March Weather Averages for Toronto

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in March

Temperature

While temperatures being to climb from the lows in January and February, March still offers cold winter weather in Toronto. Daily highs reach an average of 4˚C (39˚F) and drop to average lows of -2˚C (28˚F). March's overall average is 1˚C (34˚F). These conditions are slightly colder than temperatures in Boston, Massachusetts and similar to those in Krakow, Poland. 

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  • Temperature Temperature 1°C 34°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 4°C 39°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather -2°C 28°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 40 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in March

Temperature

While temperatures being to climb from the lows in January and February, March still offers cold winter weather in Toronto. Daily highs reach an average of 4˚C (39˚F) and drop to average lows of -2˚C (28˚F). March's overall average is 1˚C (34˚F). These conditions are slightly colder than temperatures in Boston, Massachusetts and similar to those in Krakow, Poland. 

Sunshine Hours

Sunshine hours are double those of the two preceding months in March. You can expect to see an average of six hours of sunshine a day, contrasted by the year's high of 11 hours a day in July.

Rainfall and Snow

While there is some variation, rainfall is relatively consistent throughout the year in Toronto. March has an average 10 days of rain with total rainfall of 40 mm. While snowfall in March is moderate, the month sees average accumulation of 9 cm.

Sunrise and Sunset

On March 1, the sun comes up at 6:54 am and goes down at 6:06 pm, producing 11:12 hours of daylight. On March 31, sunrise occurs at 7 am and sundown happens at 7:43 pm, with 12:42 total hours of daylight.

Wind Speed

Moderate winds don't deviate much througout the year in Toronto. In March the high averages at 12 m/s and low at zero, with an average of 6 m/s.

Toronto Hotels in March

Are you looking for a chic boutique in a landmark building? Perhaps you prefer a sleek high-rise retreat with lake views — or a mid-range option that puts you within walking distance of Toronto's best shopping and nightlife. However you wish to stay, a wide variety of accommodations are sure to meet your needs.

The Ivy at Verity

The Ivy at Verity has some of the most exclusive rooms in Toronto. Exuding quintessential European style, the four-room boutique inn is housed in a renovated chocolate factory dating to the mid-1800s. Deluxe accommodations blend modern decor with vintage touches and have balconies that overlook a courtyard with 19th-century charm. The on-site restaurant GEORGE has a reputation for serving some of the best French cuisine in the city. While the spa is women only, men can get treatments in the spacious rooms.

Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront

Set in a modern structure of glass and brick, the waterfront Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront is conveniently located a six-minute walk from the famed CN Tower. Bright guestrooms with contemporary decors have flat-screen TVs, minifridges and rainfall showerheads. You can do laps in a heated outdoor pool, get in a workout at a fitness centre and finish with a soak in a hot tub. Enjoy harbour views as you dine on locally sourced cuisine at the eatery or enjoy a cocktail at the upscale lobby lounge. With over 10,000 square feet of event space, it's also popular for business and social gatherings.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

Within walking distance of attractions in the financial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown has guestrooms with modern decors featuring flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Suites add kitchens, spa tubs and separate living areas. Dine on gourmet cuisine at an elegant Chinese restaurant or go casual at a relaxed bistro. You can also plunge into an indoor heated pool and work out with modern exercise equipment at a fitness centre.

The Roehampton Hotel

In a pleasant residential area, the Roehampton Hotel is five kilometres from downtown Toronto. Modern guestrooms have desks, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate seating areas and pull-out sofas. Enjoy a business centre, laundry facility and complimentary breakfast at the on-site restaurant.

Toronto Beach for March

Cherry Beach

A great spot to swim in the summer, Cherry Beach is a dog lover's paradise in winter. If it's not too cold for you and your furry friend, enjoy an off-leash dog park at the beach's western perimeter. Bike paths and a pedestrian trail that leads to the water's edge also make great routes for a brisk winter walk.

Bars and Restaurants

The bars and restaurants of Toronto are as diverse as the people who call the city home. Tuck into choice cuts of USDA beef, Canadian classics with Mediterranean flavours, fresh-from-the-sea oysters and Asian delicacies at Chinatown eateries.

Michael's on Simcoe

Michael's on Simcoe is the place to go for high-end steaks. Settle into a half-moon banquette in a sleek dining space with mood lighting, hand-blown art pieces and LED TVs that disappear behind mirrors at the bar. Using USDA beef, the eatery offers choice cuts including tenderloins and porterhouses that have been aged for up to a month. Contemporary Italian cuisine is their second claim to fame, with dishes including lobster gnocchi and a seafood salad with octopus, scallops, shrimp, olives and fennel. Michael's is open seven days a week from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Richmond Station

You're likely to find Richmond Station full. Diners flock to the downtown restaurant that was founded by Top Chef winner Carl Heinrich. In a breezy space with high ceilings and natural wood tones, the restaurant serves hearty contemporary cuisine with a few twists. Tuck into a gourmet hamburger in a milk-bread bun with beet chutney and garlic aioli. Sample a salad of roasted carrots with pistachios and tahini yoghurt. Meat lovers will delight in the house specialities of Duck Two Ways or Rabbit Three Ways. Richmond Station is open from Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 10:30 pm and is closed on Sunday.

Rodney's Oyster House

Serving since 1987, Rodney's Oyster House offers what many say are the best oysters in town. The casual King West restaurant also specialises in other seasonal seafood. Settle into counter seating and begin a meal with Oyster Slap Jack chowder. Continue with Dungeness crab, fried calamari or a dish of garlic shrimp. If they're in season, soft shell steamer clams or steamed mussels will be on the menu. Dessert favourites include crème brulee and Belgian chocolate mousse. Rodney's is open daily at 11:30 am and closes at 10 pm on Monday, at 10:30 on Tuesday, 11 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 12 am on Friday and Saturday.

Mother's Dumplings

With a location close to Kensington Market, Mother's Dumplings is set slightly apart from most other Chinatown restaurants. As its name would lead you to believe, the unassuming eatery serves handmade dumplings such as steamed or pan-fried pork, chicken, beef or vegetarian varieties. They also have a selection of soups and stews. With just eight tables lit by traditional Chinese lanterns, best to get there early as its nearly always full of diners hungry for comfort food at affordable prices. Mother's is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 10 pm and stays open until 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Things to do in Toronto in March 

Puente de Luz

Take a walk across the "Puente de Luz". The bright yellow pedestrian overpass was designed by Chilean sculptor Francisco Gazitua and spans the rail corridor leading to Union Station. The eclectic bridge drops you in the fashionable King West district where industrial buildings have been renovated and house some of the best clothing outlets in the city.

Cloud Gardens Conservatory

A sanctuary that's perfect for escaping winter winds, the Cloud Gardens Conservatory offers a greenhouse that recreates a tropical rainforest — complete with a waterfall! Stroll the lush space to meander through a rich jungle landscape with vibrant palms and thick twisted vines. Admission to the urban oasis in downtown is free.

Browse the Toronto Designers Market

In a nearly 300-square-meter space on Queen Street West, the Toronto Designers Market features more than 30 designers who offer handcrafted clothing, jewellery and furniture not found anywhere else. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, the collective is a great place to pick up artisan works as souvenirs of your time in Toronto.

Step Inside a Shoe Museum

One of the city's unique spots, the Bata Shoe Museum is housed in a shoebox-shaped building that will be the highlight of your Instagram account. Inside there's a collection of over 12,000 shoes that trace the history of footwear back thousands of years. Among the famous shoes on display, you'll find the "blue suede shoes" of Elvis Presley.

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