5 things to do in Toronto today: Tuesday, January 22

Jan 22 2019, 5:14 am

The freezing weather continues in Toronto today.

But that shouldn’t stop you from heading outside and having some fun.

Bundle up, grab a friend and check out these awesome events happening in the city this (chilly) Tuesday, January 22.

DesignTO 2019


What: DesignTO, formally known as The Toronto Design Offsite Festival, is Canada’s 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 (some events are ticketed)

The 7 at Hudson’s Bay

The 7/ Hudson’s Bay

What: If you’re a sucker for Instagram-worthy spaces, Toronto’s Hudson’s Bay has opened The 7, a new experiential space featuring eight unique, picture-perfect rooms on the 7th floor of its Queen Street store. The concept is to help 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: 7th floor Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge Street
Price: Free to the public

Toronto Light Fest

Toronto Light Festival 2019

What: If the cold kept you from checking out the recently opened Toronto Light Fest over the weekend, tonight is your chance! For the third year in a row, the historic Distillery District is home to the Toronto Light Fest, which was designed to entertain and inspire. The free to attend light festival features 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
Admission: Free

The Office Trivia

The Office Toronto Trivia/Facebook

What: Think you can muckduck this trivia? Participants can look forward to three rounds of Office trivia questions that will start easy and move to difficult. All answers from each round are accompanied by video clips from the show.

When: January 22
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Dublin Calling, 250 Adelaide Street West
Price: $2 a player

Burdock Piano Fest

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

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