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9 things to do in Toronto today

Events in Toronto naturally skew toward the romantic today - being Valentine's Day and all - but for those who love to hate the Hallmark holiday there's plenty else to do by way of film fests, music, and more. 

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    • February 14
      The Carlton brings the love just in time for Valentine's Day by screening seven romantic shorts from places like Hungary, Italy, and Mexico. It's a film buff's dream date.
      Carlton Cinemas
    • February 14-25
      Canada's longest running new works festival turns Toronto into a hotbed of experimentation, creating a space for the most adventurous ideas in theatre, dance, and performance art.
      Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
    • February 14
      Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave on its upper floor unite for a 2000s throwback party featuring emo hits downstairs and rap upstairs. Grab the number one in your top 8 and log in together.
      Lee's Palace
    • February 14-19
      Back for a sixth year, the sister festival to the original Montreal show brings films representing storylines about Black people and the work of Black filmmakers to big screens in Toronto.
      Multiple Venues
    • February 14
      Nerd culture focused films, documentaries and talks are at the heart of this alternative to Valentine's Day celebrations. Everything from Esports to super heroes are spotlighted on stage and screen.
      Cinecycle CoachHouse
    • February 14-25
      Art shows don't get more intimate than this curated exhibition of photography, painting, and other mixed media works that explore sex and sexuality.
    • February 14
      Artist collective Toronto After Dark, techno artist Footwork Fuel, and house DJ AL G take over Handlebar for a night of sexy sounding future beats you don't want to miss.
    • February 14
      Love to hate Valentine's Day? Show some self love and have your portrait sketched, indulge in sweets, write yourself a love letter, and more at this quirky anti-cupid event.
      The Nookie
    • February 14
      One of Canada's most successful criminal lawyers, Marie Henein, joins the legal director of LEAF, Kim Stanton, for a talk on gender equality, assault, and the ways women are treated by the law.
      Hart House, Great Hall, University of Toronto
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