Easter in Toronto

Looking for something to do this Easter in Toronto? Here are three activities guaranteed to keep your family entertained all weekend:

Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade:

Toronto Beaches Easter Parade

The Lions starting the Easter Parade. Photo Credit: Toronto Beaches Lions Club

The Toronto Beaches Easter Parade is an institution in Toronto. Taking place every Easter Sunday at 2:00 pm, parade goers have braved sun, snow and rain. The parade is exactly what you would expect a small town parade to look like. Local kids hand out chocolate, merchants from Queen Street East participate and dogs from all over the beaches walk in the parade. This is in no way similar to Toronto’s famous Santa Clause Parade which is known for its extravagant floats. Instead expect few floats and lots of local bands, fire trucks and police cars. The parade begins at Queen and Munro Park and ends at  Queen and Woodbine. Arrive early to get a spot. The parade route is usually lined with sidewalk chalk and kids can play in the street.

The Toronto Zoo

Each year the Toronto Zoo hosts Easter weekend festivities that include special keeper talks,  egg hunts for some of the animals and activities for the kids. The festivities take place from today through Easter Monday.

The Zoo has a lot of zoo babies right now as well as two Giant Pandas so its definitely worth heading over with your children. The program is at no extra cost to the regular admission prices.

Easter in Toronto

Even the animals get in on the fun with special Easter treats hidden in their enclosures.

Easter Egg-Stavaganza at Centreville and Far Enough Farm

For the past few years Centreville has been hosting an Easter event on Toronto Island. For $15 you can purchase tickets to the event which takes place Saturday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Families can take the ferry from downtown Toronto over to Centre Island to ride some of the Centreville rides, play games, and hunt for eggs. The Legoland Discovery Centre will also be onsite. If you need more reasons to go there is also music, face painting and bouncy castles.  For more info and to buy tickets visit the Centreville website.

Easter Toronto

Centreville Egg-Stravagranza Photo Credit: Centreville Amusement Park

Whatever you get up to, I hope you and your family have a great Easter in Toronto!

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