The long weekend is officially over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. There’s so much to see and do here in Toronto every day of the week, including immersive art displays, Black History Month events, outdoor activities, and even a Kacey Musgraves concert at Scotiabank Arena. There’s never a dull moment in our city and there are so many events to look forward to in Toronto this spring. Until then, we’ve got more than enough entertainment to keep things exciting all week long.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week!
The annual international design competition at The Beaches is back and this year’s winners have been revealed. Winter Stations will run for six weeks straight and will showcase the six winning projects along the shoreline starting Family Day. This year’s winners took their creativity to new heights, transforming the lifeguard towers into northern cardinal birds, isolation pavilions, beehives, and more.
Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E
When: February 21st — March 31st
The Sheridan Student Union is hosting a free virtual paint night that combines a painting lesson with meaningful conversation about topics related to Black History Month.
Join the SSU for an evening of “painting, reflecting, and valuable conversations with our host, Micah Nelson as we reflect on Black History Month,” the description says. The event is BYO canvas and brushes, but the first 25 students to sign up will get their paints for free.
Where: Link provided upon registration
When: February 24th, 2022
The long weekend might have just ended, but that’s not stopping us from getting a head start on next weekend’s plans! Especially with Kacey Musgraves bringing her ‘Star Crossed: Unveiled’ tour to the Scotiabank Arena this Friday. And if there is anything we know about this Grammy star, Kacey’s witty and plentiful quips won’t stop her from saying what comes to mind. Get ready Toronto, ‘cause we’re in for a real treat!
Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: February 25th, 2022
A dreamy outdoor destination has popped up in North York. Winter Glow has taken over Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village and it’s all the things we love about the season combined into one magical experience. Walk or drive along a 1.8 km trail as you take in the gorgeous wintry sights synchronized to music. Some of the attractions you’ll see along the way include ice sculptures, snow carvings, life-sized snowglobes, illuminated structures, and more.
Where: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
When: Until February 27th
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Another interactive display is popping up in the city and it has delighted locals in cities all over the world. The installation, called Island of Warmth, is designed to resemble a campfire and uses movement and sound to keep its flames burning bright. The bonfire is surrounded by sensors placed on the floor and relies on the people around it to bring it to life. If you’re a fan of outdoor art, this one’s worth the visit.
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: February 18th — March 20th
A new exhibition is coming to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum this week. Canadian visual artist Shary Boyle is putting on a major showcase, described as “a multi-sensory installation including drawings, ceramic sculpture, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive score.” If you’ve been itching for an opportunity to see incredible local art, this exhibition is a must!
Where: 111 Queens Park
When: Starts February 24th
Are you ready to be whisked away to the year 2099? Terra Lumina has returned at the Toronto Zoo for more nightly magic under the stars. The immersive light show features an illuminated 1.5 km trail designed to make you feel like you’ve travelled to a “radiant” future world.
Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, ON
Cost: Adult (18-64) $29.99 + HST
Toronto’s very first Crokicurl rink is open for booking this week and you can rent it out to play with friends. This Canadian-made game is a blend of cornhole and curling and it’s loads of fun. Your reservation comes with 45 minutes of game time and two tables on the heated patio. You can even upgrade your experience with a fried chicken feast, drinks, and neon toques.
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
When: Multiple dates
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The popular Sky Skate rooftop rink at The Porch is one of the most picturesque spots in town for gliding under the stars. There are heaters all around the rink to make your skate a bit more comfortable, but you’ll definitely still want to dress for a typical Canadian winter night. You’ll also be able to warm up with a drink at the bar afterward!
Where: 250 Adelaide St. W
When: Until March 2022
An immersive art experience is happening in the heart of Toronto. Joining the ranks of Immersive Van Gogh and Beyond Monet is Immersive Klimt, a colourful 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