2017 Easter in Toronto & GTA

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1. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space | Toronto

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s annual Easter tradition – a concert of contemplative music in the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Basilica. Take a moment out for calm and respite, immersed in beautiful choral music: Allegri’s stunning Miserere, Pärt’s The Deer’s Cry, and music by Lotti, Lukaszewski, Mendelssohn and Willan. The TMC is recognized as one of Canada’s greatest choirs. Details

When : Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Good Friday, April 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Where : St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto.

How much : $35 and $50 ($35 and $45 for seniors).

2. Toronto Passion Play

The Christian Performing Arts Centre is proud to present an ALL NEW Toronto Passion Play this Easter Season. This spectacular musical production depicts the life of Christ, in a brand new riveting story that is sure to delight and please audiences of all ages. A charming young thief and a sassy female, both outcasts are forever changed by encountering the mysterious man from Galilee. This year’s production features an incredible cast of over 70 actors, singers and dancers, dazzling lights, sensational scenery, special effects and a live orchestra that will take your breath away. The Toronto Passion Play, in its 26th year, is attended by well over 15,000 people annually. Details

When : April 14 to 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM & 07:00 PM
Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 4:00 PM

Where : Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto

How much : $5

3. The Good Friday Concert

Celtic inspired music for Good Friday
Plus Choral and Instrumental Music by
Howells :: Vaughan Williams :: Rutter Details

When : Friday, April 14, 2017| 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM

Where : Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge St, Toronto

How much : Free, donations welcome

Easter Sunday with St. Andrew’s Toronto

Come celebrate Easter at the historic St. Andrew’s Church at King St. and Simcoe St. this Easter Sunday (April 16)! Join us for lovely music performed by our organist, Dan Bickle, and professional choir followed by a free light breakfast after our 8:30 AM service. For those of you who wish to sleep in a little bit, come listen to the Cathedral Brass LIVE at our 10:30 AM service followed by refreshments. Details

When : April 16, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM or 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Where : St. Andrew’s, 73 Simcoe St., Toronto

How much : Free

4. Easter Centrepiece Workshops | Toronto

Get ready for the season with our Easter egg dyeing and centrepiece workshop. Learn traditional egg dying techniques using homemade natural dyes. Then, practice your sewing skills as everyone creates a personalized centrepiece to show off their Easter eggs. Do not fear if your sewing skills aren’t as grand as your peers – a simple stitch is all it takes! Enjoy a customized exploration of the Howards’ home and then gather for a delightful tea, including an assortment of sweet and savoury treats. Details

When : April 1 & 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Where : Colborne Lodge
11 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

How much : One Adult & One Youth (Age 8-13) $50.00

5. Easter Egg Painting: Family Workshops | Toronto

Learn this ancient art form. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax resist techniques. Details

When : April 8, 9, 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Where : Todmorden Mills Heritage Site – 67 Pottery Road, Toronto

How much : Adults $12 plus tax; Children $8 plus tax.

6. High Park Easter Egg Hunt | Toronto

Bring your Easter basket and join in this annual community event held on the grounds of Colborne Lodge. Other activities include – dyeing eggs with natural dyes in the historic kitchens, making bunny-themed crafts, face painting, explorations of Colborne Lodge and a visit from the our friend the Bunny. Details

When : Sunday, April 09, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where : Colborne Lodge – 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

How much : $3

7. Easter EGGstravaganza | Toronto

Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm brings back the Easter EGGstravaganza, Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Lindt Gold Bunny. Join Beasley Bear and his special guest, The Easter Bunny, for a fun filled day on Centre Island over Easter Weekend. This egg-citing pre-season event features some of your family’s favourite rides. Get your face fancifully painted, feed some farm animals at Far Enough Farm and top it all off by taking part in Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt! Details

When : Friday, April 14, 2017 – Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where : Centreville Amusement Park, Centre Island
21 Avenue Of The Islands, Toronto

How much : 15.00 per person.

