Toronto in March Weather and Event Guide

Archway into Seasons. Elegant Shades of March
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March can be a good time to visit Toronto but it does have its drawbacks. The main advantage is that it is during shoulder season, so there are plenty of travel bargains to be had. Hotel rates and airfare can be heavily discounted at this time. However, you must choose your weeks carefully. March Break is a one- or two- week holiday for Canadian public school students and is a busy time for hotels and popular attractions. The weeks for March Break vary by province.

March Weather in Toronto

March weather in Toronto is generally warming up, but still unpredictable. Will it be t-shirt weather with early spring blossoms or a late-season snow storm?

  • March average high: 3ºC / 37ºF
  • Highest ever in March: 27ºC / 81ºF
  • March average low: -5ºC / 23ºF
  • Lowest ever in March: -27ºC / -17ºF

What to Pack for Toronto in March

  • Warm, waterproof clothing; sweaters, hoodies, winter jacket
  • A lighter jacket, like a trench coat, fleece or windbreaker
  • Hat and gloves
  • Closed-toe shoes; water-proof boots

Toronto in March Perks

  • March is low season for visitors to Toronto (except for during March Break), so many hotels offer great deals and theatre ticket deals may be more plentiful. See Toronto Theater Listings.
  • Enjoy spring ski deals.

Toronto in March Cons

  • Unpredictable weather - neither wet and cold nor hot and sunny would be unusual

Getting out of the Cold

Getting out of the City

  • Day trips out of Toronto - within 2 hours of Toronto, there are plenty of interesting, historic towns to visit or major tourist attractions, like Niagara Falls

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