We’ve arrived at another week here in our city. And with so many fun things to do in Toronto this week, it won’t be a dull one. From outdoor skating with free hot chocolate to streetwear sales and fantastic food, you’ve got it all at your fingertips.

Let’s jump right into the very best events and activities around our city this week.

Toronto Gingerbread Festival

When it comes to holiday treats, it doesn’t get more classic than gingerbread, and this year, the Toronto Gingerbread Festival is treating locals to a big dose of deliciousness.

The festival features a life-sized gingerbread display and gigantic installations, filling the streets with excitement and nostalgia. You can also enjoy all kinds of special deals and promos at local shops and restaurants.

When: Until January 11th, 2023
Where: Yonge and St. Clair, Life-sized display in the lobby at 2 St. Clair West

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

Sponsored Pick: Catch a live show at The Rose Brampton

From live comedy shows, to performances of classic albums, to a hip hop cabaret, we’re kicking 2023 off on the right foot with The Rose Brampton. Check out their event schedule for January and get a chance to support local and international talent while enjoying a fun night out!

When: weekly events all throughout the month
Where: The Rose Brampton (1 Theatre Ln, Brampton) & LBP Brampton (150 Central Park Dr, Brampton)
Cost: click here for a full event lineup & tickets!

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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

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

Street Cvlture sale

This month, Street Cvlture will be hosting the vintage streetwear shopping experience at their Mississauga warehouse. You can expect the freshest old-school items from apparel to accessories, for the low.

And the great thing about this sale is that it all starts at just $10. To top it off, you can also enjoy 30% off all premium-tagged items in-store. Talk about a deal!

Where: 1815 Meyerside Dr, ON
When: Until January 29th from 12:00 PM 7:00 PM

Winter hikes

This city is full of peaceful nature trails that are enjoyed by locals all year round, even in the colder months.

We Ontarians aren’t deterred by a little wind chill — just throw on a few extra layers, grab a cup of Toronto’s best hot chocolate, and you’re good to go.

Where: See the best winter trails in Toronto

Toronto’s History Museums

Take a trip back in time this fall and check out the many Toronto History Museums open to all who are interested in expanding their knowledge.

Admission is free to all 10 museums like Fort York National Historic SiteSpadina MuseumGibson House, and Scarborough Museum. There are guided tours and self-guided tours available for all.

Where: See all museums here
Cost: FREE

Try one of Toronto’s newest restaurants

It’s a new year and that means new restaurants to check out in Toronto this month. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may have missed a few openings in the city but don’t worry, we got you covered.

The city has so much to offer when it comes to the culinary scene that it feels like new restaurants are opening almost every week. And we’re not complaining.

Where: See Toronto’s best new restaurants

Le Musk Toronto

Escape to another world during this 37-minute “cinematic sensory experience,” directed by the Grammy and Oscar-winning composer, A.R. Rahman.

This unique virtual reality show “combines cinema, motion, and scent to offer a thrilling evolution of immersive entertainment,” according to the description. It’s truly spectacular.

When: Until January 29th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Artspace, 1 Yonge Street