Here’s to another fantastic week in January and lucky for us, it’s full of fun things to do in Toronto. Though it’s chilly and we rather stay right at home, the city never sleeps. And good thing we don’t either. 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: Until January 28th, 2024
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Winterlicious

One of Toronto’s most beloved food festivals is back! Winterlicious, running from January 26th – February 8th, is an annual event where participating restaurants set a three-course prix fixe menu. Over 200 restaurants are in for this year’s event and picking where to go can get overwhelming and expensive…so how does a $25 meal sound? 

When: Starting January 26th, 2023
Where: Select restaurants across Toronto

Hangar Skate

DJ Skate Nights are back at Toronto’s Downsview Airport as part of the ‘Hangar Skate’ series. Expect some of the best tunes, delicious eats, and free skating, every Friday night.

Local community radio station VIBE 105 will be spinning the tunes all night long as you skate or learn to skate courtesy of Peak Performance.

When: Every Friday starting January 19th, 2024 until March 17th, 2024 from 6 PM to 9 PM
Where: 34 Hanover Rd, Toronto

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

Winterviews

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

The Interior Design Show

The Interior Design Show celebrates and promotes the best in global and Canadian design, from emerging designers to legacy brands and it’s coming to Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday and Sunday! You can take a look at the list of exhibitors here and don’t forget to buy a ticket ahead of time.

When: Saturday, January 20th & Sunday January 21st, 2024
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street W
Cost: $29 per adult ticket, $24 per senior, youth & student ticket

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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