Earth Day is the perfect time to show your appreciation for our environment, just as Ontario starts to sprout for Spring! Cherry blossoms begin to bloom and everyone wants to get back outside into nature. Around town, you can find special events, environmental education, and neighbourhood clean-up opportunities. Earth Day falls on April 22 this year, but there are events all through the month. Dig into our Guide to Earth Day Events in Toronto and the GTA!

Special Events — Toronto

Toronto History Museums: Earth Day Activities
When: April 6-28, 2024
Where: Various locations
Celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April at Toronto History Museums to enjoy a variety of environment-focussed events and cultural opportunities. Most events are free, including up-cycling workshops, clean-up events, art exhibits, and community walks for all ages.

Evergreen Brick Works: Earth Day
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto
Spend the day at Evergreen Brick Works celebrating Earth Day with numerous environment-centred activities, including swap meets, nature play, exhibits, workshops, and more.

Ontario Science Centre: Eco Fair
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto

Leslieville/Riverdale Earth Day Together 2024
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Various locations

Hot Docs: “The Lorax”
When: April 21, 2024
Time: 1:30pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street, Toronto
To celebrate Earth Day, Hot Docs in association with the Ontario Science Centre presents the family favourite “The Lorax”, based on the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss.

Earth Day/Jour de la Terre at Downsview Park 
When: April 28, 2024
Time: 11:00am–4:00pm
Where: Parc Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave., North York
Hug a tree on Earth Day at Downsview Park to enjoy free hands-on activities, learning opportunities with the staff, plus vendors and more.

Toronto Public Library Program Events
When: April 6-27, 2024
Where: Various Toronto Public Library locations
Website: (some programs may require pre-registration)

Friends of Allan Gardens: Earth Day Family Program
When: April 20-21, 2024
Time: 10:30am -12:30pm
Where: Allan Gardens, 98 Horticultural Ave., Toronto
Website: Facebook Events: Day 1 & Day 2

Scarborough Environmental Association: Green Fair & Free Repairs
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 12:00-5:00pm
Where: East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough
Website: Facebook Event

Earth Day at Lambton House
When: April 21, 2024
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas Street, Toronto
Website: Facebook event

Special Events — Greater Toronto Area

Earth Day in Downtown Markham
When: April 17, 2024
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Where: Bradburn House, 20 Mackenzie’s Stand Avenue, Markham
Website: Eventbrite Page

Brimacombe Earth Day Celebration
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Brimacombe (Gate 4), 4098 Regional Road 9, Orono

Mississauga Library: Celebrate Earth Day
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Hazel McCallion Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga

Clean-Up Events

Yonge-Dundas BIA: Clean Day
When: April 19, 2024

Friends of Regent Park: Community Cleanup
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Regent Park, 620 Dundas St. East, Toronto
Website: Facebook Post

Sustainable Milton: Earth Day Cleanup
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Milton Sports Centre, 605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Milton
Website: Eventbrite Page

Cherry Beach Earth Day Community Clean Up and Celebration
When: April 20, 2024
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Where: Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry Street, Toronto
Website: Eventbrite Page

City of Vaughan’s 20-Minute Makeover 
When: April 22-28, 2024
Where: Throughout Vaughan

Don’t Mess with the Don’s Earth Day Clean Up
When: April 21, 2024
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: 73 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto

Get out and enjoy the season with our list of Spring events here!