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22 socially-distant things to do at home and around Toronto this March

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We’ve made it through the worst of the winter and with March around the corner, spring will be in Toronto before we know it! To help pass the final few weeks of chilly weather, we’ve lined up a ton of killer activities. From virtual events to socially-distanced outings, to amazing stuff you can do at home, there’s no shortage of fun to be had this month.

Here are 22 socially-distanced things to do at home and around Toronto this March.

CELEBRATE TORONTO

The 187th anniversary of Celebrate Toronto is coming up, only this time it’s virtual. No surprise there, right? Log on this March to take part in exciting events honour our city. Plus, this year’s festival is raising money for DonateTO in support of COVID-19 relief.

Where: Check it out online
When:
Saturday, March 6th – Sunday, March 7th

LOCALLICIOUS

So Winterlicious is off the table this year, but that doesn’t mean our restaurants aren’t still having a little fun. Support local this month at LocalLicious. Restaurants across the country are offering amazing three-course menus until March 7th. Plus, $1 from every order will be donated to charity!

Where: Find participating restaurants here
When: Ends Sunday, March 7th

VIRTUAL WOOD SHOW

Calling all lumberjacks. If you’re looking for an event that’s all about wood, we’ve got all the answers. Tune in this month for the virtual wood show. This exciting event is exactly what it sounds like: an online exploration of all things wood. You’ll hear from craftsmen, artists, and loads more.

Where: Check it out online
When: Friday, March 5th – Sunday, March 7th

VIRTUAL TEDx TALK

Expand your mind from the comfort of your living room with this month’s exciting Virtual Ted Talk event. For a full day, you can listen in on the brightest and best in every industry. The theme is uncharted, so be ready to explore whole new territories.

Where: Check it out online
When: 
Thursday, March 4th

THE VILLAGE DREAMS EXHIBITION

You can feast your eyes on some incredible art this month at an exciting online gallery. Normally, this event would be happening in person. But for obvious reasons, it’s moved online. Not to worry though, you can check out the full collection with just a few clicks on your computer.

Where: Check it out online
When: All month long

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TSO ON DEMAND

Whether you’re an all-out classical junkie or just looking for some background study music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has got you covered. This month, you can tune into on-demand performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The show is 60 minutes long and features the work of Toronto’s finest.

Where: Check it out online
When: Kicks off Friday, March 12th

VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHTS FROM CANADA’S WONDERLAND

Canada’s Wonderland is turning 40 this year and to celebrate they’re hosting a ton of virtual trivia nights. All month long, you can log on to participate completely FREE. This one’s great to try out with the folks you’re bubbled with or reach out to those you’ve been seeing through the screen.

Where: Check it out online
When:
Weekly on Thursdays all month long

FREE PAINTING TECHNIQUES

Might as well take this time to learn a new skill, right? Log on for a free tutorial on tips, tricks, and techniques for painting. All you need is a few supplies and you’re good to tune in live. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Where: Check it out online
When: Monday, March 1st

CULINARY MASTERCLASS

Canadian top chef Mark McEwan is hosting an exciting masterclass for one day only. Nab exclusive tickets to this event and you’ll be able to learn from the very best. He’ll share his favourite recipes, plus a few heartwarming stories as well.

Where: Check it out online
When: Thursday, March 11th

TORONTO FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS: TOM STOPPARD

Literature lovers can log on for an exciting evening exploring the works of Tom Stoppard. This legendary playwright is responsible for some of the modern theatre’s most famous works. At the event, you’ll get to dive in headfirst with biographer Hermione Lee and acclaimed actor Fiona Reid.

Where: Check it out online
When: Saturday, March 6th

EATING THROUGH TO

Foodies of the city can chow down on Toronto’s finest at this month’s virtual events from Eating Through TO. They’ve got exciting stuff like coffee and chocolate tastings lined up for you to enjoy. Just register online and all the samples will be shipped right to your door.

