12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, March 1

Feb 28 2020, 11:35 am

Spring is so close we can taste it. Don’t forget to celebrate the first day of March by heading out to one of the great events offered by this city this Sunday.

Study and Go Abroad Fair

What: Meet with almost 100 top universities, colleges and professional schools from Canada and around the world to find out about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees abroad, as well as certificate and diploma programs. Learn about scholarships, admission requirements, program options, and exciting destinations. Attend the free seminars for more detailed information.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Free


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Hamilton/ Broadway Across Canada

What: Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. Resale tickets are available.

When: On until May 17
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre — 244 Victoria Street
Admission: Available tickets start around $499, available online

The Beaches

What: Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets this musical extravaganza added a third night at The Danforth Music Hall, and that night is tonight. These local heroes are coming back to party hearty and bring their awesome alt-rock to the masses.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall — 147 Danforth Avenue
Admission: Start at $42, available online

Jungle Book

What: A wild ride awaits in this inventive and timely take on the beloved classic. An immersive multi-media adaptation, Jungle Book will transport you from the urban jungle to Mowgli’s childhood in the forests of India – with Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and more of your favourites along for the journey.

When: On until March 21
Where: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East
Admission: Tickets start at $10, available online

Skating at Harbourfront Centre

What: When the weather starts to drop, it means it’s officially time to go skating. And it just so happens that the city’s most scenic rink has opened its doors for the winter season. The Natrel Rink is complete with heated indoor change rooms and its own rink-side bar and grill for those interested in getting a snack post-skate. The best part? Skating at the Harbourfront rink is totally free. 

When: Now until spring
Time: Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre — 235 Queens Quay West
Admission: Skating is free

Winter Stations 2020

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 Blvd East
Admission: Free

Escape this 9 to 5

What: It’s an Office themed escape room. Test your problem-solving abilities as you solve puzzles and trivia, while desperately trying to burst out of your owrk place cage.

When: On until May 17
Where: 1444 Dupont Street
Admission: Two to four players, $30 each; five to six players, $28; seven to eight players, $26

The Wizard Beer Festival

What: It’s another non-brand specific wizard themed brew event. This one comes including local DJs, tarot card readers, wand and potion making classes, and dry ice to set the mood — always need dry ice. Included in your ticket, will be a 12oz welcome beer and five tokens that will give you access to various beer and activity stations.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 7 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market — 1 Adelaide Street East
Admission: $45, available online

Toronto Light Fest

What: For the fourth year in a row, the historic Distillery District will be home to the Toronto Light Fest this winter. Designed to entertain and inspire, the free to attend light festival will feature curated light installations and illuminated sculptures created by a number of local and international artists. This is the last day of the event.

When: On until March 1
Time: After sunset
Where: Distillery District
Admission: Free

Toronto Irish Film Festival

What: Now in its 10th year, the Toronto Irish Film Festival celebrates the very best of Irish cinema. With sold-out screenings from 2010 to 2019, TIRFF promotes Irish film within Canada. This year’s line up features increadible works from the Emerald Isle. This is the last day of the festival.

When: Sunday, March 1
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King Street West
Admission: Ticket packages vary, available online

Glass Animals – Déjà vu Tour

What: See the Dave Bayley led British psychedelic rock foursome that is Glass Animals. Appearing at the Mod Club, this show promises groovy tunes and beautiful lyrics.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre — 722 College Street West
Admission: Available online

Epic Moments of Personal Failure: Toronto Zines of the 80s & 90s

What: Spend an usually quiet Sunday afternoon inflicted with paper cuts, musty smells and this city’s indie history while perusing two decades of Toronto zines in a hands-on, good taste defying retrospective.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Sibling — 56 Mulock Avenu

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