10 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, January 12

Jan 10 2020, 5:37 pm

There’s a storm coming to Toronto today, and that storm is a bunch of people on the TTC not wearing pants. After you’ve exposed what your mama gave to hapless commuters, head out to any of these great events going on this Sunday, January 12.

No Pants Subway Ride

What: The No Pants Subway Ride is back for another cheeky year. Hosted by the No Pants Society, the risqué subway ride will be happening simultaneously in 50+ cities around the world with the hopes of bringing a smile to commuters’ faces.

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: Start time to come
Where: Participating TTC Stations (starting station coming soon, check event page for details)
Price: Free

9th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon

What: It has been an amazing weekend of Argentine Tango in Toronto, with beautiful music, great venue, lots of dancing, and delicious refreshments. There will be DJs to keep you dancing to the wee hours. This is the last day of the event.

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: Friday, 9 pm to 3 am; Saturday, 1 pm to 4 am, Sunday, noon to midnight
Where: The Continental Dance Club — 3141 Wharton Way
Admission: Tickets start at $130 for a single person, $240 for a couple, register online

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 opened its doors 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. The best part? Skating at the Harbourfront rink is totally free. 

When: Now until spring
Time: Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Skating is free

Julius Caesar

What: In the most powerful state on earth, a coalition of educated elites, alarmed at their leader’s populist, authoritarian reforms, conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, a civil war erupts, as ghosts, revolutionaries, and politicians contend with what they’ve done, and what’s to come.

When: On until January 26
Time: Times vary
Where: Crow’s Theatre — 345 Carlaw Avenue
Admission: Tickets $30 to $55

Mayor’s Skate Party

What: Celebrate 2020 with Mayor John Tory and city councillors in the Beach neighbourhood. The annual event is a fun, family-friendly afternoon of music, hot beverages, and of course lots of skating. Everyone is welcome.

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kew Gardens — 2075 Queen Street East
Admission: Free


What: Sunday is the opening reception of FIBRE WORKS, an interesting and personal display of local fabric works. The three featured artists will be at the reception to talk about their work. If you can’t make the reception then the works will be on display for two more weeks.

When: January 12 to 26
Time: Reception runs noon to 1 pm
Where: 175 St. Clair Avenue West
Admission: Free

TEQUILA Cocktail Making Workshop

What: Curious about Tequila? Attend this Eat Through Toronto events and guests will learn how to make three different cocktails that are built on the spirit in a hands-on workshop with a mixologist.

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 3 to 4:30 pm
Where: Montauk Bar — 765 Dundas Street West
Admission: $45, available online


What: It’s the story of a pig overcoming some serious boundaries and becoming a sheepherder. Winning the respect of his animal friends and one very crusty farmer in the process. It’s Babe!

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 10 pm
Where: Paradise — 1006 Bloor Street West
Admission: $14, available online

Partners in Art present Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

What: Watch history get rewritten as Swedish artist Hilma af Klint finally takes her rightful place in history as a pioneer of abstract art. Over a century after her first boldly colourful painting got eclipsed by Wassily Kandinsky, she became the subject of a monumental Guggenheim exhibition, “Paintings for the Future”—at last getting the credit she deserves. This documentary explores why it took so long.

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: $11.50, available online

Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs

What: Oh is it dunk o’clock already? It looks like it. Head downtown in your latest Raptors gear (or wear anything really, just go!) and see our guys take on the San Antonio Spurs.

When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 6 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Admission: Tickets currently start at $88, available online

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