13 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, February 16

Feb 14 2020, 8:10 am

It’s back to work tomorrow but… LONG WEEKEND!

It’s Sunday before the Family Day holiday and that means there’s no need to slow down until at least tomorrow. There’s a lot going on today, and to help you keep active, we’ve found just a few of the great things going on this February 16.

Tove Lo – Sunshine Kitty Tour

What: See the artist Rolling Stone called “Sweden’s darkest pop export.” Tove Lo is bringing her signature grunge-inspired pop jams to the city tonight. If you’re looking for a very danceable, awesome concert, this is it.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 190 Princes’ Boulevard
Admission: $46, available online

2020 Winter Markets in the Distillery

What: The Leslieville Flea is be bringing their awesome mix of vintage and handcrafted vendors to the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery this month. Shop some one of a kind gifts and goodies created locally.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Fermenting Cellar — 28 Distillery Lane
Admission: Free

Murder at the ROM

ROM After Dark

What: A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, all connected to secrets in the collections. Work in teams of two to six people and follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery. After solving the crime, you’re free to explore the museum.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 1 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park
Admission: $44.99, available online

Leslieville Flea

What: This Sunday, come and enjoy this curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Fermenting Cellar — 28 Distillery Lane
Price: Admission is free

All Vinyl Everything Family Day Long Weekend Edition

What: All Vinyl Everything is always a celebration but this Family Day Sunday, they’re take it to another level as they help ring in The Drake Hotel’s 16th birthday. Join residents Mista Jiggz, Agile, and Mensa as we bang out the beats strictly on wax. No laptops, vinyl only. 

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Drake Hotel — 1150 Queen Street West
Admission: Free, register online

Girl Power’D: A live performance

What: Girl Power’D teaches creativity, confidence and self-expression through an understanding of heritage for girls. Head to Colborne Lodge for a free performance celebrating where these talented young performers have come from and be inspired by the creative future they are cultivating for their peers.

When: February 16 and 23
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: Colborne Lodge — 11 Colborne Lodge Drive
Admission: Pay what you can

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

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