Finally, after over a week of anticipation, Toronto’s finally reopening this week. It’s time to return to the restaurants, attractions, and fitness classes we’ve been missing all month long. Thankfully, the city isn’t wasting any time getting back to normal and this week is shaping up to be the most exciting one we’ve seen yet in 2022. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week, from immersive exhibits to an afternoon tea pop-up and poutine fest!

Holts Café Lunar New Year Pop-up

In the mood for something a little different this Lunar New Year? Holts Café is offering a pop-up afternoon tea experience at both of its Toronto locations with a delightful menu of savoury and sweet treats crafted by Holts’ esteemed chefs. Now that indoor dining is back, you can enjoy your treats in the cozy and elegant Holts Café atmosphere, which is all part of the fun when it comes to high tea.

Where: 50 Bloor St W & 3401 Dufferin St
When: Until February 7th, 2 p.m. — 4 p.m.
Cost: $55 per person

La Poutine Week

Each year, Canadian restaurants from coast to coast dream up the most outlandish, most decadent, and most tasty poutines they can think of. For the past decade, La Poutine Week has been both a regional competition for great poutine and a great excuse to support local restaurants. One thing’s for sure year after year – no matter which option you try, you’ll be walking away happy.

WhereVarious locations
When: February 1st — February 14th

Nordic Lights

Something magical is happening at the Harbourfront Centre this month. An immersive light experience straight from Scandinavia is lighting up the waterfront, with six glowing displays for you to explore. The interactive exhibition, called Nordic Lights, features six interactive light works from artists from Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

Where: 235 Queens Quay W
When: Until February 13th

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Beyond Monet

This breathtaking exhibit is here for the first time in the world —  here’s a sneak peek so you know exactly what to expect. Over 400 of Claude Monet’s works come alive before your eyes through vivid 360-degree displays that swirl all around you, enhanced by sound effects and music. Forget the world and get lost the mind and masterpieces of this great painter.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W
When: Reopens February 3rd

Immersive Van Gogh

If you still haven’t checked out Immersive Van Gogh, this January is your chance. One of the most talked-about immersive exhibits in cities all over the world is still running in Toronto. Stop by for a fully immersive display of the famous artist’s greatest works. This exhibit can be enjoyed as a walk-through experience or as the backdrop to a relaxing yoga or barre class, which you can sign up for here.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Reopens February 3rd


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

Winter Glow

A dreamy outdoor destination is coming to the city this week. Winter Glow is coming to Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village this February and it’s all the things we love about the season combined into one magical experience. Walk or drive along a 1.8 km trail as you take in the gorgeous wintry sights synchronized to music. Some of the attractions you’ll see along the way include ice sculptures, snow carvings, life-sized snowglobes, illuminated structures, and more.

Where: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
When: February 4th — February 27th

Hit up Toronto’s newly-reopened attractions

Now that things are open again, it’s the perfect opportunity to experience our amazing galleries, museums, and attractions like it’s the first time. The CN Tower, the AGO, the Aga Khan Museum, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Casa Loma, the Gardiner Museum, and Ripley’s Aquarium are just some of the many destinations that have reopened their doors.

Where: See Toronto’s open attractions here

Sky Skate Toronto

Another season of skating in Toronto’s skies is here. The popular Sky Skate rooftop rink at The Porch is now open and it’s one of the most picturesque spots in town for gliding under the stars. There are heaters all around the rink to make your skate a bit more comfortable, but you’ll definitely still want to dress for a typical Canadian winter night. You’ll also be able to warm up with a drink at the bar afterward!

Where: 250 Adelaide St. W
When: Until March 2022

Soar down Toronto’s best tobogganing hills

When snow hits Toronto, we hit the hills — tobogganing hills, that is. We’ve got many days of snow to look forward to this winter and there’s no better way to take advantage than with an afternoon outdoors. Get active and enjoy the winter fun at any of these amazing spots around the city.

Where: See the city’s best hills here