5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, January 1

Jan 1 2018, 1:41 am

Well, Toronto, we’re ready for a new year and the start of another week.

And while the excitement of the holidays has come and gone, there is still a variety of ways to enjoy the first Monday of 2018.

Here are five things to do in Toronto today, from a Raptors game to a free community skate at the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens.

Polar Bear Dip

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

Free Community Skate

What: Rally up the troops and come and celebrate the New Year at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. The best part? This skate is totally FREE.

When: January 1, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street

Casa Loma Canadian Winter Nights

What: If you haven’t had the chance to visit Toronto’s most iconic landmarks over the holiday break, kick off the New Year by attending Casa Loma’s Canadian Winter Nights. There will be plenty of holiday décor and lights to get you into the festive spirit, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall, designed by Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers.

When: January 1, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Toronto Raptors Vs Milwaukee Bucks

What: Show your Toronto Raptors some love by watching Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan kick off their 2018 season against the Milwaukee Bucks. Tipoff is 7:30 pm.

When: January 1, 7:30 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street

Ontario Wolf Moon

What: A special lunar display will help welcome 2018 when a Supermoon also known as the “Wolf Moon” lights up the night sky Monday night. For those unfamiliar with the term, the first Full Moon of the year is named after howling wolves. So grab your cameras and get ready for an incredible night.

When: January 1, 9:24 pm
Where: Over Toronto

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