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 and environmental education, eco-friendly markets and neighbourhood clean-up opportunities. Dig into our Earth Day Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA!

Special Events — Toronto

City of Toronto: Earth Day at Spadina Museum
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 11:00am–3:30pm
Where: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd, Toronto
City of Toronto’s Spadina Museum celebrates Earth Day with a free event, including crafts and learning, book swap and art exhibition.

Earth Day/Jour de la Terre at Downsview Park 
When: April 23, 2023
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 Vegan Earth Day
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Website: Facebook event

Hot Docs: “Free Willy”
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 2:30pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street, Toronto
To celebrate Earth Day, Hot Docs presents the classic family favourite “Free Willy” that teaches important lessons on animal conservation.

Fox Theatre: “Princess Mononoke”
When: April 22 & 27, 2023
Time: Saturday 9:15pm, Thursday 9:00pm
Where: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. East, Toronto:
Celebrate the beauty of our planet on Earth Day at the Fox Theatre with Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke” by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

Toronto Public Library Program Events
When: April 4-22, 2023
Where: Various Toronto Public Library locations
Website: (some programs may require pre-registration)

April 4 — Woodside Square Branch: Earth Day Craft!
April 13 — Pape/Danforth Branch: Saving Money and the Planet and Get Healthy: How to Workshop
April 19 — Don Mills Branch: Hands on Exotics for Teens
April 21 — Toronto Reference Library: Earth Day Film Screening – “Borealis” (2020)
April 22 — Bayview Branch: Earth Day Celebration!
April 22 — College/Shaw: Earth Day Story Time
April 22 — Riverdale Branch: Earth Day Craft!
April 22 — Jones Branch: Earth Day Crafts & Storytime

Special Events — Greater Toronto Area

UnityNet UNDRIP Day 2023 – Earth Day Drumming at City Halls
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 11:00am–1:00pm
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham
Website: Eventbrite link

Ride-In Registration: Earth Day 2023 Environmental Celebration
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 12:00–4:00pm
Where: Norton Place Park, 170 Clark Blvd., Brampton
Website: Eventbrite link

Royal Botanical Gardens — Family Fun Day: Spring Has Sprung 
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road, Burlington

Earth Day Markets

Earth Day Eco-Market
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden

EcoHamilton’s 2nd Annual Earth Day Market: Spring into Sustainability!
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Gage Park, 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton
Website: Eventbrite link

Clean-Up Events

Keep The Earth Fresh Toronto Community Cleanup (Yonge-Dundas Square)
When: March 25, 2023
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Website: Eventbrite link

City of Vaughan’s 20-Minute Makeover 
When: April 17-23, 2023
Where: Throughout Vaughan

Don’t Mess with the Don’s Earth Day Clean Up
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: 73 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto

Earth Day Community Clean-up at the Arsenal Lands
When: April 22, 2023
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Earth Month Cleanup Hike at Morningside Park
When: April 23, 2023
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: 390 Morningside Avenue, Toronto
Website: Eventbrite link

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