Events

Ten ac­tion-packed fes­ti­vals, con­ven­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties

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Visit the auto show, cel­e­brate the city’s birth­day and more.

Win­ter­li­cious

To Feb. 8

This city­wide cel­e­bra­tion of Toronto’s food scene is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence a restau­rant you’ve al­ways wanted to try. Prix fixe lunch and din­ner menus (rang­ing from $23 to $53) are avail­able from restau­rants like The Shore Club, Ca­noe, The Car­bon Bar and Ban­nock, as well more than 200 other par­tic­i­pants. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, toronto.ca

Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Au­toShow

Feb. 16 to 25

More than $100 mil­lion worth of ex­otic cars were on dis­play at last year’s show, and 2018 is set to top that record. Lux­ury au­tomak­ers such as Fer­rari, Lam­borgh­ini, McLaren, Bu­gatti and As­ton Martin are joined by the likes of BMW, Jeep, Audi and Buick among oth­ers, show­cas­ing their lat­est ve­hi­cles and in­no­va­tions. Drop by the Evo­lu­tion Zone to check out (and test drive) the elec­tric cars of the fu­ture.

Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, 255 Front St. W., au­toshow.ca

Cel­e­brate Toronto

Mar. 3 to 6

Toronto turns 184 years young this year and, as al­ways, the city has plans for a big cel­e­bra­tion. Nathan Phillips Square is party cen­tral for three days as lo­cal artists, mu­si­cians, and per­form­ers hon­our the city’s past, present and fu­ture. Even bet­ter, they’ll be sur­rounded by a bustling won­der­land of ac­tiv­ity, in­clud­ing a skate party on the out­door rink, food ven­dors, shop­ping and a pho­tog­ra­phy con­test. 100 Queen St. W., cel­e­brate­toronto.ca

Toronto Light Fes­ti­val

To Mar. 12

The Dis­tillery Dis­trict lights up the night with the sec­ond year of its in­no­va­tive Light Fes­ti­val. Layer up and walk the cob­ble­stone streets of this his­toric area il­lu­mi­nated by daz­zling sculp­tures and snap a photo of in­stal­la­tions that are tai­lor-made for In­sta­gram. Dis­tillery Dis­trict, toron­to­light­fest.com

Canada Blooms

Mar. 9 to 18

It may still be chilly out­side, but in­side the En­er­care Cen­tre, spring is in full swing. You don’t need a green thumb to en­joy the work of pro­fes­sional and ama­teur flo­ral de­sign­ers and gar­den ex­perts. Im­merse your­self in the beauty of the fan­tasy gar­dens, catch a celebrity speaker, browse the mar­ket­place or take a hands-on work­shop. En­er­care Cen­tre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., canad­ablooms.com

Toronto Comi­con

Mar. 16 to 18

Fans of comic books, an­ime, science fic­tion and the hor­ror genre gather at this an­nual event for au­to­graphs, pho­tos, and Q&A ses­sions with vis­it­ing celebri­ties. Work­shops, sem­i­nars, and a mas­sive re­tail space with more than 400 ven­dors are also part of the fes­tiv­i­ties. Don’t be sur­prised if fel­low at­ten­dees are dressed up as their favourite char­ac­ters. Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, 255 Front St. W., comi­con­toronto.com

One of a Kind Show & Sale

Mar. 28 to Apr. 1

If you spent the hol­i­day it­er­a­tion of this shop­ping event buy­ing presents for oth­ers, here’s your chance to pick up some­thing for your­self. Hun­dreds of mak­ers bring their goods to this pop­u­lar show, in­clud­ing zom­bie safe zone maps by De­sign Dif­fer­ent, ce­ram­ics from Greg Voisin Pot­tery, pa­per an­i­mals by Low Poly Crafts and leather bags from An­i­mal Hus­bandry Dry­goods. En­er­care Cen­tre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., one­o­fakind­show.com

Toronto Blue Jays

Starts Mar. 29

Cheer on the Blue Jays at their home opener as they take on the New York Yan­kees, kick­ing off a four-game se­ries. If you can’t score tick­ets to the first game of the sea­son, there are lots more to come, be­gin­ning on March 30. Fan favourites Mar­cus Stro­man, Josh Don­ald­son, and Aaron Sanchez re­main on the ros­ter to take an­other crack at the world se­ries.

Rogers Cen­tre, 1 Blue Jays Way, blue­jays.mlb.com

Hot Docs

Apr. 26 to May 8

More than 200,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to at­tend North Amer­ica’s largest doc­u­men­tary film fes­ti­val, which re­turns with more than 200 screen­ings from Canada and abroad. The in­dus­try’s es­sen­tial net­work­ing event also fea­tures an in­ter­na­tional doc­u­men­tary mar­ket. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cin­ema, 506 Bathurst St. W., hot­docs.ca

Green Liv­ing Show

Apr. 6 to 8

Eco-con­scious in­di­vid­u­als can find in­spi­ra­tion and prod­ucts that lighten their car­bon foot­print at this con­sumer show, which is the largest of its kind in the coun­try. More than 350 ex­hibitors are on hand with earth-friendly items for the home and gar­den, as well as cloth­ing, makeup and lo­cal and or­ganic food and bev­er­ages. Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, 255 Front St. W., green­liv­ing­show.ca

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