Students ready to take a break from studies have many options

No matter what time of year, there’s always a multitude of events happening around the city of Toronto to help take your mind off your studies for a short while.

Especially with the stresses of exams and year-end projects slowly creeping up on students — it eventually takes its toll on you. So before that happens take a break.

•The Sugarbush Maple Syrup 40th Anniversary Festival at the Kortright Centre and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, March 7 to April 6, is a great way to learn about traditional and modern maple syrup production. The festivities include demonstrations, wagon rides, and, of course, pancakes and syrup will be served.


Visitors can sit by a crackling wood fire or even go on a guided hike. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. For more information, call 416-667-6299 or visit

•If theatre is your thing, then look into a nanking winter at the Factory Theatre Mainspace (corner of Adelaide and Bathurst) on until March 16. A gripping account of survival, a nanking winter is set in 1937 in the first few weeks of the Japanese invasion of China’s capital when a group of unlikely heroes join forces to create a refuge from the unspeakable horror. Tickets range from $12 to $30, and are available at 416-504-9971 or at

•Canada Blooms is making its way into town March 12-16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, hopefully a sign spring is around the corner. Show visitors will be able to canvas the large showroom filled with a myriad of flowers and plants or listen to an array of speakers teaching you everything from picky perennials to the artistry of Chinese gardens. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. For more, visit

•Looking for some new jewelry? Then head down to the One of a Kind Show at the Direct Energy Centre (CNE grounds) Mar 20-24. With more than 750 unique artisans, artists and designers from across Canada all under one roof, there’s no telling what you’ll find. For more information, call 416-960-3680 or visit