Things To Do

8 socially-distant things to do in Toronto this weekend (January 8-10)

Via @bar_ape on Instagram and barreworks.ca

things to do this weekend

As we head into the weekend, we’re on the hunt for all the best ways to stay occupied. Toronto’s lockdown is in full swing, so all our regular outings are a no-go. But there’s still plenty of ways to stay entertained from a distance. These at-home and socially-distant events are the answer to your weekend boredom bug.

Here are 8 of the best socially-distant things to do in Toronto this weekend.

HIT A BARRE CLASS

Top Toronto fitness studio Barreworks has been offering online classes all pandemic long. You can participate in a workout like no other from the comfort and safety of your own home. Their classes require no special equipment and can be accesses on-demand. So they’re perfectly adaptable to your schedule.

Where: Check it out online
When: Any day of the weekend

ONLINE BAKING WORKSHOP

Once you’re done your workout, treat yourself to a slice of lemon meringue pie. This Sunday, you can log on to learn tips and tricks from a Toronto pro. The class is entirely accessible from your own home (as long as you’re connected to the Internet). So you can enjoy it safely.

Where: Check it out online
When: 
Sunday, January 10th

VIRTUAL PAINT NIGHT

Flex those artistic muscles of yours with a virtual paint night. This weekend, you can head on to Zoom to try your hand at “Winter at the Cottage.” You’ll create a gorgeous scene with guidance from online artists. Plus, the painting is perfectly fitting for this time of year.

When: Check it out online
When: Saturday, January 9th

COOK FOR A CAUSE

Learning how to craft a delicious meal AND giving back to the community? It doesn’t get better than that. This weekend, log on to Cooking for a Cause. They’ll deliver a basket with all your ingredients. Then you just tune in to the Zoom instructions and whip up a tasty creation. The proceeds will be donated to the Play4All Merton Project, with the goal of making physical activity accessible for all children.

Where: Check it out online
When: Sunday, January 10th

HIT AN ICE CREAM POP-UP

This weekend only, one of Toronto’s best ice cream joints is offering a delicious pop-up. You can order online to enjoy one (or a few) of their incredible, creamy flavours. They’ve got everything from strawberry, to cookies and cream, to butterscotch and more. They’ve even got some tasty dairy-free options!

Where: Check it out online
When: Saturday, January 9th

OR THE TORTERÍA SAN COSME POP-UP

Speaking of pop-ups, why not indulge in some Mexican eats this weekend? One of Toronto’s favourite Kensington Market joints has just reopened with their killer menu available all weekend long. They closed at the beginning of the pandemic, but now they’re operating out of Milagro Cantina. We know we’ll be getting our hands on these incredible eats!

Where: Milagro Cantina, 5 Mercer St
When: Any day of the weekend

JOIN THE STAY AT HOME COCKTAIL CLUB

Planning an at-home happy hour? This new service is just what you need. You can sign up for exclusive cocktail kits delivered right to your door. They’ve got 3 month, 6 month, or year-long offers available. Plus, tons of great bonus gifts depending on which package you pick. We’ll cheers to that!

Where: Check it out online
When: Any day of the week

TAKE A VIRTUAL VACATION

Sometime all this at-home time is just too much. So we like to take a little virtual break from our quarantine locations with a trip abroad. Sadly, no we don’t mean literally. But with live tours and interactive guides, these virtual trips are a close second. There are events happening all over the world this weekend. So take your pick and escape for a minute.

Where: Check it out online
When: Full schedule here

Have a great weekend, Toronto!