Blue Monday is approaching but don’t let this day get you down! Blue Monday falls on January 15th this year and is described as “the most depressing day of the year” because of its timing following Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities and the cold dark weather that typically comes with it.

If you’re looking to try to beat the Blue Monday blues, check out these 5 events happening in Toronto!

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Monday Meltdown Stand-Up Comedy Show


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What better way to beat the blues than laughter? You’re guaranteed to giggle at this free comedy show at The Cameron House featuring Toronto’s most up-and-coming comedians as they test out some of their newest jokes! Reserve your spot and enjoy!

When: Monday, January 15th at 8:30 PM
Where: The Cameron House, 408 Queen St W
Cost: Free

Trivia Mondays at Film Cafe

Whether you’re a trivia buff or just want to kick the Blue Monday slump, Trivia Mondays at Film Cafe is the perfect Monday event. Grab some friends and test your chops at the general knowledge trivia with a focus on pop culture. This event is hosted by comedian Kyle Bergstresser so there will be lots of laughs too.

When: Monday, January 15th at 8:00 PM
Where: Film Cafe, 230 Augusta Avenue
Cost: Free

Lululemon Monday Night QSW RunCrew 


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They say exercise is one of the best ways to turn a sad mood around! Lululemon hosts a free run club on Monday nights, the perfect way to get some endorphins flowing! This free club is for runners of all levels so don’t be shy! The club meets at Lululemon’s Queen West location and has one washroom, some change rooms, and lockers if needed.

When: Monday, January 15th at 6:00 PM
Where: Lululemon, 318 Queen St W Toronto
Cost: Free


Maybe a little relaxation will help get you out of the Blue Monday feels. Yogaspace holds multiple classes on Mondays such as Vinyasa Flow described as “a class taught in a thoughtful flowing style by a yoga teacher/Musician who often incorporates Live Music into the experience.” Sounds like the perfect way to unwind. Don’t forget to register for which class you want beforehand.

When: Monday, January 15th at various times
Where: Yogaspace, 699 College Street
Cost: $30 for single classes

Oliver Tree Concert


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A concert is another way to forget all your worries! Oliver Tree is coming to History on Monday and his upbeat tunes are sure to have you in good spirits! Tickets for the show are still available here.

When: Monday, January 15th at 7:00 PM
Where: History, 1663 Queen Street E
Cost: $67.56 +

Get out there and make the most of Blue Monday, Toronto.

If you’re struggling on Blue Monday, or any day, Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and research centers CAMH in Toronto offers a number of services and programs. CAMH is available by phone 24/7 at 416 535-8501 or 1 800 463-2338 toll-free.