5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, February 1

Jan 31 2017, 10:33 pm

It’s the start of a new month.

Time to try something new, and time to check out new events in Toronto.

Enjoy the start of February and here’s hoping for more sunshine.

Toronto Vigil for Victims of Quebec City Mosque Shooting

Join organizers for a peaceful vigil at Nathan Phillips Square, to commemorate the lives lost in the attack at the Sainte-Foy, Quebec City Mosque, stand in solidarity with the families of the victims, and send a message to let the world know that we will not tolerate violence and discrimination that targets people following a different religion.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
When: February 1 at 7 pm

#BlackLivesMatter – Black History Month kick off event

Kicking off 2017’s Black History Month at the library, there will be a candid discussion on the achievements of Toronto’s Black communities, the Black Lives Matter movement, and race-relations in Canada. With journalist Desmond Cole, civil rights lawyer and activist Anthony Morgan and Black Lives Matter representative Melissa Robbyn-Giselle Theodore.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
When: February 1 at 7 pm

Lit Jam

An interactive night of storytelling at International Festival of Authors. Four teams of emerging writers from Ontario’s top writing programs including Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts, Ryerson University, The University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA and University of Toronto will compete by improvising stories on the IFOA stage.

Where: 235 Queens Quay West
When: February 1 at 7:30 pm


Just weeks after the release of AFI’s much-anticipated The Blood Album, the multiplatinum band are headlining a North American tour this month.

Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: February 1 at 6:30 pm

Trivia Night – Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Sheena’s Place TRIVIA NIGHT! Have fun, learn, and support a great mental health charity! Join The Ossington to kickoff Eating Disorder Awareness Week. After hearing from a guest speaker, registered teams will compete in rounds of trivia questions.

Where: The Ossington, 61 Ossington Avenue
When: February 1 at 7:30 pm