The CN Tower Climb for WWF Canada

  • The CN Tower (301 Front Street West)
  • 6 a.m.

How are those knees doing? The CN Tower Climb invites you to take them for a workout and participate in this annual fundraising event. Yes, there are a lot of stairs but honestly, it’s much easier than it looks. Plus, you can feel good knowing that the money raised is going to the World Wildlife Fund. Start training! The public climb is Saturday; there’s also a team event two days prior, on Thursday, April 25. Check in at Gate 8 at the Rogers Centre.

Details: The CN Tower Climb for WWF Canada

SHE SAID BOOM: Feminist Zine Making Symposium

  • Multiple venues
  • 10 a.m.

Now’s your chance to get in on the DIY culture that’s been booming these past few years. SHE SAID BOOM: Feminist Zine Making Symposium is a multi-day event that culminates with a zine-making workshop (where you’ll learn the ins and outs of creating a zine) to collaboratively create a feminist zine. Following the day of creating and workshops, there’ll be a launch and dance party with performances and readings (and a chance to buy said zine).

Details: SHE SAID BOOM: Feminist Zine Making Symposium

PULP: paper art party

  • Metropolis Factory (50 Edwin Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

PULP, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a paper playground where anyone can do artsy things to the walls. It makes sense then that they are holding a paper art party (with over 20 paper artists) where you can let your creative self run free. Featuring an appearance from the Lemon Bucket Orkestra! Proceeds from the event will go towards Architecture For Humanity Toronto and future projects by PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design.

Details: PULP: paper art party

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I Thought There Were Limits

Kika Thorne's Singularity. Photo by Scott Massey, courtesy of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

Kika Thorne's Singularity. Photo by Scott Massey, courtesy of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

  • Justina M Barnicke Gallery (7 Hart House Circle)
  • All day

When’s the last time you attempted to reconceptualize the dimensions of space? If it’s been a while, you might consider checking out a new exhibition called I Thought There Were Limits, which aims to do just that. This particular exhibit is unique in that the artwork forms a relationship with the site itself (in this case, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery). The work on display is brought to you by curator Julia Abraham (as part of the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto). The artists include Karen Henderson, Yam Lau, Gordon Lebredt, Kika Thorne, and Josh Thorpe.

Details: I Thought There Were Limits

Illustrator Gemma Correll Fills a Toronto Shop With Pug-Themed Merch

A pugerrific pillow print.

A pugerrific pillow print.

  • Magic Pony (680 Queen Street West)
  • All day

For someone well known for her expressive and awwww-inducing drawings of pugs, U.K.-based illustrator Gemma Correll came to her love of the animal late. “I was always a cat person growing up, so I think the pug was like my gateway dog,” she said at Magic Pony, an art and design shop on Queen West that is currently hosting The Mr. Pickles Fan Club, the first Canadian exhibition of her work.

Details: Illustrator Gemma Correll Fills a Toronto Shop With Pug-Themed Merch

Hot Docs Festival

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  • Multiple venues
  • All day

Spring in Toronto is marked by an influx of bikes on the streets, people returning to our parks, and, of course, the Hot Docs festival.

While the weather has so far not fully cooperated with the first two of those activities, rain and cold weather aren’t a hindrance to catching some world-class documentaries. The festival turns 20 this year, but a quarter-life crisis is nowhere in sight. The largest non-fiction film shindig in North America continues to impress, with 205 documentaries screening over 10 days, including 44 world premieres, and films from 43 countries. It’s a lot, but we’re here to help!

Details: Your Guide to Hot Docs 2013

Living Art Comes to the Gladstone Hotel

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  • Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
  • 11 a.m.
Details: Living Art Comes to the Gladstone Hotel