15 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, February 24

Feb 23 2018, 4:06 am

It’s the last Saturday of the month, Toronto.

Make every moment count by checking out these awesome events happening in the city.

Have a great weekend!

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, Ice Breakers provides the city with five temporary wintertime art installations that are 100% free to the public. This is the final weekend to check it out, so head on down to the waterfront ASAP!

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

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair

What: Whether you’re in the market for an acrylic painting, a professional print or a one-of-a-kind sculpture, you’re going to find the perfect piece at The Artist Project, a contemporary art fair happening in Toronto this weekend.

When: Now until February 25
Where: Better Living Centre, 195 Princes’ Blvd

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

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Ontario Place has welcomed a new free event: Winter at Ontario Place. The new festival features various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink and film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Ontario Place

Eats on King

What: The City of Toronto is launching “Eats on King,” a new program, described as similar to Winterlicious and promoting restaurants in the area of the King Street Pilot project.

When: Now until March 29
Where: Participating King West restaurants

Skating at Harbourfront Centre

What: When the weather starts to drop, it means it’s officially time to go skating. And it just so happens that the city’s most scenic rink has its doors open for the winter season. The Natrel Rink is complete with heated indoor change rooms and its own rink-side bar and grill for those interested in getting a snack post-skate.

When: Now until the end of March
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West 

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This weekend, you can experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation The Riverbed at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park

Icefest 2018

What: Toronto’s historic Yorkville neighbourhood will be transformed into a showcase of delicate, stunning ice sculptures using over 20,000 lbs of crystal clear ice this February. The main event is, of course, the  Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition, which will be taking over the east side of the Village of Yorkville Park.

When: February 24, all day
Where: Cumberland Street and Bellair Street

Hungry for Comfort: Surviving a Canadian Winter

What: Food enthusiasts can take a historic look at “how different peoples survived and thrived in Canada’s bitter winter” at this one-day spotlighting “culinary stories of the First Nations, Metis, French and English, with speakers, demonstrations, workshops and tastings.”

When: February 24, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard

Coors Light Après Ski V4

What: Skip the slopes and head straight for the champagne! Now in its fourth year, the Coors Light-sponsored Après-Ski party takes over The Porch for an afternoon of outdoor wintertime fun this Saturday.

When: February 24, noon to 8 pm
Where: The Porch Toronto, 250 Adelaide Street West

Brown Girl Begins: Screening and Reception

What: Celebrate Black Future Month with director, Sharon Lewis, author Nalo Hopkinson and stars of the film, Brown Girl Begins at the AGO this evening.

When: February 24, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

What: An original six matchup! Come and cheer on the boys in blue as they host the Boston Bruins tonight or an important Eastern Conference game.

When: February 24, 7 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street

Alan Doyle

What: Canadian singer Alan Doyle – best known as the lead singer of the former east coast folk band Great Big Sea – performs at Massey Hall as part of his nearly four-month-long North American tour.

When: February 24, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall

New Generation Studio Showcase

What: If you’re looking to shake up your Saturday night and avoid the typical club scene, come and enjoy this epic showcase featuring live performances and DJ sets as part of the New Generation Studio Showcase.

When: February 24, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: 183 Geary Avenue

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