With reopening well underway, the city is buzzing back to life and we couldn’t be happier. Attractions are reopening, events are returning and the city’s nightlife scene is starting to show signs of life again. These past few weeks of closures have given us a newfound appreciation for all the incredible places Toronto has to offer, and what better way to spend the weekend than by enjoying them like it’s the first time?
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend so you can get back to the things you love most.
Nightlife is returning in Toronto, starting with “the biggest party in the city” at 44 Toronto this Friday. Table reservations are required in advance for this night of live music, cocktails, and good vibes. Ladies get in for free before 11:30 p.m., and guest list cover is $40 per person.
Where: 627 King St W
When: Friday, February 4th
Toronto artist Joseph Osei Bonsu is showcasing a series of illustrations at a new exhibit at Scarborough Town Centre in honour of Black History Month. “From Kardinal Offishall to Robert Brown, each of the 13 framed illustrations tells the story of how each hero is connected to and represents the best of Scarborough,” the description says. The showcase will be on display at STC’s Shoppers Court through the summer.
Where: Scarborough Town Centre, Shoppers Court
When: Starting Friday, February 4th
For the next two weeks, restaurants across Canada will participate in a poutine festival known as La Poutine Week and there are many Toronto spots participating. There are dozens of poutine dishes to try around Toronto during the festival. Many of them come with toppings that are far more unconventional than cheese curds and gravy, including mac n’ cheese, buffalo chicken bites, hot dogs, pickles, and even shepherd’s pie.
Where: Various locations
When: February 1st — February 14th
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Something magical is happening at the Harbourfront Centre this weekend. 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
A new immersive art experience has officially opened its doors in Toronto. Joining the ranks of Immersive Van Gogh and Beyond Monet is Immersive Klimt, a colourful new exhibition curated by the “world-renowned master of digital art” Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi. Through vivid 360 projections, the revolutionary works of Gustav Klimt come to life all around you. Klimt is described as a “rebel, genius and legend” of a painter, and now you can be swept up in his electrifying world.
Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Until March 13th
A dreamy outdoor destination is coming to the city this weekend. 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
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.
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Ready, set, GOLD! It’s that time again. The Beijing 2022 Olympics have arrived and this year, there will be no shortage of athletes from Ontario worth cheering to victory. Whether you’re just a casual viewer or plan on catching as many events in real-time as possible, we’ve put together a list of the 60 Ontarians competing in the 2022 Olympics, all of which you should definitely keep your eye on.
When: Starting February 4th
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
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