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30 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekend events in Toronto may require some bundling up. Down by the waterfront, Ice Breakers kicks off a season of interactive artwork and Design Week events are happening all over. The Women's March is back and the Light Festival takes over the Distillery. Stay warm!

  • Top Picks
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    • January 18 - March 3
      A light comes through the darkness as The Distillery District is once again home to installations that shine bright during the winter months.
      Distillery District
    • January 19
      One of the city's best themed dance parties takes to the ice as Synthesexer DJs play all the best alt-electro, indie dance, synth-pop and italo disco.
      Natrel Rink
    • January 19
      With still lots of work left to do, the Women's March returns to bring awareness to show solidarity with women around the world fighting for equality.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • January 19 - March 17
      A big ball of cables, wooden buoys and a spiral archway are just some of the large-scale installations set to pepper the downtown waterfront this winter.
      Multiple Venues
  • Design Week events
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    • January 17-20
      One of the biggest interior design shows of the year arrives for four-days of exhibitions, panels, presentations and special guests.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • January 17-20
      The Gladstone is about to be transformed into a multi-storey, interactive art and design playground with 20 projects spread around the space.
    • January 18-27
      All around the city, all things design are happening as part of this big design festival that includes installations, exhibits, talks and more.
      Multiple Venues
  • Events you might want to check out
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  • Food & Drink
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  • Film
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    • January 18
      The 1970 Kung-fu classic helped canonize the genre and inspired many films after with its telling of the story to the path of bloody retribution.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • January 18-20
      A movie, a musical, a Huge Jackman world-wide tour: The Greatest Showman tells the story of show business and the imaginative world of P.T. Barnum.
      Cinesphere
    • January 18-20
      Celebrating its 60th year, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut’s film has come to define the style, look and mood of the genre.
      The Royal Cinema
    • January 20
      Part of DesignTO, this documentary looks at Didi Contractor's philosophy on design and how it works to connect us with our surroundings.
      Harbourfront Centre
  • Music
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    • January 19
      Toronto electro musicians Sun Sun and April Aliermo take to the stage for a night focused on the work of women and non-binary folk in the electro scene.
    • January 19
      Swiss DJ EDX is known for his sunbathed, upbeat and fun remixes to all the hits and he's dropping by for a night to spin alongside Manzone & Strong.
    • January 19
      From New York electro collective Discwoman comes the spacey and fast-paced beats of Auka and and the minimalist sounds of Toronto's own Ktana.
    • January 20
      It's a night for experimental rock as California's Yawning Man arrives to play tunes of thew newest album alongside Freedom Hawk and Electric Magma.
  • Parties
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    • January 18
      Saddle Up! returns for a night of hootin' and hollerin' with all the classic country hits and a special celebration of Dolly Parton for her birthday.
    • January 18
      Finally a party you can wear sweatpants to. DJ Scooter McCreight is spinning the hits all night at this cozy clothing pyjama party.
    • January 19
      Let out all your repressed angst at this alternative 90s video party with a night of grunge, trip-hop, electro, Britpop, indie, industrial and more.
    • January 19
      Toronto's queer community is partying it up at this month's edition of Cherry Bomb with all the best dance tunes to help get the year off to a good start.
    • January 19
      Do The Hustle all night at this disco party with all the best soul and funk from the disco ball area of platforms, bellbottoms and Marvin Gaye.
    • January 19
      All the divas are coming out for this high-powered party with hits by the queens of pop with a special spotlight on the legacy of Madonna.
    • January 19
      It's a boy band throwback night to a time of synchronized dancing as One Direction, Jonas Brothers and the Backstreet Boys take the spotlight.
    • January 19
      Ubuntu is about to celebrate its third year with a night of the best Afrobeats and Afrohouse to set the dance floor on fire.
      Luanda House
  • Markets and pop-ups
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Hector Vasquez


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