Spring is on the horizon and we have rounded up some of our favourite April Events happening in Toronto from the world of art, food and entertainment.
GREEN LIVING SHOW
WHEN: April 6 – 8, 2018
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto)
The Green Living Show is back for another year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It’s Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for both a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Attendees can expect collections about eco homes, fashion, garden design, health and wellness, green beauty, organic food and so much more. With over 350 exhibitors there’s a lot to go through. There will also be influential guest speakers, workshops and hands-on demonstrations and most importantly beer and wine tasting.
For more information and tickets to The Green Living Show, you can visit their website here.
FOOD TRUCK’N FRIDAY
WHEN: April 13, 2018
WHERE: 1 Resurrection Road, Toronto
Food Truck’N Friday is back for its fourth season with even more delicious eats to enjoy. Running on a bi-weekly schedule, each Food Truck’N Friday will feature live entertainment, music, prizes, giveaways and a market experience. Each week will have a different line-up of food trucks so make sure to show up every other Friday at 4:30 to get a taste of all that is offered. For its opening Friday, featured food trucks include: 416 Food Truck Company, Curbside Dogs, Mustache Cheesery, Temptations and many more.
For more information about Food Truck’N Friday, you can visit their website here.
TORONTO COFFEE AND TEA EXPO
WHEN: April 14 & 15, 2018
WHERE: Evergreen Brick Works Pavilions (550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)
After the success of last year, the Toronto Coffee and Tea Expo is back for its second year. The expo is a celebration of Toronto’s cafe culture with a focus on showcasing local talent and emerging coffee and tea trends. Attendees will get the chance to experience a wide variety of tea and coffee alongside some complementary goods. You can also expect to learn some industry tips and tricks to making that perfect brew and experiment with flavours and ingredients from all over the world.
For more information and tickets to the Toronto Coffee and Tea Expo, you can visit their website here.
FASHION ART TORONTO 2018
WHEN: April 17 & 21, 2018
WHERE: Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East, Toronto)
COST: $15 – 95
Here’s an event for fashionistas in the city. Fashion Art Toronto is back and ready to celebrate contemporary art and design. This year’s theme is Connect and it looks to explore how we create links, webs and bonds through fashion with one another. There will be 200 Canadian and international designers and artists all showcasing their experimental, multi-sensory, art influenced fashion. Besides fashion, there will be presentations, performances, art installations, photography and film.
For more information and tickets to Fashion Art Toronto 2018, you can visit their website here.
420 TORONTO 2018
WHEN: April 20, 2018
WHERE: Nathan Philip Square (100 Queen Street East, Toronto)
COST: Prices Vary
Marijuana is going to be legalized later this year but that isn’t stopping folks from celebrating 420 this year. The big celebration will be at Nathan Philips Square and feature everything you need to know about weed. You can expect vendors, speakers and when you feel the munchies coming on, there will be two food trucks from Smoke’s Poutinerie & Chimney Stax Baking Co.
For more information about 420 Toronto, you can visit their website here.
RECORD STORE DAY
WHEN: April 21, 2018
WHERE: Multiple Venues
A moment for music, Record Store Day is back again. Record Store Day is a day to celebrate independent record stores all over the world and it’s celebrated here in Toronto at various independent record stores across the city (you can see who here). Visitors can expect a lot of fun from parties, in-store performances and special releases from your favourite artists. Expect to see and feel the uniqueness and vibrancy of Toronto’s independent record shops.
For more information about Record Store Day, you can visit their website here.
TORONTO SANDWICH FEST
WHEN: April 22, 2018
WHERE: 601 Christie Street, Toronto
COST: $30 – 35
Foodies rejoice! Toronto is getting its first ever sandwich festival! Divided into two time slots (11 AM – 2 PM & 3 PM – 6 PM), it is a celebration of Toronto’s vibrant sandwich scene. Not only that but the event also doubles as a fundraiser with proceeds going to the charities The Stop and the George Brown College Foundation. You can expect the festival to have chef demonstrations teaching all you need to know about sandwich design and eating competitions. Make sure you also come prepared for sandwich tastings from various vendors alongside some wine and beer tasting.
For more information and tickets to the Toronto Sandwich Fest, you can visit their website here.
WHEN: April 26 – 28, 2018
WHERE: Corus Quay (25 Dockside Drive, Toronto)
COST: $25 – 100
A three-day event, Digifest is a tech festival and start-up event. This year’s theme is Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities. It will be focused on discussions on how to make the city better with design, innovation and technology. The three days will be packed with various activities and opportunities from influential guest speakers, opportunities to pitch your start-up and attend workshops. There are also hands-on activities in an Interactive zone where you get to use apps and technologies that mix various types of realities.
For more information and tickets to DigiFest, you can visit their website here.
HOT DOCS FESTIVAL
WHEN: April 26 – May 6, 2018
WHERE: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West, Toronto)
Starting off in April and trailing off into May is Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival. It is the largest documentary festival in North America with over 200,000 people attending. This year there will be a selection of over 200 documentaries from Canada and all over the world. Fun Fact: Over half of the featured films will have come from female filmmakers.
For more information and tickets to the Hot Docs Festival, you can visit their website here.