Easter in the GTA – Bounce in to Spring!

Spring is nearly upon us!  Our lives were turned upside down with daylight savings, we are getting ready to pack up our winter coats (don’t be too eager…), and looking forward to throwing open the windows to let in some fresh air.  For the religious parents observing Lent, the end is near!  Easter is just weeks away, and there is so much to do!  Just because ‘The Passion of the Christ’ wasn’t your style of movie for one reason or another, Easter still has plenty of activities for your family.  Hopefully the weather holds out and you can kick-start spring with some fun outdoor activities:


Easter Centrepiece Workshops:

Are you hosting a family dinner for Easter and need something to spruce up the table?  Colborne Lodge in Toronto is hosting the Easter Centrepiece Workshop where you can learn about traditional egg dying techniques with natural dyes and create a custom centrepiece to showcase your work!

March 18, 10 AM – 12:30 PM (adults & youth)
March 22, 7 PM – 9:30 PM (adults only)

Colborne Lodge
11 Colborne Lodge Drive,
Toronto ON

Adult & youth workshop: $50 (additional youth – $17.50, addiitonal adult $32.50) plus tax
Adult workshop: $37.50 plus tax

Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt @ Kew Gardens:

A Kew Gardens’ tradition – meet the Easter Bunny, Princesses, and get your face painted!

When: March 30
Where: Kew Gardens – 2075 Queen St. East, Toronto
Cost: Free!

Lakeshore Mom’s Easter Egg Hunt:

Don’t forget your basket!  This Easter Egg Hunt includes a gift bag and drinks and snacks for children and their parents!

When: March 31 – Registration opens at 9:30 AM, the hunt begins at 10 (children 0-3) and 10:30 (children 4-8)
Where: Marie Curtis Park, Etobicoke, ON
Cost: $10 per child – proceeds will be donated to The Daily Bread food bank

Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade:

Our family’s favourite – see Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater Gabrielle Daleman as the Grand Marshal for the parade!

When: April 1, 2 PM (runs for approximately 2 hours)
Where: Queen Street East from Munroe Park Avenue to Woodbine Avenue
Cost: Free!


Easter Chocolate Tour:

It’s like a wine tour that you will remember from start to beginning!  Visit chocolateries, bakeries and more to discover Toronto’s best treats.

When: March 31 & April 1
Where: 433 King St. W.
Cost: $35 – $49

Easter at the Cloverdale Mall:

Come meet the Easter Bunny!  Photos and crafts for the whole family.

When: March 24 – 31 (closed March 30)
Where: Cloverdale Mall – 250 The East Mall, Toronto
Cost: Photos starting at $13, cash only.

How do you celebrate Easter?  Regardless of your beliefs and traditions I hope you have a wonderful weekend with friends and family, and here’s hoping for no snow in April!

Good luck out there.

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