That’s a wrap, folks! The holidays are over and 2021 is history, so here’s to hoping that the new year has great things in store. Our weather may be frigid, our stadiums may not have fans, but it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, there are some spectacular activities and events going on around Toronto this week that are absolutely worth checking out. Just because we’re back to reality doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!

Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Toronto this week.


A new immersive art experience has officially opened its doors in Toronto. Joining the ranks of Immersive Van Gogh and Beyond Monet is Immersive Klimt, a colourful new exhibition curated by the “world-renowned master of digital art” Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi. Through vivid 360 projections, the revolutionary works of Gustav Klimt come to life all around you. Klimt is described as a “rebel, genius and legend” of a painter, and now you can be swept up in his electrifying world.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Until March 13th


Experience the evolution of our city through the eyes of Toronto’s emerging artists. The art gallery at the St. Lawrence Market is now showcasing 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair over the past six decades. Do a little shopping at the market and then head upstairs to this free show and explore the ever-changing geographical and cultural landscape of our city.

Where: The Market Gallery, 95 Front St E
When: Until April 17th


Looking for a unique new spot for dinner and drinks in the city? How does a gold shipping container with skyline views sound? Stackt Market’s very first rooftop dining experience, GoldInn, is opening its doors this week with a swanky five-course menu. The food is provided by Ration Food Lab and costs $88 per person for a two-hour slot. The choices sound absolutely delish, but don’t take our word for it — you can see the menu for yourself here.

Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
When: Opens Thursday, January 6th

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If you still haven’t checked out Immersive Van Gogh, this January is your chance. One of the most talked-about immersive exhibits in cities all over the world is still running in Toronto. Stop by for a fully immersive display of the famous artist’s greatest works. This exhibit can be enjoyed as a walk-through experience or as the backdrop to a relaxing yoga or barre class, which you can sign up for here.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Until March 13th


Take a dreamy winter stroll under the stars and the glow of twinkling lights and campfires. This special experience is a great excuse to enjoy the fresh air and nature and snap some adorable photos while you’re at it. Enjoy the art installations displayed along the trail, live performers, food and beverages, and of course, breathtaking scenery.

Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line
When: Until February 20th


The Harbourfront Centre’s revamped rink is now open and it’s one of the city’s most picturesque spots for an outdoor skate. The rink is free to visit but rentals are available on-site for a small fee. The new rink is nestled along the Lake Ontario shoreline, along with an ice loop in the South Orchard that connects to the rest of the rink. And once you’re done, you can warm up with a hot drink from Boxcar Social right next door.

When: Until Sunday, March 6th
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W


A drive-thru light show is about to wrap up for the season in the GTA. It’s the largest Christmas drive-thru light event in the entire region, so if you want to experience an enchanting world with your seat warmer on and your favourite songs playing on the radio, this is the place to do it! Buckle up, because this year’s event is bigger, brighter, and more over-the-top than ever.

When: Until January 9th, 2022
Where: Meadowvale GO Station & Mount Joy GO Station


Something magical has arrived at Ontario Place and it’s like a snow globe come to life! Snow Magic is inviting you to “explore a wonder-filled adventure inspired by fire, ice, and light.” Drive your way through 1.7 km of magical sights, including 18 art installations, crystalline caverns, awe-inspiring creatures and “mysterious sights that only dreams are made of.”

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Until January 16th


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Toronto’s iconic skating trail under the Gardiner Expressway is open for the winter season. The 220 metre, figure 8 loop has skating lessons, rentals, sharpening services, special events, and art installations throughout the season. You can also warm up with a free hot chocolate every Thursday evening, but drinks are available for purchase on-site every day of the week.

Where: 250 Fort York Blvd
When: Until February 21st


Joining the ranks of Monet and Van Gogh is Pablo Picasso, with a landmark celebration of his iconic modernist masterpieces. The Picasso exhibit now running at the AGO takes visitors through the early projects from his signature Blue Period with over 100 works sourced from 15 countries. You’ll get to experience the world as he interpreted it as a young artist in the early 1900s.

Where: 317 Dundas St W
When: Until January 16th