Where to celebrate Robert Burns Day in Toronto 2018

Jan 3 2018, 11:39 pm

The annual celebration of the great Scottish poet takes place each year on (or around) The Bard’s birthday.

While the big day isn’t until January 25th, it’s not too early to buy tickets and reserve a table for a night of whisky, haggis, poetry and bagpipes in Toronto. Tickets are known to sell out fast.

Here’s where to celebrate Robbie Burns Day in Toronto in 2018.

St. Andrew’s Society

The University Club of Toronto host their annual celebration on January 19. “The event follows the time-honoured format with the traditional piping-in of, and address to the Haggis, Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies, and The Immortal Memory.”

When: January 19, 6:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: University Club of Toronto, 380 University Avenue, Toronto
Price: $130


The Caledonian

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The weeklong celebration at this Scottish public house includes the League of Canadian Poets Burns Night on January 22, Burns Supper on January 24 and 35, pipers and highland dancers on January 26 and 27. Of course, haggis is always on the menu here.

When: January 21 to 27
Where: The Caledonian, 856 College Street, Toronto
Price: From $65

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Mill Street Brew Pub

Head Brewmaster, Joel Manning hosts this dinner celebrating the pioneer of the Romantic movement, The five-course meal includes live entertainment, a Mill Street beer pairings.

When: January 25, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Mill Street Brew Pub, 21 Tank House Lane, Toronto
Price: $82.59

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Brazen Head

This dinner and Scotch nosing pays tribute to Scottish poet with a traditional five-course feast while guests enjoy a complimentary toast and traditional bagpipe music.

When: January 25, 7 pm
Where: Brazen Head, 165 East Liberty Street, Toronto
Price: $69

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Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club Snack + Dram Bar

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Dewar’s Whisky invites scotch lovers to experience the Scotch Egg Club, a pop-up speakeasy highlighting Scotch eggs and whisky. Guests can expect a mash-up of Scottish-Canadian bites (think neeps and tatties, haggis, and deep-fried Mars bars meets poutine, maple syrup, and ketchup chips) paired with Dewar’s Whisky.

When: January 25, 6 pm
Where: 461 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $25

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