Here comes another great week in our city. Foodies are in for a treat with the start of Winterlicious, and locals seeking fun things to do in Toronto this week will have no shortage of options. Round up your favourite humans and partake in some well-deserved fun.

Here are 10 of the best events and activities to check out in Toronto this week.

DesignTO Festival

Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival is back with over 100 exhibitions to check out around the city.

“DesignTO Festival brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful,” says the description.

The best part is that most of the exhibitions are free to visit!

When: Until January 29th, 2023
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Toronto’s annual restaurant festival Winterlicious is coming back this January, with prix fixe menus offered at eateries around the city.

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: January 27th to February 9th, 2023
Where: See participating restaurants

Sponsored Pick: Over 20+ items at Moxies’ unreal Happy Hour

If you’re looking for another amazing happy hour to add to your rotation, we’ve just found a new fave! Moxies is now offering a deliciously delightful Happy Hour Menu with over 20+ items starting at only $5. 

With Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 2PM to 5PM at selection locations and daily 9PM to close, it’s time to grab your pals & make your hours the happiest ones yet.

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Free hot chocolate and skate rentals at The Bentway

Winter skating under the Gardiner is back for the fifth year in a row!

Until February 20th, skate rentals will available for free every Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM.

On Monday evenings, you can warm up with a cup of free hot chocolate. Free skate lessons for all ages will be offered by registration on Tuesday evenings.

When: Until February 20th, 2023
Where: The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Blvd

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – In Concert

See Middle Earth come to life with this live concert presentation of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

The iconic film will play on the screen before you as talented musicians play the Grammy award-winning score, giving you goosebumps the whole way through.

When: January 27th to 29th, 2023
Where: Meridian Hall

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

Lunar New Year High Tea

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with some delectable sips and bites at the elegant Astor Lounge at St. Regis Toronto.

This esteemed tea service is a perfect celebration of new beginnings with an opulent menu featuring sweet and savoury bites infused with classic Chinese flavours.

Holts Café also has a Lunar New Year afternoon tea menu. It will delight your senses with a tasty spread of bites inspired by classic Chinese and Lunar New Year dishes, accompanied by unique afternoon tea flavours.

Where: Holts Café Bloor Street, Holts Café Yorkdale & Astor Lounge, St. Regis Toronto
When: Until January 29th, 2023

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


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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

The Leafs will be facing off against Ontario rivals the Ottawa Senators this week. If you haven’t been to a game yet this season, this is your chance to do it. Whether you’re a hardcore fan or a casual viewer, this action-packed game will definitely have you cheering.

When: January 27th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

TD Union Winter

Toronto’s busiest transit hub has transformed for the winter season, inviting all to enjoy free outdoor skating, live music, and more.

The skating rink comes with free skate rentals and is located right on Front Street. Hit the rink for a fun and magical winter experience and be sure to register ahead of time as walk-in spots are limited.

When: Until January 29th, 2023
Where: Union Station, 55 Front Street West