5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, January 7

Jan 5 2019, 6:18 am

Toronto, it’s time to stop having a case of the Mondays.

Kick off the new week by checking out what’s going on in the city today, January 7.

Burlington Festival of Lights

What: There are only a few more days to check out the Burlington Festival of Lights, which lights up the city’s waterfront from dusk to dawn over the holiday season. Now in its 23rd year, the festival will feature 60 festive displays that can be viewed up close or from the warmth of your car. So if you’re up for a road trip, we recommend checking this out!

When: Now until January 8
Time: After sundown
Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario
Admission: Free

Class of 2019 Concert Series

What: If you’re in the mood to hear some awesome new local talent, Class of 2019 is a Canadian show series featuring the new year’s most promising musical talent.

When: Now until January 26
Time: Various show times
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by the show

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Following last year’s successful inaugural winter program, Ontario Place will once again come alive this winter season. Running from now to March 17, the West Island of Ontario Place will be home to the Winter Light Exhibition, free public skating on a synthetic rink and community bonfires. This year, visitors can also look forward to a series of DJ nights at the iconic waterfront venue and bring a range of beloved films to Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 17
Time: 6 pm to 12 am
Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: Free to attend

Free Drop-In Burlesque and Fitness Classes

What: If you’re looking for a fun and new way to work up a sweat this year, you may want to consider giving burlesque dancing a try. This Monday and Tuesday, you can enjoy free drop-in burlesque dance and fitness classes from Burlesque University, run by Rosie Mae and Pastel Supernova of Love Letters Cabaret.

When: January 7 and 8
Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Dance Teq Studio. 226 Queen Street West – 2nd Floor
Price: Free

Ossington Comedy

What: If you’re looking to get your laugh on, The Ossington will be hosting its weekly Monday night comedy show tonight featuring an impressive lineup of comics. Tickets are PWYC.

When: January 8
Time: 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Ossington, 61 Ossington Avenue
Price: Pay what you can

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