It’s the first weekend of March and things are looking up here in Toronto! Capacity restrictions are officially over, which means live music and sports are back in full swing. Plus, the city will get a brief blast of spring weather with 15 C temperatures on Sunday. Here are some of the best things to do in Toronto so you can get in on all of the fun.
The city is celebrating its new era of freedom in a big way this weekend with rooftop parties, concerts, theatre productions, and so much more.
This breathtaking exhibit is open for the first time in the world — here’s a sneak peek so you know exactly what to expect. Over 400 of Claude Monet’s works come alive before your eyes through vivid 360-degree displays that swirl all around you, enhanced by sound effects and music. Forget the world and get lost the mind and masterpieces of this great painter.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W
When: Until March 13th
Live sports are back at Scotiabank Arena! Cheer for the Toronto Raptors in the stands and experience the energy of a packed house for the first time in a long time. With the players on their A-game and superfan Nav Bhatia in his courtside seat, it’s like the last two years never happened.
Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: Friday, March 4th
Hit up Toronto’s popular rooftop bar for two days of apres-ski shenanigans, including shot skis, warm bevvies, live DJs, chalet eats, and more. If you get cold on the rooftop you can head next door to Rock n’ Horse Saloon, which will be completely transformed into a ski chalet for the festivities and decked out with retro games, classic ski food, and old school vibes.
Where: 250 Adelaide St W
When: March 5th — March 6th, 2022
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American rapper Aminé is hitting the stage at Drake’s recently-opened concert venue in the east end. Concerts are officially back in Toronto and with capacity limits now lifted at venues in the city, it’s safe to say that we’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time. If you’ve been missing the electric energy of cheering crowds and live music, this is your chance to dive back in.
Where: History Toronto
When: March 6th, 2022
The National Ballet of Canada is taking the stage for a limited-time performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play. “Richly characterized and simmering with violence, the story follows the demise of Blanche DuBois, a southern belle transplanted in a hostile, impoverished landscape she cannot accept,” the description says. This will definitely have you on the edge of your seat!
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
When: Until Sunday, March 6th
The Spider-Man film that broke the box office recently is coming to the big screen at the IMAX Cinesphere this weekend. Sit back and enjoy the show at this unbelievable theatre on the waterfront. There are multiple screenings throughout the weekend too, and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to guarantee their spot.
Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: March 4th — March 6th
The annual international design competition at The Beaches is back and this year’s winners have been revealed. Winter Stations will run for six weeks straight 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
Are you ready to be whisked away to the year 2099? Terra Lumina has returned at the Toronto Zoo for more nightly magic under the stars. The immersive light show features an illuminated 1.5 km trail designed to make you feel like you’ve travelled to a “radiant” future world.
Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, ON
Cost: Adult (18-64) $29.99 + HST
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Finally, at long last, Torontonians can sink their teeth into some of the finest Montreal-style bagels out there at the new Kettlemans Bagel location downtown. Kettlemans Bagel’s new Toronto storefront is now open at 33 Bathurst St, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The shop is now serving up their famous green bagels with Irish Cream cream cheese to get you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
Where: 33 Niagara St
A unique travelling art installation is lifting spirits in Toronto this weekend. The moonGARDEN is a dreamy illuminated experience right in the downtown core. Visitors will get to walk between the spheres as they glow and transform through animated and immersive shadow theatre designs. Get some fresh air this weekend and enjoy some unique art while you’re at it.
Where: 120 Adelaide St W
When: Until March 5th