Don’t let the Monday blues bring you down, there are a lot of things to do in Toronto this week that are sure to brighten your spirits.

A few Broadway hit musicals are in our city this week, and there are some fun winter activities worth exploring.

Without further delay, here’s what you came here for — the very best things to do in Toronto this week. Enjoy!

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Winter Stations

Winter Stations is back! This single-stage international design competition takes place every year, and contestants must incorporate the Kew and Woodbine beach lifeguard towers into their installations in creative ways.

The winners get to bring their designs to life and showcase them along the beaches for several weeks in the winter and spring.

Winter Stations will be taking place at multiple locations this year and instead of staying in one place, some installations will be relocated to give more residents a chance to visit.

When: Until April 3rd, 2023
Where: Woodbine Beach and 1381 Lakeshore Road East (Mississauga)

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

You won’t need to travel far to feast your eyes on the breathtaking original paintings of the one and only Michelangelo.

You can expect 34 displays of world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.

This experience “offers guests a refuge from the busy world where they can enjoy this iconic art up close and at their own pace, especially at a time where travel is more expensive than ever.”

When: Until April 2nd, 2023 – Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM
Where: Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Road

Skating at Toronto’s outdoor rinks

The season of outdoor skating is well underway! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options.

From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates all season long.

Where: See Toronto’s best outdoor rinks here
When: Until March 2023

Rock of Ages

One of Broadway’s longest-running hit musicals is in Toronto and it’s sure to ROCK the house down!

The “reimagined version” of the ’80s-inspired production will be here for our viewing pleasure at the Elgin Theatre until May 20th.

The musical features hit songs from rock legends like Quiet Riot, Poison, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, Styx, Starship, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Survivor, Foreigner, and Guns N’ Roses.

When: Until May 20th, 2023
Where: Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street

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’s largest Black Futures Month celebration is running throughout February, with “stimulating and thought-provoking” discussions and performances taking place all month long.

The program features dance, music, workshops and literary events that highlight contemporary artists and thought leaders from the Afro-diaspora in Canada.

When: Until February 28th, 2023
Where: See all events

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

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 28th, 2023, 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Motionball Gala 2023

The most sought-after gala of the year returns this month and will aim to raise $300,000 net for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation in one night!

“Expect an evening of unparalleled entertainment with 10 acts across two ballrooms, guests can enjoy live music in one room while DJs spin the night away in another,” says the description.

There will be many VIPs, elite athletes, Olympians, influencers and socialites in attendance, so be sure to dress to impress for the red carpet!

When: March 3rd, 2023
Where: Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road

Toronto’s History Museums

Take a trip back in time this winter and check out the many Toronto History Museums open to all who are interested in expanding their knowledge.

Admission is free to all 10 museums like Fort York National Historic SiteSpadina MuseumGibson House, and Scarborough Museum. There are guided tours and self-guided tours available for all.

Where: See all museums here
Cost: FREE

The Office Experience: Toronto

Michael Scott fans, you may want to sit down for this. If you’ve always dreamed of spending a day at Dunder Mifflin, your wish is about to come true. The Office experience is coming to Toronto!

This is no Jim Halpert prank. A life-sized version of the mid-level regional paper company we know and love is opening up in our city.

Fans of the show will get to walk through recreations of the famous set, explore original props and costumes, re-live their favourite moments from the show, and scoop up incredible merch at the on-site store.

When: March 3rd – June 4th 2023
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the Lego Store); 3401 Dufferin Street