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What's On In Toronto | Weekend March 18–20, 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Now that you’ve finally adjusted to that lost hour of sleep, take the ‘Spring Ahead’ of last Sunday’s Daylight Saving’s to heart: put the woes of winter behind you, and get ready to make the most of spring in Toronto. There’s plenty happening this weekend: from fashion to comics, and vegan bake-offs to Viking dinners, there’s no excuse not to dabble in all that Toronto has going on.

FRIDAY

FASHION | Toronto Fashion Week

Toronto Fashion Week is back to show off the best Fall 2016 season collections. Today’s your final chance to check out a runway show (or five) and catch stunning designs by the likes of David Dixon, Helder Diego, Daniel Christian Tang, Soia & Kyo, RUDSAK, and more.

Runway-LG Fashion Week | © Darren Stone / Flickr
Runway-LG Fashion Week | © Darren Stone / Flickr

FOOD & DRINKS | Celebrate Ireland in Toronto

St. Patrick’s Day might be over, but Toronto offers year-round Irish fun. Check out our Irish Guide to Toronto to make the most of your Friday.

Sandy Aleksander (left to right) owners Bill Hubacheck and Max Ryan, and cheese expert Doug Chiasson | Courtesy of Sandy Aleksander Fine Food
Sandy Aleksander (left to right) owners Bill Hubacheck and Max Ryan, and cheese expert Doug Chiasson | Courtesy of Sandy Aleksander Fine Food

SATURDAY

EVENT | Toronto ComiCon

Calling all superheroes, villains, and unicorns: ComiCon Toronto is back for three days of fun. With over 400 exhibitors and 25,000 fans, expect everything from autograph signings and celebrity sightings, to workshops and cosplayers.

Iceman & Aquaman | © Docking Bay 93 / Flickr
Iceman & Aquaman | © Docking Bay 93 / Flickr

FILM | Short Cuts: Winter 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival is back with Short Cuts, their monthly showcase of the best in short filmmaking. Saturday’s theme is ‘New Canadian Animation,’ so head on down to TIFF to catch the work of some of Canada’s most innovative animators.

© 'The Magnificent Life Underwater,' Joël Vaudreuil
© 'The Magnificent Life Underwater,' Joël Vaudreuil

ART | Winter Stations Design Competition

This weekend is your last chance to head to the Beaches for Winter Stations. Check out this year’s designs by artists who inventively transformed lifeguard stations into art installations.

Snowcone | © Sally Wilson / Flickr
Snowcone | © Sally Wilson / Flickr

BALLET | Romeo and Juliet

For five days in March, Torontonians can brush up on their Shakespeare and revisit this timeless tale of love and tragedy. Russian choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky, puts a fresh spin on a familiar story with The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo and Juliet.

Jurgita Dronina and Olaf Kollmannsperger in 2007, from Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Swedish Opera | © Hans Nilsson, Kungliga Operan / WikiCommons
Jurgita Dronina and Olaf Kollmannsperger in 2007, from Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Swedish Opera | © Hans Nilsson, Kungliga Operan / WikiCommons

SUNDAY

MARKET | Urban Collective Pop Up Market

Check out Toronto’s best designers, artists, crafters, photographers, and chefs at Urban Collective’s Spring Equinox Pop-Up Market. There will be food, drinks, and music, as well as a number of vendors selling their artisan products.

Courtesy of LANGsura
Courtesy of LANGsura

FOOD | Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

Indulge in (cruelty-free!) desserts galore – from gluten-free to dairy-free, there’s something sweet for every diet at the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off. Treat yo’ self, Toronto.

Raw Chocolate Cake | © Christoffer Undisclosed / Flickr
Raw Chocolate Cake | © Christoffer Undisclosed / Flickr

FOOD | Viking Barbecue Series

Uncle Smoke and Nordic-Canadian café and bar ODIN have teamed up to bring a Viking Feast to Toronto. Channel your inner Viking and get feasting… Smoked wild boar, anyone?

© JayMantri / Pixabay
© JayMantri / Pixabay

EVENT | Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms isn’t your regular old flower show: Sunday’s your final chance to channel your inner Alice and step into Toronto’s wonderland of floral and fauna; check out the must-see events and installations.

Courtesy of Canada Blooms
Courtesy of Canada Blooms