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

Feb 16 2019, 4:41 am

Sunday Funday returns!

Once you’re done filling up on brunch, it’s time to check out some of the events taking place in the city.

From an adorable Pug meet-up to the Leslieville Flea Market, here are the top events for Sunday, February 17.

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Wavelength Winter Festival

Wavelength Winter Festival

What: Wavelength Winter Festival will be taking over the Garrison this weekend, giving Toronto an epic lineup of music all weekend long.

When: Now until February 17
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West
Price: From $15

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 a Young Creators Showcase, which is a showcase of student shorts.

When: Now until February 17
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Price: Free

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

Toronto Black Film Festival

What: It there’s one thing that you don’t want to miss this week, it’s Toronto’s Black Film Festival. Throughout the city, participating theatres will be showing a wide variety of films: short films, narrative feature films, docs, and animated films.

When: Now until February 18
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various locations throughout Toronto
Price: Available online here

Canadian International Auto Show

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

When: Now until February 24
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Price: Adults 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

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

Trinity Bellwoods Flea – New Year Market

Trinity Bellwoods Flea

What: Continue your long weekend by checking out the Trinity Bellwoods Winter Market, which will feature lots of new vendors, brands and designers. 

When: February 16
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Price: No admission

The Leslieville Flea Family Day Weekend

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

When: February 17
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Inside the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District
Price: Admission is free

Black Vegan Festival

What: Enjoy delicious African and Caribbean vegan foods, wines and beers, learn about food preparation and food justice, and watch cooking demonstrations at this event celebrating plant-based living.

When: February 17
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns – 601 Christie Street
Price: By donation

Toronto Pug Grumble

What: Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday for a Toronto Pug Grumble. Get ready for lots of snorting, rolling and grumbling.

When: February 17
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl, 790 Queen Street West
Price: Free

Kombucha Workshop

What: It’s rich in probiotics, is great for gut-health, and arguably tastes delicious (we stan). Ever wanted to brew your own ‘booch? Now’s your chance. Through a hands-on tutorial from a holistic nutritionist, get guidance on how to begin your first brew… and then take it home with you to continue the process!

When: February 17
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: Village Juicery – 99 Roncesvalles Avenue
Price: $60

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