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From performing arts and pop culture to Caribbean cuisine, festivals are leading the way in Toronto this March. The diverse offerings are a reflection of the vibrant cultural scene here in our city and are great options whether you are looking to take in an evening of music, or tantalize your taste buds, or if you’re feeling nostalgic. Take a look at what’s on!  

Women from Space Festival 

Running from March 5 to 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day, this performing arts festival showcases women who work within a variety of exploratory musical traditions. The lineup for Women From Space features live performances from an impressive roster of local, national, and international artists including Pantayo, Tara Kannangara, and Alaska B. The event takes place at Burdock and 918 Bathurst, from 7 pm to 11:30 pm. 

Toronto Comicon 

With cosplayers dressed up as their favourite sci-fi characters, hundreds of retailers selling merchandise and collectibles, celebrity photo sessions, special panels, and opportunities to mingle with iconic comic book artists and creators, Toronto Comicon is a pop culture extravaganza you don’t want to miss. Held this year from March 20 to 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the event features appearances by Kathy Najimy from Hocus Pocus, Breckin Meyer from Robot Chicken and favourite ‘90s movies like Clueless, and Chris Bachalo, the creator of the Deadpool comic.  

Caribbean Street Food Festival 

On March 28, make your way to the 519 and make sure you bring your appetite! The Caribbean Street Food Festival is back again, featuring popular dishes that can be found in various locales within the islands. Caribbean cuisine is comprised of a wide range of influences, incorporating flavours derived from African, Indian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous, and many other cultures. At the festival, you’ll find delicacies like tasty plantain tarts and gizzards from Rosie’s Tropical Baked Treats, jerk chicken samosas from Spice & Co., and Cabana white fish tacos from Kanvas Chefs. 

Are you visiting Toronto next month? Book your stay with us here at Best Western Plus Toronto Airport Mississauga Hotel. We are conveniently located, making it easy to get to and from any of the above events. We offer a wonderful selection of executive suites and luxurious guest rooms equipped with thoughtful details including 37’’ flat screen TVs, refrigerators, and coffee and tea makers, as well as a private jet tub and sauna tub in our Deluxe Suites. Check out our special offers and packages, and make your reservations now! 

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