Toronto may be in lockdown-round-we’ve-lost-count. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be entertained. This spring, you can enjoy tons of virtual events right from the comfort (and safety) of your couch. From concerts to conferences, to festivals, and more, there’s no end to what’s in store.

Here are 11 virtual events worth checking out this spring.

Editor’s Note: Due to ongoing developments in COVID-19 restrictions, upcoming event schedules are continually changing. Please double check all virtual events before attending.


While you’re chilling at home, you can tune into the Canadian Film Festival. This online event will be showcasing some amazing local talent. It’s all about the Canadian indie film scene and you’ll find movie screenings, industry talks, and workshops on the schedule.

Where: Check it out on Super Channel
When: Thursday, April 1st – Sunday, April 18th


TO Live and VIBE Arts present an awesome exhibit celebrating Black futures. All week long, you can head online to explore the virtual showcase of local works. There is also an in-person outdoor aspect to this event, but we recommend waiting until COVID-19 restrictions cool down before checking that out.

Where: Check it out online
When: Monday, March 22nd – Tuesday, May 11th



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100% Canadian, 100% free, 100% hip hop, and R&B. Hey- that rhymed! But in all seriousness, this virtual event is one you won’t want to miss. Tune in to enjoy performances from some of the best local talents on the scene. We know we will be!

Where: Check it out online
When: Friday, April 30th
Tickets: Register for FREE here


Expand your mind through the incredible picks lined up at this iconic film festival. One of the most talked-about documentary events is holding an online celebration this year. They’ve got a ton of amazing screenings lined up so nab your tickets/passes ASAP.

Where: Check it out online
When: Thursday, April 29th – Sunday, May 9th
Tickets: Get yours here


We’re all about the arts and this Toronto-based virtual festival is too. Log on to experience the magic of performance, media, and visual art. The event will be showcasing international talents and is a proud supporter of the development and creation of new work here at home.

Where: Check it out online
When: Coming this June


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Okay, this next pick has literally been called “The Olympics of Tech.” Tune in for an insane lineup of speakers and virtual events. Some of the event’s most exciting speakers this year include celebrities turned techies like Ryan Reynolds, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Ruffalo, Cindy Crawford, and Chelsea Handler. Oh, and a ton of strictly tech people as well.

Where: Check it out online
When: Tuesday, April 20th – Thursday, April 22nd
Tickets: Book yours here


A week of great Canadian music. What could be better than that? Tune into this virtual event for live performances and exciting industry talks. There are loads of local talents in store. Plus, a few big name events like the Up Close and Personal Conversation with Timbaland. You can check out the full lineup here.

Where: Check it out online
When: Tuesday, May 18th – Friday, May 21st


Design, digital development, media, and creative technologies. This event celebrates it all. Log on for a special 20th anniversary edition to catch some of the best industry leaders and speakers from the past two decades. Whether you’re in the industry or not, this virtual event is sure to inspire.

Where: Check it out online
When: Monday, April 19th – Wednesday, April 21st


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If you’re just looking for a little easy entertainment, look no further! Toronto’s Factory Theatre has been hosting an ongoing celebration of storytelling this spring. Whether you’re listening from home or socially distanced on the go, you can catch amazing performances spotlight Toronto’s neighbourhoods. The theatre’s playwrights and vocal talents have really brought their A-game to this one.

Where: Check it out online
When: Thursday, March 25th – Thursday, April 22nd


Okay, this next event takes things to a whole new level. You can enjoy virtual performances hologram-style with Women From Space. Yes, you read that correctly. Holograms, people!! It’s the stuff of the future. Just purchase the Holobox Theatre here (for only $10 + shipping) and enjoy the show. You can also watch it on a regular screen, but that’s not quite as exciting.

Where: Check it out online
When: Friday, April 9th


Last but not least, we’ve got the City Hall Live performances. Every well, Toronto is showcasing local talents with their virtual shows. You can tune in to catch spotlight performers every Thursday. Plus, proceeds from the event go directly toward supporting the Toronto music scene.

Where: Check it out online
When: Every Thursday this spring

So whip out that laptop and enjoy these amazing virtual events this spring. Who said a lockdown meant no fun??