It might be safe to say that Toronto’s spirits were lifted with daylight saving time! Why not make the most of your day with the city’s coolest events this week? From public art initiatives that will encourage outdoor activities to fandom-filled events such as Toronto Comicon, there is truly an event for all. Here are Toronto’s Best Bets this week for those seeking a weekly adventure.


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Daylight savings time has begun and this free outdoor light-based exhibition welcomes visitors to connect through light and discovery. This imaginative public art initiative was created by talented Ontario-based artists from all artistic streams! This family friendly event will be open for visitors to experience the magic and allure of 17 unique light installations. Explore how light can connect people, the environment, and different aspects of our lives. More info.

When: March 12 – April 20

Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place 

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As audacious as it is hilarious, TEASE tosses comedy and burlesque into a blender for a show that celebrates feminism and womanhood in its own way. Mixing sketch comedy, clown, dance and more in this multidisciplinary romp that is sure to resonate with viewers, itt pokes fun at its own packaging and reimagines what it means to be a woman in this comedy genre. This will be the show’s longest run to date, after two sold-out runs at the Edmonton Fringe (2018) and the Next Stage Theatre Festival (2020). More info.

When: March 13-24

Where: Crow’s Theatre 

Toronto Short Film Festival

At the 10th Anniversary of the Toronto Short (“T.O Short”) Film Festival, 126 short films from local creatives will be screened between Wednesday and Sunday!, the film festival will screen all sorts of genres, guaranteeing a film for all. For only $20, viewers can watch up to one block of films each night at 6 p.m, 8 p.m, and 10 p.m! More info.

When: March 13-17

Where: Paradise Theatre

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500 Days in the Wild at Hot Docs

From award-winning filmmaker Dianne Whelan, 500 Days in the Wild follows Whelan’s six-year journey as the first person to travel over 24,000 km over land and water on the Trans Canada Trail. This film weaves adventure, personal reflections, wildlife, and landscapes to document an ecological pilgrimage and journey towards reconciliation. Follow Whelan as she travels from one end of the country to the other where she meets Indigenous elders, communities, locals, and friends who walk and paddle with her. More info.

When: March 14 

Where: Hot Docs Cinema


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Toronto Comicon

If superheroes, cosmic explorers, supernatural beings, and all things fan-related sounds like you, Toronto Comicon will be the event for you! Fans of all ages can enjoy a variety of attractions with over 400 exhibitors, celebrity Q&A’s, autographs, and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Get dressed in your best cosplays and compete in competitions and special programs for all fandom fun! A few of their special guests include comedian Natasia Demetriou and Oscar nominated actor Mary McDonnell. This is one stellar weekend of fun for all pop culture fans, you can’t miss it! More info.

When: March 15-17

Where: Metro Convention Centre


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Power Gallery Tour 

Join the exhibition curator Lisa Deanne Smith for an in-depth curatorial tour of power. Smith currently works as the Senior Curator of the Onsite Gallery and explores issues of voice, embodied experiences and nonhuman centric worldviews. Throughout this exhibition, Toronto-based artists challenge dominant capitalist and state capitalist worldviews in OCAD U’s onsite gallery. Through sculpture, drawings, paintings, installations and video practices, these artists reflect and reposition the meaning of power. Learn more about how artist initiatives can take on social issues in this ever-changing political landscape. More info.

When: March 15

Where: Onsite Gallery, OCAD University

Toronto Vintage & Designer Sale

Calling all designer and vintage enthusiasts! Toronto is having another sale in the downtown core for all menswear, womenswear, shoes, and accessories. Well-known brands such as Miu Miu, Comme Des Garcons, Marni, Coach and more will be sold at this venue. Racks of second hand designer clothing alongside bins of items will be priced at $5, $10, and $20. More info.

When: March 17

Where: 509 Parliament Street


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Canadian Film Fest

This six-day festival will dedicate time to celebrate Canadian filmmakers. The Canadian Film Fest will transport cinephiles across Canada with features from across the provinces. This outstanding lineup of 11 features and 45 shorts is guaranteed to resonate with people across Canada with  heartfelt narratives to bold cinematic visions. Celebrate the advancement of Canadian filmmakers and watch some of  the most innovative works Canada has to offer. More info.

When: March 18 – 23

Where: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto