Weekend events in Toronto feature the opening of the art exhibition of the year, a slew of shows and markets, and TFC home opener, which kicks off the MLS season but also promises the impending arrival of spring.
Events you might want to check out:
Winter Brewfest (March 2-4 @ Enercare Centre)
There's nothing like a good brew in winter to warm you up, and this event will feature more than 150 of them, plus over 40 breweries and food trucks.
Infinity Mirrors (March 3 – May 27 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
It's finally here and it's finally opening. Test just how much self exploration and introspection can you squeeze into 20 seconds and don't forget to take one for the Insta.
Vintage Clothing Show (March 3-4 @ Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place)
Chanel, Dior, YSL, it's all there for you to sift through as you discover long lost vintage treasures that you won't find anywhere else.
Toronto FC Home Opener (March 3 @ BMO Field)
Toronto's own MLS champs are back to face off Columbus Crew. Will they hold on to the title this year? Only time will tell.
Tory Lanez (March 3 @ CUBE)
Brampton native Tory Lanez will be at CUBE this weekend for Social Saturdays.
Storytelling Festival (March 2-25 @ Various locations)
A celebration of the combined art of voice and story, this 10-day festival includes concerts, story talks, and workshops from Canada and international storytellers.
In En Transition (March 2-31 @ Connections Gallery)
Six Quebec artists in Toronto and six Ontario artists in Montreal come together to reinforce a sense of community between the two provinces and explore the subject of transition in everyday life.
International Bike Show (March 3-5 @ Better Living Centre)
Bikes and bike accessories galore will be on at the International Bike Show all weekend long.
Celebrate Toronto (March 3-6 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Now you have another reason to take a selfie in front of the Toronto sign as Nathan Phillips Square will be host to the city's 184th b-day bash.
New Creations Festival (March 3-10 @ Roy Thomson Hall)
This isn't your grandmother's symphony. Experience a contemporary take on the old genre with with performances from Tanya Tagaq, Kronos Quartet, James Ehnes, and more.
Water Advisory! (March 3-25 @ Loop Gallery)
Indigenous and non-indigiuos artist some together for an exhibition that seeks to explore the disconnect between society and water.
International Women's Day (March 3 @ OISE)
International Women's Day in Toronto is gathering in celebration of women all over the world, starting with a rally at 11 a.m. at OISE and followed by the Women's Day March leaving from there at 1p.m.
Metaverse 003 (March 3 @ The Fermenting Cellar)
A fully immersive art and music experience and an unofficial closing party for the Toronto Light Festival, this event will feature, among other things, a 30 foot-long metal dragon shooting fire outside all night.
Idomeneus (March 3-24 @ Young Centre for the Performing Arts)
The Canadian premiere of Idomeneus tells the story of the titular character struggling with a crucible of the soul.
Toy, Video Game and Vinyl Record Show (March 4 @ Toronto Plaza Hotel)
Remember Pogs!? And Barbies! Oh, and Hot Wheels! This is basically nostalgia heaven.
When Sisters Speak (March 4 @ St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts)
This spoken word concert is dedicated to shining a spotlight on Black, female voices.
Moonlight (March 2 @ Multifaith Centre)
As this year's Oscar's celebrations ramp up, least we forget past winners who took home the top prize. Ever a timely tale, Moonlight explores the struggle between sexuality and identity.
The Long Goodbye (March 2 @ TIFF)
It's LA in wintertime and the character Marlowe has found himself embroiled in a labyrinthine murder case. This 1970's film noir by Robert Altman challenges and subverts the very genre he's working in.
Irish Film Festival (March 2-4 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
With March comes a celebration of the Irish, including its filmmakers. Now in its 8th year, this festival includes films from Toronto and beyond.
Oscars Viewing Party! (March 4 @ Gladstone Hotel)
There's no better way you see the Oscar drama in its full glory than at a viewing party. Who will receive the top honours this year and who will be robbed? We'll have to wait and see.
The Sheepdogs (March 2 @ Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall)
Saskatoon's own rock and rollers The Sheepdogs are back in Toronto and performing with Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs.
The King Romeo Santos (March 2 @ Air Canada Centre)
Bachata sensation Romeo Santos is in Toronto as part of his North American Golden Tour.
Kayper (March 3 @ REBEL)
A vertern to the worldwide DJ game, UK's hip-hop and house producer Kayper will be spinning all night at Rebel.
Stacey Kent (March 4 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
American jazz singer Stacey Kent is stopping by Toronto to play at The Danforth Music Hall.
Girl and Boy (March 2 @ Clinton's Tavern)
Everybody, rock your body, to all the hits from the 90s and early 2000s.
Bachata X (March 3-4 @ DanceLife X Centre)
Sweat it out on dace floor to some hot salsa music featuring beginners sessions before the big end-of-night dance-off.
Mood Music (March 3 @ Love Child Social House)
Good vibes only at Mood Music with r&b, groovy soul, old school, and lovers rock playing all night long.
Lovebot Pop-Up (March 2-3 @ Collabo Toronto)
LOVEBOT The Robot is having a pop-up art sale Friday and Saturday with the first 15 people in line receiving an event exclusive print for free.
Toronto Antique and Vintage Market (March 3-4 @ Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place)
That Canadian goose-shaped bedside lamp with the oversized tassel shade? It's calling for you.
Really Really Free Market (March 3 @ Campbell Park)
They say nothing is free in this world, except at the Really Really Free Market. No Money. No Swapping. Everything is free as a bird.
Thrive Mini Market (March 3 @ Thrive Organic Kitchen)
The inaugural opening of the Thrive Mini Market is happening this weekend featuring it's signature burgers, fresh produce, and bulk items.
Spring Flower Show (February 25 – April 17 @ Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory)
Spring came early inside the tiny patch of heaven in the downtown core known as Allan Gardens. Free to the public daily, there's no better way to celebrate the new season.