26 things to do in Toronto this weekend: February 24-26

Feb 23 2017, 5:33 pm

It was an awesome and warm short week, and it’s already the weekend!

And to add to the excitement, it’s almost March! Spring is just around the corner, guys.

For now, check out these awesome events in Toronto all weekend long.

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Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair

From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad.

Where: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
When: February 24 to 26

Town Hall for All: Community Hub

Come together and collaborate on a diverse array of free community programming ranging from workshops and panel discussions to theatre, ice cream, and kids activities. The free public space aims to showcase the best of Toronto and offer a little something for everyone.

Where: Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor Street West
When:  February 24 to 26

Amazement: Immersive Art Maze

Get lost in Honest Ed’s one last time! Only this time the space will be transformed by multidisciplinary artists who will take visitors on a time-travelling journey through the past, present and future.

Where: Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor Street West
When:  February 24 to 26

Goodbyes & Good Buys: Market City

Honest Ed’s bargains live on at Market City, a massive marketplace that will bring together vendors from food, flea and farmers markets from across Toronto.

Where: Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor Street West
When:  February 24 to 26

Frank + Oak Women new collection trunk show

For one night only, Frank + Oak is bringing its Women’s collection to you. Drop into the store to try on the new Women’s collection and get your favorite pieces shipped straight to your home.

Where:  735 Queen Street West
When: February 24 at 6 pm

Art Battle – Artist Project

Art Battle at Artist Project 2017! Check out an amazing showcase of live painting at Toronto’s best Art Fair. This is a great opportunity to see a collection of each artists studio work, and also get look inside the creative process during this exciting live competition.

Where:  Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
When: February 24 at 7 pm

Hyuna Tour 2017: Toronto

K-pop sensation HyunA is set to stop in Toronto this weekend as part of her first ever North American tour. Named as “The sexiest Kpop singer” by Vogue Magazine, HyunA is undoubtedly one of K-pop’s biggest stars, attracting hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and more than four million followers on Instagram.

Where:  Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: February 24 at 7 pm

Raptors vs Celtics

Get your basketball on this lovely Friday evening, and catch the Toronto Raptors play the Boston Celtics at the ACC tonight.

Where:  ACC, 50 Bay Street
When: February 24 at 8 pm

A Night with Mohsen Namjoo

In honour of our newest exhibition, the Aga Khan Museum is proud to present celebrated Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo in a special performance at the Toronto Centre for the Arts! Mohsen Namjoo is a true musical rebel in style and spirit. His powerful songs meld Western and Persian traditions: electric guitar and sitar, rock and avaz.

Where:  George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
When: February 24 at 8 pm

PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

Where:  Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: February 24 to 26

Magical Harry Potter Yoga Experience

To all the wizards and witches, it’s time for the magical Harry Potter Yoga Experience. The event runs over four Saturdays starting February 25, and is in support of SickKids.

Where:  The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
When: February 25 at 10 am and noon

Polar Bear Fest

February 25 is international Polar Bear Day, and to celebrate, the Toronto Zoo is hosting a full day dedicated to these beautiful animals.Polar Bear Fest will offer fun and educational activities that help raise awareness and support this threatened Canadian species. The day will include polar bear themed children’s activities and crafts , silent auction with a chance to win a special feeding at polar bears, and much more.

Where: Toronto Zoo
When: February 25 at 10 am to 4 pm

Ballet on Screen: WOOLF WORKS

After widespread and vigourous critical acclaim, The Royal Ballet’s three-act interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s work is back for its first revival. Director and choreographer Wayne McGregor’s bold and ambitious vision pays off in spades in this moving and spellbinding ballet.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers, 506 Bloor Street West
When: February 25 at 12:30 pm

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lights, Camera… Orchestra!

