Our city is ablaze with exciting events this weekend! Between St. Patrick’s Day, the final weekend of March Break, and the start of spring, it’s safe to say that hibernation season is officially over. There are so many things to do in Toronto this weekend, and here are some of the highlights.

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, Toronto!

Guinness SPD

Known as Canada’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day party, the Guinness SPD is a rowdy all-day bash that spans 45,000 square feet.

The St. Paddy’s Day event is returning for its 8th year, which promises to be the biggest and best yet.

In addition to all of the shamrocks and shenanigans you can handle, the party will feature a complimentary pancake breakfast, Irish fiddlers, life-sized beer pong, and photo booths.

When: Saturday, March 18th, 2023, 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Get excited, friends! The St. Patrick’s Day parade is coming back to Toronto this weekend.

The parade will wind through the streets starting at 12 PM at the corner of St. George and Bloor St West, near St. George subway station.

Prepare for a lively afternoon filled with colourful floats, traditional music, and plenty of green.

When: Sunday, March 19th at 12 PM
Where: See parade route here

Sponsored Pick: The Rose Brampton

Ready to rock out? @therosebrampton has an epic lineup of live music events & theatrical performances coming up in March. From soulful singers to banging beats, there’s something for everyone.

When: weekly events all throughout the month
Where: The Rose Brampton (1 Theatre Ln, Brampton) & LBP Brampton (150 Central Park Dr, Brampton)
Cost: click here for March’s full event lineup & tickets!

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

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Sponsored Pick: Save 80% on luxury designer goods at Couture Pop-Ups

Get ready to shop ‘til ya drop, Toronto. Couture Pop-Ups is back for this weekend only with Fashion Fix in the Six. With major savings on luxury goods from over 80 brands, what better time to level up your fashion game.  

Boasting an impressive ‘innovative luxury wholesale shopping experience’, Couture Pop-Ups is hosting men’s and women’s fashion, bags, accessories, and a whole lot more this weekend in Markham. 

Offering up to 80% original ticket prices, Fashion Fix in the Six is an unbeatable event to find high end grabs without breaking the bank.

Where: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa, 8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON 
When: March 16th to 19th, 10AM to 9PM daily

Flowing For Our Sisters: 108 Sun Salutation Challenge

Flow through some energizing and detoxifying sun salutations with some soul sisters this weekend!

Symbolically, 108 represents “universal love, eternity, and awakening,” and you’ll definitely be feeling the love in this class.

With DJ Carmelinda DiManno spinning incredible tunes and sunset views from the 10XTOs Tennis Courts, this is a great way to spend an event, work up a sweat, connect with your heart, and make some new friends.

Plus, all proceeds will be donated to three separate charities.

When: March 19th, 2023, 5 PM to 7 PM
Where: 10XTO, 107 Princes’ Boulevard
Cost: $29 per person


The National Ballet of Canada will take the stage this weekend to perform James Kudelka’s Cinderella.

This enchanting ballet show will feature “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

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

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

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

There you have it, friends — the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy it!