5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, February 7

Feb 7 2019, 2:07 am

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from heading outside and enjoying the city today. Stay warm by staying active, Toronto.

From a free pre-Valentine’s Day party to the final First Thursday Party at the ROM, here are your top events for this chilly Thursday.

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Toronto Fashion Week

What: It’s the final day to check out Toronto Fashion Week, which returned to Yorkville Village this week, bringing a stellar lineup of local designers, events and parties.

When: February 5 to 7
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Where: Yorkville
Price: Varies by the show

Toronto Maple Leafs Outdoor Practice

What: If you’ve ever wanted to experience a Toronto Maple Leafs practice, now’s your chance. This Thursday, you can cheer on the Maple Leafs as they take to the ice at one of Toronto’s most iconic outdoor rinks, Nathan Phillips Square, for practice. There will also be free hot beverages, giveaways, prizes, activations and a game of shinny with a mix of Leafs alumni and City of Toronto councillors.

When: February 7
Time: 11 am to 1:45 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Price: Free to attend

Final First Thursdays: We Are Each Others Muse

What: TiKa is performing with special guests James Bailey and TIYAL and there will also be an art sale, an advice column-style Q&A with artist Dayna Danger, a meme-making workshop by Fallon Simard, a performance by Kiera Boult and the work of The Original Smiths, who make retro, vintage and up-cycled clothing.

When: February 7
Time: 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Price: Advance tickets are $13, at the door are $16

Bumble x Regulars Make The First Move Valentine’s Day Party

What: You can get in the spirit of love a few days early at this pre-Valentine’s Day party. Taking place at Toronto’s coolest new neighbourhood bar, attendees can get their hands on tons of Bumble swag, free drinks and candy. Your Bumble profile will be your ticket in so make sure you have the app before the day of the party.

When: February 7
Time: 8:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Regulars, 668 King Street West
Price: No cover

The Drake Hotel’s 15th Birthday

What: The Drake Hotel is throwing an epic 15th birthday party and Toronto is invited. The four-day extravaganza kicks off the on the 7th with the grand reopening of Drake Underground featuring multiple musical performances, brand new art and a dance party ’til late.

When: February 7 to 10
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
Price: Daily events vary in price

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