15 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, March 17

Mar 15 2019, 8:25 pm

Happy Sunday aka St. Patrick’s Day!

There are fun events happening all over Toronto, so check out our list of the top things to do to get started, from the Toronto FC home opener to St.Patrick’s Day parties.

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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: 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

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Following last year’s successful inaugural winter program, Ontario Place will once again come alive this winter season. Running from now to March 17, the West Island of Ontario Place will be home to the Winter Light Exhibition, free public skating and community bonfires. This year, visitors can also look forward to a series of DJ nights at the iconic waterfront venue and a range of beloved films at Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 17
Time: 6 pm to 12 am
Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
AdmissionFree to attend

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
Admission: 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

Leslieville Winter Market

What: Come and enjoy great prepared foods, local farmers and producers, local artisans and crafts. There will be live music, kids programming and a wide range of cozy beverages and tasty cocktails.

When: March 17
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
 Redwood Theatre, 1298 Gerrard Street East
Admission: No admission

Trinity Bellwoods Flea

What: Come and freshen up your home, wardrobe, beauty routine and shop locally from over 60 of Toronto finest vendors, artisans and small business. 

When: March 17
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Admission: No admission

Amsterdam Brewery St.Patrick’s Day

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 17
Time: Opens at 11 am
Where: 245 Queens Quay West
Admission: No cover

St. Patrick’s Day at Petty Cash

Saint Patrick’s Party

What: Petty Cash knows how to throw a great party, and you’re invited to join them for this St. Paddy’s day celebrations. The doors will open at 11 am, so arrive early to enjoy fried egg and sausage sandwiches, green pancakes, and excellent drink specials. Plus, they’ll have live music from 1 pm to 9 pm, and a DJ from 9 pm until close.

When: March 17
Time: Doors open at 11 am
Where: 487 Adelaide Street West
Admission: $10

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 17
Time: 12 pm to 2 am
Where: 277 Front Street West – The Pint Public House
Admission: No cover

Belfast Love

What: Belfast Love will be offering $6 Jameson and Guinness from open until close to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. In the Irish spirit, there will also be specially-made treasure coins to be found and earned, each of which are good for either a Guinness or a Jameson. If you can’t make it to Belfast, you’ll also find these drink deals at Death and Taxes, Walrus and Pong Bar.

When: March 17
Time: 11 am
Where: 548 King Street West – Belfast Love
Admission: No cover

Northern Maverick Brewing Co.

What: Northern Maverick Brewing Co. will be hosting an official Wolfpack viewing party on St. Patrick’s Day as the Wolfpack take on the Batley Bulldogs! In honour of the game and the holiday, the spot will be offering $5 tulips of stout, $5 Irish whiskey, and traditional English pie.

When: March 17
Time: 1 pm
Where: 115 Bathurst Street – Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
Admission: No cover

Toronto FC Pre-Match Celebration

What: Ahead of the big game, Toronto FC fans can kick-off the day at Brazen Head Irish Pub, located in Liberty Village, for an official Red Assembly pre-match celebration starting at 3:30 pm. Hundreds of fans can participate in various celebrations leading up to the match including March to the Match hosted by Toronto FC host Maria Papadakis and TFC Insider Gareth Wheeler, interactive games and exciting giveaways.

When: March 17
Time: Pre-match begins at 3:30 pm; the march to the match begins at 6:30 pm
Where: Brazen Head Irish Pub, 165 East Liberty Street
Admission: Free to attend