We’ve got an exciting week coming our way, Toronto. Not only is it the week of March Break, but also St. Patrick’s Day. Needless to say, there is lots of fun to be had in our town. Let us fill you in on the best things to do in Toronto this week, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Check out this list of the best things to do in Toronto this week and have yourself a good one!
St. Paddy’s Day Shindig
Black Pearl is hosting an exciting live music event and 100-team beer pong tournament this St. Patrick’s Day.
There will be over 18 musicians in the house to celebrate the luck of the Irish. Get ready to eat, drink, jig, and sláinte!
When: Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 2 PM
Where: Black Pearl, 184 Pearl Street
Taste of the Middle East Winter Festival
This family-friendly 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
Imagine Dragons at Casa Loma
Take a trip to your favourite fairy tale at Toronto’s majestic castle this March Break.
From interactive theatrical shows to a next-level Knight School, you’ll be completely immersed in a world of adventure.
“Travel down the 800ft underground tunnel to visit the dungeon for themed art and crafts, before daring to enter the Dragon’s Den to visit the Dragon himself in his mythical lair,” the description says.
Swords and shining armour at the ready!
When: March 11th to 19th, 2023
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Fan Expo ComiCon
Get excited, Toronto — ComiCon is back! Villains, heroes, and beloved characters of all types will flock to the city for this iconic convention during March Break.
Throw on your costume and prepare for three riveting days of family-friendly activations, celebrity appearances, attractions, events, and more.
When: March 17th to 19th, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
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 15th to April 23rd, 2023
Where: North East Grounds of Harbourfront Centre, 225 Queens Quay West
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Lumière: The Art of Light
An illuminated experience has arrived in our city it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place is lighting up the waterfront with incredible works of art.
Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event is taking over Trillium Park until May 7th.
“Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumière encourages Ontario artists and creators to illuminate’ the park,” the description says.
When: Until May 7th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
St. Patrick’s Day at The Wheatsheaf Tavern
Toronto’s oldest bar is hosting a massive St. Paddy’s celebration this Friday.
You can look forward to live music, drink specials, and prizes all day long – the party starts at 9 AM. This is going to be the biggest day of the year at the Sheaf!
When: Friday, March 17th, 2023, starting at 9 AM
Where: The Wheatsheaf Tavern, 667 King Street West
The National Ballet of Canada is taking the stage this week to perform James Kudelka’s Cinderella.
This enchanting ballet show features “colourful characters, Art Deco-inspired designs by David Boechler, lively score by Sergei Prokofiev and lighting by Christopher Dennis,” the description says.
Sit back and prepared to be amazed by this “unrivaled adaptation of the classic fairy tale.”
When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West
St. Patrick’s Day Mega Party
Thousands of green-clad partygoers will descend on Fiction Nightclub for a massive St. Patrick’s Day bash.
Wear your finest leprechaun-themed attire for a night of incredible music, drinks, dancing, and good vibes.
When: Friday, March 17th, 2023, 9 PM
Where: Fiction, 180 Pearl Street
The Office Experience: Toronto
If you’ve always dreamed of spending a day at Dunder Mifflin, your wish can now come true. The Office experience has arrived in Toronto!
This is no Jim Halpert prank. A life-sized version of the mid-level regional paper company we know and love is now open in our city, and here’s a sneak peek!
Fans of the show will get to walk through mind-blowing 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: Until June 4th 2023
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the Lego Store); 3401 Dufferin Street
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