8. Kidnetix 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | Toronto & Brampton

Join us on Friday April 14th for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt at Kidnetix Brampton & Yorkdale locations. Hunt for Easter candies, face painting, meet Hunny the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, indoor playground fun & crafts. ​​​ Details

When : Friday, April 14, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Where : Kidnetix, 100 Bridgeland Ave #1, Toronto
Kidnetix, 35 Van Kirk Dr unit 15, Brampton

How much : $20/ child. Max 1 adult per child

9. Easter Eggstravaganza | Scarborough

JMusic Duo Team T&J help welcome the Easter Bunny to Bridlewood Mall for free meet and greet, photos, and Easter chocolates!Details

When : Saturday April 15th, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where : Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
Scarborough

How much : Free

10. Easter in the Kingsway | Toronto

Lots of Easter Bunnies will be “hopping” in The Kingsway. Chocolate and Easter surprise giveaways, Springfree Trampoline Demonstrations, Face Painting, Coloring and Painting, A free raffle for adults, Various games for children And so much more! BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA and have your Picture taken with the Giant Easter Rabbit. ​​​ Details

When : Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where : Jackson Ave & Bloor st.w ( Jackson ave side street next to TD Bank )

How much : Free

11. Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade

Toronto’s only Easter Parade in its 51st year. Details

When : Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 2:00 PM, runs for approximately two hours.

Where : Queen Street East and Munro Park Avenue, and continue along Queen Street East to Woodbine Avenue.

A full road closure will take place on Queen Street East, and parts of Nursewood Road, Woodbine Avenue, and Lake Shore Boulevard East. A number of secondary roads will also be closed or partially closed, affecting traffic flow in the area.

How much : Free

12. Easter Flower Shows | Toronto

Easter flower shows are in full bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory. Both shows feature lilies, primroses, spring bulbs and cineraria.

When : April 14 to May 14| 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Where : Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory

How much : Free

13. Easter Sweets & Chocolate Tour

Sweets Tour: Treat yourself to the sweetest Easter ever on our Easter Sweets Tour. Cast off that tired old chocolate bunny and enjoy a unique Easter adventure with us as we skip through Kensington Market, savouring familiar and foreign sweets while learning tasty tidbits of history.

Easter Chocolate Tour: Easter is a time of eating chocolates. So what better way to celebrate than a tour of some of the best eateries in town, a sampling of delicious chocolates and chocolatey treats, and a crash course in chocolate history? We even top off this afternoon of awesome with a chocolate making demonstration by an award winning chocolatier. ​​​ Details

When : Easter Chocolate Tour: Saturday: April 15, 2017 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Easter Sweets Tour: Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 1.30 PM & 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Where : Easter Chocolate Tour: 443 King St W, Toronto
Easter Sweets Tour: 321 Spadina Ave, Toronto

How much : Easter Sweets Tour: $35 adults $20 Children
Easter Chocolate Tour: $39 adult, $35 kids

14. Easter Brunch Casa Loma | Toronto

Experience the splendour of Casa Loma this Easter Sunday. Our annual Easter Brunch, served in the stately elegance of Toronto’s famous castle, is an event your family will long remember. After brunch, explore the castle at your leisure. ​​​ Details

When : Sunday, April 16, 2017

Where : Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

How much : $75 per person/ $55 per child (4-13 years old)

15. Holiday Inn Easter Buffet | Toronto

Bring your entire family for a delicious Easter brunch buffet. The Easter brunch buffet will open at 12 noon and Easter treats will be given to the children for a great end to their Easter experience with us.​​​ Details

When : Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where : Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale – 3450 Dufferin St., Toronto

How much : Adults: $24.95
Kids 12 and under: $13.95

16. Easter Chocolate Workshop

Instead of just eating chocolates on Easter, why not make it? On our Easter Chocolate Workshop hosted by Odile Chocolat, you will get to taste a variety of chocolates, roll vanilla-infused chocolate truffles, and leave with a box of your handmade sweet creations. Details

When : Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Where : Odile Chocolat, 829 Dundas St W, Toronto

How much : $49 Adults $45 Children + tax

17. Easterfest | Caledon

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Bunny Face Painting, Bunny Ears to Colour and Wear, Wagon Ride & Farm Tour Access to The Fun Farm Yard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Pipe Slides, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout, Singing Chicken Show, Goat Mountain! ​​​ Details

When : Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017
Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16, 2017| 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Where : Downey’s Farm Market, 13682 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon

How much : $13 per person

18. Springridge Farm Easter Festival | Milton

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Bunny Face Painting, Bunny Ears to Colour and Wear, Wagon Ride & Farm Tour Access to The Fun Farm Yard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Pipe Slides, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout, Singing Chicken Show, Goat Mountain! ​​​ Details

When : Good Friday April 14, Saturday April 15 and Sunday April 16 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Where : Springridge Farm, 7256 Bell School Line
Milton

How much : $12 per person

19. Easter Fest | Mount Albert

Easter Egg Hunt, Train or Wagon Ride, Barnyard Playland (weather permitting), Maple Sugar Bush Tours, Meet & Greet with our Mascots, Scavenger Hunt & more! ​​​ Details

When : April 8,9 and 14,15,16, 2017 | 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM

Where : Brook Farms, 122-141 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert

How much : Kids: $14.00; Adults: $9.00
Kids 2 and under free

20. Easter Egg Hunt | Aurora

Hop on down to the Easter Egg Hunt brought to you in partnership with the Town of Aurora and the Girl Guides. Enjoy an egg-citing hunt, special games, and activities. The Optimist Club of Aurora is pleased to offer their annual Pancake Breakfast inside the Aurora Seniors Centre. A nominal fee will apply. ​​​ Details

When : Saturday,April 15, 2017 | 09:30 AM – 01:00 PM

Where : Aurora Seniors Centre, 90 John West way, Aurora and outside behind the centre along the Arboretum Trail.

How much : $6, Advance tickets required.

21. Easter Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt | Hampton

Easter Egg Hunt – Recommended for ages 1 to 6. Children will begin their hunt by decorating their Easter egg basket in the greenhouse. Families will enjoy the tractor wagon ride (weather permitting) to go and see the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Children will trade their plastic eggs for a special treat in the greenhouse and plant a seed to take home for their garden.

Scavenger Hunt – Recommended for ages 7 to 12. Children will proceed to the greenhouse where they will create an Easter craft. Families will ride the wagon (weather permitting) to their first scavenger hunt station. Children will follow the clues, placed around the farm. When their passport is complete, they can submit their completed answers for a special treat! ​​​ Details

When : Good Friday, Saturday, and Easter Sunday | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where : Pingle’s Farm Market, 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton

How much : Children’s Admission – $11.00 per child

Adult Admission – $8.00 per person (HST included)

22. Easter Hoppenings | Whitchurch – Stouffville

Hop on by in celebration of Easter! Go on an Easter egg hunt, decorate freshly baked sugar cookies with an Easter theme and create a work of art! Pre-registration required. Details

When : Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Where : Whitchurch – Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Ave, Gormley

How much : Children $10, Adults $5. Preregistration reqd.

23. Eggceptional Easter Fun | Newmarket

Hop on in to the Elman W. Campbell Museum for an egg-citing afternoon! Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy Easter displays, activities, egg decorating and light refreshments. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Suitable for ages four to 10 years. Details

When : Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Where : The Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. South, Newmarket

How much : $5 per participant (pre-registration required)

24. Easter Eggstravaganza | Courtice

Kids hunt for chocolate Easter eggs in our Straw Castle! Cousin Courtice will be on hand to help you find your treats! Details

When : Sunday, April 16, 2017

Where : Courtice Flea Market, 1696 Bloor Street
Courtice

How much : Free

25. Attend a Church Service