19 things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 17-19

Mar 17 2017, 1:16 am

Happy St. Paddy’s Day weekend, Toronto!

From festivities to family events, this weekend is full of fun in Toronto. Head out and check out what is going on in the 6ix this weekend.

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Toronto ComiCon 2017

ComiCon is back! Boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests, this year should be a good one. Guests include a Degrassi reunion, as well as the Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd
When: March 17 to 19

St Paddy’s at Dublin Calling

St. Paddy’s Day pancakes for the first 100 people through the door and then look forward to a full day of Irish Party Favours, live bands, snacks, dancing, and DJs at this downtown bar.

Where: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
When: March 17 at 11 am

Letterkenny Pop-Up Shop

Let’s have a Donnybrook, Toronto! Canada’s Best Comedy Series Letterkenny is hosting a pop-up shop in Toronto this weekend.

Where: 277 Queen Street West
When: March 17 and 18 from 11 am to 6 pm, March 19 from 11 am to 4 pm

Steam Whistle’s St. Patrick’s Day Party

The annual St. Patrick’s Day party at Steam Whistle Brewing is back. Get lucky here with brewery-fresh Pilsner, eats from the Irish Embassy, Irish dancers and foot-stomping, and more.

Where:  255 Bremner Boulevard
When: March 17 at 4 pm

AGO Friday Nights: An Evening with Jack Charles

For one night only, Jack Charles performs solo at the AGO, telling stories and singing songs that span a lifetime of political activism, art, addiction and crime.

Where:  Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
When: March 17 at 7:30 pm

39th Martian Awareness Ball

Mary Margaret and Marcus O’Hara’s out of this worlds annual party! All star performers at this year’s Awareness Ball.

Where:  The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West
When: March 17 at 9 pm


Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Evita is the story of the charismatic and controversial Eva Perón, whose beauty and ambition vaulted her from poverty to power as the First Lady of Argentina. Today, Eva remains one of the most complex female political figures of the last century.

Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
When: March 17 to 26

The Space Chums Pajama Party Brunch

Join the Space Chums for their first ever Pajama Party Brunch! Wear your favorite Pajamas and bring your dancing slippers.

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: March 18 at 10 am

Spring Shoreline Clean-Up

Sea Shepherd Toronto Chapter, in collaboration with Terracycle.ca, invite you to join their crew for a spring shoreline clean-up! This event will take place rain or shine so please be sure to dress for the weather.

Where: Boardwalk, South of Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East
When: March 18 at 11 am

Trillium Chapter Brewery Collectibles Spring show

The show will have a number of booths around the brewery that will have items such as old labels, coasters, tap handles, growlers, posters, ash trays, signage, bottles, cans, trays, barrels, crates and more.

Where: Great Lakes Brewery, 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke
When: March 18 at 11 am to 2 pm

March Break Event 2017: Princess and Superhero Event

Take the family to North York and check out Princess and Superhero Event! Rumour has it Belle and the Beast will be joining in the fun.

Where: 1183A Finch Ave. W., unit 2
When: March 18 at 11 am to 12:30 pm

Amsterdam BrewHouse

Spend St. Paddy’s day at this 14,000 square foot facility on Toronto’s lakeside where festivities include live bands, video DJ battles, a fiddle, a free pancake breakfast in the morning, Irish entertainers, BBQ, pizzas, and more.

Where: 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto
When: March 18, 11 am

Guinness SPD Toronto

Year after year Guinness SPD has proven to be Toronto’s favourite all-day St. Patrick’s Day party. Head down for the free pancake breakfast, enjoy a delicious Guinness, or most importantly dance with your best friends to the live bands for an authentic Irish all day party you do not want to miss.

Where: 11 Polson Street
When: March 18 at 11 am to 9 pm

Toronto Spring Festival: Jik Jik 4

Toronto Spring Festival is an annual multidisciplinary arts and culture festival that brings people together to celebrate the coming of spring.

Where: 192 Spadina Avenue
When: March 18 at 12 pm

Milky Chance

The German folk group that brought us “Stolen Dance” are back with more grooves. Milky Chance’s follow up to 2013’s Sadnecessary is Blossom, their latest album which is being released this year, and they’re in town this weekend.

Where: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West
When: March 18 at 7 pm

Vogue: A Madonna Themed Dance Party

Dancing. Madonna. Sneaky Dee’s. What else do you really need to know?

Where: Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street
When: March 18 at 10 pm

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Spring Break Edition

A day full of local artisans, good local food and even better locally crafted cocktails. Take a break along side 40 of Toronto’s best who we have curated to bring you a spring worthy selection of fashion, vintage, local and handcrafted goods.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: March 19 at 10 am to 4 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

If you’re not too hung over from your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, make sure to check out the city’s largest Irish-themed event. The parade starts around 12:30 pm at St. George and Bloor and will run down Yonge Street before finally ending at Nathan Philips Square.

Where: St. George and Bloor Street West
When: March 19 at 12:30 pm

The 9th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

Attention Toronto foodies, the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off is back for the ninth delicious year. Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the competitive baking contest features professional and amateur bakers  as they compete for prizes in a variety of confectionery categories. Last year, the event attracted approximately 50 bakers and more than 500 eaters.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: March 19 at 2 pm


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