5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, March 12

Mar 11 2020, 8:39 pm

Note: With coronavirus on the rise, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. 

It’s just one final push until the weekend, but don’t let Thursday pass you by without taking the time to carpe the heck out of this diem on March 12.

Grow Op 2020

What: Now in its eighth year, this four-day festival is rooted in urbanism, environmental sustainability, landscape design, and contemporary art. Each year the Gladstone invites diverse projects from collaborative teams and individuals that respond to landscape, species and habitat through installation, sculpture, performance and digital media.

When: March 12 to 15
Where: Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen Street West
Admission: $5 to $25, available online

Zine Fair 2020

What: ​Every year the OCAD Zine Fair brings together a collection of talent and innovation in alternative publications. Each day will feature a different group of vendors representing a broad range of making: zines, comics, poetry, independent magazines, prints, stickers, and more.

When: March 12 and 13
Time: 11 am to 6:30
Where: 100 McCaul Street

Terrarium Workshop

What: Learn from gardener and designer Meredyth Hilton how to make your own home terrarium with your own personal elements. There will also be food and drink to boot.

When: Thursday, March 12
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: 558 Mount Pleasant Road
Admission: $85, available online

RBG screening

What: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has developed a trailblazing legal legacy while becoming an unexpected internet icon whose profile has only grown since this award-winning doc became a box office smash hit. From her early legal battles for gender equality to her unlikely rise to the head of the Supreme Court, RBG chronicles Ginsburg’s extraordinary life and career. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the film and the lessons RBG has to share.

When: Thursday, March 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: $49.99, available online

Grape Witches Education Hour

What: It’s a tasting of five (hard-to-find, not in the LCBO) natural wines from around the world. Hear the stories behind each bottle and region. These are the wines sommeliers are really drinking after work. Includes five tasting-pours of natural wine.

When: Thursday, March 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Lost + Found — 2005 Danforth Avenue
Admission: $50, available online