Can't miss Toronto events of the week: March 11 to 17

Mar 8 2019, 9:04 pm

A new week in Toronto means a new lineup of awesome events to check out in the city.

Here’s what’s happening in Toronto this week from March 11 to 17.

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Toronto Public Library Clearance Book Sale

What: The annual Friends of Toronto Public Library Clearance Book Sale is taking place at the Toronto Reference Library this March 14 and it’s bound to be the best bang for your buck when it comes to books. Items for sale include CDs, books, and DVDs, and are priced from just 10 cents to $1, with the highest pricing listed around $5 and the majority of materials priced at $1.

When: March 14
Time: 9:30 am to 8 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (second floor)
Price: Admission is free

$3.14 Pizzas at Blaze Pizza

What: American build-your-own pizza chain Blaze is gearing up to offer its Canadian customers a cheap deal in honour of National Pi Day 2019. All you need to do is download the brand’s app and get a discount code. Mark your calendar and celebrate Pi Day in a cheap and delicious way.

When: March 14
Time: Varies by location
Where: Blaze locations across Canada
Price: $3.14

Epic Plant-Based Pizza Showdown

What: Planta, Virtuous Pie and Pizzeria Libretto are bringing Toronto a Plant-Based Pizza Showdown to celebrate Pi Day. Chefs will battle, face-to-face, to earn bragging rights for Best Crust, Most Creative and Best Presentation. And you get to taste the results of their efforts.

When: March 14
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Planta Toronto, 1221 Bay Street
Admission: $40

Toronto Comicon

What: Comicon returns to Toronto this month for an action-packed weekend filled with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity guests, educational activities, computer coding workshops, and more.

What: March 15 to 17
Time: Friday, 4 pm to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Tickets start at $20

SPD Toronto

What: This St. Patrick’s Day, the fifth annual Guinness SPD will welcome 6,000 green-clad party-goers for a free pancake breakfast, live music, Irish fiddlers and dancers and tons of activities like life-sized games and foosball at a sprawling 45,000-sq-ft party on Toronto’s harbourfront.

When: March 16
Time: 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 11 Polson Street
Admission: From $15

Bingo Loco

What: Self-dubbed as Ireland’s maddest bingo party, Bingo Loco has filled theatres across Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom, entertaining more than 60,000 people in the process. But what makes their event so different from an ordinary game of bingo? Think conga lines, party anthems, lip-synch battles, dance-offs, and cannons filled with 600 kg of confetti.

When: March 16
Time: Doors open at 4:30 pm, first game at 5:45 pm
Where: Toybox – 473 Adelaide Street W, Toronto
Admission: Tickets are available online for $30 (taxes and fees incl.)