Easter Activities in Toronto & GTA: Egg Hunts, Parades, and Festivals

Easter Brunch Egg Hunts, Festivals and other Events in Toronto & GTA in 2019.

From Easter brunch cruise to Canada’s largest egg hunt, here are 30+ things to do during Easter in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area.

For current weekend family activities, see Family Events in Toronto this Weekend

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Contents

  1. Live performances
  2. Easter Parades
  3. Easter Egg Hunts & Festivals
  4. Easter Brunch
  5. Church Service (only those from our calendar)

I. LIVE PERFORMANCES FOR EASTER

1. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space | Toronto

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, under the direction of conductor David Fallis, presents a program that brings together two rich choral traditions: the French subtlety of Messiaen, Poulenc and Martin; and the mystical traditions of Eastern Europe and Russia with music by Kodaly, Rachmaninoff, Penderecki and Schnittke. Details

Wednesday, April 17 | 7:30 PM
Good Friday, April 19 | 7:30 PM

St. Anne’s Anglican Church
270 Gladstone Ave., Toronto.

$20 – $60

2. Toronto Passion Play

The Christian Performing Arts Centre is proud to present an ALL NEW Toronto Passion Play this Easter Season. This spectacular musical production depicts the life of Christ, in a brand new riveting story that is sure to delight and please audiences of all ages. A charming young thief and a sassy female, both outcasts are forever changed by encountering the mysterious man from Galilee. This year’s production features an incredible cast of over 80 actors, singers and dancers, dazzling lights, sensational scenery, special effects and a live orchestra that will take your breath away. The Toronto Passion Play, in its 28th year, is attended by well over 15,000 people annually. Details

April 19 to 21, 2019

Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto

 $5

3. The Good Friday Concert

By Nine Sparrows Art Foundation.  Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge St, Toronto

 Free, donations welcome

4. The Glory of Easter | North York

The North York Temple Band will be taking part it the annual Easter concert at North York Temple. This year will feature the Canadian Staff Songsters. Details

Saturday  April 20, 2019   | 7:00 PM

North York Temple, 25 Centre Avenue, North York

Free

II. EASTER PARADES

1. Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade

Toronto’s only Easter Parade in its 53rd  year. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Queen Street East and Munro Park Avenue, and continue along Queen Street East to Woodbine Avenue.

Free

2. Pickering Easter Parade

Join the route along Bay Ridges to see all the parade participants and floats.

This year’s theme is “Swing Into Spring!”. Details

Saturday,April 20, 2019  | 10:00 AM to  12:00 PM

Annland Street, Pickering

Free

III. Easter Egg Hunts/Easter Themed Events & Festivals

Easter Weekend Resort Getaway (North Kawartha)

Escape the city with the family for the Easter weekend to Viamede Resort! Help us welcome the 2019 baby chicks to our farm and learn how we keep them warm and fed until they are big enough to go outside. Our all-weekend long Easter Egg Hunt means you can send the kids out searching for eggs whenever you need a minute to yourselves. The kiddos will also love our chocolate making class (and we’ll clean up the mess!).

Details

April 19 to 21, 2019

Viamede Resort, 595 Mount Julian-Viamede Road, Woodview

Rates from $199-$419 per night

1. Easter Egg Nature Basket Workshop, Tour & Tea | Toronto

Celebrate spring at a hands-on workshop in a historic house in High Park. Create beautifully coloured eggs using homemade dyes and patterns from nature. Arrange with natural materials in your unique felt-made nest basket. Afterwards, tour Colborne Lodge, the 1837 home of John and Jemima Howard, and gather for tea, including sweet and savoury treats. Details

Adults: April 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Family: April 14, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Colborne Lodge
11 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

$17.50 to $32.50

2.Family Workshops: Easter Eggs | Toronto

Learn this ancient art form. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax resist techniques. Details

April 13, 14 & 20, 2019

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site – 67 Pottery Road, Toronto

