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St. Paddy's Day and other festivities in the city this weekend

St. Patrick's Day is just one of the many cultural celebrations happening in the city this weekend.

Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 16
Starting Point: Bloor and St. George

The Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 12:00 noon with the procession starting from Bloor and St. George (near old U of T Varsity Stadium). The Parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge and finishes on Queen Street at Nathan Philips Square. Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor will be the Grand Marshal for the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade. The 27-year-old Irish boxer is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion.

For more information, check out the Toronto St. Patrick Day Parade website.

St. Patrick's Day
Mar 16
Tollkeeper's Cottage

Hear about the Irish toll-keepers who worked at the tollgate in the 19th century. After seeing our little museum, and partaking of homemade Irish Soda Bread and tea, who knows? You might spot a leprechaun, or even speak a little Blarney! It's the day before St. Paddy's Day, but he wouldn't mind an early cup of tea.

For more information, check out the Tollkeeper's Cottage website.

Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
Mar 15
St. Vladimir Institute

Learn how to make beautiful pysanky - Easter eggs in the traditional Ukrainian style. Wow your friends with your skills and beautiful creations. Experienced instructors will guide you through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art. There will also be plenty of helpers on hand to give tips and extra support.

For more information, check out the St. Vladimir Institute Facebook page.

The Art of Revolution
Mar 14 onwards
St. Vladimir Institute

The exhibit focusing on the recent dramatic events in Ukraine has two parts. The first showcases posters from that appeared in Kyiv's Independence Square. The second is a display of Canadian photojournalist Marta Iwanek's photos and videos from Euromaidan.

For more information, check out the St. Vladimir Institute Facebook page.

Pages Festival + Conference
Mar 13 to Mar 15
Various Locations

The Pages Festival + Conference embraces new technology and is proud to present the first of multiple mixed media events that will combine the finest contemporary Canadian writers with practitioners from digital media and other art forms.

For more information, check out the Pages Festival + Conference website.

2014 Kalanidhi Festival
Mar 13 to Mar 16
Harbourfront Centre

Artistic Director Sudha Khandwani presents a range of contemporary Indian dance
from around the world, including programming from Canadian companies.

For more information, check out the Kalanidhi Fine Arts website.

Seedy Saturday
Mar 15
Scadding Court

Purchase heirloom seeds, and the stories behind them!

For more information, check out the Toronto Seed Library website.

Bollywood Dance Canada: The Competition
Mar 15
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Bollywood Dance Canada is a Bollywood Filmi-Fusion Dance Competition. The Competition will be comprised of dance teams from all over Canada and the USA dancing to predominantly Bollywood-Filmi music and their choice of Fusion music. Participants showcase all types of South Asian dance forms as well as Western dance forms like hip-hop, jazz, and salsa to name a few.

For more information, check out the Bollywood Dance Canada website.

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