We’re in for another wonderful week in January and it’s full of fun things to do in Toronto. Though it’s chilly and we rather stay indoors, the city never sleeps and neither do we. Bundle up and explore this lively city.

From skating to dancing and winter adventures– there are a number of things to do in the city that you must check out.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week!

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Toronto International Boat Show

The world’s largest indoor lake for boating is officially coming to Toronto with an all-new glow-in-the-dark immersive boating experience.

Every year they connect consumers and the boating community with the industry’s top boat dealers, manufacturers, retailers, services, and experts right at Exhibition Place.

When: January 19th to 28th, 2024
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Latin Dance Night at Altea

Get ready to dance the night away at Catalyst Kitchen’s Latin Dance Night right inside Altea Active. There will be complimentary dance lessons from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM for all skill levels. There will also be complimentary bowling, top golf, and arcade games to enjoy. DJ Navarro will be playing Latin beats too! Tickets can be purchased online and non members can join too.

When: January 19th, 2024 from 7 PM to 10 PM
Where: Altea Active – 25 Ordnance St

Catch a Toronto Raptors game

Watch your favourite Canadian NBA team face off against the Boston Celtics on January 15th, Miami Heat on January 17th and Chicago Bulls on January 18th.

When: January 15th, 17th and 18th
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Window Wonderland

Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood has transformed into a free outdoor art gallery with 20 augmented reality window installations and five murals.

The fourth annual Window Wonderland event runs until January 31st, 2024. This urban art walk features artwork designed by local and international artists.

Visitors can bring the artwork to life using an AR app, Artivive – a first of its kind for the city.

When: Until January 31, 2024
Where: Along Dundas St W – map
Cost: FREE

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum also offers free admission to the public on Wednesday evenings from 4 PM to 8 PM.

No pre-registration is required, just show up in person to receive your free ticket and enjoy!

Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
When: Wednesdays from 4 PM to 8 PM
Cost: FREE

The Bentway skating

According to the skating trail, its winter programming begins on December 16, and this year, skaters are invited back to cruise the 220m figure-eight skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway. New will be the soaring art installation above the trail, which they say is and “inspired by the glowing hues of the northern lights.”

When: Every day from 12 PM to 9 PM – Until Feb 19th, 2024
 250 Fort York, under the Gardiner

DesignTO Festival

If you love all things art and design then this city-wide festival coming to Toronto is for you! DesignTO Festival, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival is celebrating design with 100+ exhibitions and events in the city!

According to DesignTO, the mission of the month-long festival is to “curate exhibitions, presentations, and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a sustainable, just and joyful world.”

When: January 19th to 28th, 2024
Where: Various locations in Toronto & online
Cost: Mostly free events & exhibits with various costs for others


Winterviews presented by RendezViews is a new outdoor experience that combines a cottage retreat experience and winter wonderland.

The outdoor space has been taken over by a massive synthetic skating rink, 10 private dining cabins, and a cozy communal lodge.

When: Wednesday to Saturday from 5 PM to late
Where: Rendezviews

Enjoy a hidden speakeasy

Toronto’s bar scene is one of the best in the world. Home to world-renowned cocktail bars and beloved local hot spots, the city clearly knows what it’s doing. But what about those low-key, hidden bars? If you’re looking for an escape from the busy city streets, check out some of these hidden bars and speakeasies in Toronto.

When: Whenever you want
Where: Across Toronto

Outdoor skating at City of Toronto rinks

Get ready to lace up your skates!

There are tons of City-run public rinks opening for the season in November. In past years, that has included Christie Pits, College Park, High Park, Kew Gardens, and Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Phillips Square.

So, grab your favourite people and glide the day away at the rink.

When: Until March 2024 (select rinks)
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