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!
Who says shopping doesn’t count as cardio? Certainly not The Shops of Don Mills. They want you to skate around their oval ice rink, and perhaps browse the sales while you’re at it. The skating is free, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be tempted by the mall’s many shops, so don’t forget to bring your wallet!
Where: The Shops of Don Mills Mall
When: January 14 to March 31
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival, also known as TO DO, bills itself as “Canada’s largest celebration of design.” Boasting over 100 exhibitions and events, it’s an opportunity to learn about all things design-related, from designing inclusive spaces to counter stools. Go expand your horizons!
Where: Various locations
When: January 16 to 22
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It’s time to put on your best blue jeans and find a winter coat of many colours. Owl’s Club wants to help you get down to the sounds of classic crooning country music. Saddle Up! will be playing tunes by legendary artists like Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton all night. Cover is only $5, so you’ll have money left over to buy beer and whiskey…and a pick up truck and dog.
Where: Owl’s Club at 847 Dovercourt
When: January 20, 10 pm to 2 pm
This is one party that’s sure to delight fans of the cult TV show Black Mirror. It’s a queer dance party tribute to the show’s famous San Junipero episode. Put on your dancing shoes, and brave the cold night air for a party that seeks to prove “heaven is a place on earth.” Tickets are $10 each.
Where: The Gladstone Hotel
When: January 20 at 10 pm
Baby, it’s cold outside. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth venturing out into the world. Winter Stations and The Waterfront Business Improvement Area are joining forces to bring you a variety of outdoor installations worthy of putting on a parka. The Waterfront will be sprinkled with contemporary art on Queen’s Quay from Yonge to Bathurst. And the event is free, so the price is right!
Where: Queens Quay from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street
Where: January 21 to February 26
It’s time to beat the winter blahs with some comfort eating. Wild Winter Wonderland is a wild blueberry-themed farmer’s market you won’t want to miss, and it’s coming to the Evergreen Brickworks. In addition to the farmer’s market, the event features such vendors as Raclette, Pasta Tucci, Heirloom Food Truck, and The Hopper Couple. Not only does Wild Winter wonderland provide food fit for a king, it features lessons on how to make blueberry jam. Now that’s a skill worth learning. Be sure to come on an empty stomach!
Where: Evergreen Brickworks
When: January 21, 9 am to 6 pm