10 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, January 14

Jan 13 2018, 5:20 am

Be sure to head outside today and enjoy one of the many events happening within the city.

From film festivals and outdoor skating to a massive shoe sale, here are the top events for Sunday, January 14.

Have a great Sunday, Toronto!

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: Now until January 14
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham

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

Bentway Skate Trail

What: The highly anticipated Bentway Skate Trail located under the Gardiner Expressway is officially open to the public! This season’s events and activities include Friday night skate parties and Ice Breaking Workshops.

When: Now until mid-March
Where: The path runs from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street

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 

Dipped Donut Pop-Up

What: Delicious donut creations and fresh craft beer are on offer at this afternoon event in Toronto’s east end.

When: January 14, noon to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive

Renaming of Christie Pits ice rink

What: This fun, family-oriented event will give the public an opportunity to celebrate the newly named Sid Smith Artificial Ice Rink with their local community. In addition to skating, there will be music, activities such as viewing a photo display, light refreshments and special appearances by Toronto Maple Leafs alumni who knew Sid Smith.

When: January 14, 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Skating rink, Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor Street West

Monster Jam

What: This action-packed live event features world-class drivers as they compete in front of a massive crowd in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions.

When: January 14, 3 pm
Where: Rogers Centre, One Blue Jays Way

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