It’s officially spring and we’ve never been more excited to shed our winter parkas and lay out on a blanket at Bellwoods. With the long winter finally behind us, it’s time to celebrate the start of a brand new season by diving into some fun things to do in Toronto this week. Between immersive exhibits, festivals, all-you-can-eat wings and even a Justin Bieber concert, there’s no question that this week will be a fantastic one.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week.
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
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: Until March 27th
Care for an intimate concert bathed in candlelight at Toronto’s historic castle? 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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TOsketchfest is back! Toronto’s longest-running comedy festival is taking place this week with some of the best live, scripted comedy in North America. This year’s festival will take place over five days with all of the content available online. There will be over 100 titles to choose from, including brand new sketch comedy spotlights, animated shorts, musical comedy videos, cinematic shorts, and more.
When: March 23rd—March 27th, 2022
This one is for the film buffs! Showcasing some of Canada’s most talented indie filmmakers for more than a decade, get ready to see some serious gems at Canadian Film Fest. Enjoy a diverse selection of 100% Canadian films, including features and shorts.
When: March 22nd — April 2nd, 2022
Wing enthusiasts, this is not a drill. St. Louis Bar & Grill is bringing back its all-you-can-eat boneless wings event at all of its Ontario restaurants for an entire month. Starting on March 22nd, you’ll be able to fill up on as many wings as you can handle all for $19.99. Nope, we’re not clucking around!
Where: Find your nearest location
When: March 22d — April 24th, 2022
Experience the evolution of our city through the eyes of Toronto’s emerging artists. The art gallery at the St. Lawrence Market is now showcasing 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair over the past six decades. Do a little shopping at the market and then head upstairs to this free show and explore the ever-changing geographical and cultural landscape of our city.
Where: The Market Gallery, 95 Front St E
When: Until April 17th
Canada’s beloved pop sensation is coming home to Scotiabank Arena this month for the Justice World Tour. This show is one of several rescheduled stops he’ll be making in the city this year, with two more shows to follow in June. Live music is finally back and what better way to celebrate than by singing your heart out to some JB hits?
Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: March 25th, 2022
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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
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