Park, Forestry and Recreation Easter Weekend Schedule

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Ward 18 Residents are encouraged to take part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt in Dufferin Grove Park. There are also plenty of other activities taking place in Toronto parks this weekend:

Programs, services and permits:

Friday, April 18: Due to the holiday, not all Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs and services will be offered. Regularly scheduled programs and permits at all facilities are cancelled, except for scheduled tournament or league play.

Saturday, April 19: All programs and services will operate as usual.

Monday, April 21: Due to the holiday, not all Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs and services will be offered. Regularly scheduled programs and permits at all facilities are cancelled, except for scheduled tournament or league play.

The following facilities will offer family fun activities during the weekend:

Riverdale Farm

The perfect destination for families. Visit the farm to see cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits and newborn lambs. While you’re there, visit the Residence and the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

Toronto Islands

Catch a ferry to Ward's Island, just minutes away from the downtown core. The Toronto Islands offer holiday fun for the whole family. It's a great place to walk, roll, cycle, explore and enjoy the city skyline.

Playground Paradise

Located at Flemingdon Park Community Centre the playground offers excellent family fun for children 12 years and under. Kids can play on a two-storey play structure, go down the spiral slide, swing on the track ride, climb the cargo elevator, talk to friends through the talk tube and play in the ball pool with over 8,000 balls.

Easter weekend public hours:

Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

Fee: $2.50 per child

For more information: 416-395-6014

High Park Zoo

Come visit the park's animal attraction and meet our spring babies. Located on Deer Pen Road, the zoo offers both domestic and exotic animals including bison, llamas, peacocks, deer, highland cattle and capybara. Hand feed the llamas in the llama pen on weekends (April through October) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The animal attraction is open daily year-round to visitors from 7 a.m. to dusk.

Preview of spring flower shows

The spring flower shows are in full bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory. Both shows feature various spring flowering plants: cyclamen, kalanchoe, primula, crocuses, tulips and daffodils. The Easter flower shows open at both conservatories on April 13 and run until May 4. Both conservatories are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call Centennial Park Conservatory at 416-394-8543 and Allan Gardens Conservatory at 416-392-7288.  

Easter Weekend at City of Toronto Historic Sites

Colborne Lodge will offer Easter-themed tours this coming weekend both Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. Todmorden Mills will host a free Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19 from 12 to 4 p.m. There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic Gibson House kitchen Sunday afternoons. From 1 to 5 p.m., visitors can relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies.

All City of Toronto Historic Sites will be closed on Friday, April 18. Details about weekend hours of operation are available online under What's On at http://www.toronto.ca/museums.

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