King Street's FREE winter activities kick off this week

Nov 19 2019, 12:35 pm

As temperatures begin to drop, things are about to start to heat up on King Street.

Starting this weekend, you’ll be able to embrace the upcoming winter weather with a weekly series of free community pop-up events along Toronto’s bustling King Street as part of the city’s Winter Warm-Up programming.

Each Saturday from November 23 until December 21, Torontonians are invited to come out and enjoy tasty food and drinks, entertainment, and much more at rotating public parklets along the King Street corridor.

The City of Toronto says it will be teaming up with Park People to host the programming, which will include live music and street performers, hot beverages, snacks and treats, and a cozy wood-burning stove where visitors can escape the cold and warm up.

Here’s everything you can look forward to this year:

Date and Time Location Entertainment and Activities
November 23, 12 pm to 6 pm David Pecaut Square Parklet, King and Simcoe Street
  • Street Curling
  • Collective Art Making with Making Room
  • The Wild Man Jazz Trio
  • South Asian Dance Showcase with Nachidi Jawani
  • Interactive Music-Making with KW Junk Music
November 30, 12 pm to 3 pm South Side of King between Church and Jarvis, across from St. James Park
  • Adam Solomon–Award-winning blues guitar player
  • Lincoln (Bosco) Samuel-Steel Pan Drummer
  • Collective Art Making with Making Room
December 7, 12 pm to 3 pm David Pecaut Square Parklet, King and Simcoe Street
  • Michael Louis Johnson–Solo trumpeter
  • Adam Solomon–Award-winning blues guitar
  • Collective Art Making with Making Room
December 14, 12 pm to 3 pm Northside of King Street between Charlotte Street and Peter Street
  • Little Rambunctious–Brassy interactive on-the-spot songwriting
  • Collective Art Making with Making Room
December 21, 12 pm to 3 pm David Pecaut Square Parklet, King and Simcoe Street
  • Kosa Koliadnyky–Ukranian winter carolers
  • Collective Art Making with Making Room

Winter Warm-Up

When: November 23 to December 21 (on Saturdays)
Where: Locations along King Street