15 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, February 17

Feb 16 2018, 5:56 am

Happy long weekend, Toronto.

Enjoy your Saturday by checking out all the awesome events happening in the city with your friends and loved ones.

Enjoy your weekend!

Progress Festival

What: Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership with SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The festival will feature a series of performances including MDLSX, Race Cards, LOST in Trans, and many more.

When: Now until February 18
Where: Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

What: The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival features FREE movies, amazing guests and Q&A sessions, industry workshops and panels, and the 24-Hour Film Challenge.

When: Now until February 18
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

 Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival

What: This all-ages, winter music festival will feature the best of urban, blues, rock,  jazz, country, folk and roots music. Come and enjoy more than 150 artists will be performing at 5 venues over 3 days.

When: Now until February 18
Where: Various venues

Wavelength Winter Festival

What: Wavelength Winter Festival will be taking over the Garrison for the Family Day Long Weekend, giving Toronto an epic lineup of music all weekend long.

When: Now until February 18
Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

What: This weekend, more than 200 Canadian animal welfare organizations will bring thousands of adorable, adoptable pets into nearly every one of PetSmart’s 130-plus stores across the country.

When: Now until February 18
Where: PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Winter at Ontario Place: Family Day Weekend

What: All Family Day weekend, Ontario Place will be hosting a number of family-friendly events. Here you’ll find outdoor skating, a bonfire, light installations, and indoor areas and concessions with warm food and beverages.

When: Now until February 19
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West

Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse Sale

What: Starting this Friday, Kitchen Stuff Plus, Ontario’s leader in affordable housewares, kitchen gadgets, and cookware, will be hosting a huge warehouse sale where you can find all your kitchen needs at up to 90% off.

When: Now until February 19, various times
Where: 135 Wendell Avenue, North York

Canadian International Auto Show

What: Experience the total automotive experience with over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits.

When: Now until February 25
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Ice Breakers

What: Now in its second year, temporary winter art exhibit Ice Breakers is returning to Toronto’s waterfront. Organized by Winter Stations and The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), Ice Breakers will provide the city with five temporary wintertime art installations that are 100% free to the public.

When: Now until February 25
Where: Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden

Frank and Oak Warehouse Sale

What: Starting this Friday, Frank and Oak will be hosting 10 days of incredible shopping and pieces for men and women at up to 80% off.

When: Now until February 26
Where: 950 Dupont Street, Toronto

Toronto Light Fest

What: For the second year in a row, the historic Distillery District will be home to the Toronto Light Fest this winter. Designed to entertain and inspire, the free to attend light festival will feature curated light installations and illuminated sculptures created by a number of local and international artists.

When: Now until March 4
Where: Distillery District


What: Round up the little ones and celebrate Family Day at Canada’s largest indoor inflatable event for kids, at the International Centre. This year there will be 30 themed inflatables blown-up and ready for action in addition to fun and educational activities and stage presentations.

When: February 17 to 19
Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

Family Funday Weekend: One World

What: All Family Day weekend, the ROM will be hosting a series of family-friendly events including musical performances, special hands-on activities, story readings, arts and crafts, and much more.

When: February 17 to 19, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park

The Wizard of Oz Live in Concert

What: The 1939 film will be hitting the big screens in Toronto for a very special performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this Family Day weekend. The TSO will bring the Oscar-winning score to life like never before, as you can watch it performed live to picture at Roy Thompson Hall.

When: February 17, 7:30 pm; February 18, 3 pm
Where: Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street

Toronto Glow Party

What: Hosted by Boss Club, this epic party will feature a light and laser show, a heart-pumping sound system, a spacious dance floor, and a stellar lineup of DJs playing the hottest Hip Hop, Top 40, House, Mash-Ups, and Dancehall tracks.

When: February 17, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Boss Club10 Esna Park Drive, Markham

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