5 things to do in Toronto today: Tuesday, December 13

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So, it’s officially winter.

The snow has fallen, and the weather is dipping below zero. But we’re Torontonians, and this has never stopped us!

So let’s bundle up, and check out what’s going on in the 6ix this cold Tuesday.

Usful Holiday Market and Skate

Toronto’s financial district will be host to a pop-up skating rink as part of the Usful Holiday Market, and the fun begins today! Along with a two day market, Usful will feature the public skating rink and a holiday tree centered in Arnell Plaza.

Where: Bay Adelaide Centre, Arnell Plaza 333 Bay Street
When: December 13 to 15, from 9 am to 5 pm

Trivia Night At The Lockhart

Snow on the ground and book in hand. Perfect time to read up on your Fantastic Beasts knowledge for Trivia Night. Questions will based on the book/awesome new movie! Get there early.

Where: The Lockhart, 1479 Dundas Street West
When: December 13 at 7 pm

An evening with Paul Shaffer

For 33 years, Thunder Bay, Ontario native and University of Toronto-educated Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick. Shaffer began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of “Godspell.” He played piano in “The Magic Show” on Broadway in 1974, before spending the next five years with the original “Saturday Night Live,” where he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer. Tonight, he hosts the UJA Centennial Campaign Closing.

Where: The Sheraton Centre – Grand Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West
When: December 13 at 7:30 pm


Toronto’s dvsn are back home after their massive Summer Sixteen tour with Drake. On OVO’s label, dvsn released a highly successful debut album earlier this year, and this is a good chance to check out dvsn in a more intimate setting.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
When: December 13 at 8 pm


Award-winning cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has filmed warzones, street scapes, and more. Her work includes Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour. For her latest, Cameraperson, she reaches back into her vast trove of footage to reveal a vivid memoir told through astounding vignettes in this Hot Docs and Sundance favourite. Johnson will be in attendance for a Q&A following the preview sceening tonight.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
When: December 13 at 9 pm