We’re down to the final days of March and it finally feels like spring, so needless to say, we’re feeling pretty dang good. And we couldn’t be more excited about all of the exciting things to do in Toronto this week.
From food festivals to shopping events to immersive experiences, there’s so much to see and do in our amazing city right now.
So without further delay, here are the 10 best things to do in Toronto this week.
We’ll see you there, friends!
TO Food and Drink Fest is returning to the city this weekend 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
Toronto’s popular seasonal craft show returns this week, showcasing the work of hundreds of talented makers, artisans, and vendors all under one roof.
This event is described as a gathering place for “like-minded individuals to exchange ideas, stories and objects through the culture of craft,” according to its website.
Get ready to explore, get inspired, meet new people, and most importantly, stock up on beautiful items for the season ahead.
When: March 29th to April 2nd, 2023
Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Are you ready to enter the Upside Down? A Stranger Things experience is coming to Toronto this Friday and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.
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.
Once you’ve had your fair share of adventure, you can head over to Scoops Ahoy for a USS Butterscotch sundae or Surfer Boy Pizza for a tasty slice.
The experience will also be home to the first-ever Stranger Things-themed bar where you can sip unique cocktails inspired by the show.
When: Starting March 31st, 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue
Cost: $49+ per person
It’s not too late to catch the Raptors 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.
This week, the Raptors will face off against the Miami Heat. Also taking on Florida this week are the Toronto Maple Leafs — the team will battle it out against the Florida Panthers on March 29th.
When: March 28th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
A massive warehouse sale is coming to the GTA this week and you can get up to 75% off Herschel items.
The first-ever Herschel warehouse begins this Wednesday and eager shoppers can expect to score sweet deals on all men, women, and kids’ items from OG backpacks, accessories, travel bags, and more.
For five full days, The International Centre in Mississauga will host the warehouse sale and offer free parking for those that make the trip.
When: March 29th to April 2nd, 2023
Where: The International Centre Mississauga
An illuminated experience has arrived in our city and 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 will take over Trillium Park until May.
“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
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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
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has a Free Friday Nights tradition that brings art lovers together on everyone’s favourite night of the week.
Visitors are invited to celebrate contemporary art and community and enjoy live performances, installations, pop-ups, activations, and more.
You can book your spot in advance to guarantee entry or drop in on the day. The last time slot for entry is 8:45 PM.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 158 Sterling Road #100
When: Fridays from 5 PM to 9 PM
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: Until April 23rd, 2023
Where: North East Grounds of Harbourfront Centre, 225 Queens Quay West
Broadway sensation Hamilton is back in Toronto! The popular musical will run for a few months until the summer.
“Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre,” the description says.
This musical is not only entertaining, but has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
When: Until June 11th, 2023
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West