The weekend might be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.
Send off the weekend on a good note by checking out the top events happening in the city today.
What: 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 21, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Various venues throughout the city
What: The Gladstone Hotel’s annual Come Up to My Room exhibit provides artists and designers the opportunity to take risks and to push their ideas, creating an immersive and interactive experience for the viewer.
When: Now until January 21
Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
What: The annual Winter Festival of Lights stretches over 8 kilometers in Niagara and will run through to the end of January. Attracting over 1 million visitors annually, this incredible spectacle is Canada’s largest lights festival. Just imagine a breathtaking, colourful scene with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays that extends to Dufferin Islands. And yes, it’s completely free to attend!
When: Now until the end of January
Where: Niagara Falls
What: Now in its second 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 25
Where: Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden
What: For the second 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 4
Where: Distillery District
What: Come explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s latest exhibit Christian Dior.
When: Now until March 18
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
What: Winter at Ontario Place features various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink and film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.
When: Now until March 18
Where: Ontario Place
What: Now in its 10th year, Light Up the Beach features more than 80,000 twinkling lights along the Toronto Beaches boardwalk to support The Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. The light display is truly a sight to see and a holiday tradition that every Torontonian should enjoy.
When: Now until mid-February
Where: At the foot of Leuty Avenue, The Beach
What: This weekend, you can warm up your winter with gallery admission, storytelling sessions, film screenings, giveaways, and family fun — free for all to enjoy all weekend long.
When: January 21
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
What: Calling all Toronto foodies! Come and taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in a variety of delicious foods and drinks.
When: January 21, 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Meeting point is Jimmy’s Coffee (Kensington Market), 191 Baldwin Street
What: Chef Scott Pickett joins Chef John Horne and Ron McKinlay in the kitchen to collaborate on this six-course tasting menu “featuring a diverse mix of local and seasonal ingredients.” Dinner is preceded by a cocktail reception.
When: January 21, 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Canoe, 66 Wellington Street West
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 21, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
What: The ever so talented Canadian electronic music group A Tribe Called Red will be finishing its three-day performance run at the Danforth Music Hall tonight. Tickets are still available for $26.
When: January 21, 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
What: Grant Van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern has introduced this weekly Sunday supper featuring all the buttery potato and cheddar-packed dumplings you can stuff in your face for just $5.95.
When: Sunday nights
Where: 1554 Queen Street West