It’s a brand new week, Toronto!
Make the most of it by checking out the top events happening in the city.
From a lavish Chinese New Year Gala to the return of Toronto Fashion Week, here are the top events happening in Toronto from February 4 to 10.
- There's a massive new outdoor skating rink open in the GTA
- John Mayer is returning to Toronto this summer
- Dwayne Gretzky will be performing at Toronto's Festival of Beer this summer
What: The sixth annual CNTV Chinese New Year Celebration Gala returns to Toronto this week, and it’s known for being the largest extravaganza for the Chinese Community. Over eight hundred elite artists from Mainland China and Canada perform in the preeminent social networking event for the Chinese community.
When: February 4
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Sony Centre for Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Price: From $36 to $168
What: Toronto Fashion Week returns to Yorkville Village this winter, bringing a stellar lineup of local designers, events and parties.
When: February 5 to 7
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Price: Varies by the show
What: If you’ve ever wanted to experience a Toronto Maple Leafs practice, now’s your chance. This Thursday, you can cheer on the Maple Leafs as they take to the ice at one of Toronto’s most iconic outdoor rinks, Nathan Phillips Square, for practice. There will also be free hot beverages, giveaways, prizes, activations and a game of shinny with a mix of Leafs alumni and City of Toronto councillors.
When: February 7
Time: 11 am to 1:45 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Price: Free to attend
What: TiKa is performing with special guests James Bailey and TIYAL and there will also be an art sale, an advice column-style Q&A with artist Dayna Danger, a meme-making workshop by Fallon Simard, a performance by Kiera Boult and the work of The Original Smiths, who make retro, vintage and up-cycled clothing.
When: February 7
Time: 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Price: Advance tickets are $13, at the door are $16
What: The Drake Hotel is throwing an epic 15th birthday party and Toronto is invited. The four-day extravaganza kicks off the on the 7th with the grand reopening of Drake Underground featuring multiple musical performances, brand new art and a dance party ’til late.
When: February 7 to 10
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
Price: Daily events vary in price
What: Toronto’s historic Yorkville neighbourhood will be transformed into a showcase of delicate, stunning ice sculptures using over 70,000 lbs of crystal clear ice over February 9 and 10. This year’s theme is Hollywood North, turning Yorkville into a magical display of magnificent sculptures inspired by the success of the film industry in Toronto and Yorkville.
When: February 9 and 10
Time: All day
Where: Cumberland Street and Bellair Street
Price: No admission cost