10 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, January 13

Jan 12 2018, 8:36 pm

Toronto, Saturday is finally here!

Kick off your weekend by checking out the biggest events happening in the city today, January 12.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

What: You can celebrate the best in Canadian cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s latest film festival, Canada’s Top Ten. During the festival, moviegoers can enjoy screenings of the 10 selected films and offer related industry programming and learning sessions in Toronto

When: Now until January 21
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

What: The annual Winter Festival of Lights stretches over 8 kilometers in Niagara and will run through to the end of January. Attracting over 1 million visitors annually, this incredible spectacle is Canada’s largest lights festival. Just imagine a breathtaking, colourful scene with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays that extends to Dufferin Islands. And yes, it’s completely free to attend!

When: Now until the end of January
Where: Niagara Falls

Light Up the Beach

What: Now in its 10th year, Light Up the Beach features more than 80,000 twinkling Christmas lights along the Toronto Beaches boardwalk to support The Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. The light display is truly a sight to see and a tradition that every Torontonian should enjoy.

When: Now until mid-February
Where: At the foot of Leuty Avenue, The Beach

Winter at Ontario Place

What: This new winter festival features various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink and film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Ontario Place

Skating at Harbourfront Centre

What: When the weather starts to drop, it means it’s officially time to go skating. And it just so happens that the city’s most scenic rink has its doors open for the winter season. The Natrel Rink is complete with heated indoor change rooms and its own rink-side bar and grill for those interested in getting a snack post-skate. The best part? Skating at the Harbourfront rink is totally free. 

When: Now until the end of March
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West 

Azhar Usman

What: Coined as America’s funniest Muslim, Azhar Usman will be in Toronto this weekend to challenge racial and cultural stereotypes, all while leveraging the power of curiosity and intellect to decipher societal issues.

When: January 13, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive

Designer Shoe Sale

What: The Designer Shoe Sale will be taking over the Markham Fairgrounds, where you can shop from designers like BCBG, Vince Camuto, Franco Sarto, Lucky Brand, Cole Haan, and Sam Edelman. There will be over 30,000 pairs of shoes on sale, including women’s outdoor, athletic, casual, fashion, and work shoes.

When: January 13 & 14
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham

DJ Skate Nights

What: Sharpen your skates and skills at Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party. This year you can expect another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights.

When: January 13,  8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Solar System Social

What: If you’re what you might refer to as a space nerd, then you need to check out this space-themed speaker series. Enjoy an evening filled with exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science in the form of short, informative, and interesting talks

When: January 13, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Burdock, 1184 Bloor Street West

Beavis And Butt-Head 90s Dance Party

What: 90s’ lovers rejoice! Sneaky Dee’s is hosting a Beavis and Butt-head dance party on Saturday, where your favourite 90s tunes and MTV classics will be playing all night.

When: January 13, 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street West

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