11 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, March 7

Mar 6 2020, 4:09 pm

Saturday is the day for play. Indulge yourself by having some fun, getting out of the house, and treating yourself to something spectacular this March 7.


What: The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) is Toronto’s longest-running comedy festival. Born in West Queen West, it was created to celebrate Toronto’s storied, and continued excellence in the theatrical tradition of sketch comedy. This annual event will feature 12 hilarious days of the best live, scripted comedy in North America and beyond.

When: On until March 15
Where: Multiple venues
Admission: Available online

Curious Minds Festival

What: This annual film festival of culture and ideas returns with an expanded weeklong program of inspiring conversations with internationally renowned thinkers, tastemakers, and bestselling authors.

When: On until March 11
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Available online

Winter Stations 2020

Mirage, by Cristina Vega and Pablo Losa Fontangordo / Winter Stations

What: A massive public art festival, the winning pieces were selected from 100s of submissions. This year’s theme is beyond the five senses and will feature some of the most interesting and imaginative creations from some increadible creative minds.

When: On until March 30
Where: Woodbine Beach — 1675 Lake Shore Boulevard East
Admission: Free

Toronto’s 186th Anniversary

What: Come and celebrate the past, present and future of your favourite city, as Toronto turns 186 years old this March!

When: March 7 and 8
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Price: Free to attend

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

What: Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing features clothing from the 1920s to 1980s plus accessories, handbags, jewelry and designer vintage. There will also be stuff for guys too. If you’re looking to look old school this spring, this is the place to be.

When: March 7 and 8
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Building — 180 Princes’ Boulevard

Intrigue at the AGO

free admission

Art Gallery of Ontario

What: Over 100 years ago, Tom Thomson, Canadian outdoorsman and iconic artist, disappeared into the mists. On the anniversary of his death, a journalist is digging into the cold case when she uncovers a startling connection between his suspicious death and a forgotten secret hidden by the Toronto art world. It’s a mystery scavenger hunt in the AGO, can you find the clues and solve the case?

When: March 7 and 28
Time: 1 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
Admission: $44.99, available online

Maya Jane Coles concert

What: This weekend is full of great DJs and music producers in Toronto. Saturday is featuring British dance hero Maya Jane Coles. She’s appearing at CODA tonight.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 pm to 5 am
Where: CODA — 794 Bathurst Street
Admission: $30, available online

Winnie-the-Pooh: Explore the Classic

What: Experience the timeless and universal appeal of one of the most adored fictional characters of all time – Winnie-the-Pooh –– in this immersive and playful exhibition. Kids and grown ups of all ages are invited to discover and rediscover the magical world of this much-loved bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.

When: March 7 to August 3
Where: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park
Admission: $31, available online

March Really Really Free Market

What: You read the event name correctly, everything is free. No money. No swapping.
If you do bring items to share, bring them before 3 pm and make sure they are clean and in working condition. During the Market, there is a limit to the number of items you can take, which is one large shopping bag per person (two bags for families of three or more people).

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Park — 225 Campbell Avenue
Price: Free

Toronto Made Market

What: Part of this year’s Celebrate Toronto birthday bash, this Toronto Made Market is bringing some of the best artisan sellers and makers in the city to the steps of city hall. Find the perfect TO themed gift this weekend.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: Noon to 8 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West

A Super Women’s Day Pop-Up

What: Salon Alo in Yorkville is bringing together some of Canada’s top emerging women-run fashion brands for a one-day pop-up shop. The purpose of the shop is to show women how to create a thoughtful wardrobe that helps them find their power and self through style, and of course spotlight these amazing brands.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Salon Alo — 162 Cumberland Street

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