Lights, camera, orchestra! Join us for a fun film-themed concert as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to explore the magic of movies and music, including a newly commissioned short film (Kjell Boersma) with accompanying live orchestra score (Erica Procunier). Plus, hear best-loved tunes from Star Wars, Mission: Impossible, Jaws, and more! Arrive early for a pre-concert performance in the lobby.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: February 25 at 2 pm

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

The central Toronto neighbourhood will be transforming into a showcase of delicate, stunning ice sculptures using over 20,000 lbs of crystal clear ice. The family-friendly event’s theme this year is “Celebrate Canada 150.”

Where: Cumberland Street and Bellair Street
When: February 25 and 26

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens

On the (hopefully) road to the Playoffs, the Leafs face off the Habs tonight for an important Eastern conference game!

Where: ACC, 50 Bay Street
When: February 25 at 7 pm

An Evening with Skydiggers

Long-running JUNO Award-winning alt-country group Skydiggers, well known for having crafted a catalogue full of acclaimed original material over a quarter-century career, celebrate one of the world’s most treasured songwriters on their latest album, Here Without You – The Songs of Gene Clark. Presented by Massey Hall.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West
When: February 25 at 8 pm


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see D.A. Pennebaker’s classic fly-on-the-wall documentary following Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England—screening at our cinema for the first time. Decades from now, musicians and the filmmakers who trail them will still be striving to achieve a fraction of the gritty iconic status that this film embodies.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers, 506 Bloor Street West
When: February 25 at 9:30

Supersonic North America’s Tribute To Oasis Return

Supersonic will make their triumphed return to the Linsmore for a very special and rare acoustic performance. Formed in ‘09, SUPERSONIC delivers a quintessential rock n’ roll tribute to OASIS, right down to the exacting sound, look and feel, complete with a live stage show that rewinds you back to Manchester circa 1994.

Where: Linsmore, 1298 Danforth Avenue East
When: February 25 at 9:30

Goodbye for Now, Holy Oak

What a wonderful thing Holy Oak has created in 8 years ! This is the last weekend they have the space and this Saturday will be a very special night. If you have come to know and love them, head down to celebrate!

Where:  1241 Bloor Street West
When: February 25 at 10 pm

The Wedding Co. Market

The Wedding Co. Market is a cozy winter marketplace for Toronto couples seeking to be inspired by local wedding industry members who are passionate about their craft and who take pride in offering exceptional service.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: February 26

Yoga UNTAPPED at Steam Whistle Brewing

It’s February and it’s time for winter to wind down. Head to Steam Whistle with your mat and get bendy at the brewery. The cost is $15.00 which includes a complimentary tour and taste. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the The Ontario Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd.
When: February 26 at 10 am

2017 RC Show: Experience Canada Unleashed

Discover cutting-edge products, trending food and drink, unique networking opportunities and off-site experiences. Check out the RC Show and celebrate one of the hottest culinary scenes in the world.

Where: Encare Centre
When: February 26 at 10 am to 5 pm

The Queens of Dance Fitness IV

In Celebration of International Women’s Day and in support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. 4 Phenomenal Women + 1 Stage + 1 Purpose = 1 Amazing Dance Fitness Experience! This dance fitness experience will feature some of the best Female Instructors in the business giving you Afro-Fusion, Caribbean, Latin, Polynesian and Pop flavours.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: February 26 at 1 to 3 pm

Live Broadcast: 89th Academy Awards

Once again, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema will be rolling out the red carpet as they present a live feed of the Oscars on the big screen. Join Hot Docs for a free night of fun and entertainment. Come casual or go glam and toast the stars from your seat!

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers, 506 Bloor Street West
When: February 26 at 6:30 pm

Wolfe Island “Winter Ball” Music Festival

The Wolfe Island Music Festival is having a party hosted by Jason Collett and featuring an all-star line-up of the festival’s past and future performers, at The Great Hall. They will also be hosting an Amazing Vinyl Silent Auction to add to the fundraising, so be sure to bring your “chequebooks,” people. While the shows’ acts remain an unannounced secret, organizers promise you will be surprised and wowed.

Where: The Great Hall’s Main Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: February 26 at 7 pm