15 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, February 10

Feb 7 2019, 3:38 am

If you’re not in mood for brunch this Sunday Funday (but seriously, when does that ever happen), there are plenty of fun events happening in the city to enjoy.

From art events and comedy shows to a love-themed market, here are the top events happening in Toronto this Sunday.

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Icefest 2019

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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

What: Toronto’s historic Yorkville neighbourhood will be transformed into a showcase of delicate, stunning ice sculptures using over 70,000 lbs of crystal clear ice over February 9 and 10. This year’s theme is Hollywood North, turning Yorkville into a magical display of magnificent sculptures inspired by the success of the film industry in Toronto and Yorkville.

When: February 9 and 10
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Cumberland Street and Bellair Street
Price: No admission cost

Titanic: An IMAX 3D Experience

What: A 17-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated RMS Titanic. You can catch this heartbreaking story on the big screen at Cinesphere this weekend.

When: Now until February 10
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd.
Price: $15

The Drake Hotel’s 15th Birthday

What: The Drake Hotel is throwing an epic 15th birthday party and Toronto is invited. The four-day extravaganza kicks off the on the 7th with the grand reopening of Drake Underground featuring multiple musical performances, brand new art and a dance party ’til late.

When: Now until  February 10
Time: Times vary by day
Where: Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
Price: Daily events vary in price

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: Now until February 17
Time: Varies by day
Where: Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
Price: Single tickets are $25

Ice Breakers

What: Now in its third 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 24
Time: All day
Where: Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden
Price: Free to the public

Rose: A New Musical

Rose Soul Pepper Theatre

What: From Sarah Wilson and Mike Ross, co-creator of Spoon River, comes an inspiring and joyful musical about acceptance, love, and finding your own path, even when that path isn’t what you thought it would be.

When: Now until February 24
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Where: Soulpepper Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane
Price: From $36

Toronto Light Fest

What: For the third 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 3
Time: After sunset
Where: Distillery District
Price: Free

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 and community bonfires. This year, visitors can also look forward to a series of DJ nights at the iconic waterfront venue and a range of beloved films at Cinesphere.

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

The 7

What: Come and check out The 7 this weekend, a new pop-up that features eight unique, picture-perfect rooms. The concept is to help Torontonians beat the winter blues with fun out-of-the-box and Instagrammable rooms full of colour, art and 3D visuals.

When: Open now until the end of winter
Time: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9:30 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 9:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Seventh floor Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge Street
Price: Free to the public

GH Marketplace: Objects of Desire

What: This one-day art market features a carefully selected group of artists at the intersections of art, design, craft, and fashion who create functional objects within their practice.

When: February 10
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Art Crawl Urban Exhibit

Toronto Art Crawl

What: Don’t let the winter blues get the best of you this weekend. There’s nothing like a creative and colourful art show and sale to help inspire and enlighten the mood. From fashion, jewellery, home decor, vintage, photography and more, you can shop directly from the hands of 50+ amazing local artists and designers.

When: February 10
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Price: $5 to $8

What: A sweet pre-Valentines pop-up market. Shop for some beautiful, handmade presents for the ones you love from a number of local artisans and designers.

When: February 10
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: The Workroom, 1267 Queen Street West
Price: No admission

Canvas and Coffee

What: Get your creative juices flowing this Wednesday at Fresh Paint Studio’s drop in painting session. While this isn’t a guided painting lesson, there will be images on display to provide reference along with helpful staff members.  Just pay for your canvas and the studio will supply the rest.

When: February 10
Time: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Fresh Paint Studio (Danforth East), 1849 Danforth Avenue
Price: Canvases start at $20

Briny Sunday with Island Oysters at Henderson Brewing

What: It’s time for another Briny Sunday pop-up oyster party at Henderson Brewing! Bring your appetite and watch the shells fly as the team shucks six types from three provinces for a hoppin’ taproom. Buck-a-shuck oyster access after $30 oyster orders. $2.25 Kusshis, $20 shucker’s dozen.

When: February 10
Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Where: Henderson Brewing, 128A Sterling Road
Price: Pay for what you eat

Galentine’s Day Showcase

What: Named after the beloved episodes of NBC’s Parks & Recreation, come out and celebrate Galentine’s Day at Comedy Bar with a lineup of stand out female stand-ups.

When: February 10
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
Price: $15

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