The 10 best things to do this week in Toronto

Winter is here and so is 2024, and the city is alive and well with plenty of arts, shopping, food and more to enjoy! From the Blue Jays home opener to a cool Thai street market, here are 10 things to do in Toronto this week.

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Experience a rare cosmic event at a solar eclipse viewing party

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Sure, Toronto might not exactly be on the path of totality when the total solar eclipse happens Monday afternoon. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to see something super cool right from Toronto! Join one of many, many watch parties happening on Monday to get a taste of the solar eclipse (with the correct protective eyewear, of course). There’s one at the Distillery District, one at Sorauren Park, a Toronto Zoo watch party and even one at the CN Tower!

Cheer on the Blue Jays at their home opener

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Baseball season has begun, so why not kick off the season in style at the Blue Jays home opener on Monday? The team will be facing off against the Seattle Mariners, and as a visitor you’ll get to be one of the first to see the second phase of the Rogers Centre renovations — the first phase included the new social spaces and new seats in the outfield and 500-level section.

Catch an indie horror or silent film festival

There are two film festivals happening this week, both a little more niche and a lot more interesting! The annual Toronto Indie Horror Fest is back from Tuesday to Friday, bringing frightful features to independent film lovers in the city. And if vintage classics are more your thing, there’s also the Toronto Silent Film Festival from Friday to Sunday, featuring some shorts and some longform films from the 1920s.

Get your golf on at Golf Fest

Whether you’re a golf newbie or almost went pro, you won’t want to miss Golf Fest, happening this Saturday. An immersive celebration of all things golf, enjoy onsite golf challenges, the latest in fashion in the sport, live viewing of the Masters, music, food drinks and more to get you excited about golf!

Get hypnotized with Colin Mochrie

Beginning on Tuesday and running until April 21, a mesmerizing new show is coming to Toronto. Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis features Toronto’s very own Colin Mochrie and hypnotist Asad Mecci and combines — you guessed it — hypnosis and improv for an incredible and hilarious show.

Head to a Thai street market right in Toronto

Get a taste of Thailand (in more ways than one) with the Songkran Market, a new event hosted by Pai to celebrate Thai New Year. The event, inspired by the street markets in Thailand, will feature plenty of local vendors selling unique vintage clothing, vinyl records, candles, tote bags, caricature drawings and more, plus you can dine on some of Chef Nuit Regular’s favourite off-menu items as you shop. 

See a timely new Indigenous production

After a sold out premiere in Ottawa earlier this year, new co-production Women of the Fur Trade is coming to Toronto for its premiere on Tuesday at Aki Studio. In the 1800s in Reddish River in Treaty One Territory, three women sit in a fort and share their views in a “lively historical satire of survival and cultural inheritance” through the lens of Canadian fur trade. 

Celebrate the birthday of stackt market in style

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The stackt market has officially been in the city for five years, and they’re inviting everyone to come by and celebrate with them! From Wednesday to Sunday, join the Birthday Block Party, featuring live band karaoke, a comedy magic show, face painting, big lawn games, special marketplace deals and plenty to eat and drink.

See the next wave of Canadian filmmakers at this festival

If you’re interested in ensuring the next wave of filmmaking in Canada is even more supported than the last, why not head out to the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival from Thursday to Sunday? This festival features brand new movies, a Young Creators showcase celebrating new and upcoming filmmakers, a Battle of the Scores where bands compete for the top prize, and even a special appearance by Priyanka!

Go on an Ossington scavenger hunt

This Sunday, go on an adventure with Walk Ossington that combines a scavenger hunt, after party, raffle, silent auction and urban exploration! With a team of four to five members, you’ll participate in a scavenger hunt across the Ossington strip with the chance to win some great prizes, before finishing off the night with an after party where you can get to know the neighbourhood even more.

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