We’ve made it to another weekend in our frosty city. It may be cold out there, but we’re not letting that stop us from enjoying the time off we worked hard for all week long. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend to make you smile — or, something resembling a smile because the air makes our faces hurt.

Let’s dive right in, friends. Here are the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Enjoy!

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 weekend 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

Long Winter Toronto

Long Winter is an all-ages, pay-what-you-can art series that has been a tradition in our city for 11 years strong, and it’s making a comeback this Friday!

Held at venues around the city, Long Winter is a multi-level, interactive space where artists showcase their talents and locals mix, mingle and party the night away.

Long Winter has even been recognized by the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, who compared it to the “anarchic, circus-like atmosphere of first-wave Lollapalooza.”

When: February 4th, 2023
Where: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue

Sponsored Pick: Catch a live show at The Rose Brampton

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s no shortage of fun events to check out! The Rose Brampton‘s lineup this month has something from everyone in the fam- comedy shows, live concerts, and even Paddington is making an appearance! 

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 February’s full event lineup & tickets!

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The Winter Chocolate Show

Enjoy delicious chocolate creations from some of Canada’s finest chocolate makers and chocolatiers at this winter event this weekend.

“Take home your favourites or find something new, this is a great opportunity to explore the great Canadian chocolate scene and create or build your own made in Canada collection,” says the description.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

When: February 4th, 2023
Where: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Museum and Special Events Venue – 106 Trinity Street

Distillery District – Après Ski Weekends

Ditch the skis and join Toronto’s Distillery District for some fun Après Ski activities.

Warm up by the fire pits, sip on some hot chocolate (or alcoholic beverages), and munch on delicious treats.

These fun-filled festivities run every weekend until March 21st. Space is a little limited so just know that it is first come, first served and weather permitting.

When: Saturdays and Sundays until March 19th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 55 Mill Street

Winterlicious

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

 

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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

Black History Month at Toronto Public Library

The Toronto Public Library is hosting a series of events, workshops, and lectures throughout Black History Month.

Learn about the legacy of the slave trade in Canada, participate in an African drum workshop, enjoy a live steelpan performance, and much more.

The library also has an extensive list of podcasts, videos, and recommended reading for all ages on the theme of Black history.

When: February 2023
Where: See all events