It’ s a new month Toronto, so you better start it off by checking out some of the best events happening in and around the city.
From the opening party of Toronto’s newest outdoor skating trail to a really really free market, here are the top events in Toronto from January 1 to 7.
What: Start off 2018 the right way by plunging head first into the frigid waters at Sunnyside Beach. Each year, the Toronto Polar Bear Dip continues to attract more and more thrill-seeking Torontonians, so come down and join the city as it celebrates New Year’s Day out in the open!
When: January 1 at noon, registration opens at 10:30 am
Where: Sunnyside Beach, Toronto
What: Calling all Toronto foodies! Come and taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in a variety of delicious foods and drinks.
When: January 3, 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Meeting point is Jimmy’s Coffee (Kensington Market), 191 Baldwin Street
What: Start the new year off right by checking out some incredible live music at Toronto’s historic Gladstone Hotel as part of Long Winter, a monthly arts and music showcase. All of the traditional Long Winter policies will be in place: pay what you can at the door, all ages, all fun, and all access.
When: January 5, 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
What: Sharpen your skates and skills at Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party. This Saturday you can expect another stellar DJ lineup for Soul On Ice to heat up your Saturday night.
When: January 6, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
What: Get your skates ready! The highly anticipated Bentway Skate Trail located under the Gardiner Expressway is opening this Saturday. Opening weekend festivities include live musical performances, demonstrations of Ice Breaking, (a unique hybrid of break dancing and freestyle ice skating by the Toronto Ice Skate Group), art installations, food and drink, music throughout the day from the best of Toronto’s DJ scene, pop-up curling, and FREE admission to Fort York National Historic Site.
When: January 6, 11 am
Where: The path runs from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street
What: Whether you’re looking to clear up some space in your closet or find some new one-of-a-kind treasures, the Really Really Free Market is the place to be. Everything is free, no money is required, and there’s no swapping involved. Remember, if you bring items to share, you must bring them before 3 pm and please make sure they are in clean and working condition.
When: January 6, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Avenue