6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: December 9 to 15

Dec 6 2019, 7:28 pm

Ready for some fun this week? It’s seven days of awesome performances, parties, and events all across Toronto. To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we pulled together six of the best things going down this week.

Celine Dion: Courage World Tour

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What: First Cher, now Celine. Toronto has never been more fabulous. Continuing a fall season of incredible music, the Quebec-born diva is done with Vegas and in the city as part of her world tour.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $150, available online

Festival of Cool: The Arctic

What:¬†This all-ages festival is inspired by and celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages with programming from across the Arctic Circle including contemporary music, film, visual art and thought-provoking panels ‚Äď proving that even extreme cold can be cool. The majority of the Festival of Cool‚Äôs programming is FREE to attend.

When: December 10 to 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Many events are free, register online

CSI Holiday Smackdown

What:¬†The Centre for Social Innovation is holding a holiday party that’s complete with cookie-making competition and cocktails. There will also be snacks!

When: Thursday, December 12
Time: 4 pm
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street
Admission: Free


What: Have a baking recipe that you want to try out? Bring it into a fun social environment. Bring something to drink and learn, laugh, and bake.

When: Saturday, December 14
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: 275 Silver Birch Avenue
Admission: Free, register online

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Happy Holidays Market

What: The over 100 vendors at this holiday flea should make finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list the easiest part of the holidays. Avoid the malls and shop a selection of artisans, makers, and crafters, all local.

When: Sunday, December 15
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W
Admission: Free

Free Yoga

What: Feel more focused, relaxed and calm in body and mind while stretching in a tranquil, supportive environment. This can help set yourself up to transition with ease into meditation or with energy into your everyday activities. All levels are encouraged to join in.

When: December 14
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: 1254 Danforth Avenue
Admission: Free

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