16 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, February 24

Feb 23 2019, 5:14 am

It’s the final day of the weekend, so you better make it count!

From the final day of Ice Breakers, Toronto’s temporary winter art installations, to a number of Oscar’s viewing parties, there are plenty of things happening in the city that will add some fun to your Sunday.


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PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

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What: For nearly 20 years, PetSmart Charities of Canada has partnered with animal welfare organizations across the country to bring adoptable pets into PetSmart stores to give them a helping hand at finding a forever home. Last National Adoption Weekend over 1,800 pets found forever homes from dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, small pets and more.

When: Running until February 24
Time: Varies by location
Where: Select PetSmart locations across Toronto (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair

What: From collectors and curators to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 300 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad.

When: Now until February 24
Where: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
Price: Adults start at $16

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

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

Ice Breakers


Ice Breakers/The Waterfront BIA

What: Now in its third year, temporary winter art exhibit Ice Breakers has taken over 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

 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 100 artists will be performing at seven venues over three days.

When: On now until February 24
Time: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Various venues
Price: $15

Toronto Light Fest

What: For the third year in a row, the historic Distillery District is 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

Winter Stations 2019

Winter Stations


What: Winter Stations returns for its fifth year, welcoming international designers to bring public art installations to The Beaches. The installations, which are on display until April, will be temporary structures that will be able to withstand our rigours winter weather.

When: Now until April 1
Time: All day
Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. East
Price: Admission is free

MOCA Community Sundays

What: The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering the perfect way to escape the cold this winter. Starting this Sunday, in alignment with the release of new winter exhibitions, the museum will be offering free admission to all visitors on one Sunday each month.

When: From Sunday, February 24, 2019
Where: MOCA – 158 Sterling Road, Toronto
Time: One Sunday monthly from 10 am to 2 pm
Tickets: Available online

The Wedding Co. Market

What: The Wedding Co. Market is a cozy winter marketplace for Toronto couples seeking to be inspired by local wedding industry members who are passionate about their craft and who take pride in offering exceptional service.

When: February 24
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Price: $20

Canadian Latte Art Competition

What: Watch in awe as baristas boast their best pouring skills to craft beautiful, milky bevvies. Competitors are required to make six drinks – two sets of matching free-pour lattes and one set of matching designer patterns.

When: February 24 to February 26
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Enercare Centre – 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Price: $100

Vegan Brunch

Vegan Brunch

What: Enjoy a delicious menu of gluten-free, raw and cooked vegan delights. Get your ticket now to spend a Sunday afternoon with music, food, great company, giveaways and all the good vibes. The ideal way to warm up from the inside out at the end of February.

When: February 24
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: 44 Charles Street West
Price: $25

Carnivale – Greek Supper Club

What: All the angles of Greek food are going to be covered at this event: cheese, street food, comfort food, sausages, roast meats, baklava and so much more. All the dishes will be prepared using Cretan olive oil, and there will be Greek wines on deck.

When: February 24
Time: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen – 95 Front Street East
Price: $85 to $99

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Free Oscars Screening

What: The Bloor Street cinema is rolling out the red carpet on Oscar night. Dress casual or go glam for the red carpet screened live from 6:30 pm followed by a live feed of the awards show.

When: February 24
Time: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Price: Free

Oscar’s Viewing Party

What: Are you rooting for a Star if Born or Green Book? Come and cheer on Hollywood’s biggest stars and enjoy some cocktails while you wait for the moment of truth.

When: February 24
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Price: Free

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