Kurios, one of the April events coming to Toronto

Here are the April events and important dates every Torontonian needs to know

It’s April, and while it’s already a pretty great month, it’s even better when you live in Toronto. The weather gets warmer, social lives get busier and the promise of summer makes everything so much sweeter. If you’re wondering what to look forward to or just hoping to plan out your calendar, here are all the most important events, dates and festivals happening in April in Toronto.

Important April events and festivals in Toronto


Month of April: Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation, and Prevention Month in Canada

Apr. 1: April Fools Day

Apr. 2: World Autism Awareness Day

Apr. 3: Ramadan begins

Apr. 4: Refugee Rights Day in Canada

Apr. 4: National Caregiver Day

Apr. 7: World Health Day

Apr. 7: Spring Cottage Life Show

Apr. 7-10: Interior Design Show Toronto 2022

Apr. 10: HER Pop-up Shop featuring women-owned businesses

Apr. 10: The Urban Makers Market

Apr. 14: International Day of Pink

Apr. 14: Cirque du Soleil- Kurios begins

Apr.15-17: Beaches Easter Parade Weekend

Apr. 15: Good Friday

Apr. 15: First day of Passover

Apr. 17: Easter Sunday

Apr. 17: Equality Day in Canada

Apr. 18: Easter Monday

Apr. 20: Career Fair Canada

Apr. 22: Earth Day

Apr. 22-24: T.O. Food and Drink Fest

Apr. 24: Orthodox Easter

Apr. 28 to May 8: Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival

Apr. 29: Just For Laughs Comedy Tour in Canada

Some important historical dates to know


Apr. 2 (1957): Elvis Presley plays two concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens. Second concert had 15,000 in attendance – the largest crowd he had played to date

Apr. 2 (1975): Final piece of antenna on CN Tower installed to make it the world’s tallest freestanding structure

Apr. 3 (1834): William Lyon Mackenzie named Toronto’s first mayor

Apr. 3 (1947): The Silver Rail, Toronto’s “first bar” with LCBO liquor license opens

Apr. 7 (1977): Toronto Blue Jays play their first ever game

Apr. 14 (1858): Toronto Islands form when storm separates sandy area from mainland

Apr. 18 (1942): Toronto Maple Leafs win Stanley Cup in seven games against Detroit Red Wings after being down in series 3-0

Apr. 19 (1999): TTC staff walk off the job, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers. Returned to work two days later.

Apr. 23 (1923): First concert by Toronto Symphony (then New Symphony Orchestra)

Learn more about Toronto’s history with these city walking tours.

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