Events happening in Toronto this weekend: Mar. 10-12

Doggos Après Ski invites you and your dog to Toronto’s “chillest” winter party at Steamwhistle on Sunday, March 12, 2023. (Courtesy:

You made it, Toronto! The weekend is finally here and it’s your chance to explore the endless number of events happening around the city. From an outdoor light show to an Asian food battle, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. 

Friday, March 10:

The Historic Silver Dollar Room – 65 Year Commemoration

Join the Historic Silver Dollar Room for the first time in 5 years to honour the iconic venue’s 65th anniversary. The party will feature ​​live music inspired by the 50s and 60s. 

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Kapwani Kiwanga Remediation Exhibition

The Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the first major survey exhibition in Canada of Canadian-French artist Kapwani Kiwanga.  Kiwanga creates installation, sculpture, and performance to explore the relationships between historical narratives, systems of power, and the use of material within these contexts.

More details can be found here

Wavelength Winter Festival 

The Wavelength Winter Festival is hosting its first in-person event in three years. The festival champions the resilience of grassroots artists and puts the spotlight on Indigenous creativity. 

Details can be found here. 

2023 National Home Show

The 2023 National Home Show kicks off in Toronto on Friday. At the 10-day, attendees can find this year’s hottest home/garden trends, must-have products, expert advice, local shopping, interactive and hands-on how-tos and so much more.

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Fairview Performance

After its New York City debut, Canadian Stage and Obsidian Theatre are hosting the first Canadian production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fairview. In the show, the Frasier household is preparing for Grandma’s birthday party, but not everything is as it seems.

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Lumière: The Art of Light

The Art of Light festival opens on Friday and will be held at Trillium Park for the first time this year. The free outdoor light exhibition allows visitors to explore the park and experience art developed by Ontario artists.

Details can be found here

Saturday, March 11:

Commemorative Gathering featuring The Burn

To mark the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto is hosting a commemorative ceremony at Nathan Phillips Square featuring The Burn, an interactive installation, in memory of lives lost. 

“Experience a shared exhalation through fire, water and immersive waves of sounds, as the vessels’ wooden spheres, along with fresh ones created onsite, come together to ignite for a 24-hour burn from March 11 to 12,” the city says on its website. 

For details, visit here

Newcomer Women Conference

The free Newcomer Women conference will provide an interactive and informative day of presentations and keynote speakers, highlighting the struggles and systemic barriers faced by newcomer and refugee women.

Details can be found here

Say Her Name: International Women’s Day Concert

Solidaridad Tango and a star-studded line-up of women performers are presenting the “Say Her Name” International Women’s Day Concert to fundraise for the Center for Human Rights in Iran. The event will feature a live music concert, dance performances, a silent auction, and a donation drive.

Details can be found here

Shimmy Saturday

Aanch restaurant is hosting its first belly dancer and Bollywood music night of the season. The night will be filled with live dancers, handcrafted cocktails, the chef’s specially curated menu and complimentary desserts.

More details can be found here

Wham Bam Drag Brunch

A high-energy drag show is being held at The Bampot Bohemian House of Tea. Hosted by Messy Margaret, with special guest SANJINA from season 1 of Call Me Mother, the brunch is expected to be filled with yummy food and lots of laughs. 

Details can be found here

Sugar Shack TO

Presented by Redpath Sugar, Sugar Shack TO returns to Toronto’s waterfront for a maple-filled weekend of winter fun. The annual outdoor event will transform Sugar Beach into a Canadiana extravaganza featuring all things maple.

Details can be found here

Sunday, March 12:

2023 Toronto St Patrick’s Day Race in Support of Achilles Canada

Get your “Green On” and celebrate St. Patricks Day with a run downtown in support of Achilles Canada. The run will start at Steam Whistle Brewing and finish with an after-party there as well. All abilities, runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

More details can be found here

The Asian Food Battle 2023

Three Headed Dragon Inc. is hosting a friendly cross-cultural street food competition between Japanese and Taiwanese street foods. Participants will have six battle food samples and choose the winning dishes in each category.

Tickets and more information can be found here


WARNING- roasts may contain offensive language. Join fan-favourite characters from the hit show Pokémon, including Ash Ketchum, Brock and Misty, who will be played by Toronto’s hottest comedians as they take their turns roasting each other at Comedy Bar. 

Details can be found here

Toronto Made Market- Spring Edition

Toronto Made Market returns for a pop-up market where attendees can meet, shop and connect with 70 local Toronto-based vendors selling one-of-a-kind goods. The event will offer Steam Whistle beer and complimentary snaps at a Spring inspired photo booth.

Details can be found here

Nature Connection

Explore Downsview Park through a free nature program. Participants will practice their tree Identification skills and play some activities while exploring the winter world of trees.

More information can be found here

Doggos Après Ski

Doggos Après Ski invites you and your dog to Toronto’s “chillest” winter party at Steamwhistle. “Dress in your best retro ski apparel, and feel the adrenaline rush beyond the mountains,” reads the website. 
Details about the event are here.

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