What an incredible weekend we have coming our way, Toronto! With the long-awaited start of spring and the many events and activities in the city, we’re pretty dang sure that it’ll be a weekend to remember here in our city. Take a look at some of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend and start dropping them into the group chat.

Toronto Comicon

The world’s biggest comic book convention is coming to Toronto this weekend! “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: March 18th — March 20th 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The “largest Irish event in Canada” is set to make a comeback for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Organizers have announced that this year’s parade will take place as scheduled on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day. This year, the parade’s organizers are excited to welcome the public back to the celebration, complete with a marching band and all the bells and whistles.

Where: See the parade route here
When: Sunday, March 20th

The Guinness SPD

After 735 days, Canada’s largest, all-day St. Patrick’s Day party is coming back to Toronto! This event hosts 5,000 green-clad St. Patty’s Day party-goers in downtown Toronto at the massive 45,000 square foot venue with three outdoor patios.

The all-day celebration begins at 11:30 am, and features a complimentary pancake breakfast, live music, an all-you-can-eat Lucky Charms bar, Irish fiddlers, life-sized beer pong, and photo booths spread across the venue.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polston St
When: Saturday, March 19th

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Sebastian Maniscalco

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: March 19th, 2022

80s Dance Party at Sneaky Dee’s

Throw on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie the night away to some of the most popular hits of the 80s! Wear your best 80s look, your best green, or a combination of both. Most importantly, though, bring your best energy and get ready to have some fun.

Where: 431 College St
When: Saturday, March 19th

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

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

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Race

Toronto’s only St. Patrick’s Day race is back this year in support of Achilles Canada, an organization for athletes with physical and mental needs. Whether you’re running, walking, or cheering from the sidelines, this race is a great way to get outdoors for a good cause. Participants are required to pick up their race kits in advance to help prevent crowds.

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd
When: Sunday, March 20th

March Break at Ontario Place

There’s lots of fun to be had at Ontario Place this March Break, starting with a whole lineup of Blockbuster films at the Cinesphere. Some of the major titles include Joker, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dunkirk, Muse – Simulation Theory: The IMAX Experience, In The Heights, and Ghost in the Shell.

Plus, you can enjoy the fresh air and some tasty s’mores at the Community Bonfire, hosted every afternoon and evening at the Cedar Cove North Fire Pit during March Break. And art-lovers will love the self-guided walking tour presented by ArtworxTO.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Until March 20th

Toronto Game Night & Chill: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Mix, mingle, and have a good time at FreePlay, Toronto’s 80s-themed arcade. The arcade is hosting a social for St. Patrick’s Day with games, trivia, food, drinks, and plenty of good vibes. Your ticket comes with a whole evening of unlimited gameplay, so get ready to challenge your squad to some friendly competition. Pay in advance to score a discount on admission.

Where: 300 College St
When: March 20th, 2022
Price: From $11.62