5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, March 5

Mar 3 2018, 6:15 am

It’s a brand new week, Toronto!

Kick March into high-gear by checking out these awesome events happening in the city.

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

What: The 13th annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival returned to the city this month, bringing a stellar lineup of comedians, hilarious sketches, and special performances.

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

Toronto’s Birthday

What: Come and celebrate the past, present and future of your favourite city, as Toronto turns 184 years old this March! The party continues tonight and features an evening skate party, plenty of food trucks and shopping vendors, as well as skate rentals and even a warming lounge where guests can warm up with hot chocolate.

When: Now until March 6, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

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

What Grows Together, Goes Together

What: Four wines, four cheeses, four places. This guided tasting puts the philosophy that foods that come from the same region often pair well together to the test by pairing four geographically specific wines with their cheesy counterparts.

When: March 5, 7 pm
Where: Good Cheese, 614 Gerrard Street East

Oscar Documentary Shorts

What: Film buffs can experience this year’s Academy Award-nominated documentary shorts on our big screen at Hot Docs Cinema this week. Documentaries include Traffic Stop, Edith + Eddie, Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Heroin(e), and Knife Skills. 

When: March 5 to 7
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

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