It’s shaping up to be an eventful week in our city. In addition to festivals and attractions, we also have early Valentine’s Day events to attend! With so many fun things to do in Toronto this week, we promise you’ll hardly notice the frosty weather.

Here are the very best events and activities you’ll want to cross off your list this week.

ROM After Dark: Love Struck

Get ready for a romantic night at the museum! This special monthly event takes place after sunset and comes with access to all of the museum’s exhibitions.

This month’s theme is called Love Struck and takes place a few days before Valentine’s Day, and this event is for the lovers out there!

The museum will host a “Valentine’s Day-inspired night where you can listen to live jazz, dance to floor-shaking DJ sets, lose yourself in extraordinary exhibitions, eat tasty treats, and so much more.”

When: February 10th, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

Ladurée Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea

We may not be in the most romantic city in the world this Valentine’s Day, but a romantic brunch at Ladurée might be the next best thing.

The world-renowned French luxury patisserie has announced its Valentine’s Day offerings at its Toronto boutique.

Ladurée will offer a romantic experience of an afternoon tea service for two and set brunch and lunch menus, with an exclusive Valentine’s Day version of its French toast.

When: February 10th to 14th, 2023, 10 AM to 4 PM
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Sponsored Pick: Catch a live show at The Rose Brampton

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s no shortage of fun events to check out! The Rose Brampton‘s lineup this month has something from everyone in the fam- comedy shows, live concerts, and even Paddington is making an appearance!

When: weekly events all throughout the month
Where: The Rose Brampton (1 Theatre Ln, Brampton) & LBP Brampton (150 Central Park Dr, Brampton)
Cost: click here for February’s full event lineup & tickets!

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The Rhubarb Festival

Toronto’s beloved Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is transforming into a “hotbed of experimentation” this week for the annual Rhubarb Festival.

Witness the action unfold as artists “challenge our notions of what art-making and art-watching can be,” sparking thought-provoking discussion through unique entertainment.

When: February 8th to 11th, 2023
Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street


Toronto’s largest Black Futures Month celebration is back, 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’s annual restaurant festival Winterlicious is back with prix fixe menus offered at eateries around the city. Here are some of the best ones!

Whether you’re looking to dine on a budget or experience new cuisine, Winterlicious is the perfect excuse to go out and give local restaurants your support.

When: Until February 9th, 2023
Where: See participating restaurants

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

Valentine’s Day Taste-Around

What better way to celebrate your love than indulging in a delicious feast of chef-curated Italian dishes? Eataly is hosting a special tasting event that you and your special someone are sure to enjoy.

According to Eataly, this event will make you “fall in love with the traditions, stories and flavours of Italian classics,” just in time for the most romantic day of the year!

When: February 10th, 2023, 6 PM to 8 PM
Where: Eataly, 55 Bloor Street West


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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 10th, 2023, 5 PM to 8 PM
Where: Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail, 420 Yonge Street

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience has arrived 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.

Prepare to be immersed in the music and artistry that made these beloved animations as iconic as they are today.

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