A new month equals a new slew of the Toronto’s best events. With March welcoming longer, sunnier, warmer days, you really have no excuse to be a homebody anymore. Here are Vv Magazine’s Top 10 Toronto Events: March Edition to inspire you to get out and live a little…
As February (a.k.a. Toronto’s very own hell) comes to end, it’s time to hang up your parkas, balaclavas, and mitts in exchange for something a little more lightweight and refreshing — thank goodness for that! Leaving behind one of the coldest winters on record and the accompanying Seasonal Affective Disorder, all we want to do is put on a chic pair of culottes and frolic through the city. Spring is the new Xanax, right? Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Toronto Events in March that don’t require a snowsuit.
DX3 Canada 2015
March 11-12, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
If you’re part of the digital marketing and retail scene in Toronto, and are looking for a little inspiration, DX3 Canada is the place to be on March 10 and 11 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference is based on the principle “You Need To Know How, You Need To Know Now.” Sessions will focus on some of the questions most frequently asked by digital marketing professionals trying to keep up with an environment that is quickly moving online. Speakers will address everything you need to know about targeting, advertising, engaging, buying, and support.
Sound Image Music Photo Gallery 2015 Opening
March 12-29, Analogue Gallery
Sound Image put out a call for photographs of concerts, crowds, and performances — and you answered! The Analogue Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the submissions, to be judged on March 12 at the opening reception. If you’re an avid concert-goer, you might see your own face tucked away in one of the pieces.
National Home Show
March 13-22, Direct Energy Centre (Exhibition Place)
This is the largest home and garden show in Canada, and your one-stop-shop for achieving the Pinterest-worthy abode of your dreams. Book one-on-one appointments with professional renovators to help you save time and money during your home improvement, have celebrity designers solve your biggest design dilemmas, and bring the whole family for a day of contests and fun.
March 20-22, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Comicon has been attracting lovers of all things comic-related since it started in 1970 in San Diego. The Toronto show has grown to become a spectacular three-day event and will feature actors from Orphan Black, Bitten, and Defiance, among many other exciting attractions.
March 22, 2nd Floor Events
If you’re in the mood for an exotic experience but haven’t got much money to fund a holiday, look no further than Spotlight City Events’ annual Curryfest. For $10.00 you’ll be given access to several of Toronto’s most delicious curry vendors. Each dish will be an additional cost of around $5.00. Worth every penny, we say.
World MasterCard Fashion Week
March 23-27, David Pecaut Square
Holla at all the fashionistas! It’s the week you’ve all been looking forward to after a long, cold winter of sweaters, thermal leggings, and Canada Goose jackets. We can’t wait to get all the fabulous Canadian design talent under one roof at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Look forward to “Funky Couture” inspired by Chinese and Japanese heirtage from Tatsuaki designs, Kania’s luxury sweatshirt line, and eye-popping fashions from Farley Chatto, known for dressing the ladies from Sex and the City, along with so much more.
Human Rights Watch 2015
March 24 – April 2, TIFF Bell Lightbox
TIFF Bell Lightbox is host to Toronto’s spring festival featuring films that highlight human rights issues and activism. Telling incredible stories of hope, survival, and suffering, movies will feature topic matter such as a transgendered Navy SEAL, refugees who found themselves in Guantenamo Bay, and Holocaust survivors. Prepare to come face-to-face with the harsh realities of the world.
One of A Kind Spring Show 2015
March 25-29, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
The One Of A Kind Spring Show has been an event Canadians look forward to since 1975. Meet and shop over 450 artisans and designers from across the country. Be sure to check out the Etsy marketplace, where top sellers will be showcasing their talent, or take a walk through the One Of A Kind Garden Party.
4th Annual Memory Ball
March 28, Palais Royale
Every four seconds, someone around the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. On March 28, the Young People Against Alzheimer’s team invites you to attend the fourth annual Memory Ball as they work to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease and spread awareness among young people. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.
Made With Love Cocktail Competition
March 30, Liberty Grand
The Made With Love Cocktail Competition is the largest competition of its kind in North America. Watch the experts perform tricks of the trade, discover new cocktail recipes to impress your houseguests, or hire a bartender for a private event. Of course, your most important task will be taste-testing the artisan cocktails.
Hairspray Presented by the Lower Ossington Theatre
March 21 – April 12, Lower Ossington Theatre
Outcasts unite! The Lower Ossington Theatre is presenting the eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray on March 21. Who doesn’t love the beloved story about plus-size dancing wonderkid, Tracy Turnblad, and her quest to integrate 1960s Baltimore?
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