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19 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, March 11

Ainsley Smith Mar 09, 2018 6:00 am 809

Sunday Funday has arrived!

If you’re looking for something to do other than brunch, check out these awesome events happening in the city today.

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

What: The 13th annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival returns, featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, hilarious sketches, and special performances. Today is the last day of the festival.

When: March 11
Where: Theatre Centre Cafe, 1115 Queen Street West

Sale Event Warehouse Sale

What: Stock up on your favourite beauty and lifestyle brands including L’Oreal , Johnson & Johnson, Cover Girl, Revlon, Dove, and more at up to 75% off.

When: March 11
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road

Lucan Coutts x Max Whitehead – Resonance

What: Two of Toronto’s most prominent street photographers are hosting an exhibit in the city. Lucan Coutts and Max Whitehead’s photos have been seen millions of times through their social media accounts, and now you can view their work in person.

When: Now until March 14
Where: Black Cat – Artspace, 2186 Dundas Street West


What: CONVENIENCE is an exhibit fronting as a quasi-convenience store. Featuring the work of Heidi Cho, Meera Sethi, Manny Trinh, Michael Veneracion, Xiaojing Yan, and Shellie Zhang, it explores the stereotypes associated with Asian immigrant life.

When: Now until March 15
Where: 187 Augusta Avenue

Samko Miko Toy Book Warehouse Sale

What: Have a children’s birthday coming up? You can shop from thousands of big name toys and books. Brands include: Disney, Minions, MegaBloks, Crayola, Thomas, Fisher Price, Hot Wheels, Vtech, Barbie, and more.

When: Now until March 18
Where: 60 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill

 Mr.B’s Spring Sketchers Sale

What: Spring is coming, which means it’s time to stock up on some new kicks. You can shop for sneakers for the entire family at this massive sale.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Mr.B’s, 1590 Matheson Blvd

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

What: Discover the world as a family this March Break at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. Guests can enjoy 100 films from 40 countries, interactive screenings, and the chance to play in digiPlaySpace, TIFF’s very own film playground.

When: Now until March 18
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Cinesphere March Break Star Wars Screenings

What: Whether you’re a Sith lord or a Jedi Knight, this March Break the Cinesphere is the place to be for all those who love space opera. Located amidst the shimmering waters of the revitalized Ontario Place, there really is no better way to experience one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2017 than in Toronto’s famous geodesic dome, on the 10-story high screen.

When: Now until March 18, showings are 3:30 pm & 7:15 pm
Where: Ontario Place Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Winter at Ontario Place

What: New this year, Winter at Ontario Place is a family-friendly event features various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink, and film screenings at the recently re-opened Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 18, 5 am to 12 am
Where: Ontario Place

Skating at Harbourfront Centre

What: When the temperature starts to drop, it’s officially time to go skating. The Natrel Rink is complete with heated indoor change rooms and its own rink-side bar and grill for those interested in getting a snack post-skate. The best part? Skating at the Harbourfront rink is totally free. 

When: Now until the end of March (weather permitting)
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West 

Winter Stations

What: Winter Stations returns for its fourth year, welcoming international designers to bring public art installations to Toronto’s beaches. Winners had to follow Winter Stations 2018 theme, RIOT: violent disturbance; uproar; outburst of uncontrolled feelings; a large or varied display.

The result has been some of the most interesting and beautiful public art in the city.

When: Now until April 1
Where: The Toronto Beaches

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What: This March, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival returns to four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto! Tickets are available online starting at $5.75.

When: Now until April 8
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This winter, you can experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation The Riverbed at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park

Men’s Fashion Week

What: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week finishes off this weekend, showing off some of the most cutting-edge runway presentations and showrooms in menswear.

When: March 11
Where: 1 Yonge Street

TNT Final Clearance Sale

What: TNT is holding a massive clearance sale for its men and women collections at its Yorkville location. If you’re in the market for some new clothes, you need to check this sale out. Shoppers can enjoy massive savings on items from a wide-range of high-end designers.

When: March 11
Where: TNT Yorkville, Yorkville Village, 87 Avenue Rd.

Sugar Shack TO

What: Taking place the first weekend of March Break, this all-ages event celebrates the “end of winter with two sugar shacks serving up fresh maple taffy, ice activities, winter marketplace, specialty bar, live music and much more!”

When: March 11, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive

Great Photographers: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

What: Discover the woman behind the camera in this eye-opening portrait of the renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz, the person responsible for some of the most memorable images of the past several decades.

When: March 11, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

What: The St. Patrick’s Day parade is back for another exciting year and will celebrate Irish culture, history, and heritage. The parade is recognized as the largest Irish themed event in Toronto and is fun for all ages.

When: March 11, 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: The parade will start at Bloor and St George, continue down Yonge and finish at Nathan Phillips Square

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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