416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (Apr.5 – Apr.7)

Food Truck FoodThe weekend is here again and there is a lot going on in Toronto. If you’re a Foodie, a Health Nut, looking for a deal or maybe want to discover a new neighbourhood, get your iCal ready ’cause here comes my TOP5!

The Good Food and Drink Festival – This is a foodie’s dream and a dieter’s nighmare. A three day exhibition of the newest food trends, international cuisine samples and gourmet drinks. Celebrity appearances this year include The Food Network’s Anna Olson and Eat St.’s James Cunningham (you know what that means – FOOD TRUCKS!). Walk the Direct Energy Centre tasting something new at each booth while watching cooking demos all weekend. The more you sample, the more you get your money’s worth. For tickets and other info click HERE.

Free MarketReally, Really Free Market – This community event takes place this Saturday afternoon at Campbell Park, and yes, it’s really, really free. Bring what you can spare, take what you need, leave the rest. It’s kind of like a potluck, only for goods and services. At the end of the day, all leftover items will be donated to various community based sites.

Total Health Show – Learn all about healthy living this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Check out the panel presentation on food, herbs and spices as medicine and watch documentaries at the Total Health Film Festival, including Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business Part II, and Me, the Bees and Cancer. Q&A sessions to be held after screening.

Cottage LivingCottage Living in the City – If you own a cottage or dream of owning one, head West to the International Centre this weekend for the Cottage Life Show. The event features include wildlife centre, cottage kitchen and workshop, competitions, and above all a chance to see everyone’s favourite Scottish design export: Colin and Justin. For tickets and show information click HERE.

Queen West Walking Art Tour – Join Gladstone‘s cultural guru and famed Toronto arts and design writer Betty Ann Jordan this Saturday on a tour through Queen Street West’s shops, galleries and art-lined alleyways. Toronto’s Art and Design District, between Gladstone and Bathurst, is home to hundreds of galleries, fashion and design venues and unique restaurants. It’s a wonderful way to get to know the neighbourhood.


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