5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, December 13

Dec 13 2018, 6:23 am

It’s been a chilly week in Toronto.

And in case you have yet to venture outside, you may want to bundle up and get a head start on your weekend and check out these awesome events happening in the city today.


Corteo by Cirque du Soleil

What: It’s not every day you’re transported to a carnival-like funeral procession. But Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo gets you there. Corteo is a colourful world filled with clowns, acrobats, performers, musicians, and helium balloons that will carry away one of the characters (yes, actually).

When: Now until December 16
Time: Varies showtimes
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Price: From $64

King Winter Market

What: Located in the heart of bustling King West at the Serpentine Pavilion (aka the Unzipped exhibit), the King Winter Market is the newest addition to the Toronto holiday event scene. Visitors can look forward to a number of new (and old) holiday traditions, including the revival of the Mirvish turkey giveaway, Christmas trees for sale, local vendors, Santa Claus, and holiday movies.

When: Now until December 16
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 533 King Street West
Price: No cost to enter

Aurora Winter Festival

What: For the first time ever, Aurora Winter Festival will transform Toronto’s Ontario Place from November 29 to December 30 into a hidden village with enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities.

When: Now until December 30
Time: 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ontario Place, East Island
Price: $19.99 for general admission

Regent Park Multi-National Holiday Market

What: At this holiday market, you’ll be able to try food from over 10 countries including Ethiopia, Lebanon, Trinidad and Sri Lanka. You’ll get a passport that allows you to go to different stations, granting you access to the food of that region. Talk about a holiday vacay.

When: December 13
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: TD Learning Centre – 540 Dundas Street East
Price: No cover to attend

Wellness in Wine

What: Paris isn’t the only place where you can sip wine for better health! Learn about the health benefits of wine, organic options and sustainable wine-making practices at this event. Good for your heart and your soul.

When: December 13
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: 91 Parliament Street
Price: $80

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