It’s the weekend again! We have an exciting few days coming up in our city and there are so many things to do in Toronto this weekend to keep you busy. From Canada’s largest sideshow to Italian food feasts and free yoga, we promise that you won’t be bored for a second if you stick to this agenda.

Let’s dive into the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Have a good one!

Skating at Toronto’s outdoor rinks

The season of outdoor skating is well underway! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options.

From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates all season long.

Where: See Toronto’s best outdoor rinks here
When: Until March 2023

Something Strange Sideshow Festival

Step on up, folks! Canada’s largest sideshow event, called Something Strange Sideshow Festival, is hitting the stage in Toronto this weekend.

This special event will feature performers from the world-famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow in Brooklyn.

Audiences will be treated to oddities and curiosities, demonstrations from a world-famous mentalist, a seance show, burlesque, and much more.

When: January 15th, 2023, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: Revival Bar and Event Venue 783 College Street
Cost: $30 General Admission

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

Made in Eataly Taste-Around

It’s Made in Eataly weekend! Taste your way through this Italian foodie destination in the heart of the city. Indulge in curated bites like hearty meatballs, gnocchi, and decadent desserts, just to name a few.

You’ll also get to enjoy hands-on demonstrations, and special retail offers in-store. Be sure to stop at the bar for a beverage too!

When: January 14th, 2023, 1 PM to 3 PM
Where: Eataly, 55 Bloor Street West

Modo Yoga Be Community Open House Weekend

Attention, yogis! Modo Yoga is hosting free yoga classes in Toronto and the GTA this weekend as part of its Be Community Open House event.

This January 14th and 15th, Modo Yoga locations will open their doors to the public with a weekend-long lineup of free classes and events.

There will also be special deals, tasty treats, and giveaways to take advantage of throughout the weekend.

When: January 14th and 15th, 2023
Where: See all participating studios
Cost: FREE

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

GASHI: Live at Black Pearl

American rapper GASHI is hitting the stage at Black Pearl, one of Toronto’s newest hidden music venue bars. Make your way there this Saturday night for what will surely be an incredible live performance, plus good vibes and even better food.

When: January 14th, 2023
Where: Black Pearl, 184 Pearl Street


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Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Raptors will be facing off against the Atlanta Hawks this weekend. If you haven’t been to a game yet this season, this is your chance to do it. Whether you’re a hardcore fan or a casual viewer, this high-energy game will definitely have you cheering.

When: January 14th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Free attractions with your library card

Do you have a Toronto Public Library card? You may not know that you can use it for a lot more than just books. Your Toronto library card actually grants you free admission to the city’s top museums and cultural attractions.

Toronto Public Library’s Museum and Arts (MAP) Pass lets you and your family access all kinds of exciting destinations for free with a single library card. All you have to do is pick a participating branch and scoop it up!

Where: See all attractions here