Fun Things to Do for Easter in Toronto

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With March Break behind us, it’s time to prepare for the big holiday: Easter in Toronto, which brings with it an extra-long weekend (yes, just a reminder that Easter Monday (April 1) is a holiday for school kids). While we can’t help you round up treats and toys for your kids’ Easter baskets, we can provide you with suggestions on how to keep your kids busy, and hopefully, happy, this Easter season.

We round up over a dozen Easter-themed events happening in and around Toronto. In addition to some egg hunts, there are plenty of other activities going on, including a few that we think even parents will enjoy.

Family Fun Top Picks for Easter in Toronto

The Grand Hunt

Across downtown Toronto & at The Grand Order of Divine Sweet, 1162 Queen St. W., Toronto
Saturday March 23

There are Easter egg hunts and then there’s The Grand Order of Divine Sweet’s Grand Hunt. This West Queen West sweets and bake shop is hiding 10 treasure chests throughout downtown. Follow the shop’s Facebook and Instagram stories to collect clues and find a box, which you can bring to The Grand Order of Divine Sweet for a prize. One lucky person will win a giant chocolate Easter egg with $1,000 cash inside. The hunt is open to everyone and there’s no entry fee.

Downey’s Farm Easterfest

3682 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon
Saturday & Sunday — March 23 & 24; March 29-31

Celebrate Easter in the country at the always-popular Downey’s Farm. Explore the play areas, pet some farm animals, and then check out Downey’s many Easter-themed activities including puppet and magic shows, a colouring station, and an Easter story wagon ride. There’s also an Easter egg hunt complete with treats and the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and his helpers. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will cost everyone between ages two and 92, $20 each.


122 Ashworth Rd., Mount Albert
Saturday & Sunday — March 23 & 24; March 29-31

Here’s another farm-based option for your Easter celebrations. Your kids can decorate their own Easter hunt bag that they  then can use to collect Easter treats that will be stashed around the farm (keep an eye out for the Golden egg). Afterwards (or before), enjoy a wagon ride, live entertainment, and photos with the Easter Bunny and his friends, including real-life adorable baby chicks. The farm’s Barnyard Playland, which includes a pirate ship, jumping pillows, and lots more, will also be open for fun. Tickets, if purchased in advance, are $17, and kids under two are free.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

The Beaches, Toronto
Friday March 29

The Easter Bunny needs your family’s help! A sneaky fox has stolen his baskets of eggs, but your family can follow the clues and help find the missing items and earn yourselves some sweet treats. This in-person (and completely walkable) scavenger hunt runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and takes around 90 minutes to complete. It also requires the use of a smart phone. Pre-registration is required and there’s an entry fee of $25 per team, which can be as big or as small as you want.

Easter Fun Fest

Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham
Friday March 29 – Saturday March 30

Featuring a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, this event has it all: Rides, food trucks, and so many bouncy inflatables. You and your kids can also participate in daily Easter egg hunts and even meet the Easter Bunny. Tickets give you access to unlimited rides and are $30 for kids two to 12, if purchased in advance, and $15 for those over 13. Kids under two are free, as is parking.

Easter Bunny in the Village

Bloor St. W. and Willard Ave. (North-East Corner), Toronto
Saturday March 30

The Bloor West Village BIA is bringing the Easter spirit to its slice of Toronto. Your kids can do a craft, explore the neighbourhood while taking part in a scavenger hunt, and of course, meet the Easter Bunny. This event is free, but all participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank.

Egg Hunt!

Bloor Gladstone Public Library, 1101 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Saturday March 30

The children’s area of this library will be the site of an Easter egg hunt that might earn your kids a prize or two. The hunt runs from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm and is free. No advance registration is required and note that this is a first-come, first-serve type of event.

Hoppy Easter Market

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto
Saturday March 30

Need to grab some last-minute items for your family’s Easter baskets? Or maybe just want to treat yourself? Then stop by The Mom Market Toronto’s Easter market, taking place under the Brick Works’ Pavilion. For the kids, there will be an Easter egg hunt and visits with the Easter Bunny. The Market runs from 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm and is free to enter. The Brick Works’ Children’s Garden is also hosting an edition of its Weekend Nature Play on Saturday March 30, during the same times as the market. Led by the site’s outdoor education team, this free experience allows kids, “…to engage in active, inclusive and seasonal activities while cultivating a lifelong relationship with the nature around us.”

Local MRKT

Mimico Square, 2445 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Saturday March 30

If you’re in the West End of Toronto, finish your Easter shopping up in Mimico at Local MRKT’s outdoor shopping experience. In addition to over two dozen vendors, there will be free face painting for kids and photos with the Easter bunny. There might also be a few treats. The market runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is free to access.

Alice’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Ground Control, 1279 Queen St. W., Toronto
Sunday March 31

Parkdale nightclub Ground Control is gearing up to host its first-ever family-friendly Easter party. There will be egg painting (“with a psychedelic twist”), an oddities market, live entertainment, and a treasure hunt complete with prizes. The entire event will have an Alice in Wonderland theme, “…where reality blends with the surreal in a kaleidoscope of colours and
imagination!” The fun starts at 2:00 pm and no advance registration is required.

Beaches Easter Parade

Queen St. E., Toronto
Sunday March 31

This annual East End tradition is a great reason to get out of the house and into the fresh spring air on Easter Sunday. It starts at 2:00 pm “sharp” at Munro Park and then ends roughly two hours later on Woodbine Avenue. Expect to see floats, live music, and other entertainers. While the competition for the best views isn’t quite as aggressive as the Santa Claus parade, note that people will start lining up along Queen Street well ahead of the parade’s 2:00 pm start.

Easter Brunch Buffets

Across Toronto
Sunday March 31

An extravagant brunch buffet is one of those modern Easter traditions that we can fully get behind. If you want that classic buffet brunch experience, book your family in at the Old Mill in the West End (it’s also available on Saturday, March 30) or at the Guild Inn Estate in the East End. Both destinations offer such familiar favourites as carving, salad and charcuterie stations, eggs, and lots of desserts.

Want to really go all out? Then consider Casa Loma’s Easter brunch. It’s pricey at $90 for adults and $65 for kids (ages four to 13) but it includes access to the city’s only castle, which you can tour before or after your meal.

If your family is in the mood for something a little different, consider an Easter buffet brunchcruise, a two-hour long experience that departs on the Odyssey from 235 Queens Quay in Toronto. Tickets start at $64 for kids.

Easter Magic Egg-Straveganza

Jokers, 115 York Blvd. U9, Richmond Hill
Sunday March 31

Wonderphil, Ontario’s favourite kid-friendly magician, will be taking to the stage of Richmond Hill comedy club, Jokers, “…for an unforgettable afternoon filled with mesmerizing magic and Easter fun for the whole family.” With a show that’s suitable — and entertaining — for all ages, Wonderphil is sure to leave every member of your family feeling amazed and smiling. Following the magic show, the Easter Bunny will be stopping by to pose for photos and share some chocolatey treats. The show starts at 2:00 pm and tickets cost $25 each.


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