$10 to $15

3. Easter Fest | Uxbridge

Amazing Easter Egg Hunt, Wagon / Train Ride, Animal Mystery Barnyard Game, Animated Singing Chicken & Fox Show Scavenger Hunt & more! ​​​ Details

April 13 -14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019 | 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Brook Farms, 122-141 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert

$15

4. Easterfest | Caledon

Join us for a day of fun! Face painting, crafts, baby animals, wagon rides, an Easter egg scramble, and more! ​​​  Details

April 13 to 21, 2019

Downey’s Farm Market, 13682 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon

 $13 per person

5. Easter at The Toronto Zoo

Hop on over to the Toronto Zoo this Easter weekend for some ‘egg-straordinary’ family fun! Bring your camera and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny on Friday and Saturday.
Also, visitors can check out our animals and their ‘egg-cellent’ enrichment. Did you know that there are many animals who eat eggs in the wild?  Details

April 19 to 22, 2019

Toronto Zoo

Free with Admission

6. Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event  | Burlington

Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with family at Ireland House Museum. Hunt the Easter egg trail for a golden egg and meet the Easter bunny! Throughout the day there will be children’s entertainment, a petting zoo (11:30 am to 2:30 pm), and Easter-themed games and crafts. Details

Saturday, April 13 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington

$10

7. Eggapalooza | Richmond Hill

Eggapalooza will take place Easter long weekend, at the Richmond Green Park. The event will feature an organized Egg Hunt, inflatables, train rides, petting zoos, photos with the Easter Bunny, a mini bonnet parade, a kite flying station, a stage with organized games and entertainment, and a creation station where guests will be able to make and take crafts. Additionally, a FIRST of its kind in Canada – the festival will also feature an egg hunt for visually impaired children. Details

April 19 – 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Richmond Green Park; 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E, Richmond Hill

$14.00

8. Good Friday Easter Eggs Hunt | Toronto

It’s The Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt, taking place at Kew Gardens. Meet the Easter Bunny, Princesses and get your face painted!  Don’t Forget Your Basket. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 11:00 AM to  2:00 PM

Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East, Toronto

Free

9. Easter EGGstravaganza | Toronto

Join Beasley Bear and his special guest, the Easter Bunny, for a fun filled day on Centre Island during Easter Weekend. This egg-citing pre-season event features some of your family’s favourite rides. Get your face fancifully painted, visit the farm animals at Far Enough Farm, and top it all off by taking part in our Easter Egg hunt! Collect brightly coloured eggs and redeem them for amazing prizes from Lindt Gold Bunny, Bear Paws Crackers, Oasis Juice, Jelly Belly Candy, Old Dutch Foods, Ring Pop, and much more! Details

 April 19 to 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto

$20 per person

10. EASTER HUNT Eggstravaganza  | Mississauga

No need to worry about the cold weather as our venues are indoors. THOUSANDS of plastic eggs are placed in easy to reach spots over our carpeted floors and playland structures. Each child will receive 1 SOLID 90g Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny. Individually packaged, Canadian Made & Nut Free!

Amazing Adventures Playland:

Argentia Location

Dundas East Location

Wolfedale Location

 April 19 & 22, 2019

1. Amazing Adventures Playland, 2885 Argentia Road, Unit 3, Mississauga
2. Amazing Adventures Playland1825 Dundas Street East, Unit 13, Mississauga
3. Amazing Adventures Playland, 3413 Wolfedale Road, Unit 11, Mississauga

$11.99 – $14.99

11. Round The Bend Farm Easter Hunt and Activities | Kettleby/King

Round The Bend Farm will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt for all–young and young at heart! Come any time and have fun finding a dozen different coloured eggs hidden in baskets around the farm, and exchange them for an Easter bag of treats. Details

 April 19 to 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Round the Bend Farm, 16225 Jane St. Kettleby, King

