Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

Get ready for a busy weekend in the city!

Get ready for a jam packed weekend!

There are so many fun things to do this weekend, from a Beach Bash to International Women’s Day Celebrations. You can also get on the ice at The Bentway Skate Trail, as The Bentway will be transformed into an urban winter wonderland. Check out our top five things to do around the city this weekend below.

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The Bentway Skate Trail

250 Fort York Blvd | Ongoing

Head to The Bentway, which is transformed into an urban winter wonderland. The skating trail is a 220-metre figure-eight trail, and from March 14th to 22nd, it will be operating extended hours from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm daily. Additionally, thanks to the support of CBC Sports, The Bentway will be showing the World Figure Skating Championships live from Montreal, skate-side from March 18th to 21st. On-site of the trail there is a winter village that sells hot chocolate and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are warming stations to keep skaters warm and toasty before getting back on the ice. If you are new to skating there are free skate lessons for kids and adults, as well as rentals for those eager to get on the ice.
 

 

Beach Bash in the 6ix

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada | March 6th, 8 pm – 12 pm | Tickets

Head to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada to take part in their annual Beach Bash in the 6ix. Escape the cold and head to Ripley’s, which will be transformed into a tropical paradise where you can enjoy fully-loaded cash bars, food stations, a DJ, and of course the fish!
 

Catch a Concert

Head to the Roy Thomson Hall on March 9th or 9th to catch Nathaniel Rateliff on his And It’s Still Alright Tour. Rateliff recently released a solo album, and he’s sure to be playing some unbelievable tracks from the record like “What a Drag” and “All Or Nothing.”
 

Glad Day Drag Bingo

Glad Day Bookshop | March 7th, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm | Seats at tables are $15, seats at bar are free

Every first and third Saturday of the month, Glad Day hosts Drag Bingo, hosted by bingo caller Glittur Dunn. Head to the village to take part in a night of music, food, prizes, and performances from drag kings and queens like Sebastian and Boa.
 

 

IWD with Tanya Tagaq & Karen McBride

Paradise Theatre | March 8th, 1:00 pm | Tickets

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Paradise Theatre this Sunday with Inuk throat singer and bestselling author Tanya Tagaq and Algonquin Anishinaabe author Karen McBride as part of Toronto’s baddest book club, Bad Girls Collective. The event aims to celebrate the voices and talents of Indigenous women from across Canada, and tickets include a bubbly drink, cheeses, and charcuterie.