Celebrating the April Long Weekend

POSTED ON April 4, 2022 BY Justine Smith

Spring has arrived and as we begin to enjoy more hours of daylight and warmer weather, the April long weekend quickly approaches! Put on your cosiest sweater, dust off your spring coat, and head to Toronto’s Downtown West April 15th – 17th, whether you’re visiting loved ones or looking for fun activities, you’ll find what you need in the Entertainment District.

Dinner Parties

This year will be very special for many families and friends reuniting now that it is finally safe to do so. If you’re entertaining guests or planning to visit loved ones, let Millie on Oxley Street take care of desserts and flowers. Hosting? Why not put your feet up, relax and have your party catered by Fresh & Wild on Spadina Avenue. Featured items below! 

Millie Desserts – Millie Patisserie & Creamery – 12 Oxley Street, Unit 101

If you want to WOW your guests with delicious, mouth-watering desserts, or treat someone special with a gorgeous dried flower bouquet – head over to Mille Desserts on Oxley Street.

Established in 2013, Millie makes delicate desserts with classic French technique, combined with Japanese flavours and methods, using only the best and freshest possible ingredients, and perfect execution every time.

Crepe Cake – Ombré

A colourful handmade crepe cake is perfect for special events – to make it even more special, add 24k gold leaf, absolutely gorgeous!

Dried Flower Arrangements

A selection of unique & beautiful, in-season dried flower arrangements, both Full Bouquets and Single Stem options available.

Fresh & Wild – 69 Spadina Ave

Fresh & Wild opened its doors at 69 Spadina Ave in 2007, patterned after popular urban boutique food markets found in cities like New York, London and Paris. In addition to fresh produce and a wide selection of specialty and conventional grocery items, they’ve incorporated a cafe, a deli counter with fresh meat and seafood sections and a collection of cheese from around the globe, as well as an incredible range of gourmet ready meals, prepared on site from scratch daily, by their talented chefs. Lastly, they offer catering services to suit your taste and budget for small groups of 6, and up to 500 guests!

Party Platters

Hosting events can be challenging, let Fresh & Wild handle the finger food so you can enjoy the company of your guests and mingle instead of managing the kitchen.

Hot Meals

Your catering solution for family gatherings. There’s something for every taste.


Always an amazing choice, salads are made fresh daily with the freshest produce. These are not your basic salads!

Arts & Entertainment 

Enjoy a night (or day) on the town. We are so excited to welcome patrons back to the district to enjoy arts & entertainment at some of the City’s most iconic venues. Bring the kids to a family friendly performance at Roy Thompson Hall – Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi, part of the YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT series. Meanwhile, grownups can head to the Mirvish production of ROOM.

Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King Street West

To say that the pandemic has made theatre impossible in Toronto is an understatement. In the last two years, only a handful of shows have been on the stages of the Mirvish theatres under very restrictive conditions. But this spring holds the most promising opportunity for theatre to truly return to our city, albeit with safety protocols in place. Celebrate the return of this artform over the long weekend: ROOM will play April 5 to May 8, 2022 at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre.

Lucien Duncan-Reid and Alexis Gordon Photo by Dahlia Katz.tsman


Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room has now been adapted as a new play with songs by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, the film won Academy Awards®, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.

You will not want to miss this “story that is in some ways a harrowing one, that brings many in the audience to tears. Yet is also a tremendously beautiful, vivid and uplifting show about the power of a mother’s love.” (The Scotsman)

Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe St

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT – Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi

Delight in a musical menagerie as the TSO and Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser bring two animal adventures vividly to life through performance and narration. Prokofiev’s timeless symphonic fable, Peter and the Wolf, is paired with Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin—a World Première.

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor | Djennie Laguerre, host and narrator | Jonathan Crow, violinLincoln Haggart-Ives, violin ( 2021 Play Along Rising Star Award Winner) Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel, based on an original children’s book about the wonders that encouragement can accomplish.


After your big night out at the theatre or symphony, you’ll want to wind down the next day by enjoying a delicious Brunch. O&B Canteen is a bright and casual restaurant and Grab & Go counter located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. While you’re there, see what’s playing at the movies, the restaurant is conveniently located in the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  

CANTEEN – TIFF Bell Lightbox – 330 King St. W.

Whether you’re in the mood for some classics, like Canteen Breakfast and Avocado Toast, or looking to try something from the new menu, like  Uncle Beauty’s Chicken + French Toast and Babel Shakshuka, their carefully curated brunch menu has you covered. Cheers to brunch!

Fairmont Royal York – 100 Front St W

Fairmont Royal York celebrates Easter and the splendour of Spring! From elegant Afternoon Tea served amongst cherry blossom trees in CLOCKWORK Champagne & Cocktails to decadent buffet brunches served in the refined REIGN dining room, review offers for the month of April and Easter weekend.

Afternoon Tea, Served Saturday & Sunday, enjoy housemade buttery scones, savory sandwiches, and delectable pastries, while you sip on Fairmont curated quality teas.

CN Tower –  290 Bremner Blvd


For a limited time, meals ordered from the children’s menu (12 and under) are 50% off, when you dine at 360 Restaurant between 4 pm and 6 pm. Book online and select the “50% off children’s menu time slot.”

Offer applies to reservations between 4 pm and 6 pm only. Maximum four (4) children per reservation, 12 years of age or younger. Offer applies to meals ordered from the children’s menu only. Offer valid through to April 30, 2022. Offer subject to availability. Offer subject to change without notice. Discount applied at time of billing. May not be combined with any other program or offer.


There are thrills. And then there’s walking 116 storeys above Toronto with nothing but a harness securing you. This is EdgeWalk, the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk and the first of its kind in North America. For everything from unique date ideas and graduations to parties and team achievements, mark major moments with a Walk in the clouds and get inspired like nowhere else!



As we welcome the spring season and warmer weather, The SoHo Hotel is offering limited-time savings to help plan your weekend getaway!

It is truly the best time to experience Downtown Toronto, and The SoHo Hotel is the perfect location to be in the center of it all. Stroll through Harbourfront, visit the CN Tower, or enjoy delectable Italian dining at Moretti Restaurant and Caffe, then relax in our newly renovated, luxurious accommodations. Your spring visit will guarantee a fresh perspective on all Toronto has to offer.


  • Book a stay in one of our spacious rooms or suites during Easter long weekend and enjoy 20% off our best available rate
  • Offer available from Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Book using promotional code: EASTER2022