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What's On This Month In Toronto | March 2016

What's On This Month In Toronto | March 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Bid farewell to the February’s fickle weather, and say hello to March, paving way for spring in Toronto. What’s getting us so excited about March in the city? Read on, and tap in to the most exciting events, exhibitions, and foods that are bringing life back to 6ix.


© Romy / © Lenny Stucker /© The Art Gallery of Ontario /  © Graham 

© Romy / © Lenny Stucker /© The Art Gallery of Ontario /  © Graham

THEATRE  |  Grey Gardens

Ends March 6th, 2016

Witness the eccentric lives – and true riches to rags story – of Big Edie and Little Edie, Jackie O’s aunt and cousin, at Grey Gardens. It’s your last chance to catch this Tony-award winning musical at the Berkeley Theatre before it closes on March 6th.

FOOD  |  A Mid-Winter’s Feast

March 3rd, 2016

Chefs For Change hosts their fifth (and final!) Mid-Winter’s Feast dinner, so head to Propeller Coffee Co., alongside some of Canada’s hottest chefs, for a night of food and conviviality.

ART  |  First Thursdays at the AGO

March 3rd, 2016

Quit hibernating, Toronto: First Thursdays at the AGO is back with the much anticipated From Hogtown to the 6ix, an OCAD U guest-curated exhibition. Expect a poetry slam, DJ-spun tunes, libations at Toronto’s hottest art party.

ART  |  Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

March 5th, 2016

Put the AGO’s artist files and books to good use at this satellite event for the international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. Challenge the status quo and make Wikipedia a more inclusive space… all in an afternoon.

SHOPPING  |  Toronto Vintage & Antique Market

March 5th – 6th, 2016

What’s old is new again…  Vintage hunters unite and channel those retro vibes this weekend at the Vintage & Antique Market and Toronto Vintage Clothing Show.


© maple / © tacos / Courtesy of Canada Blooms / © Ballet

© Yodyoyo / © Nan Palmero / Courtesy of Canada Blooms / © Hans Nilsson, Kungliga Operan

ART  |  ‘Doors Without Keys’ at the Aga Khan Museum

Ends March 28th, 2016

Explore memory and imagination through Doors Without Keys, an stunning installation by Iranian artist, Abbas Kiarostami. Kiarostami spent over two decades photographing weathered doors – from Italy to Iran, France to Morocco; each photograph is exhibited at life-size on canvas, creating an immersive gallery experience. 

FOOD  |  Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

March 5th – April 3rd, 2016

Here’s your chance to embrace Canadian stereotypes and participate in Ontario’s favourite early springtime pastime: the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is back. Load up on maple syrup and pancakes, and fun and games.

DRINKS & DANCE  |  Free Salsa Night

March 10th, 2016

Get your salsa on this Thursday at Fonda Lola. Queen West’s favourite Mexican spot hosts their monthly free salsa night, so have a drink (drink specials go all night), and spend the evening dancing.

EVENT  |  Canada Blooms

March 11th – 20th, 2016

This event is all about plants – but the plants are *very* cool. Canada Blooms isn’t your regular old flower show: channel your inner Alice and step into Toronto’s wonderland of floral and fauna.

BALLET  |  Romeo and Juliet

March 16th – 20th, 2016

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.



© Darren Stone / © Docking Bay 93 / © Christoffer Undisclosed / © JayMantri

FASHION  |  Toronto Fashion Week

March 14th – 18th, 2016

Toronto Fashion Week is back to show off the best Fall 2016 season collections. 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. 

COMICS  |  ComiCon Toronto

March 18th – 20th, 2016

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.

FOOD  |  Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

March 20th, 2016

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.

EVENT  |  Urban Collective’s Pop-Up Market

March 20th, 2016

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. 

FOOD  |  Viking Feast

March 20th, 2016

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?



© One of a Kind Show / © Murat Germen / © Fractured Land / © Christopher Paulin

DESIGN  |  Spring One of a Kind Show

March 23rd – 27th, 2016

One Of A Kind Show And Sale is back for their spring show! Check out the goods of over 450 vendors showing off their handmade crafts: from artisan foods and housewares, to handcrafted jewellery and artwork, you won’t leave empty handed.

ART  |  A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then & Now

February 6th – June 26th, 2016

From Byzantium to Constantinople to Istanbul, and finally Kostantiniyye/Istanbull – experience the many vibrant faces of Istanbul at A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then & Now. Head to the Aga Khan Museum for this new, must-see exhibition of photographs.

FILM  |  Water Docs Film Festival

March 22nd – 26th, 2016

Water Docs 2016, a documentary film fest on all things water, aims to educate Torontonians on  issues our generation faces when it comes to clean, fresh water (and the lack thereof). Catch special guests and filmmakers, watch short films, and get involved.

ART  |  A New Look: 1960s and ’70s Abstract Painting

Closes March 27th, 2016

American art critic Clement Greenberg asserted, ‘Modernism used art to call attention to art.’ Head to the AGO’s, A New Look, to see just what Greenberg meant. Explore how North American artists investigated new methods of abstraction before this exhibition closes March 27th!


MUSIC  |  Music Bingo


The Gladstone Hotel, the go-to spot on Queen West for *adult* fun ‘n’ games, hosts Music Bingo every Wednesday night. Grab a friend, a beer (or three – Steam Whistle is $5 on special), and get your Bingo dabbers out.