Back to the grind, friends! Another week has arrived in Toronto and it may just be the most exciting one we’ve had all month. With St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, the start of Comicon on Friday, and major performances taking the stage this week, it’s safe to say that you’ll have a pretty packed calendar. And as a special bonus, we even have some gorgeous spring weather to look forward to this week.

Here are 10 of the best things to do this week in Toronto so you don’t miss a beat.

Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night

Ever wondered what it would be like to step inside a time machine? Well, thanks to virtual reality, now you can. Toronto’s getting a new immersive VR adventure that transports you to some of the world’s most extraordinary libraries both real and imagined. Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night “is an immersive and sensory virtual-reality journey that whisks you away to 10 libraries throughout time and across the globe – from Mexico to Japan, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and beyond,” the description says.

When: Until April 18th, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

Toronto Comicon

The world’s biggest comic book convention is coming to Toronto this Friday! “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: Begins March 18th

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Fiction

Party the night away at this St. Paddy’s Day bash at Toronto’s Fiction Nightclub. With live DJs and $6 beer specials all night long, this is the place to be if you’re ready to paint the town green.

Where: 180 Pearl St
When: March 17th, 2022

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Grand Mashal’s Ball

A little something for the real Irish folks! This semi-formal ball is a celebration of Irish culture, music, and dance, making it the perfect activity for a more traditional St. Paddy’s. You’ll be treated to some live Celtic music, Irish dance performances, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the chance to win a trip to Ireland.

Where: Revival Event Venue, 783 College St
When: March 17th, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Party Extravaganza at Juliet

Dive back into the St. Paddy’s fun at Juliet nightclub. Get ready to turn up like you’re the lucky leprechaun himself to the sounds of top 40, EDM, house, R&B, and hip hop. Be sure to accessorize with a pop of green!

Where: 510 King St W
When: March 17th, 2022

Bianca Del Rio

RuPaul’s Drag Race icon Bianca Del Rio is hitting the stage at Meridian Hall for her Unsanitized Tour. The dimple-cheeked and hilariously sassy Del Rio isn’t afraid to shock her audience, so get ready for a wild ride. We could all use a laugh right about now, and who better to make us chuckle than the comedy queen herself?

Where: Meridian Hall
When: March 18th

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


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The Sleeping Beauty

The National Ballet of Canada is taking the stage for a dazzling performance of Tchaikovsky’s 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: Premieres March 18th

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

Island of Warmth

Another interactive display has popped up in the city and it has delighted locals in cities all over the world. The installation, called Island of Warmth, is designed to resemble a campfire and uses movement and sound to keep its flames burning bright. The bonfire is surrounded by sensors placed on the floor and relies on the people around it to bring it to life. If you’re a fan of outdoor art, this one’s worth the visit.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: Until March 20th