Whether it’s a vintage blazer, a chocolate masterpiece, or an enriching film, treat yourself to something special this week at these Toronto offerings.

Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada

Stolen Time

Directed by Helene Klodawsky, this compelling documentary follows charismatic elder rights lawyer Melissa Miller as she takes on the corporate for-profit nursing home industry, battling for transparency and accountability from powerful long-term care corporations. With surprising testimonies from families, frontline caregivers and advocates, this is a rare look inside an urgent crisis with ramifications for us all. More info.

When: April 2-3

Where: Hot Docs Cinema


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Gardiner Museum (@gardinermuseum)

Soulful Vessels: Spoken Word and Ceramic Art 

This event will bring together Toronto artists from across disciplines to share poetic interpretations inspired by the exhibit Magdalene Odundo: A Dialogue with Objects. Artists will present spoken word pieces based on the themes, emotions, and narratives in Odundo’s exquisite ceramic work. Visitors can view the exhibit as part of this event— go see it before it closes on April 21! More info.

When: April 3

Where: Gardiner Museum 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Tarragon Theatre (@tarragontheatreto)

El Terremoto

This generational immigrant story is a look into the lives of the Jurado sisters and the life they’ve built in Canada 20 years post-immigration. When an earthquake nearly destroys the city, a shocking turn of events splits their world wide open. This dramatic comedy from Dora-Award-winning playwright Christine Quintana will have its world premiere this week. More info. 

When: April 3-21

Where: Tarragon Theatre

Courtesy of TUFF

Toronto Ukrainian Film Festival

Ukranian-driven storytelling takes center stage this week with a lineup of eight captivating films and documentaries at the Toronto Ukrainian Film Festival. These films tell stories of bravery, love, compassion, and fierce resistance, and showcase the captivating work of contemporary Ukrainian filmmakers. Plus, all proceeds from TUFF 2024 go to the Second Front Ukraine Foundation and the humanitarian work of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. More info.

When: April 4-7

Where: The Royal Cinema


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by TO Food and Drink Fest (@tofoodanddrinkfest)

T.O. Food and Drink Fest

Foodies unite! The T.O. Food and Drink Fest is Canada’s largest food and drink festival, promising 3 epic days of tastings, classes, and pairings. See Toronto’s top chefs in action, become a master mixologist with hands-on cocktail-making classes, stop by the city’s best food trucks, and enjoy live music all weekend long. More info. 

When: April 5-7

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Courtesy of Toronto Vintage Show

Toronto Vintage Show

Vintage lovers, treat yourself to a shopping spree this weekend! Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing returns to Toronto with a massive selection of fashion from the 1950s to 1980s. From cocktail attire to streetwear to summer-ready sun dresses, find a hidden gem from the past for your wardrobe from the 130 vendors in attendance. More info.

When: April 6-7

Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Toronto is Not Boring (@toronto.is.not.boring)

Chocolate Self Love Paint Meditation

In need of some self-love? Or maybe a sweet treat? This immersive workshop has you covered on both fronts. Participants will receive a handcrafted chocolate canvas and edible paints to create their own edible chocolate art masterpieces. Reflect on meditative prompts as you paint in a comfy, judgement-free atmosphere. This sounds like a delicious indulgence for both body and mind. More info.

When: April 6

Where: 25 Liberty St


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lisa Rideout (@rideoutl)

Sex With Sue

Celebrate the life and legacy of iconic Canadian sex educator Sue Johanson with this special screening of the documentary Sex With Sue. The doc explores Sue’s prolific career and the lasting impact of her work in sex education. Following the film, join director Lisa Rideout, producer Sam Dunn and Sue Johanson’s daughter Jane Johanson for a post-screening Q&A. More info.

When: April 7

Where: Hot Docs Cinema