Spring is knocking on the door and it would be a pity not to welcome it by heading out to see what Toronto has to offer. Check out our selection of top events and we hope to meet you there!
Date: March 20 to March 22
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Visit the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for one of the biggest fan events in North America. Visitors can look forward to meeting their favourite heroes, as guest celebrities include Chad Coleman, Shannen Doherty and Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan. Just like every year, there will be plenty of Q&A events, autograph sessions and photo opportunities. Furthermore, there will be an extensive retailer section with great purchase opportunities, seminars and hands-on workshops. Ticket prices range from $10 to $45.
Curry by Heather Joan
Date: March 22
Location: Second Floor Events
CurryFest gathers some of the best restaurants and chefs in the city to try and impress us with their version of the popular dish. This meal from Southern and South-Eastern Asia has become immensely popular in Canada and it will be interesting to watch the countless variations produced by the multicultural environment in Toronto. The event takes place at Second Floor Events at 461 King Street West and admission is $10. The curry plates will be offered for $5 to $7.
Date: March 24 to April 2
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is an overview of eight documentary films that focus on pressing human rights issues in Canada and around the world, organized in TIFF Bell Lightbox. One of the most anticipated films is Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s The Salt of the Earth, which follows the footsteps of famous photographer Sebastiao Salgado and witnesses the development of the crises he documented. The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing) therapeutically looks at the story of an optometrist who treats the former paramilitary members who killed the filmmaker’s brother during anti-communist purges in Indonesia. Other films include such topics as a holocaust survivors’ reunion, the story of a transgender US Navy Seal or the unstable situation in Sudan. Ticket prices start at $9.