Where: Check it out online
When: Find this month’s schedule here

BLOOR YORKVILLE ICEFEST

The Bloor-Yorkville Icefest was supposed to go down in February, but COVID-19 regulations forced it to move to March. But that’s okay! Just means it’s still something we can look forward to. Stop by to explore the incredible ice sculptures that’ll decorate the area. This year’s theme is “A Trip Around the World” so you can quench that thirst for travel while you’re there.

Where: Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto
When: Friday, March 12th – Sunday, March 14th

SHOOK KITCHEN HUMMUS CLUB

Up your snacking game with this amazing offer from Shook Kitchen. If you’re like us, you go crazy for a good bowl of hummus. So why not subscribe and have it shipped right to your door? When you sign up, you’re in for a full month of the tasty dip. Plus, some delicious little extras. Yum!

Where: Check it out online
When: Kicks off Monday, March 1st

TAKE AN EATALY COOKING CLASS

If you want to master the art of Italian cooking, there’s no better place to do it than Eataly. The spot is offering exciting virtual classes all month long. You can sign up to make pizza, pasta, and loads of other amazing dishes. Pass the parmesan!

Where: Check it out online
When: Find this month’s schedule here

OR A CLASS FROM THE CHEF UPSTAIRS

Into cooking but not so into Italian food? First of all, please get your tastebuds checked. Italian food is the bomb. But secondly, you can learn all kinds of other cuisines with The Chef Upstairs. All month long, they’ve got culinary classes with your name all over ’em. Plus, they’ll ship the ingredients right to your door.

Where: Check it out online
When: Find this month’s schedule here

EXPLORE AN ONLINE MUSIC MUSEUM

It’s no secret that Toronto is the birthplace of a killer music scene. Some of the greats have called these city streets their home. So why not explore a collection of the city’s best music at an exciting virtual museum. When you peruse the site, you’ll learn all about the history and culture that’s shaped our music scene.

Where: Check it out online
When: All month long

GRAB A BOTTLED COCKTAIL

Bottled cocktails are all the rage this year. A tasty beverage shipped right to your door that’s ready-made to drink? We get the hype. There are loads of places around town offering delicious bottled cocktails to go. So hit any one of them up for your next happy hour.

Where: Check out our favourites here
When: Available all month long

DRIVE & LISTEN

The website that’s all the rage on TikTok is sure to become a staple for you this month. You can take virtual “driving” tours around a ton of cities throughout the world. While you drive, you can listen to the local radio or just the sounds of the street to really feel like you’re there in person.

Where: Check it out online
When: All month long

TRY A MONTH-LONG YOGA CHALLENGE

Get fit this month with Saana Yoga’s 28-day challenge. You can sign up for a 4-week transformation with this awesome studio. Everything is done through Zoom, so no worries about COVID-19 getting in the way. By the end of it, you’ll be zen, fit, and having a great time.

Where: Check it out online
When: All month long

HAVE AN AT-HOME GAMES NIGHT

Next time you find yourself bored in the house and in the house bored (remember that throwback song?) , why not try one of these at-home games? You and everyone you’re quarantined with will have a blast staying entertained. We know we’ve penciled in an evening of at-home fun into our schedule. Alright, every evening is at-home fun. But you get what we mean!

Where: Check out our favourite games here
When: All month long

BINGE SOME DISNEY+

Let’s be real. It’s pretty inevitable that at least part of your month will be spent streaming TV shows. Thankfully, Disney+ has a whole host of new content on its way. From the highly-anticipated Wanda Vision finale to new shows and movies, there’s never a dull moment here.

Where: Check out what’s being released in March here
When: All month long

GET OUTSIDE

Last but not least, you can get a breath of fresh air at an outdoor Toronto location. We’ve put together a list of places that are safe to hit up while social distancing. So you can peruse them in peace. Of course, you should still wear your mask if you do drop by.

Where: Check out a list of social-distance friendly spots here
When: All month long

Happy March, everyone! Let us know which of these activities you do first.