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What's Up Toronto? : March 2015

What's Up Toronto? : March 2015

March is Spring! March is Spring! Can you tell I'm excited? With longer and warmer days on the way, it's time to stop hibernating and head back out into the world. Here are five events to get you started:


image via torontosketchfest.com

image via torontosketchfest.com

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (Mar 5-15)

With the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live I've developed a new appreciation for sketch comedy. And after the coldest February since the Ice Age, who couldn't use a good laugh? This year's headliner series features The Pajama Men, The Irrelevant Show, and current SNL cast member Kate McKinnon. For details click here.


image via torontoantiqueandvintagemarket.ca

image via torontoantiqueandvintagemarket.ca

Toronto Antique and Vintage Market (Mar 7-8)

A little spring cleaning is a great excuse to freshen up your home & wardrobe with some new pieces. Shop the Toronto Antique and Vintage Market for antique/vintage/retro furniture, housewares, prints, textiles, clothing, jewellery, and more. This is the place to find that special piece of history and make your style one-of-a-kind. For details click here.


image via canadablooms.com

image via canadablooms.com

Canada Blooms (Mar 13-22)

The snow is melting and it's time to start your spring gardening. For inspiration, head to Toronto's flower and garden show to see some of the country's best floral displays and garden designs. Or, if you're like me and have been known to kill even the most resilient cactus, check out one of their educational events. Workshops and demonstrations by gardening experts will turn your thumb green in no time. For details click here. 


image via worldmastercardfashionweek.com

image via worldmastercardfashionweek.com

Toronto Fashion Week (Mar 23-27)

Last year was my first time at Toronto Fashion Week and it immediately became one of my favourite events of the season. It's a high energy affair full of beautiful clothing, flashing lights, and bags of beauty samples that can make anyone feel glamourous. For details click here.


Maple Syrup Festivals (All Month)

image via toronto.com

image via toronto.com

When I was a kid, another tell-tale sign of spring was our annual trip to a maple syrup festival. It was always a fun day full of wagon rides, pancakes, and candy-making. Plus it's a great way for kids to learn how we harvest Canada's #1 export: maple syrup. There are plenty of farms around the GTA hosting Maple Syrup Festivals all month long.  I have the best memories from Bronte Creek Park where my grandparents used to take us every spring. Check out this list from toronto.com to find one near you.


What events are you most excited to check out this March? Leave us a note in the comments!

Eye-Catching: March 2015

Eye-Catching: March 2015

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