22 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, March 17

Mar 15 2018, 8:13 pm


Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Toronto!

Whether you’re interested in doing something festive or you’re more in the mood to avoid the St. Patrick’s Day crowds, there’s plenty of fun to be had today in the city.

Toronto Women’s Fashion Week

What: Models will be showing off fall and winter 2018 collections at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. The shows will feature Canada’s most notable outerwear designers and highlight the latest trends and innovations. Today is the final day to check out TWFW, so get your tickets now!

When: Now until March 17
Where: 1 Yonge Street (Main Entrance)


What: One of the world’s biggest showcases of everything comics and fantasy returns to Toronto this March, bringing over 400 unique vendors. 

When: Now until March 18
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Furnal Equinox

What: The Furnal Equinox is returning to Toronto’s Harbourfront for another exciting fur-filled weekend. Get ready to see plenty of costume-clad Torontonians running around the city this weekend.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square

Say Farewell to the Giant Pandas

What: This Sunday is the final day to visit the adorable giant pandas at the Toronto Zoo, ending their five-year stay in Toronto before they are relocated to the Calgary Zoo.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd

Samko Miko Toy Book Warehouse Sale

What: Have a children’s birthday coming up? You can shop from thousands of brand name toys and books. Brands include: Disney, Minions, MegaBloks, Crayola, Thomas, Fisher Price, Hot Wheels, Vtech, Barbie, and more.

When: Now until March 18
Where: 60 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

What: Discover the world as a family this March Break at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. Guests can enjoy 100 films from 40 countries, interactive screenings, and the chance to play in digiPlaySpace, TIFF’s very own film playground.

When: Now until March 18
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

 Mr.B’s Spring Sketchers Sale

What: Spring is coming, which means it’s time to stock up on some new kicks. You can shop for sneakers for the entire family at this massive sale.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Mr.B’s, 1590 Matheson Blvd

Winter at Ontario Place

What: This is your final weekend to check out Winter at Ontario Place, a family-friendly event featuring various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink, and film screenings at the recently re-opened Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 18, 5 am to 12 am
Where: Ontario Place

Cinesphere March Break Star Wars Screenings

What: Whether you’re a Sith lord or a Jedi Knight, the Cinesphere is the place to be for all those who love space opera this March Break. Located amidst the shimmering waters of the revitalized Ontario Place, there really is no better place to experience one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2017, than in Toronto’s famous geodesic dome, on the 10-story high screen.

When: Now until March 18, 3:30 pm & 7:15 pm
Where: Ontario Place Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Winter Stations

What: Winter Stations returns for its fourth year, welcoming international designers to bring public art installations to Toronto’s beaches. Winners had to follow Winter Stations 2018 theme, RIOT: violent disturbance; uproar; outburst of uncontrolled feelings; a large or varied display. The result has been some of the most interesting and beautiful public art in the city.

When: Now until April 1
Where: The Toronto Beaches

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What: This spring, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival returns to four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto! Tickets are available online starting at $5.75.

When: Now until April 8
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park

Toronto Library Clearance Sale

What: This weekend, the Toronto Public Library is hosting its annual clearance sale, with all items priced at 10 to 50 cents. During the sale, you can buy donated items and materials withdrawn from the library’s collection, including thousands of books, CD’s, and DVD’s.

When: March 17, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall, 789 Yonge Street

Babes Who Brunch Toronto

What: This Saturday, come enjoy a morning of raw conversation, delicious brunch, and all the inspiration you need to kickstart both your weekend and your personal goals.

When: March 17, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Saint Patrick’s Party

What: This epic bash hosted by Toronto-based experience app Jukebox, features an impressive lineup of events and activities to entertain Torontonians all day and into the night. Events include live music, Irish games, live art installations, and more.

When: March 17, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Rd.

Dublin Calling

What: Look forward to a full day of dancing, DJs, swag, and beer during the shamrock shenanigans, kicking off at 11 am at this downtown bar.

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

Amsterdam BrewHouse

What: Spend St. Paddy’s day at this 14,000 sq. ft. facility on Toronto’s lakeside where festivities include live music from M.S.R. (Mama Said Revolution), plus plenty of good times and beers to go around

When: March 17, 11 am
Where: 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto

SPD Toronto

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

When: March 17, 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 11 Polson Street

St. Patrick’s Day presented by Heineken

What: Brooklynn is hosting an all green party that runs all day and into the night. Partygoers can enjoy live music by The St. Royals, FREE BBQ, $5 shots of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, $6 pints of Murphys Irish Stout and Heineken, patio games, and an Irish themed photo booth.

When: March 17, 12 pm to 2 am
Where: Brooklynn Bar, 1186 Queen Street West

Steam Whistle

What: This annual St. Patrick’s Day party at Steam Whistle Brewing will feature brewery-fresh pilsner, eats from the Irish Embassy, Irish dancers, foot-stomping, and more.

When:  March 17, 2 pm to 2 am
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard

Anatolia Winter Fest

What: Come celebrate a traditional Turkish winter evening complete with delicious food, music and culture, at Toronto’s iconic City Hall.

When: March 17, 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

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