Top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events March 5 to 11

Mar 3 2018, 4:19 am

Another weekend has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end.

Keep the good vibes going by checking out some of these events happening in the city this week.

Open Kitchen Toronto

What: Restaurateurs Stacey Patterson and Jennifer Coburn, with Chef Ivana Raca of Ufficio, launch this new collaborative dining series to fund two annual George Brown scholarships for budding female chefs. The inaugural three-course dinner will feature dishes by chef Ivana Raca (Ufficio, Boemo), Afrim Pristine (Cheese Boutique), chef Cory Vitiello (FLOCK), Sarah Keenlyside (CXBO) and bartender Sandy de Almeida (The Drake), showcasing Ufficio’s unique Italian pescatarian cuisine with cocktail and wine pairing.

When: March 5, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ufficio, 1214 Dundas Street West

Sustainable Dim Sum

What: Get your yum cha on at Toronto’s Sustainable Dim Sum festival this spring! Now in its sophomore year, attendees at this food fest will receive a passport to try each mouth-watering dim sum on offer from a collection of top Toronto chefs and restaurants.

When: March 6, 6:30 pm
Where: The Rotunda at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

What: Toronto’s Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off is back! Now in its 10th year, the plant-based baking competition presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association celebrates a decade of vegan cupcakes, doughnuts, confections, and other decadent desserts!

When: March 9, 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Glass Factory and Lounge, 99 Sudbury Street

Luminus presents: The Mystic Forest

What: This month, the Opera House will transform into The Mystic Forest an immersive, multi-performer event, complete with colourful costumes and exceptional set design and props.

When: March 10, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street West

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 10 and 11, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

What: The St. Patrick’s Day parade is back for the 30th 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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