11 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, January 28
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It’s the final day of the weekend, so you need to make it count!
From delicious foodie events to a Grammy viewing party, there are plenty of things happening in the city that will add some fun to your Sunday.
Burdock Piano Fest
What: Calling all music lovers: the Burdock Piano Fest is back for its third year. This January, 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.
When: Now until January 29
Where: 1184 Bloor Street West
The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls
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 January 31
Where: Niagara Falls
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
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Light Up the Beach
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: 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
Toronto Light Fest
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
Winter at Ontario Place
What: Ontario Place has welcomed a new festival: Winter at Ontario Place. The new festival 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
High Tea at Casa Loma
What: Channel the Edwardian era over teas and a tiered cake stand topped with mini pastries, scones, croissants, strawberries and cream, crumpets, and tea sandwiches.
When: January 28, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate
What: This Sunday, the skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square will be decked out with tartan-clad skaters, giving Torontonians the opportunity to embrace Scottish culture in a totally Canadian way as part of the Great Canadian Kilt Skate.
When: January 28, 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Grammy Viewing Party
What: Don’t have a place to watch the Grammys this Sunday? The Drake Hotel will be hosting a special Grammy viewing party, hosted by Boosie Fade. Come and cheer on your favourite musicians as you enjoy delicious eats and drinks.
When: January 28, 7 pm to 2 am
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
EVE OF ST. GEORGE
What: Transcendance Project, a Toronto-based contemporary dance company, has announced the opening of EVE OF ST. GEORGE, Toronto’s first immersive dance production inspired by and with cast from New York City’s smash-hit theatrical experience Sleep No More.
When: January 28, 7 pm
Where: A dozen daunting spaces — some open, others locked — in The Great Hall, located at 1087 Queen Street West