9 things to do in Toronto this week: November 15 to 21

Nov 15 2021, 2:47 pm

It’s another cold week in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. There are a ton of fun things to do in the city this week.

It’s time to get those winter jackets out and bundle up if you plan to head outdoors.

Explore all the fun and exciting things Toronto has in store for you this week:

Explore the Aga Khan Museum’s current exhibits

The Rust Garden, Hidden Stories, and Silk Road are just a few of the exhibits the Aga Khan Museum has on display, and more to come. Starting November 17, guests can explore The Museum Collection Gallery’s sound and music exhibit, which is dedicated to showcasing the artistic achievements and legacies of Muslim civilizations from the 9th and 19th centuries.

When: Throughout the month of November
Where: 77 Wynford Drive

Go for a winter skate at a new rink

Toronto is about to get a new skating rink in an old location. Still plagued by the same infrastructure issues that kept it out of service last season, the Harbourfront Centre’s permanent rink will not be used this winter. The new setup features an ice loop that winds through the “south orchard” and connects back to the main rink—a configuration they’re “quite excited” about, the spokesperson said.

When: Starting November 19
Where: The Harbourfront Centre – 235 Queens Quay West

Check out Canada’s Wonderland Winterfest

Canada’s Wonderland is bringing back its holiday-themed WinterFest this year, starting on November 13. The immersive holiday experience features millions of lights, many Christmas trees throughout the park, more than a dozen live shows, and ice skating on Snow Flake Lake.

When: Select nights between November 13 to December 31
Where: Canada’s Wonderland — 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Explore the Immersive Klimt exhibit

Toronto’s newest immersive art exhibit is set to open its doors this month. Immersive Klimt will begin welcoming guests into the lavish world of its namesake artist on October 21. The exhibit promises to “provoke your senses” as you journey through Gustav Klimt’s most famous paintings, including “The Kiss,” “Flower Garden,” and “The Tree of Life.”

When: October 21 to November 28, closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Where: 1 Yonge Street

Check out the new Picasso exhibit

The AGO is presenting the Picasso: Painting the Blue Period exhibit, the first exhibition in Canada that focuses on the early works of the modernist artist. It will feature more than 100 objects from 15 different countries. There will be paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Picasso, including works by artists the Spaniard is known to have studied before and during the Blue Period.

This exhibition is curated by AGO’s Kenneth Brummel and Dr. Susan Behrends Frank and co-organized by the AGO, The Phillips Collection from Washington, DC, and support of the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

When: Until January 16, 2022
Where: 317 Dundas Street West

Jump into the immersive world of The Nutcracker

Toronto is getting yet another immersive experience, but this time it’s festive. The city will play host to the world premiere of The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle, this month. Guests are placed in the middle of the classic Nutcracker story as dazzling projections swirl around the room and dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre twirl to the music of Tchaikovsky.

When: From November 20 to December 24
Where: 1 Yonge Street

Experience a holiday-themed drive-thru

Snow Magic is an immersive drive-thru experience that opened on November 12, featuring artwork by some of Canada’s most acclaimed artists. The winter wonderland, put on by Drive Thru Fun Co., will boast mythical creatures, a crystal-like cavern and a forest of light. The artists involved are used to making heads turn with installations at Nuit Blanche and Burning Man.

When: November 12 to January 16, from 5:30 to 11 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Ontario Place

Test your fear with a seance

The terrifying Eatonville Farmhouse seance is still here despite spooky season being over. It’s not for the faint of heart, this seance is restricted to 18+ due to its horrifying nature.

When: Until November 27
Where: Broadacres Park Farmhouse, 450 The West Mall

Explore the Niagara Falls Christmas Market

Niagara Falls is coming in hot this holiday season with its annual Festival of Lights and a huge outdoor Christmas market with more than 50 vendors. The market is set to open up on November 13, after the city’s Santa Claus Parade. There will be a Christmas tree lighting which will mark the opening of the market.

When: Beginning November 13 until December 19. Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturday: 1 pm to 10 pm, Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm.
Where: 4284 Queen St, Niagara Falls, Ontario

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