It’s officially February, friends! Peak winter is setting in and we’re definitely feeling the chill. But, don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying all the incredible things to do in Toronto this week.

From food fests to outdoor DJ skate parties and so much more, here are the best things to do in Toronto this week.


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 getting 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: February 1st to 26th, 2023
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street

Skates & Sounds at College Park

On four separate evenings this month, Toronto’s Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail at College Park will host free skate parties 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 3rd, 2023,  5 PM to 8 PM
Where: Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail, 420 Yonge Street

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

It’s not too late to catch the Leafs in action! Whether you’re looking for something to do with the squad, the family, or with your S/O, there’s nothing more exciting than a high-energy game at Scotiabank Arena.

With the weather getting colder, now’s the time to stay warm and cheer for the home team all evening long,

When: February 1st, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

AGO Free Wednesday Nights

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has a longstanding tradition of allowing the public to visit the gallery for free every Wednesday evening.

Free general admission tickets must be booked in advance, online.

If you don’t manage to get one, be on the lookout on Mondays when a limited number of free timed-entry tickets are released for the following Wednesday.

Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
When: Wednesdays from 6 PM to 9 PM


In celebration of Black History Month, Toronto’s largest Black Futures Month celebration is back this February, 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: February 1st to 28th, 2023
Where: See all events

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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

Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero

Disney fans, you’ll want to grab your Mickey ears for this!

The world-class ice skating show, Disney on Ice, is coming to Toronto this week with over 50 characters coming to life before your eyes.

From Elsa to Woody and Buzz Lightyear to Timon and Pumbaa, you’ll be treated to special performances by all your favourite Disney friends.

When: February 3rd to 5th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

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


Escape the city and take a dreamy winter stroll under the stars and the glow of twinkling lights and campfires.

This special experience is a great excuse to enjoy the fresh air and nature and snap some adorable photos while you’re at it.

Enjoy the art installations displayed along the trail, live performers, food and beverages, and of course, breathtaking scenery.

Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line
When: Until February 20th, 2023