Time sure is flying, Toronto. Believe it or not, we’ve already made it to March Break! If you’re getting some time off this week, consider yourself lucky because there are so many things to do for March Break in Toronto. Catch a flick at the iconic Cinesphere, attend the world’s biggest comic book convention, see the incredible National Ballet, and cap it all off with some Irish cheer at the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Here are 12 of the best events and activities to check out around Toronto during March Break 2022.

March Break at Ontario Place

There’s lots of fun to be had at Ontario Place this March Break, starting with a whole lineup of Blockbuster films at the Cinesphere. Some of the major titles include Joker, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dunkirk, Muse – Simulation Theory: The IMAX Experience, In The Heights, and Ghost in the Shell.

Plus, you can enjoy the fresh air and some tasty s’mores at the Community Bonfire, hosted every afternoon and evening at the Cedar Cove North Fire Pit during March Break. And art-lovers will love the self-guided walking tour presented by ArtworxTO.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: March 12th — March 20th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The “largest Irish event in Canada” is making a comeback and it’ll be the perfect finale to your March Break this year. Organizers have announced that this year’s parade will take place as scheduled on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day. This year, the parade’s organizers are excited to welcome the public back to the celebration, complete with a marching band and all the bells and whistles.

Where: See the parade route here
When: Sunday, March 20th

Moon Prism Power: Pop-up Maid Cafe

Inspired by the Japanese maid cafe and English afternoon tea, this Sailor Moon-themed pop-up event put on by Sweet Dreamin’ Cafe is returning this month for the fifth year in a row. Your ticket comes with an afternoon tea, hot meal, a drink, table-side entertainment and games, as well as a mini live performance.

Where: 3376 Kennedy Rd, Unit 2
When: March 13th

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The Guinness SPD

After 735 days, Canada’s largest, all-day St. Patrick’s Day party is coming back to Toronto this March Break! This event hosts 5,000 green-clad St. Patty’s Day party-goers in downtown Toronto at the massive 45,000 square foot venue with three outdoor patios.

The all-day celebration begins at 11:30 am, and features a complimentary pancake breakfast, live music, an all-you-can-eat Lucky Charms bar, Irish fiddlers, life-sized beer pong, and photo booths spread across the venue.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polston St
When: Saturday, March 19th

Toronto Comicon

The world’s biggest comic book convention is coming to Toronto this March Break! “Experience the ultimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming in Canada. Three days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await you,” the description says. Take photos with celebs, collect autographs, don your best costume, and meet the creators of your favourite comics.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: March 18th — March 20th, 2022

Candlelight Symphony at the Castle

Care for an intimate concert bathed in candlelight at Toronto’s historic castle? This March Break, Casa Loma is hosting live symphony shows in a dreamy setting. Travel down an 800 ft tunnel below Austin Terrace to the castle’s Carriage Room for a one-of-a-kind performance. Plus, enjoy classic scores from popular Hollywood films every Thursday and Sunday.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: Until April 3rd, 2022

The Sleeping Beauty

The National Ballet of Canada is taking the stage for a dazzling performance of Tchaikovsky’s The  Sleeping Beauty. Sit back and witness the talent of Canada’s premier ballet company, opulent costumes and beautiful live music. Plus, you no longer have to worry about limited seating because the theatre is back to full capacity.

Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
When: Beginning March 18th


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Toronto Game Night & Chill

Mix, mingle, and have a good time at FreePlay, Toronto’s 80s-themed arcade. The arcade is hosting a social for St. Patrick’s Day with games, trivia, food, drinks, and plenty of good vibes. Your ticket comes with a whole evening of unlimited gameplay, so get ready to challenge your squad to some friendly competition. Pay in advance to score a discount on admission.

Where: 300 College St
When: March 20th, 2022

Museum of Contemporary Art

The MOCA has reopened public with a brand new season of exhibitions. Described as “ambitiously inclusive, interdisciplinary, and internationally renowned,” this is the place to see and experience contemporary art. Get excited for unique new showcases at the MOCA, a “place for everyone to explore that provokes ideas and discussion and challenges the current cultural moment.”

Where: 158 Sterling Rd
When: 11 a.m. — 6 p.m. daily

ROM Distance Discount

You can get a deep discount at the Royal Ontario Museum this March Break, but there’s a catch. The further away you live, the more you get to save. The ROM is running a promotion for out-of-town visitors and based on the first letter of your postal code, you could get anywhere from 20% to 40% off. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to spend a day in the city, this is your chance to do it.

Where: 100 Queens Park
When: Until March 20th, 2022


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Winter Stations

The annual international design competition at The Beaches is back. Winter Stations will run until the end of the month and will showcase the six winning projects along the shoreline. This year’s winners took their creativity to new heights, transforming the lifeguard towers into northern cardinal birds, isolation pavilions, beehives, and more.

Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E
When: Until March 31st, 2022

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Race

Toronto’s only St. Patrick’s Day race is back this year in support of Achilles Canada, an organization for athletes with physical and mental needs. Whether you’re running, walking, or cheering from the sidelines, this race is a great way to get outdoors for a good cause. Participants are required to pick up their race kits in advance to help prevent crowds.

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd
When: Sunday, March 20th