$6 per person aged 2 – 92

12. Kidnetix Annual Easter Egg Hunt | Toronto & Brampton

Join us  for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt at Kidnetix Brampton & Yorkdale locations. Hunt for Easter candies, face painting, meet Hunny the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, indoor playground fun & crafts. ​​​ Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Kidnetix, 100 Bridgeland Ave #1, Toronto
Kidnetix, 35 Van Kirk Dr unit 15, Brampton

$20/ child. Max 1 adult per child

13. Springridge Farm Easter Festival | Milton

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Bunny Face Painting, Bunny Ears to Colour and Wear, Wagon Ride & Farm Tour Access to The Fun Farm Yard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Pipe Slides, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout, Singing Chicken Show, Goat Mountain! ​​​  Details

April 19 to 21 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Springridge Farm, 7256 Bell School Line
Milton

 $13 per person

 14. Easter Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt | Hampton

Easter Egg Hunt – Recommended for ages 1 to 6. Children will begin their hunt by decorating their Easter egg basket in the greenhouse. Families will enjoy the tractor wagon ride (weather permitting) to go and see the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Children will trade their plastic eggs for a special treat in the greenhouse and plant a seed to take home for their garden.

Scavenger Hunt – Recommended for ages 7 to 12.  Children will proceed to the greenhouse where they will create an Easter craft. Families will ride the wagon (weather permitting) to their first scavenger hunt station. Children will follow the clues, placed around the farm. When their passport is complete, they can submit their completed answers for a special treat! ​​​ Details

Good Friday, Saturday, and Easter Sunday | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Pingle’s Farm Market, 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton

Children’s Admission – $10.99 per child (HST included)

Adult Admission – $8.99 per person (HST included)

15. Canada’s Largest Egg Hunt | Milton

This will NOT be a traditional egg hunt!  50,000 Eggs, 23 Acres!

Through the creation of the LARGEST egg hunt in Canada, we are providing families with a unique opportunity to have fun and collaborate with each other in this team-based event. + World’s Largest Nighttime Hunt.  Details

Saturday April 20th, 2019 | 10:00 AM to  9:00 PM

Milton Fairgrounds
136 Robert St.

$9.50-$15.00

16. Easter Hop-penings  | Whitchurch-Stouffville

Hop on by in celebration of Easter! Go on an Easter egg hunt, decorate a sugar cookie with an Easter theme and create a work of art! Pre-registration is required. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM

 Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Ave
Stouffville

Adults: $5, Children: $10

17.  Meet the Easter Bunny! | Markham

Hop along Main Street Markham and Meet the Easter Bunny! Get a photo with the Easter Bunny at the Gazebo and Main Street and Robinson Street. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Main Street Markham, 132 Robinson Street, Markham

Free

18. Easter Chocolate Workshop | Toronto

Instead of just eating chocolates on Easter, why not make it? On our Easter Chocolate Workshop hosted by Odile Chocolat, you will get to taste a variety of chocolates, roll vanilla-infused chocolate truffles, and leave with a box of your handmade sweet creations. Details

April 20 & 21, 2019

Odile Chocolat, 829 Dundas St W, Toronto

$49

19. Eggceptional Easter Fun | Newmarket

Drop in to the Elman W. Campbell Museum for an eggciting afternoon! Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy Easter displays, activities, egg decorating and light refreshments! Don’t forget to bring your camera!  Suitable for ages 4-10.  Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019  | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

The Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. South, Newmarket

$3/Child (cash at the door)

20. Easter Egg Hunt | Aurora

Hop on down to the Easter Egg Hunt brought to you in partnership with the Town of Aurora and the Girl Guides. Enjoy an egg-citing hunt, special games, and activities. The Optimist Club of Aurora is pleased to offer their annual Pancake Breakfast inside the Aurora Seniors Centre. A nominal fee will apply. ​​​ Details

 Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 09:30 AM – 01:00 PM

Aurora Seniors Centre, 90 John West way, Aurora and outside behind the centre along the Arboretum Trail.

$6, Advance tickets required.

