12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, March 8

Mar 6 2020, 4:11 pm

The best part about Sundays… is that they’re not Mondays. Soak up the last 24-hours of the weekend and find something to do this very lovely March 8.


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

A Night of Mind Games

What: It’s going to be a night of mind reading and mentalism at Storm Crow. See the team of Alexandra Brynn and Armand Antony, supported by mentalists Shelby Handley and Sophie Brender as they use the information you didn’t know you were broadcasting to entertain.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 5 and 7:30 pm
Where: Storm Crow Manor — 580 Church Street
Admission: $20, available online

International Women’s Day Celebration!

What: With $10 from each ticket going to support the women’s shelter and support organization, SISTERING; the musical stylings of DJ Jane Blaze; a snack menu; raffle prizes; an artisan market; and the launch of a very special beer, this is a solid place to celebrate Women’s Day. (Dudes are welcome too.)

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Granite Brewery — 245 Eglinton Avenue East
Admission: $20, available online

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience

What: It’s back. After selling out ridiculously fast, organizers have put together another run. Get ready to take a walk down memory lane, as beloved children’s writer, Dr. Seuss’ incredible creations will be appearing in a large interactive exhibit. The 15,000-sq-ft exhibition is a photogenic playground of interesting rooms that recreate the feeling and wonder of walking through a storybook.

When: On until March 22
Where: Square One — 100 City Centre Drive
Admission: $39.99, available online

CodeX: Playable and disruptive futurist eArt

What: This exhibition of leading-edge digital art, or eArt, investigates the future of human society through technology, innovation and design. It encourages audiences to reflect on the symbiotic relationship between technology and human society, and the resulting possibilities for our future through algorithms, identity and the nature of reality.

When: On until April 25 
Where: Onsite Gallery – OCAD University — 199 Richmond Street West
Admission: Free

2020 IWD Toronto Rally and March

What: Celebrate all thing women at the International Women’s Day rally and march, put on by Women Working with Immigrant Women and the IWD Toronto Organizing Committee. The rally will kick off at 11 am and a march at 1 pm.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 11 am
Where: OISE — 252 Bloor Street West

6Mics – All Female Hip Hop Concert

What: International Women’s Day is about celebrating all the different powers of women. And one of those powers is definitely spitting hot, hot fire. In 6Mics, six female lyricists take to the stage for one increadible show.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 8 pm
Where: NightOwl Toronto — 647 College Street
Admission: $19.50, available online

Beer and Yoga

What: Start your Sunday off right with 60 minutes of Vinyasa Flow yoga led by Becki Charles, followed by a well-deserved flight of People’s Pint beers with a tutored tasting with owner and Prud’homme Master Sommelier Doug Appeldoorn.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: People’s Pint Brewing Company — 90 Cawthra Avenue
Admission: $25, available online

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