We may be back to the grind, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Not when there are so many things to do in Toronto this week.

From Valentine’s Day festivities to downhill skiing in the middle of downtown, this city is full of excitement this week.

Let’s jump right into the very best things to do in Toronto this week. Have a good one!

Toronto Black Film Festival

TBFF is back this week to showcase powerful and thought-provoking Black films.

This festival aims to “give unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world,” and spark meaningful discussion about today’s cultural, social and socio-economic issues.

Screenings will be held at Carlton Cinema and live performances at Pogue Mahone Pub & Kitchen.

When: February 15 to 20th, 2023
Where: See full events schedule

Downtown Toronto Ski and Snowboard Hill

An exciting snowy experience is coming to Nathan Phillips Square this week!

The space in front of Toronto City Hall will be taken over by a 30-meter-long ski hill, free for all to enjoy.

This fun city-based experience is designed to attract first-timers to try winter snow sports. Described as a “gentle slope”, people of all ages that are new to this can try alpine skiing or snowboarding on the smaller hill without fear of the real deal.

When: February 15th to 16th, 2023, 12 PM to 8 PM
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

Tove Lo

Everyone’s favourite Swedish pop star, Tove Lo, is coming to our city this Valentine’s Day. What better way to spend the day of love than singing your heart out with your pals or S/O?

When: February 14th, 2023
Where: History

Skates & Sounds at College Park

Toronto’s Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail at College Park will host a free skate party this Friday with incredible DJs, fire pits, and fun entertainment.

Grab a pair of free on-site skate rentals and listen to the sounds of upbeat live music while you glide the evening away on Toronto’s downtown ice trail.

When: February 17th, 2023, 5 PM to 8 PM
Where: Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail, 420 Yonge Street

Valentine’s Day specials in Toronto

As we near the most romantic time of the year, it’s time to start planning date ideas in Toronto for February 14th. Lucky for you, we did the hard work for you!

We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurant and hotels with Valentine’s Day specials in Toronto – and they’re definitely going to blow you away.

Where: See Toronto’s best Valentine’s Day specials

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Sweet City Fest

Just in time for the season of candy hearts and chocolate boxes, Toronto is having a month-long festival dedicated to all things sweet.

Enjoy special events and activities all month long, including workshops, bake sales, socials, Valentine’s specials, live music, and much more.

When: Until February 26th, 2023
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street

Stupid Cupid: Anti-Valentine’s Day Celebration

Singles and couples are welcome to attend this anti-Valentine’s Day bash at Saint John’s Tavern on February 14th.

The entry fee is $10, and you’ll also get a complimentary shot, a piñata swing, and entrance into the raffle for prizes.

This is by no means an anti-love event. Just anti-Valentine’s. Swap the cheesy dinner date for some good old-fashioned fun!

When: February 14th, 2023
Where: 117 John Street

Ripley’s Aquarium Valentine’s Day Dinner

Take your favourite fish in the sea on a Valentine’s Day date they’ll never forget. Ripley’s Aquarium Valentine’s Day dinner is back this February and you’ll be taken on a romantic journey under the sea.

You’ll get to enjoy a delicious three-course meal in your choice of three popular exhibits at Ripley’s.

Dine with the underwater creatures at the tropical Rainbow Reef exhibit, with the friendly rays at Ray Bay, or “be dangerously in love” seated below the shark tunnel.

When: February 14th, 2023, 6:30 PM and 9 PM
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is taking place in Toronto and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.

You’ll get to see Disney films old and new come to life all around you, including Encanto, Zootopia, FrozenThe Lion King, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio.

The exhibit is open throughout the long weekend and you can purchase your tickets in advance online.

When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street

Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic

It’s not too late to catch the Raptors in action! Whether you’re looking for something to do with the squad, the family, or with your S/O, there’s nothing more exciting than a high-energy game at Scotiabank Arena.

With the weather getting colder, now’s the time to stay warm and cheer for the home team all evening long.

When: February 14th, 2023, 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena