toronto events this week

18 things to do in Toronto this week

It's a big week for events in Toronto, so start freeing up your calendar now. Come Up To My Room and TO DO Fest return to wow art and design lovers, while both the city's waterfront and Distillery District are transformed by whimsical art installations. 

  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • January 15-21
      TO DO Festival is Canada's largest celebration of design, bringing over 100 free, not to mention stunning, exhibitions and events to Toronto during design week.
      Toronto, ON
    • January 15
      The queen of vintage dream pop takes the stage at the ACC to play music from 2017's Lust for Life. Hear her play the contentious "Get Free" live and decide if it really sounds like Radiohead's "Creep" or not.
      Air Canada Centre
    • January 15
      This meetup brings Toronto's tech leaders, insiders, and enthusiasts together, and features five minute TED style presentations from highly curated experts and innovators.
      Rbc Waterpark Auditorium
    • January 17
      Witness the best in comedy and drama short films from filmmakers all around the world at this free kickoff to Carlton Cinema's 2018 festival season.
      Carlton Cinemas
    • January 18-21
      The Gladstone's annual four day alternative design festival is a vehicle for exploring experimental art, giving over 30 innovative artists rooms to fill with visuals from their wildest imaginations.
    • January 18-22
      Underground Toronto musicians are under the spotlight at this five day, multi venue indie music fest. You're sure to find your next favourite artist at one of these shows along Queen and Kensington.
      Multiple Venues
    • January 18-21
      For lovers of interior design this weekend-long show is a paradise. Discover leading brands and homegrown talent, showcasing pieces much more interesting than what you'll find at IKEA.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • January 18
      This fundraising party looks to raise money to empower youth through hip hop, and will feature serious talent from local DJs, rapper PartyNextDoor, and Adria Kain, who's performed alongside Daniel Caesar.
      Revival Bar
    • January 18-21
      After hundreds of Art Battles, the best pieces from the show's history reappear for a four day exhibition and sale. In true Art Battle fashion, There'll even be live painting on site!
      Artusiasm Art Gallery
    • January 19 - March 4
      Picking up where the Toronto Christmas Market left off, the Toronto Light Festival transforms the Distillery District back into a magical light show that's free to visit no matter the day.
      Distillery District
    • January 19 - February 25
      Toronto's waterfront will become a temporary art exhibit, featuring five international artist teams creating larger than life contemporary installations at different spots along the Queens Quay.
      Multiple Venues
    • January 19
      Triumphant, educational, and catchy as heck, A Tribe Called Red's 2016 LP We Are the Halluci Nation is just a phenomenal record. Their live show has been known to be just as powerful.
      The Danforth Music Hall
    • January 20
      Experience Japanese culture here in Toronto at this annual winter festival that includes tons of free food samples in addition to other Japanese inspired activities.
      William Doo Auditorium
    • January 20
      An assortment of sideshow acts from magicians to burlesque dancers to acrobats come from around the continent to get weird with Toronto.
    • January 20
      The Blue Jays host the first ever Winter Fest, a one day event giving fans unprecedented access to their home team through player appearances, field access, and more.
      Rogers Centre
    • January 20
      Ever partied in a room full of paper? PULP sets up shop in Little Italy and reclaims discarded materials to create gorgeous art installations, with live music and dancing going down on top of it all.
    • January 20
      On January 20th, thousands of women and allies unite outside Nathan Phillips Square to march in the name of women everywhere. This year's theme is defining our future.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • January 21
      The Bellwoods flea market makes its 2018 debut with new vendors, bakers, and designers that'll cure any and all winter blues.
      The Great Hall
    Lead photo by

    Hector Vasquez

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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