Top 6ix in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events February 19 to 26

Feb 17 2017, 3:17 pm

It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.

We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.

There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!

An Honest Farewell

Honest Ed’s has been a Toronto institution since 1948. It’s as much a part of our city as rush hour gridlock. Sadly, it’s time to say farewell to this city standby. But like any long-term relationship, it’s important we say goodbye in person. Honest Ed’s is giving us the chance to say a proper farewell with a series of final hoorahs, including a fancy pants gala that costs $260 a ticket, as well as a more affordable art maze event, and a free popup flea market. Remember to bring lots of kleenex, because this could get emotional!

When: February 23 to 26
Where: Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor Street West

Evergreen Brickworks Winter Village

It’s the last weekend of the Brickworks Winter Village, so put on your parka (or spring jacket at this rate) and come take advantage of this winter wonderland before it fully thaws. There’s a free outdoor skating rink, a street food market, and even a scavenger hunt for the kids. It’s an event for the whole family, so grab the children in your life and take them for some winter delight.

Where: Evergreen Brickworks
When: February 25 and 26

Harry Potter Yoga Experience

Do you love the Harry Potter books, but wish they featured more yoga? Well, your wish is The Drake Hotel’s command! They’re hosting a Harry Potter-themed yoga experience at their hip hangout. Dress up as a yoga-loving Hermione or Ron, and get ready to indulge in some wizardly namastes. Maybe McGonagall will even be one of your instructors!

Where: The Drake Hotel
When: February 25, 12 pm to 1 pm

Polar Bear Fest

Polar bears are some of the most majestic creatures to call Canada home. Sadly, they are now endangered. If this fact gives you the feels, why not attend Polar Bear Fest at The Toronto Zoo? They’ll have a silent auction to raise money, as well as crafts for the kids. Bundle up your family and go help save the bears!

Where: The Toronto Zoo
When: February 25

Bloor-Yorkville Ice Festival

Despite the recent weather, winter isn’t gone just yet. So why not make the most of it by enjoying some outdoor ice sculptures in Yorkville? It’s a free, family-friendly cultural experience. The theme is “Canada 150,” so expect some patriotic depictions of maple leaves and probably some geese. We’re hoping they’ll have one of a shirtless Justin Trudeau too!

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

Oscar Trivia + Viewing Party at The Gladstone Hotel

Are you a cinephile who aches to watch The Oscars with your people? Well, The Gladstone Hotel wants to help you find them with their Oscar Trivia and Viewing Party. Come drink cocktails, answer obscure questions about Denzel Washington, and find out whether Hidden Figures or La La Land will emerge victorious as The Best Picture winner.

When: February 26 from 6:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Gladstone Hotel

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