10 Events to Celebrate Earth Day




Show our planet just how much you care by celebrating Earth Day! Toronto and the GTA offer plenty of ways to honour Mother Nature with special activities happening in and around the city. Not only are these events fun but they also have an educational factor, too.

Celebrate Earth Day with our next generation. Here's where to go...

Earth Day Alternative Energy Tour at Canadian Automotive Museum
April 22, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about alternative energy vehicles. The tour will cover electric, steam, and even horse power! Regular admission rates apply, members free. 
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Centennial Park Clean Up - Our Place Initiative
April 22, 2017
Join the Friends of Centennial Park for our 2nd annual park clean up. All supplies will be provided. Please register online. Free event.
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Earth Day at Todmorden Mills
April 22, 2017
Rediscover how old-fashioned "make do and mend" habits can help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork, visit our historic 1940s Cottage, and tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Free admission.
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ParkPLAY for Earth Day
April 22, 2017
April 22nd is Earth Day! This year, Earth Day Canada is hosting ParkPLAY for Earth Day in Toronto. Show your support for outdoor adventure play by bringing your little ones (and your not so little ones) to our “Wild About Canada” POP-UP Adventure Playground. This is a great demonstration of what EDC's EarthPLAY program is all about — giving kids the opportunity to build, create, make-believe, get messy, invent, collaborate and take calculated risks. Free.
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Party for the Planet at Ripley's Aquarium
April 22 to 23, 2017
To shell-ebrate Earth Day, we’re throwing a party! But not just one party … TWO! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will be partying for the planet on April 22 & 23 from 9am to 4pm. Party for the Planet is our way of celebrating Earth Day as well as fostering environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fin-tastic family fun! So, swim on down and get a jellyfish painted on your face or dance along to our family-friendly DJ in the Discovery Centre!
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Toronto Botanical Garden Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day at TBG’s family-friendly event! Help plant the Teaching Garden; Create nature crafts with DiscoverAbility; Learn about urban wildlife with Toronto and Region Conservation; Listen to nature-themed stories told by Don Mills branch librarians; Enjoy a healthy smoothie made with FoodShare’s blender bike; Recycle your old batteries; and more! Free admission.
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Downsview Park Earth Day 2017
April 23, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day at Downsview Park! Register for a tree planting and join us for many outdoor activities, including a birds of prey demonstration, campfire, park tour and more! Free admission.
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Earth Day Don Walk: Spring in the Valley
April 23, 2017
Spring is here, and plants are awakening from their long winter naps. Join Evergreen on a guided plant walk as we explore the spring time landscape. While en route, we'll show the Valley some love and collect litter. Admission by donation.
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Evergreen’s Drop, Swap & Shop, an Earth Day Celebration
April 23, 2017
Drop your end-of-life electronics. Try swapping instead of shopping at our Swap Mall. Pass on things you don't use, like that funky purse that was never "you," for things you really want, like summer kids clothing, hockey gear or even records! Pick-up one-of-a-kind items from a variety of Swap Stores, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this cool event. Free admission.
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Family Fundays: Earth Matters at the ROM
April 23, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day at the ROM. Participate in hands-on activities, visit with live insects, learn about the connection between Monarch butterflies and Milkweed! AND MORE! Fun for the whole family
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