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

Jan 12 2019, 4:40 am

It’s a beautiful Saturday out there.

Be sure to enjoy the mild(er) weather, and get outside today! And if you’re looking for what’s going on in the city, here’s a list of events for you to choose from.

Have a great weekend, Toronto!

Canada’s Bridal Show Winter 2019

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What: Canada’s Bridal Show is the most renowned wedding extravaganza in the country and was established in 1984. Attendees can look forward to seeing and experiencing the latest trends in the bridal industry.

When: Now until January 13
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Price: $20

Art of The North

What: The Toronto Raptors are hosting a pop-up art exhibit this week. According to the event, #ArtOfTheNorth is a pop-up art exhibit featuring 100 pieces of Toronto Raptors inspired art created by 40 international and local artists, and it’s hosted by the Toronto Raptors in collaboration with Conscious Basketball.

When: Now until January 13
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: 2 Snooker Street, Toronto
Price: Free

Vintage Patch Pop-Up Sale

What: Whether you have a jacket that needs jazzin’ up or you’re just a vintage patch collector, this is a pop-up sale you won’t want to miss. You can browse through the largest selection of vintage patches in Canada in downtown Toronto this weekend.

When: Now until January 13
Time: Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: 438 Queen Street West
Price: Free admission

Up All Night Fest Vol. 1

What: Calling all film buffs. This weekend, The Royal is hosting the ultimate all-nighter for film junkies. Up All Night Fest is a weekend of cult classics dedicated to the romance, calamity, and adrenaline-fueled hijinks of one-nighters.

When: Now until January 13
Time: 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
Price: General admission starts at $13.19

The Princess Bride Screening

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in The Princess Bride (Metro Goldwyn Mayer)

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What: This weekend you can catch a screening of the iconic Princess Bride. For those who have yet to see this classic, the film begins with a young boy sick in bed as his grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

When: Now until January 13
Time: Screenings are at 7:30 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: $15 for adults

Class of 2019 Concert Series

What: If you’re in the mood to hear some awesome new local talent, Class of 2019 is a Canadian show series featuring the new year’s most promising musical talent.

When: Now until January 26
Time: Various show times
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by the show

Happy Place Toronto

What: Happy Place is an interactive, 20,000-sq-ft immersive exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, and it’s on a mission to spread happiness here in Toronto and around the world.

When: Now until January 27
Time: Thursday, 11 am to 7 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre
From $32

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

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

Trinity Bellwoods Flea – New Year Market

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What: Start the new year by checking out the Trinity Bellwoods New Year Market, which will feature lots of new vendors, brands and designers. 

When: January 13
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Price: No admission

Bootcamp + Beer

What: Working out and beer? This sounds like a bootcamp we could get used to. Enjoy a fun 55 minute HIIT workout synced to great music led by Wanda, followed by a pint of refreshing beer.

When: January 13
Time: 10:15 am to 12:30 pm
Where: People’s Pint Brewing Company, 90 Cawthra Avenue, #Unit #101
Price: $25

Mayor’s Winter Skate Party

What: This Sunday, you have the opportunity to lace up your skates and hit the ice with Toronto’s very own Mayor John Tory as part of his annual winter skate party.

When: January 13
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
Price: Free

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: January 13
Time: 3 pm
Where: Participating TTC Stations, starting at the Eaton Centre
Price: Free

Beyond the Daiquiri


What: Raising a glass to Hemingway, you’re about to know a lot more about navigating the back of the bar. Explore spirits and cocktail styles, and learn Hemingway history along the way.

When: January 13
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Where: Famous Last Words – 392 Pacific Avenue
Price: $60

Savoury and Sweet Chocolate Workshop

What: Challenge the status quo! This workshop will teach you how to pair the classic sweetness of chocolate with unexpected flavours such as ginger, salt and balsamic vinegar.

When: January 13
Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: The Mad Bean Cafe – 519 Eglinton Avenue West
Price: $82

Festivus Seinfeld Toronto Trivia

What: Seinfeld trivia returns and the first round is all Festivus episode questions. Look forward to themed prizes, Seinfeld jokes, and a screening of a Seinfeld episode afterward. It’s $2 bucks a player, and teams of one to six are required.

When: January 13
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Time: Dundas Video, 831 Dundas Street West
Price: $2

Artist Showcase

What: Every Sunday and Tuesday, the Cavern Bar is hosting an artist showcase. Come to the stage with covers, songs you’ve perfected, or songs you’re still work-shopping and get feedback from your peers. Each time you attend the artist showcase your name will be entered into a draw to win prizes at the last Artist Show Case of the month.

When: January 13
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Cavern Bar, 76 Church Street
Price: No cover

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