A new month is upon us and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Between St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, early-spring festivities, and buzz-worthy events, there’s never a dull moment here in our city. There are so many incredible things to do in Toronto this March, so without further delay, let’s dive right in!
Here are 25 of the very best things to do in Toronto this March to keep the good times rolling all month long.
Food & Drink Events
Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival is back this season and it’s nothing short of legendary.
Described as “Toronto’s biggest and baddest après-brew-ski party,” this is the late-winter bash that the city looks forward to each year.
This year isn’t all about beer, either — the festival will welcome wineries, distilleries, and non-alcoholic vendors to join the fun.
When: March 4th, 2023, 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Boulevard
This festival promises to be a celebration of Middle Eastern food, culture, art, and music, with dynamic programming for visitors of all ages.
In addition to countless food vendors, the event will feature a bazaar, tasty drinks, activities for kids, Dabke dancing, live performances, and chef demonstrations.
When: March 17th to 19th, 2023
Where: Mississauga Convention Centre
TO Food and Drink Fest is returning to the city this month and it is the largest festival of its kind in all of Canada.
The 19+ festival runs for three days straight and will bring back-to-back culinary experiences into one massive space.
That includes incredible food, drinks, demos, shopping, music, and so much more
When: March 31st to April 2nd, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Sugar Shack TO is coming back to Toronto’s waterfront this March for a two-day maple-filled event.
This event will have two sugar shacks, a lumberjack contest, maple-infused comfort food, live entertainment, a warming station, demonstrations, and more.
When: March 11 and 12, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive
The most sought-after gala of the year returns this month and will aim to raise $300,000 net for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation in one night!
“Expect an evening of unparalleled entertainment with 10 acts across two ballrooms, guests can enjoy live music in one room while DJs spin the night away in another,” says the description.
There will be many VIPs, elite athletes, Olympians, influencers and socialites in attendance, so be sure to dress to impress for the red carpet!
When: March 3rd, 2023
Where: Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road
Lace up your skates and let the good times roll! From now until March 31, 2023 SUSO Skate Co has transformed a former H&M store in Promenade Shopping Centre into a retro roller skate experience decked out with dazzling disco balls, lush faux plants, neon signs and a vinyl album wall.
Gather your friends and skate to the rhythm of the music while capturing photo-worthy moments to remember before fueling up with dinner and drinks at Promenade Shopping Centre restaurants.
This blast from the past event is a must experience this March.
When: Now until March 31, 2023 between Wednesday – Friday: 5 – 9pm, Saturday: 1 – 8pm, Sunday: 1 – 7pm
Where: SUSO Skate Co – Promenade Shopping Centre | 1 Promenade Cir, Thornhill, ON L4J 4P8 | Head to entrance #4. We will be on the right hand side, across from the food court and Forever 21.
Cost: $20 (includes skate rentals & coat check) | $14 (bring your own skates)
Described as “a fusion of art, sauna culture, and sweat bathing,” Public Sweat welcomes all to explore its ‘sauna village’ where attendees can explore five sweat bathing structures over the course of two hours – hot spaces and cold showers.
You’re more than welcome to bounce between the hot and cold spaces at your own pace and once you’re done, hang out in the indoor lounge area to eat, drink, and connect with others.
When: March 15 to April 23
Where: North East Grounds of Harbourfront Centre, 225 Queens Quay West
Get ready for an exciting night at the museum! This special themed event takes place after sunset and comes with access to all of the museum’s exhibitions.
According to The ROM, this monthly 19+ event features a range of “experiential activities, curated music, visual arts, pop-up performances, and distinctive food and drink, designed for adults looking for a fun, art-driven night out.”
When: March 24th, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum
If you’ve been looking to up your self-care game, the Lite Detox Therapy experience is for you. This 1 hour immersive session is proven to boost your immune system, speed up healing time, burn calories and even ease anxiety.
Your session will include 45 min of the Lite Detox in a private suite, eucalyptus rain shower with aromatherapy and full hotel amenities. This treatment is so popular, there is a second self care sanctuary coming soon!
Where: 34 Sudbury St, Toronto ON
Cost: Starting at $69+HST
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Outdoor Events & Activities
A huge winter maze pop-up experience is coming to Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works. And you can expect a bunch of delicious eats, games, and music.
The Street Eats Market has teamed up with Grip Block to bring The Giant Maze to life – a massive 120’x120’ maze made entirely out of reusable wood.
Every weekend up until mid-March, all are welcome to stop by Evergreen Brick Works for bundles of fun.
When: March 4th to 5th & 11th to 19th, 2023
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto & Country Heritage Park, Milton
The popular exhibit Frogs! is back at Royal Botanical Gardens, offering you the chance to get up close and personal with these adorable and important amphibians.
Featuring daily interactive programming, school field trips, and even special 19+ evening events, this exhibit has something for everyone.
When: Exhibit running until April 16, 2023
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington Ontario
Cost: Tickets starting at $17.50
The season of outdoor skating is almost over! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options.
From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates until the final days of winter.
Where: See Toronto’s best outdoor rinks here
When: Until March 2023 (various dates)
An illuminated experience is coming our way and it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place will light up the waterfront with incredible works of art.
Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event will take over Trillium Park starting on March 10th.
“Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumière encourages Ontario artists and creators to ‘illuminate’ the park,” the description says.
When: March 10th to May 7th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
Ditch the skis and join Toronto’s Distillery District for some fun Après Ski activities.
Warm up by the fire pits, sip on some hot chocolate (or alcoholic beverages), and munch on delicious treats.
These fun-filled festivities run every weekend until March 19th. Space is a little limited so just know that it is first come, first served and weather permitting.
When: Until March 19th, 2023 – Fridays from 4 PM to 10 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 55 Mill Street
Winter Stations is back! This single-stage international design competition takes place every year, and contestants must incorporate the Kew and Woodbine beach lifeguard towers into their installations in creative ways.
It’s not too late to catch the Raptors and Leafs in action! Whether you’re looking for something to do with the squad, the family, or with your S/O, there’s nothing more exciting than a high-energy game at Scotiabank Arena.
With the weather getting colder, now’s the time to stay warm and cheer for the home team all evening long,
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Michael Scott fans, you may want to sit down for this. If you’ve always dreamed of spending a day at Dunder Mifflin, your wish is about to come true. The Office experience is coming to Toronto!
This is no Jim Halpert prank. A life-sized version of the mid-level regional paper company we know and love is opening up in our city.
Fans of the show will get to walk through recreations of the famous set, explore original props and costumes, re-live their favourite moments from the show, and scoop up incredible merch at the on-site store.
When: March 3rd – June 4th 2023
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the Lego Store); 3401 Dufferin Street
You won’t need to travel far to feast your eyes on the breathtaking original paintings of the one and only Michelangelo.
You can expect 34 displays of world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.
This experience “offers guests a refuge from the busy world where they can enjoy this iconic art up close and at their own pace, especially at a time where travel is more expensive than ever.”
When: Until April 2nd, 2023 – Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM
Where: Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Road
A Stranger Things experience is coming to Toronto this spring and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.
Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a thrilling adventure that fully immerses you in the global hit show.
Fans will have access to the show’s most iconic settings on an “intimate guided new adventure” alongside their favourite characters, plus eat, drink and hang out like they’re part of the crew.
When: Starting in March 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue
A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is open in Toronto and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.
The experience is described as “an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.”
When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street