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What to Do in Toronto in March

In a blink of an eye, March is upon us. As we prepare for warmer months ahead, we begin to make plans for family outings and fun with friends. The following is a list of activities coming our way this month.

 

Children’s Wish Princess and Superhero Dance Party

Bring your little princess or superhero to a unique dance party on March 15th from 4 – 8 p.m. at Liberty Grand. The cost for this event is $70 per person. This enchanting evening is full of exciting activities including rides in a horse-drawn carriage, superhero skills training and games, face painting, craft stations, glow-in-the-dark wish wand packages, partying with princesses and action heroes, and more.

Credit: Children’s Wish

 

Earth Hour

“Join us for an extended Earth Hour celebration! Bring your family for an evening of adventure and experience the park at night! Learn about nocturnal animals, light pollution, climate change, and tips for reducing your energy consumption at home.” The program is suitable for families with children over the age of six, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. It is recommended that visitors wear appropriate clothing for the outdoor walk. These should include sturdy, closed-toed shoes.

 

Live Performances

A wide range of live performances are coming to Toronto, offering something unique for everyone. These include the following theatrical productions, concerts, and performances:

  • The Secret Garden – Now through March 17th at Young People’s Theatre
  • Memorable Munsch – Now through May 6th at Solar Stage Children’s Theatre
  • The Misfit League – March 12th through 18th at The Second City Theatre
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – March 3rd through May 13th, weekends only, at Randolph Theatre
  • The Sleeping Beauty – March 8th through 18th at The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – March 9th through May 20th, weekends only, at Lower Ossington Theatre
  • GOBSMACKED! – March 14th through 25th at CAA Theatre
  • PAW Patrol Live! – March 16th through 18th at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Pink – March 20th and 21st at Air Canada Centre
  • Weird Al Yankovic – March 9th at The Danforth Music Hall

The Secret Garden, Credit: Young People’s Theatre

 

March Break

Jump into March Break with fun and excitement at a number of locations around Toronto, each celebrating in their own way.

Black Creek Pioneer Village March 12-18 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekdays
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekends
General Admission
Aga Khan Museum March 10-18 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. March 11th
Regular Admission
Casa Loma March 10-18 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. General Admission
Bata Shoe Museum March 10-18 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $8 per person
Toronto Zoo March 10-18 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Last Admission at 5 p.m.
Regular Admission
Hockey Hall of Fame March 10-18 Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$13 – $19
Children 3 & Under Free
Family Value Offer
Ontario Legislature Building March 12-16 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free, Registration Required
ROM March 10-18 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Regular Admission
Medieval Times March 9-18 1:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Adults: $43.95
Students & Kids: $33.95
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Nowruz Festival

Celebrate the Persian New Year, Nowruz, at the Nowruz Festival, an observance of the vernal equinox. The festival offers a wide range of ticketed events. These include an opening party, a concert featuring a Persian quartet and a 16-piece string orchestra, a wide range of artists, and a theatre component which consists of a production of Khaleh Sooske. Free events are offered as well, including educational workshops, children’s special programming, cultural and artistic productions, and more. The festival opening party offers a diverse dinner menu, which includes the following:

  • Assorted Nowruz Sweets
  • Chicken Tostada
  • Citrus Dill Smoked Salmon
  • Fruit Skewer
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Meatball Grilled Pizza Dough
  • Poke Pizza
  • Risotto Cake
  • Sesame Crusted Tuna
  • Shawarma Toast
  • Short Rib Slider
  • Smoked Chicken Drumette
  • Soft Drinks
  • Strip Steak Tostada
  • Tomato Grilled Pizza Dough
  • Vietnamese Spring Roll

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Enjoy this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration of Irish culture, history, and heritage. As always, this is a free event the entire family can enjoy. The parade begins at 12 noon on the corner of Bloor and St. George streets near St. George subway station. Access from the TTC can be made at any of the following stations:

  • George
  • Bloor
  • Wellesley
  • College
  • Dundas
  • Queen

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route, Credit stpatrickstoronto.com

 

Sugar Beach Sugar Shack

Enjoy hot mulled cider, fireball hot chocolate, and live entertainment at the Sugar Beach Sugar Shack on March 10th and 11th. This free event features a winter marketplace with Organic Chef Foods, Born 2 Eat, Ultimate Concession Food Truck, Golden Crumb, Beekeepers Naturals, North Shore Pie Co., and more. Two sugar shacks will be on site, selling authentic Ontario maple taffy. The Redpath Sugar booth will offer sweet treats and free samples, and Waterfront Toronto is offering free treats and information about what is happening on the waterfront. Entertainment and activities include the following:

  • Live music
  • Battle of the Chainsaws
  • Ice sculptures
  • Ice games, such as tic-tac-toe and ring toss
  • Ice frame photo op
  • Maple sugaring demonstration and warming station

Sugar Shack 2017; Credit: Waterfront Toronto

 

TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace

Bring the family out to Toronto’s interactive playground, which is open now through April 22nd. Kids and grownups alike can have fun controlling a robotic arm, painting with light, learning how to code, engaging with a sound-controlled intergalactic teddy bear, and participating in various other games and activities. Tickets to the digiPlaySpace are $11 on weekdays and $13 on weekends and holidays. TIFF members get in free!

Credit: TIFF digiPlaySpace

 

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

The Kids International Film Festival kicks off on March 9th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. General admission for this event ranges from $10 – $14, while the Opening Night Film and Party is $36 per person and Premium Screenings are $21 per person. Free activities are offered as well. The event boasts “ten days of programming that will inspire and empower tens of thousands of children through the discovery of filmmaking and animation.”

TIFF Kids 2018 Trailer, Credit: TIFF Kids via YouTube

 

Toronto ComiCon

Toronto ComiCon kicks off on March 16th, with guest appearances by Joonas Suotamo, Mara Wilson, Kristian Nairn, Seth Gilliam, and Manu Bennett, and Kane, among others. Tickets and 3-day passes are available, ranging from $20 – $75. Highlights from the event include the following:

  • Artist Alley
  • Celebrity Photo and Autograph Sessions
  • Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest
  • Jabba the Hutt’s Palace Scale Set
  • Legendary 90’s Video Dance Party
  • New and Improved Family Zone!
  • Prop Making II – Techniques and Resources
  • Steampunk: An Introduction
  • And so much more!

Take photographs with your favourite characters and celebrities. Credit: Toronto ComiCon

 

Toronto Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Toronto presents the Toronto Storytelling Festival March 19th through 25th for a celebration that features 80+ storytellers, 25 venues, and over 95 events. “From the beginning, the Toronto Storytelling Festival has been a mix of local and international talent. The 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival continues this vision by bringing together some of our finest local, Canadian, and international storytellers.”

 

 

Wizard World Fun Park

Bring the family outdoors for a day of fun and entertainment. Wizard World Fun Park has something for everyone, and it will be opening up on March 11th at the Better Living Centre. Unlimited ride bracelets with admission included are available for $26.50. Otherwise, admission is $8.85. Family discounts are available also, with unlimited daily passes priced at $65.50 for 2 and $95.60 for 4. Activities and entertainment include the following:

  • 25-plus mechanical and inflatable carnival rides
  • Daily live shows
  • Exotic reptiles
  • Games
  • Magic shows
  • Carnival treats
  • A little tots area for kids under 5
  • Arts and crafts
  • And more…

 

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

The Art Gallery of Ontario presents Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, an exhibition lasting from now until May 27th. “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is unlike any exhibition the AGO has presented before.” Tickets are available online, and all tickets are designated for a particular date and time. Timed tickets are required due to popularity of the artist and the nature of the exhibition.

 

 

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