The Old Book and Paper Show in Toronto this weekend

11 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend

The weather might be unpredictable this weekend but your plans don’t have to be. We’ve rounded up tons of fun activities whether you want to brave the cold or stay indoors in Toronto this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From comedy and concerts to local shopping events and everything in between, there’s definitely no shortage of things to do in the city this weekend.

Serena Ryder and William Prince


April 1 | Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St.

Check out Toronto-based vocal powerhouse Serena Ryder, a platinum-selling artist performing at Massey Hall with William Prince.

Battle of the musicians – they perform, you vote!

April 2 | Free Times Cafe, 320 College St.

Cheer on your favourite local musician in Free Times Cafe’s battle of the musicians contest! Local musicians will do a combination of covers and originals, and you vote on the winners! The top two will do one final song, and the winner will be decided by audience applause.

All of Us Are Asian: Comedy Show


April 1 | The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. 2nd floor

This is one of Toronto’s hottest improv shows and it’s featuring some of the best Asian comedians in the city. The show is back after making its sold out debut last month.

One of a Kind Spring Show


April 2-3 | Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place Toronto, 100 Princes’ Blvd.

Whether you have to stock up on some birthday gifts or you’re looking to shop for yourself, the One of a Kind Spring Show is the place to do it. With over 350 vendors, you’ll be able to support and shop local at this bi-annual event!

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat


April 3 | Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St.

Catch a home game with Toronto’s team going head to head with Miami. Who will bring more heat this weekend?

Saturday At Comedy Bar

April 2 | Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W.

Saturday At Comedy Bar is back this weekend featuring an incredible lineup of comedians, including Marito Lopez, Rena Taylor, Al Val and more.

Toronto FC vs. New York City FC


April 2 | 170 Princes’ Blvd.

Catch a high-stakes game of soccer when Toronto goes head-to-head with New York City. Which booming metropolis has what it takes to win?

Toronto Arrows vs Rugby ATL


April 2 | York Lions Stadium York, 4700 Keele Street

Check out Canada’s first and only professional rugby union team on the York University campus this weekend. Competing in Major League Rugby, the team is ready to compete against top-tier North American professional club teams.

Toronto Old Book and Paper Show


April 3 | Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

Whether you’re a book lover, vintage lover, print lover or anywhere in between, the Toronto Old Book and Paper Show is a must-see and the only event of its kind in Ontario. You’ll find 70 tables piled high with every conceivable type of vintage printed material, plus rare, unusual and antique books at Artscape Wychwood Barns.

Toronto Reptile Expo

April 3 | The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.

The perfect family trip (for those without arachnophobia at least)! Learn about rodents, snakes, geckos, tarantulas and more.

Queen Street Marketplace


April 3 | The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St.

Shop for unique, one-of-a-kind items from over 50 vendors at this quarterly market hosted across two floors of the Longboat Hall at the Great Hall.

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