things to do weekend toronto

15 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Things to do in Toronto this weekend might mean braving the cold and snow to check out huge installations spread out across the Distillery District for the Light Festival. Blue Jays fans are in for two days of fun and there's a whole whack of Design Week events on.

  • Events you might want to check out
    About the Event
    • January 17
      You're not going to want to miss the booming sounds of singer iskwē and her electro power pop rock tunes that make up this immersive live experience.
    • January 17-19
      The new festival is feature local musicians that seeks to spread positivity with proceeds going to support artist programming.
    • January 17-23
      Although snubbed at the Oscars, this sleeper hit is screening over the next few days at the Paradise with Adam Sandler as a self-destructive gambler.
    • January 17 - March 1
      The winter nights need not be dark with the return of this big festival that will see bright art and design installations spread throughout the Distillery.
      Distillery District
    • January 18
      Shake your booty on the ice with DJ Fawn Big Canoe spinning the hottest house of all forms, disco, funk and everything in between.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • January 18
      The third and fourth showcase of this festival are on this weekend with buzzworthy artists taking the stage in the hopes of being the next big thing.
    • January 18
      Things are getting hot and sweaty at this basement techno bash with five DJs spinning the best house, electro and techno tunes into the night.
    • January 18-19
      Baseball season isn't for awhile but this fan festival is back with a weekend of activities, special guests, live entertainment, tours and more.
      Rogers Centre
    • January 19
      Producer Dave Fishelson is here for the screening of the doc that follows Tovah Feldshuh's incredible one-woman performance as 45 characters.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
  • Design Week events
    About the Event
  • Ongoing events
    About the Event
    • January 8-19
      It's the last weekend of this theatre festival that includes 12 curated shows that explore themes of politics, bodies, genders, abilities, fears and desires.
      Factory Theatre
    • January 15 - February 9
      Brighten up the winter gloom at this retro-futuristic playground with machines that light up and make music when you work a hand lever.
      York Street Park
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Hector Vasquez

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