15 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, February 15

Feb 14 2020, 9:09 am

Saturdays are a little sweeter when it’s a long weekend. Enjoy everything Toronto has to offer this February 15 by way of any one of these great events. It’s time to have some fun.

Mac and Cheese Festival

Mac and Cheese festival

Mac and Cheese Festival

What: Get ready to try concoctions created by celebrity chefs, talented cooks, and innovative entrepreneurs all throughout the year’s most romantic weekend. This year’s event will feature over 40 cheesy, creamy, mouthwatering creations.

When: February 14 to 16
Where: Small Arms Inspection Building – 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Admission: $16, available online

Auto Show Transformative Times

What: See some of the greatest and latest in automotive technology. This massive car show is perfect for the gearhead in your life — especially if that person is you. It’s 10 days of truely awesome metal and oil, all in one place.

When: February 14 to 23
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Tickets start at $14, available online

Wavelength Winter Festival

What: Wavelength Winter Festival will be taking over the Garrison, Longboat Hall, and more venues this month, giving Toronto an epic lineup of music all weekend long. Celebrate 20 years of the music festival this year.

When: February 14 to 16
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Where: Various venues
Price: Tickets start at $15, available online

Inception at Cinesphere

What: Pre-Oscar Leo takes you into a dream within a dream — within a freaking dream, man. Get your mind bent in all the good ways on the massive IMAX screens.

When: February 14 to 16
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Cinesphere — 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Admission: $15, available online

StreetARToronto You’ve Changed Exhibit

What: This exhibit showcases the ways these artists and artworks have transformed Toronto’s streets, laneways, and parks into a city-wide art gallery. Featuring videos, special displays and photographs that showcase more than 100 projects, the exhibit tells the story of how local street artists have taken Toronto street art to a level of renown.

When: On until April 19
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: The Market Gallery — 95 Front Street East
Admission: Free

Printmakers Unleashed

What: The printmakers at Neilson Park are excited to display works created with techniques using plates made from zinc, styrofoam, cardboard, lino blocks, wood, mylar, screens, and geli plates to produce prints on printing paper, Japanese paper, material and even collaged prints.

When: On until February 20
Time: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery — 399 The West Mall
Admission: Free


What: This season, step up to the plate and taste what Asian Restaurants has to offer. Each restaurant will present one delicious signature food and bonded with its special offers. One Dish, One Story. More than 100 Asian restaurants and daily tasting events, there’s so much for your taste buds to explore.

When: February 14 to 28
Where: Venues vary, check online

Progress Festival

What: Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas, with shows ranging from theatre to dance to music. The festival is co-presented by the SummerWorks Festival and the Theatre Centre and it brings groundbreaking work from around the world to Toronto for three weeks.

When: On until February 15
Time: Varies by day
Where: Theatre Centre — 1115 Queen Street West
Price: Single tickets are $25, available online

The Singing of Birds

What: This unique theatre-in-education program exposes audiences to the joys and struggles of two young immigrants: Rose, a servant who fled the Irish famine, and Clara, an African American, who escaped American slavery with the help of the Underground Railroad in the 19th century US with its terminus at the Canadian border.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: 4709 Dundas Street West
Admission: $10 to $20

DJ Skate Nights

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. It’s the last event of the season!

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre — 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Skating is free

Saturday Family Clay

What: Every Saturday is a family art day at LucSculpture. Head down and learn some of the basics of sculpting figures, building hand objects, and creating with your kids. They’ll fire all the pieces after you’re done.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 1 to 4:30 pm
Where: LucSculpture Art School — 663 Greenwood Avenue
Admission: $15 to $35, tickets available online


What: There is no lack of increadible music this season. TIESTO, once voted the best DJ in the world, is spinning in Toronto this winter. See the living legend himself live at Rebel.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 10 pm
Where: Rebel — 11 Polson Street
Admission: Tickets currently start at $108, available online

Bedroom Antics

What: Bedroom Antics is a fun and lighthearted stand-up show about dating, relationships, the bedroom, and everything in between. A positive night of comedy with some of Toronto’s favourite stand-ups talking and laughing about love.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 10 pm
Where: Second City Training Centre — 99 Blue Jays Way
Admission: $15

The Story of Us: Sharing Black Torontonian Stories


What: Check out the Story of Us displays and learn about Chloe Cooley, a young black woman enslaved in Fort Erie and Queenston, Upper Canada in the late 1700s whose resistance sparked the beginning of emancipation in Ontario. Don’t leave without trying some hearty foods such as rice and peas with jerk sauce, Somali malawah and spice buns. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Black History Month programming.

When: February 15 and 16
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: Scarborough Museum — 1007 Brimley Road
Admission: By donation

Intrigue at the AGO

What: Over 100 years ago, Tom Thomson, Canadian outdoorsman and iconic artist, disappeared into the mists. On the anniversary of his death, a journalist is digging into the cold case when she uncovers a startling connection between his suspicious death and a forgotten secret hidden by the Toronto art world. It’s a mystery scavenger hunt in the AGO, can you find the clues and solve the case?

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 1 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
Admission: $44.99, available online

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