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Toronto Spring Bucket List

By Toronto Bucket List

Spring is bloomin’ and plans are loomin’


Published March 06, 2020

Spring has nearly arrived, and just like the flowers that sprout, you know that it’s time to get out. From beautiful gardens to food-filled frenzies, spring time in Toronto has never looked more enticing. 

High Park Cherry Blossoms


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Behold the Japanese wonders that blossom within the city at High Park, making their stunning appearance in late April to early May. The Sakura cherry trees are situated in the Hillside Gardens, and only last about a week and a half, so make sure your visit is timely – and you have your camera ready!

When: Late April to Early May is peak viewing times
Where: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3

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Stackt Market

 
 
 
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Welcome to Toronto’s artsy, curated retail experience that features market goods, food and drinks, and on-site events for all to enjoy. Located in an unused and repurposed area, Stackt Market aims to provide the community and its guests with new and unconventional experiences, as well as an opportunity for chefs to create unique dishes. At Stackt, they believe “contemporary public space can be a place of inspiration, connection and community.” 

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 am to 1 am
Where: 28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6

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Tastemaker Toronto

 
 
 
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Get your appetite ready for a culinary festival situated within the historic Evergreen Brickworks. It’s fine dining festival-style, as the Kiln Building is transformed into a ‘foodie wonderland,’ and a unity of chefs serve up the best the city has to offer. An all-star lineup of chefs, paired with quality drinks and premium bands makes Tastemaker an undeniable experience.

When: May 2020
Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

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Doors Open Toronto

 
 
 
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the key to the city? On May 23 and 24th, Toronto opens its doors to over 150 buildings of significance city-wide. From architecture to history and culture, Doors Open Toronto is an opportunity to celebrate the past, present, and future of the city, in a free and rare all-access experience. 

When: May 23-24 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Various locations across the city

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CN Tower Climb for Nature

 
 
 
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Reach new heights at the CN Tower as you ‘Climb It For Change,’ taking 1,776 meaningful steps towards nature conservation. Now in its 30th anniversary and in partnership with the WWF, the ambitious climb is a chance for you to make your mark towards a better future for nature and wildlife. Whether you climb as an individual or as a team, this is a milestone and accomplishment to have pride in, with an astonishing view awaiting you up top.

When: April 4-5
Where: CN Tower, 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Price: $5 time chip fee and minimum $120 donation

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Blue Jays Game at the Rogers Centre

 
 
 
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Make your day a home run at the ol’ ball game, as you watch Canada’s one and only Major League team in Toronto’s premier sports venue, the Rogers Centre. The 55,000 capacity stadium plays host to 81 home games throughout the spring and summer. Grab a hot dog and a cold one, and enjoy the open dome air.

When: March 26 to September 20
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1

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Poutine Fest at Dundas Square

 
 
 
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Feast on a true Canadian staple at Dundas Square’s very own Poutine Fest. Famous poutine vendors from across the country congregate in Toronto’s largest  annual poutine festival. From True North Eats in Ottawa to Charlie’s Shack from Montreal, the finest poutines in the nation are assembled.

When: May 24-26
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8

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Edwards Gardens

 
 
 
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With the arrival of spring, Toronto’s  gardens come back to life. What better place to enjoy nature’s return than at Toronto’s Botanical Garden, Edwards Gardens. The manicured landscape of greenery makes for a nice stroll on a spring day, featuring flowers and perennials on the uplands, and wildflowers and rockery in the valley. Make your way down the walking trails as you explore the stunning floral displays among bridges and fountains before you.

When: Open everyday from 10 am to 8:30 pm 
Where: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2

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Toronto Comicon

 
 
 
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Brought to you by Fan Expo is Toronto’s Comic Con, a comic and cartoon convention that features exhibitors, presenters, workshops, and a star-studded celebrity guest lineup! This year, fans have the chance to meet stars from classics like Lord of the Rings, Power Rangers, Doctor Who, and Star Wars. Visitors will also have a chance to get their hands on exclusive memorabilia and merchandise, so dress to impress as your favorite character as fans unite in this weekend long event. 

When: March 20-22 from 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6
Price: $10-20 for youth, $20-30 for adults

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Run The Toronto Marathon  

 
 
 
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Partake in Toronto’s biggest annual marathon where runners from over 50 countries merge to raise money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! Participants have the choice between a 5K or half marathon walk, 5 or 10K run, or a half or full marathon. Entry fees vary based on your run or walk of choice. Register today and make a difference in the pursuit towards saving lives.

When: May 3rd
Where: Yonge & Sheppard, or Queen Elizabeth Building (depending on your chosen marathon) 

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(Cover Photo Courtesy of High Park Nature Centre)

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