and some lucky folkds will have a four-day long weekend. Here are some of our favourite things to do Easter weekend in Toronto 2019.

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 2019

Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm host Easter EGGstravaganza, presented by the Lindt Gold Bunny on Easter weekend on Friday April 19, 2019, Saturday April 20, 2019 and Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can get their faces painted, feed 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, Oasis Juice, Ring Pop, Bear Paws Crackers, Old Dutch Foods, Jelly Belly Candy and more. Some of the rides at Centreville will be operating. This year, during the hunt, you could find exclusive Pokémon Detective Pikachu eggs! If you find a special egg, you win passes to see Pokémon Detective Pikachu in theatres or a movie prize pack!

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. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased online. If you print your tickets, you’ll receive a free Ferry ride to the island. When you purchase a basket online, a donation will be made to to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Plant Nite at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Get in the spirit of Earth Day with Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s first-ever Plant Nite® on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Build a terrarium at the aquarium with step-by-step instruction led by a Plant Nite® instructor. Drop by before 7:30 p.m. to visit Ripley’s Aquarium or stay afterwards. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the cash bar. Tickets are $60 plus HST. Ticket includes same-day general admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada; your terrarium to take home; and a complimentary ticket to visit Ripley’s Aquarium on another day. Must be 19+. Purchase tickets online.

Bigre at Berkeley Street Theatre, photo credit Pascal Perennec
Bigre at Berkeley Street Theatre, photo credit Pascal Perennec

Canadian Stage’s Bigre at BerkeleyTheatre

In the North American premiere of Pierre Guillois’s Bigre, two men live next to each other on the top floor of an apartment building. One is maniacally neat, the other a manic slob. One day a beautiful young woman moves into the room down the hall… and all hell breaks loose. There are limited tickets left for performanes during Easter Weekend 2019 on Thurs., April 18, 2019 at 8 p.m., Fri., April 19, 2019, 7 p.m., Sat., Apr. 20, 2019, 8 p.m., Sun., April 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $49, $69, $79 and $89 and can be purchased online. Bigre will be performed at the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre at the Berkeley Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street.

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

Spring into Easter at the Toronto Zoo

Celebrate Easter at the Toronto Zoo with special on-site animal encounters, daily Meet the Keeper Talks, the chance of catching a glimpse of veterinarians at work in the Wildlife Health Centre, Animal Enrichment, Outreach Animal Encounters at Discovery Zone and Greenhouse Tours. The Toronto Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day all weekend long with fun earth facts at their Meet the Keeper Talks and a free eco-bag offer when you spend $30 or more at the Zootique or Greenhouse Gift Shops*. On hand for the Easter fun will be the Easter Bunny and “Benny” the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Care Outreach Bunny in their Special Events Centre on Friday, April 19, 2019 and Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   *while supplies last.

Canadian cast of Dear Evan Hansen at Royal Alexandra Theatre, photo Matthew Murphy 2019
Canadian cast of Dear Evan Hansen at Royal Alexandra Theatre, photo Matthew Murphy 2019

Dear Evan Hansen at Royal Alexandra Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen is being performed at the Royal Alexandra Theatre during Easter weekend 2019 in Toronto. The six-time Tony Award winning musical focuses on Evan, a shy high school student who is encouraged by his therapist to write positive letters about each day to himself. Through one of his letters, Evan unwittingly becomes involved in a tragic incident. Performances during the Easter weekend take place Thurs., Apr. 18, 2019 at 8 p.m., Fri., Apr. 19, 2019 at 8 p.m., Sat, Apr. 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun., Apr. 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $69, $99, $118, $159, and $250 and can be purchased online. May not be appropriate for ages 12 and under. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre. The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located at 260 King Street West.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Slavoj Žižek at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Clinical psychologist and best selling author Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and renowned Slovenian Professor and philosopher Slavoj Žižek are scheduled for a live debate, Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism, on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist, cultural critic, former Harvard Professor, and currently a professor at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are the psychology of religion and ideological belief, and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance. Dr. Peterson has published over one hundred scientific papers. At Harvard, he was nominated for the prestigious Levinson Teaching Prize.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher. He is a professor at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London.

Tickets ranges from $42.89 – $113.39 (includes ticket fees) and can be purchased online.

Walking on Bombshells at Second City Toronto

Take in Second City Toronto’s new comedy sketch show, Walking on Bombshells, during the Easter weekend. This new show centers on the minefield we’re all living in from toxic masculinity to turtle murder, that will leave you questioning everything, especially where you sit on public transportation. Performances on Easter weekend are Thurs., April 18, 2019 at 8 p.m., Fri., April 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sat., April 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sun., April 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. General Admission tickets (Manager will assign seats upon arrival) are $32; Reserved Admission (reserved main floor seats) tickets are $57. Second City Toronto is located at 51 Mercer Street, Toronto, 416-343-0011.

Continuing

Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more is on at the Art Gallery of Ontario until May 5, 2019.

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