14 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, March 16

Mar 15 2019, 7:23 pm

Happy Saturday, Toronto!

Whether you’re interested in doing something festive or you’re more in the mood to take it easy, there’s plenty of fun to be had today in the city.

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Toronto Comicon


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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: On now until March 17
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Tickets start at $20

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

What: The 14th annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival returns, featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, hilarious sketches, and special performances.

When: On now until March 17
Time: Performance times vary by day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Admission: Festival passes start at $100, individual performance prices vary

FEMME: The Power of the Female Form

What: Curated by Jessica Lindsay Phillips, this collection invites you to view the female form in more ways than the social norm. From a beer pot from Nyakyusa, Tanzania, Africa, energetically charged contemporary art, to the raw sexuality found in nature, FEMME features pieces from Lekha Singh and Reisha Perlmutter and celebrates both the power and subtlety found in femininity.

When: On now until March 20
Time: Mondays to Sundays, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: 162 Bedford Road
Admission: No cover

Myseum: Intersections

What: The 2019 exhibition, revisits and re-imagines the dominant narratives that shape our understanding of the city through a festival of collaborative exhibits and events. This exhibition will explore lost or hidden Toronto stories that have been paved over and forgotten, and how we can reclaim those histories.

When: On now until March 31
Time: Varies by event
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Free

Winter Stations 2019

Winter Stations


What: Winter Stations returns for its fifth year, welcoming international designers to bring public art installations to The Beaches. The installations, which run from February 18 until April 1, will be temporary structures that will be able to withstand our rigours winter weather.

When: Now until April 1
Time: All day
Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. East
Price: Admission is free

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken

What: Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, is bringing a collection of his ceramic works to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Called Unbroken, the exhibit will present an array of Ai’s ceramic works while highlighting “urgent global issues.”

When: On now until June 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: $15 for adults

Caribbean Street Food Festival

What: “Don’t worry. Eat happy.” It’ll be easy to do at this street food fest. Get ready to enjoy the honest, bold and fun flavours of Caribbean food mid-March. This event will serve the warmth we know you’ve been craving.

When: March 16
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre – 765 Queen Street East
Price: Free to attend

Assembly Chef’s Hall SPD

What: Assembly Chef’s Hall is throwing one of the city’s biggest St. Paddy’s Day events today. The doors will open at 11 am, and if that sounds like a painfully early morning, Bulldog Coffee will be offering white chocolate lattes with a green shamrock on top in celebration. That’ll boost your mood! They’re expecting space to fill up fast, so come early and bring your appetite because this spot’s got eats from the city’s finest.

When: March 16
Time: From 11 am
Where: 111 Richmond Street West – Assembly Chef’s Hall
Admission: Free

Amsterdam Brewery St.Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's day

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What: This weekend, Amsterdam Brewery is celebrating with live music, cask ales, brunch, live music, and drink specials, including $5 Jameson and $5 Baileys and Coffee.

When: March 16 and 17
Time: Opens at 11 am
Where: 245 Queens Quay West
Admission: No cover

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

Steam Whistle SPD

What: Partake in Steam Whistle Brewing’s 18th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Party, featuring traditional Irish entertainment, a food pop-up shop by Irish Embassy Pub and Grill and lots of shenanigans.

When: March 16
Time: 12 pm
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard – Steam Whistle Roundhouse
Tickets: Available online for $20

The Pint Public House St.Patrick’s Day

What: The Pint has decided that one day isn’t enough to embrace the St. Paddy’s spirit, and instead will be celebrating all weekend long, from 12 pm noon until 2 am on Saturday and Sunday. Join the celebration with music, Irish dancers, $5 Guinness and $4 shots of Jameson all day long.

When: March 16 and 17
Time: 12 pm to 2 am
Where: 277 Front Street West – The Pint Public House

Bingo Loco

bingo loco

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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.)

Comicon After Party: Cosplay Video Dance Party

What: Keep your Comicon costume on and head to Remix Lounge for an epic pop dance party. Hear hits from Madonna to Cardi B from MC Hammer to Drake from Whitney Houston to Katy Perry from George Michael to Justin Timberlake from Vanilla Ice to Lil Peep.

When: March 16
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Where: Remix Lounge Toronto, 1305 Dundas Street
Price: $15 at the door