Spring has finally sprung and while the weather might not be warming up as quickly as some would like, there are still plenty of reasons to get out and about in the form of fun activities and events. Shake off the last of winter and dive into a new season with the help of some of the best events in Toronto over the weekend.
Head to the Interior Design Show
Anyone looking to spruce up their space this spring can get all kinds of inspiration at the Interior Design Show happening through April 10 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. Whether you’re in the market for some major home renovations or just some general design ideas, you can expect exhibitors from all around the world, seminars, design talks and more.
Check out the Toronto Artisan Market
Get some fresh air while also shopping locally made goods at the Toronto Artisan Market happening on Sunday at Trinity Bellwoods Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll be able to pick up everything from original art to handmade jewelry and accessories, organic skincare, ceramics, home goods and even pet products.
Get ready for cottage season at the Spring Cottage Life Show
The Spring Cottage Life Show is the perfect place to find everything you need for cottage season. Running through April 10 at the International Centre, there’s something here for everyone, whether you’re planning a major cottage upgrade, small repairs, or just some ideas for cottage décor or greener cottaging. There are cooking demos, experts to speak with, talks from a variety of experts, a general store and much more.
Shop local artisan goods
If you’re in search of something unique for yourself or someone else, The Maker Bean Café is hosting a two-day market on Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) where you can browse and buy locally-made artisan goods. They’re also hosting an Easter fundraiser in support of Oasis Dufferin Community Centre and guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.
Stock up on some plants for spring
Now is the perfect time to pretty up your space by adding a dose of greenery. Make your way to Baldwin Village for the Be Leaf Plant Store pop-up happening at Carbonic Coffee. Sip on a caffeinated beverage while you shop a wide range of Ontario-grown plants. If you’re not sure what to buy, experts will be on hand to help out. The pop-up runs Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Support a few local women-owned businesses
Looking to get some shopping done while also fitting in some networking? After the success of their first event, HER Pop-Up Shop is back this Sunday, April 10 at the Annex Hotel. The event will feature 18 women-owned businesses, from plants to food to jewellery.
Take part in a charity scavenger hunt
Grab a team of three or four friends and head downtown on Saturday for Runnin’ Thru the 6ix, a charity scavenger hunt with proceeds going to CAMH, the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction. Each team will have 90 minutes to complete as many tasks and challenges as possible – whichever team completes the most will get the grand prize. The event will be followed by a raffle and silent auction.