6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: March 9 to 15

Mar 6 2020, 9:02 am

A new week is Toronto is an exciting prospect. New possibilities, new things to do, and of course, a whole slew of fantastic events to keep the week rolling on strong. Check out some of the best we’ve rounded up for the week.

Mindfest

What: Launched seven years ago Mindfest began as a unique initiative to promote awareness, dialogue, and understanding about mental health and mental illness. Come see the latest advances in the field and network with people and resources available in Toronto.

When: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Admission: Free

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

Green Living Show

This event is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for a healthy and sustainable life. The event’s Food & Drink Pavilion will showcase a menu of food and drink offerings that are sustainably or responsibly sourced from local or organic suppliers. Dishes will range from $3 to $8. There will also be a wellness space with free yoga, a sustainable fashion village, and much more on-site.

When: March 13 to 15
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Tickets: Starts at $14, available online

Gardiner Museum Anniversary Weekend

What: The Gardiner Museum is opening its doors as it turns 36 this month. Enjoy special anniversary activities while touring the various galleries and learning about the storied past.

When: March 14 to 15
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum — 111 Queen’s Park
Admission: Free

Sugar Shack 2020

What: The fifth annual Sugar Shack TO returns to Sugar Beach to celebrate all things maple. Spend the weekend on the beach and chase away the winter blues with live entertainment, ice activities, delicious food and sweet, sweet maple syrup.

When: March 14 and 15
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Sugar Beach — 11 Dockside Drive
Admission: Free

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

What: Celebrate a saint’s day that has come to embody a celebration of Irish culture here in North America. Toronto is hosting the annual celebratory parade and there will be big celebration following after at Nathan Phillips Square.

When: Sunday, March 15
Time: Noon
Where: Begins on the corner of Queens Park and Bloor St West to Nathan Phillips Square
Admission: Free