21. Easter Eggstravaganza | Scarborough

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of music by TEAM T&Jplus Free Easter Bunny meet and greet, photos and more! Details

Saturday April 20  | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
Scarborough

Free

22. Easter in the Kingsway | Toronto

Join us for our Easter in the Kingsway event. Fun for the whole family! Easter Bunny Meet and Greet Chocolate and Easter surprise giveaways Arts & Crafts And more!!Details

Saturday April 20, 2019  | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bloor St West and Jackson Avenue

FREE

23. Easter Family Fun Day | Vaughan

We have an AWESOME day planned for you, including cotton candy, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, magic shows, the Easter bunny, real live bunnies, scavenger hunts and more!!!Details

Saturday April 20, 2019  | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Adventure Valley, 7015 Leslie Street

$5 – $10

24. Easter Egg Hunt | Mississauga

Hop on over to the Symphony Banquet Hall for a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the Kids for a Day of Fun! Face Painting, Games, Crafts, Prizes. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 10 AM to 6 PM

Symphony Banquet Hall
959 Derry Road East, Mississauga

Children $10 Toddlers $2

25. Easter Flower Shows | Toronto

Easter flowers are in full bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory. Both shows feature lilies, primroses, spring bulbs and cineraria.

Until End of April | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory

Free

IV. Easter Brunch

1. Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise | Toronto

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a 2-hour cruise on Toronto’s harbour aboard the Northern Spirit. Enjoy a delicious market-fresh buffet brunch and scenic views of the city’s iconic skyline and harbour. Onboard activities include an Easter egg hunt, face painting and Easter crafts for the kids. A perfect way for families to celebrate Easter Weekend!  ​​​ Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | Board: 12:00 pm ; Cruise 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Mariposa Cruises, 207 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto

$49.90 (child) – $64.90 (adult)

2. Montecito Presents Easter Brunch| Toronto

The menu offers classic brunch staples such as smoked salmon with traditional garnishes, scalloped potatoes, cocotte eggs with mushroom and goat cheese chive, omelettes, pancakes and much more! Montecito will also have a dessert bar station with custom cakes and mini desserts because, let’s face it – Easter brunch just isn’t complete without sweets! ​​​ Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Montecito Restaurant, 299 Adelaide Street West, Toronto

$55 per person

3. Easter Brunch Casa Loma | Toronto

Experience the splendour of Casa Loma this Easter Sunday. Our annual Easter Brunch, served in the stately elegance of Toronto’s famous castle, is an event your family will long remember. After brunch, explore the castle at your leisure.  ​​​ Details

Sunday April 21st, 2019

Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

$75 per person/ $55 per child (4-13 years old)

4. Easter Sunday Brunch | Mono

Join us on Easter Sunday for our first Sunday Brunch! Enjoy an a la carte menu and live music. Reservations required. ​​​ Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM onwards

Adamo Estate Winery, 793366 3rd Line EHS, Mono

a la carte menu

5. Easter Brunch at RBG | Burlington

Celebrate Easter at RBG! Stroll through the Gardens and join us for a delicious spread. Afterwards, walk through the indoor Mediterranean Garden and visit our winter exhibit. ​​​ Details

 Sunday April 21, 2019 | Two seatings to choose from: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W, Burlington

Adults $50, Children (age 4-12) $30, Toddler (age 1-3) $6

V.  Church Service

Attend a church service.

Easter: Best Story Ever!

Join us  for EASTER: Best Story Ever! Come as you are, dress how you want, and bring the whole family to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!  Each service lasts just about 1 hour with an uplifting + practical Easter message, vibrant music, prayer and more. Nursery (age 3 and under) and a children’s program (children Grade 5 and under) will be available during the 9:30 am and 11 am services. Refreshments, treats and a GIANT Easter egg hunt for kids will happen after the 9:30 am and 11 am services.

​​​ Details

 Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 8:15 AM, 9:30 AM and 11 AM

St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Free

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