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17 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, February 18

Ainsley Smith Feb 16, 2018 10:55 am 710

Sunday Funday returns!

Once you’re done filling up on brunch, it’s time to check out some of the events taking place in the city.

From a David Bowie tribute concert to the Leslieville Flea Market, here are the top events for Sunday, February 18.

Progress Festival

What: Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by 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

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

What: The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival features FREE movies, amazing guests and Q&A sessions, industry workshops and panels, and the 24-Hour Film Challenge.

When: Now until February 18
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

 Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival

What: This all-ages, winter music festival will feature the best of urban, blues, rock,  jazz, country, folk and roots music. Come and enjoy more than 150 artists will be performing at 5 venues over 3 days.

When: Now until February 18
Where: Various venues

Wavelength Winter Festival

What: Wavelength Winter Festival will be taking over the Garrison for the Family Day Long Weekend, giving Toronto an epic lineup of music all weekend long.

When: Now until February 18
Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

What: This weekend, more than 200 Canadian animal welfare organizations will bring thousands of adorable, adoptable pets into nearly every one of PetSmart’s 130-plus stores across the country.

When: Now until February 18
Where: PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Winter at Ontario Place: Family Day Weekend

What: All Family Day weekend, Ontario Place will be hosting a number of family-friendly events. Here you’ll find outdoor skating, a bonfire, light installations, and indoor areas and concessions with warm food and beverages.

When: Now until February 19
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West


What: Round up the little ones and celebrate Family Day at Canada’s largest indoor inflatable event for kids, at the International Centre. This year there will be 30 themed inflatables blown-up and ready for action in addition to fun and educational activities and stage presentations.

When: Now until February 19
Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse Sale

What: Starting this Friday, Kitchen Stuff Plus, Ontario’s leader in affordable housewares, kitchen gadgets, and cookware, will be hosting a huge warehouse sale where you can find all your kitchen needs at up to 90% off.

When: Now until February 19, various times
Where: 135 Wendell Avenue, North York

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

Canadian International Auto Show

What: Experience the total automotive experience with over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits.

When: Now until February 25
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Frank and Oak Warehouse Sale

What: Starting this Friday, Frank and Oak will be hosting 10 days of incredible shopping and pieces for men and women at up to 80% off.

When: Now until February 26
Where: 950 Dupont Street, Toronto

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

Justin Bieber: Steps to Stardom

What: A new Justin Bieber exhibit is starting in February, in the singer’s hometown of Stratford, Ontario. Yes, not exactly in TO, but we can drive for the Beibs! The exhibit, which is called ‘Steps to Stardom’, was created with the help of Bieber and his family and will feature hundreds of the singer’s personal belongings.

When: February 18
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road (Highway #8, just West of Stratford)

The Leslieville Flea Winter Edition

What: This February, come and enjoy this curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods.

When: February 18, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Inside the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District

Winter Jacket Sale

What: Running from February 18 to 20, a massive winter jacket sale will take place in Thornhill and will feature over 2000 designer winter jackets at up to 80% off.

When: February 18, 11 am to 12 pm
Where: Le Parc, 8432, Leslie Street, Thornhill

The Wizard of Oz Live in Concert

What: The 1939 film will be hitting the big screens in Toronto for a very special performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this Family Day weekend. The TSO will bring the Oscar-winning score to life like never before, as you can watch it performed live to picture at Roy Thompson Hall.

When: February 18, 3 pm
Where: Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street

Celebrating David Bowie

What: A concert celebrating legendary glam rockstar David Bowie will be taking place in Toronto this February at Danforth Music Hall. Celebrating David Bowie (CdB) features an all-star line up of artists who worked closely with the star.

When: February 18, 7 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue

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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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