It was a long road, friends, but dare we say it, Toronto is finally starting to look like its normal self again. Events are returning, festivals are announcing their lineups, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to in the coming months. From unique immersive experiences to film festivals to world-class live performances, we’re itching to get back out there and enjoy our city just like old times.

There are so many events in Toronto this spring and here are 10 of the best ones to put on your calendar.

Immersive Frida Kahlo


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A new show titled Frida: Immersive Dream, covering the life and work of Frida Kahlo, is set to open in Toronto in March 2022. The 500,000 cubic feet exhibit space at 1 Yonge Street will be transformed into an immersive art wonderland. The immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit in Toronto will allow guests to see the artist’s work brought to life in a whole new way, through projections, photography, drawings, and iconography

When: Opening March 31st, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night


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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: March 11th — April 18th, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

Cirque du Soleil


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After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil is finally bringing its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. The city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOUS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers will take the stage at Ontario Place on April 14, 2022, for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humour.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: April 14, 2022 — May 23, 2022

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


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Attention Potterheads, this is not a drill! The highly-anticipated production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally coming to Toronto in May. The show was postponed due to the pandemic, so it has been a long time coming. This version of the world’s most award-winning play will feature an all-Canadian cast and it’ll bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life on the Mirvish stage.

Featuring “spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces,” this show will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Where: 244 Victoria St
When: Starting May 31st, 2022

The Wizard’s Den

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A mystical cocktail experience called The Wizard’s Den is coming to a secret location in the city this May that will put your spell-casting and sorcery skills to the test. “Get ready to unleash your inner magical being as you brew potions, cast spells, and drink more mead than you can shake a wand at,” says a description of the experience.

You’ll get to create a variety of concoctions for good and evil with the help of a potions master in your 90-minute session. Tickets cost $45 per person and come with one welcome drink (your choice of mulled wine or a tasty IPA) and two alcoholic potions.

Where: TBA
When: May 4th, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Parade


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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 in March if Ontario’s reopening plan continues to move forward. 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: March 20th, 2022

Doors Open Toronto


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Torontonians will once again get rare access into some of the city’s most interesting sites this May as part of the annual Doors Open Toronto event. With nearly 700 unique locations and over 2 million visits since the event began in 2000, this event is not to be missed if you love to explore the city.

Where: Various locations
When: May 27th — May 28th, 2022

Hot Docs Festival


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This city-wide festival will be screening documentaries at theatres all over Toronto this spring, as well as a selection of films you can screen on Hot Docs at Home. Prepare to see some of the world’s best documentaries at this annual spring festival and attend some in-person Q&As with the directors, then cast your vote for the Hot Docs Audience Award and Rogers Audience Award.

Where: Various locations
When: April 28th — May 8th, 2022

One-of-a-Kind Spring Show


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Start the spring season with a fresh assortment of local goods straight from this iconic artisan craft fair. The theme for this year’s show is Flourish, symbolizing rejuvenation, growth, and new beginnings. This event is a chance to meet and support local makers, unleash your creativity, and collect some unique new items for the season.

Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd Unit 1
When: March 30th — April 3rd, 2022

Canadian Music Week


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This late-spring music festival will be celebrating its 40th year this June. Canadian Music Week is known for showcasing hundreds of bands across dozens of venues throughout the five-day event, and this year, it promises to deliver a world-class experience in the heart of the city once again. This year’s concert schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but when it drops, you’ll want to plan all of your shows in advace.

Where: Various venues
When: June 6th — June 11th, 2022