Ben & Jerry’s has hosted Free Cone Day since 1979…and it’s happening again this Tuesday! Starting at noon, free ice cream will be given away on the Ryerson campus, so start thinking of what flavours you want now! I’m going for mint chocolate chip.
When: April 4th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: 40 Gould Street
Level Up Showcase is celebrating Ontario’s best video games in class for 2017. This is a free event and attendees are invited to play games created by students from post-secondary schools across Ontario. You can test out games using the latest technology, including VR, motion sensing and more. “Growing each year, the Level Up Showcase is the biggest Toronto event for players, developers, and recruiters, to get the inside scoop on the future leaders of the game industry.”
When: April 5th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Design Exchange (234 Bay Street)
“In the world where foundations are shifting, where even the seasons have become less distinct, we mark the start of spring with movement, mobilizing ourselves toward an unseen goal.” Toronto-based DJ, BAMBII, is headlining the event with the support of members from Yes Yes Y’all collective. There will be artist projects featured by dancer-choreographer Zoja Smutny, whose project Rosé Porn will be making its way to the AGO. This will be complimented by hands-on collective art projects, pop-up talks with artists and thinkers, as well as food and drink!
When: April 6th from 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario
If you’re a coffee or tea lover – who isn’t – then this an absolute must. Indie cafes from all over Toronto are joining together under one roof this weekend to celebrate the local talents and passions of our community. There will be free drink samples, new beans and recipes, industry tips and tricks, as well as the opportunity to experience the coffee and tea culture and buy your own beans/leaves to take home!
When: April 8th and 9th from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: The Glass Factory
If tea and coffee’s not your thing, then you can go drink wine all day instead! Get to know the local Riverside shops, eateries and bars during their third annual Winefest. Enjoy a week of wine tastings, talks and classes, shopping, and local dining!
When: April 4th at 4:00 PM – April 9th at 10:00 PM
Where: Riverside District (along Queen Street East between the DVP and Empire Avenue)
For the fifth Spur Toronto Festival, the topic will be ‘Risk’. Spur is a festival of politics; it engages Canadians to discuss current issues and promote positive change. It features presenters, scientists, artists, writers and speakers that will debate their ideal society. This year, Spur will cover the subjects of Geopolitics, Environment, Energy, Food, Health, Culture, Economics, Security and Education. To see the full programming, including film screenings and musical performances, you can click here.
When: April 6th at 5:00 PM – April 10th at 4:00 PM