16 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, January 27

Jan 25 2019, 5:13 am

It’s the final day of the weekend, so you need to make it count.

From delicious foodie events to a pug party, there are plenty of things happening in the city that will add some fun to your Sunday.


The 7 at Hudson’s Bay

The 7

The 7 at Hudson’s Bay

What: Come and check out The 7 this weekend, a new pop-up that features eight unique, picture-perfect rooms. The concept is to help Torontonians beat the winter blues with fun out-of-the-box and Instagrammable rooms full of colour, art and 3D visuals.

When: Open now until the end of winter
Time: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9:30 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 9:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Seventh floor Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge Street
Price: Free to the public

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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
Price: 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

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

Purple Rain Screening

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What: This weekend you can catch a screening of Purple Rain, a story about a young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home who must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

When: Now until January 27
Time: Screenings are at 8 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: $15 for adults

Burdock Piano Fest

What: Calling all music lovers: the Burdock Piano Fest is back for its fourth year. This week, Toronto’s Burdock Brewery will be the place to be, as it will be setting up its baby grand piano and hosting a series of incredible concerts from 30 plus pianists, including a number of special guest performers who have yet to be announced.

When: Now until January 28
Time: Varies by day
Where: 1184 Bloor Street West
Price: Varies by the show. Some shows as low as $10

Winterlicious 2018

What: Toronto’s biannual prix fixe promotion returns this winter from January 26 to February 8, and in addition to the special menus at restaurants across the city, Winterlicious will also host a Culinary Events Series.

When: Now until February 8
Time: Varies by location
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Price: Varies by location

Ice Breakers

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 Light Fest

Toronto Light Festival 2019

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
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 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

CIBC National Ski & Snowboard Day

What: Dust off your skis and wax your boards, it’s time to hit the slopes. This month, the fifth annual CIBC National Ski and Snowboard Day will be taking place from coast to coast, giving Canadians incredible access to the nation’s majestic winter playgrounds. This year there are over 100 ski and snowboard areas participating in National Ski and Snowboard Day, making it the biggest national ski event ever.

When: January 27
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating resorts across Canada
Price: Day passes start at $72

Vision Boarding + Intention Setting

What: You can outline your goals for the new year during this experience led by Cassidy of Just Be Meditation. Here you’ll connect with like-minded soul searchers as you uncover your passions, define your core values, and reconnect with your inner compasses. With a combination of guided meditation, journaling, and group discussion, you’ll set clear intentions for the year ahead and map everything out by creating a vision board that actually works. Supplies and materials are included in the fee.

When: January 27
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: lululemon Queen West, 318 Queen Street West
Price: $30

Toronto Pug Grumble


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What: Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday for a Toronto Pug Grumble. Get ready for lots of snorting, rolling and grumbling.

When: January 27
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl, 790 Queen Street West
Price: Free

Coffee, Croissants & Terrariums

What: Coffee, croissants and terrariums? Sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon to us. Come and spend two hours creating a custom terrarium with the guidance and assistance of design and garden guru Meredyth Hilton. Everything is included in the cost.

When: January 27
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Design Department, 558 Mount Pleasant Road
Price: $70

She the People

What: The future is here and it’s female! Second City presents She The People – a sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City.

When: January 27
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Where: Second City, 51 Mercer Street
Price: General admission starts at $27

The Art of Food Preservation

What: At this event, local farmers and food suppliers will share secrets about maintaining local and sustainable eating habits in Ontario’s often um… unforgiving winter months. Everyone who attends will go home with a fermented gift.

When: January 27
Time: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Archeo Trattoria – 31 Trinity Street
Price: $125

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