January is here and we have a full week of fun things to do in Toronto. Though it’s chilly and we rather stay warmed up inside our homes, the city never sleeps!

From skating to, foodie experiences 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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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

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)
WhereSee all locations

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When: available for a limited time
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Michael Snow: Celebration of Life

Learn and explore the works of art by legendary Canadian artist Michael Snow at the AGO this January. His highly acclaimed and influential pieces included painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, video projection, sound art, bookmaking, and experimental music.

It’s a free event but you must get tickets online.

And on January 12th, you can stop by for a free screening of Fields of Snow: The Formative Years, which looks back on the artist Michael Snow’s early jazz days before Walking Woman and Wavelength, according to the AGO.

When: January 10th, 2024 at 7 PM
Where: Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

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

Catch Madonna on tour

There are a ton of concerts coming to Toronto this January and you don’t want to miss out. And this is one of them. Madonna is coming to Toronto for two,back to back days.

When: January 11th & 12th, 2024 at 8:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena

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

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

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

Prioritize wellness

This cold season tends to drag our skin through the mud – dull and lacking moisture. That’s where skin care, spa days, and wellness experiences come in handy. And Ontario is filled with all these wonderful wellness escapes. Though perfect in any season, our skin needs A LOT of extra love and care during the winter.

When: Whenever it’s needed
Where: Locations across Toronto