15 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, January 20

Jan 19 2019, 5:08 am

Looking for something fun to do in Toronto today?

Check out these awesome events happening throughout the city including movie screenings, a new art installation, a pop-up market and more.

Come Up To My Room

‘These Pixels are TOO sweet’ by An Dy/Come Up to My Room 2019

What: The Gladstone Hotel’s annual Come Up to My Room exhibit provides artists and designers with the opportunity to take risks and to push their ideas, creating an immersive and interactive experience for the viewer.

When: Now until January 20
Time: Friday, 11 am to 10 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Price: $10

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Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale

What: Get a start on your spring shopping by browsing through over 30,000 pairs of women’s, men’s and kid’s shoes, and accessories at up to 80% off. Shop from designer brands like Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpon, Cole Haan, Sam Edelman, and more.

When: Now until January 20
Time: Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1224 Dundas Street East, Mississauga
Price: No admission

The Greatest Showman Screening

What: This weekend you can catch a screening of The Greatest Showman, which celebrates the birth of show business and tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

When: Now until January 20
Time: Screenings are at 8 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: $15 for adults

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: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre
From $32

DesignTO 2019

What: DesignTO, formally known as The Toronto Design Offsite Festival, is Canadas largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 free exhibitions, window installations, and events forming Toronto’s design week.

When: Now until January 27
Time: 10 am to 12 am
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Free

Ice Breakers


‘Tripix’ by Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)

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

Toronto International Boat Show

What: North America’s largest indoor boat show drops anchor in Toronto month. Come and find the boat of your dreams – and everything to go along with it – at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

When: Now until January 27
Time: Varies by day
Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd
Price: From $20

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
Admission: 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 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

Free Bubble Tea

What: For this sarcastic spot’s grand opening, you’ll be able to try one of their signature drinks for free. To get a free drink, you must be one of Song Tea’s first 100 customers on January 19 or 20, and you must bring along one of these vouchers.

When: January 20
Time: From 10 am
Where: 550 Highway 7, Unit 83, Richmond Hill
Price: Free!

Free Taiwanese Dessert

Meet Fresh Ontario / Instagram

What: Meet Fresh is opening up their third Ontario location in Markham’s Langham Square this weekend. And to celebrate their grand opening, they’re going to be giving away free dessert to their first 100 customers.

When: January 20
Where: Meet Fresh Markham – Langham Square: 28 South Unionville Avenue
Price: Free

Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest

What: Spring training doesn’t start for three more months, but that doesn’t mean the Toronto Blue Jays are taking the winter off. This weekend, the second annual Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest returns! Fans can look forward to player, prospect, and alumni appearances, SN personalities, Jr. Jays activations, live entertainment, historic memorabilia, baseball-themed games, a Ferris wheel, a skating rink, catch and throw, batting radar cages, ballpark tours, and much more

When: January 20
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Price: $20 for adults, $5 for youth (2-14) and seniors (65+)

Open Kitchen Toronto

What: This female-chef-focused event is meant to inspire and support women entering the hospitality industry and to celebrate the many leading female figures that have shaped the Toronto dining scene. Enjoy food, drink and inspiration for $40; you can get tickets here.

When: January 20
Time: 11 am and 1 pm
Where: Ufficio – 1214 Dundas Street West
Price: $40

Wedding Open House 2019

What: Getting married this year? If so, you need to attend One King West Hotel’s annual wedding open house where you can learn about the beautiful venue, stellar dining options and elegant accommodations.

When: January 20
 11 am to 4 pm
Where: One King West Hotel & Residence, 1 King Street West
Price: Free to attend

GH Marketplace: Love, Design, Shop

What: You can meet the designers behind some of Ontario’s most exciting brands at this one-day-only shopping event. From emerging artists to established fan favourites, the Love Design Shop features a carefully curated selection of home décor, giftware, jewellery, and fashion.

When: January 20
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Gladstone Hotel, North Ballroom (Main floor)
Price: Admission is free

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