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14 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, February 11

Ainsley Smith Feb 09, 2018 10:39 am 490

If you’re not in mood for brunch this Sunday Funday (but seriously, when does that ever happen), there are plenty of fun events happening in the city to enjoy.

From concerts and comedy shows to a love-themed market, here are the top events happening in Toronto this Sunday.

Art & Wine With Your Valentine

What: This February, treat your special someone to an artistic date at Paintlounge. Enjoy a step-by-step guided workshop, or participate in a freestyle session to paint anything you want.

When: Now until February 14, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Paintlounge, 784 College Street


What: There’s a pop-up pizzeria coming to Toronto this weekend, but rather than serving up cheesy pies, this new place deals exclusively in dessert! The promo from the Dr. Oetker brand is already advertising its impending arrival on Queen West for a full week in February when it will dish out FREE chocolate pizza to the public.

When: Now until February 14, 3 pm to 9 pm
Where: 1056 Queen Street West

Progress Festival

What: Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership with SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The festival will feature a series of performances including MDLSX, Race Cards, LOST in Trans, and many more.

When: Now until February 18
Where: Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West

Ice Breakers

What: Now in its second year, temporary winter art exhibit Ice Breakers is returning to Toronto’s waterfront. Organized by Winter Stations and The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), Ice Breakers will provide the city with five temporary wintertime art installations that are 100% free to the public.

When: Now until February 25
Where: Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden

Toronto Light Fest

What: For the second year in a row, the historic Distillery District will be home to the Toronto Light Fest this winter. Designed to entertain and inspire, the free to attend light festival will feature curated light installations and illuminated sculptures created by a number of local and international artists.

When: Now until March 4
Where: Distillery District

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Ontario Place has welcomed a new free event: Winter at Ontario Place. The new festival features various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink and film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Ontario Place

Free Skating at the Natrel Skating Rink

What: When the weather starts to drop, it means it’s officially time to go skating. And it just so happens that the city’s most scenic rink has its doors open for the winter season. The Natrel Rink is complete with heated indoor change rooms and the rink-side Bistro Natrel for those interested in getting a snack post-skate. The best part? Skating at the Harbourfront rink is totally free. 

When: Now until the end of March
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West 

Gladstone Flea: The Love Market

What: This Sunday, head to the Gladstone Hotel for its award-winning brunch, then spend the afternoon checking out the love-themed vendors featuring wild and earthy flowers, body jewellery, locally designed lingerie, quirky bedroom accessories, wedding photographers, wedding planners and more.

When: February 11, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Big News Breakfast Olympic Pop-Up

What: If you’re feeling hungry, Left Field Brewery is hosting an Olympic themed breakfast. Speciality items include: “The Nordic” – Nanaimo Bar French Toast, “The Speed Skater” – Smoked meat breakfast sandwich, “The Curler” – Canadian bacon breakfast sandwich, and “The Bobsledder” – Breakfast Poutine.

When: February 11, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive

The Best of Hollywood 2017

What: In honour of Tinseltown’s biggest night, the iconic Cinesphere theatre at Ontario Place will be screening the best Hollywood movies from 2017 over the next month, just in time for the Oscars. This weekend’s lineup includes Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name. 

When: February 11, select showtimes
Where: Cinesphere at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West

Awolnation – Here Come The Runts Tour

What: Awolnation will be in town for two nights this weekend and will be taking over the Pheonix Concert Hall. Sing and dance the night away to the hits Sail, Run, and Hollow Moon.

When: February 11, 7 pm
Where: The Pheonix Concert Hall, 410 Sherbourne Street

Galentine’s Day Showcase

What: Named after the beloved episodes of NBC’s Parks & Recreation, come out and celebrate Galentine’s Day at Comedy Bar with a lineup of stand out female stand-ups.

When: February 11, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac: A Coal Mine Concert

What: Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre presents its first ever Coal Mine Concert, RUMOURS by Fleetwood Mac. Coal Mine has put together a killer lineup of singers to sing the biggest tracks from one of the greatest records of all time.

Marilyn Manson Live at REBEL

What: After being forced to postpone his October North American tour after an onstage injury in New York, Marilyn Manson will be in Toronto this evening and will be performing at REBEL.

When: February 11, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: REBEL, 11 Polson Street, Unit 1

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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