If you've been working for the weekend, we've got you covered with the best things to do in Toronto from Friday through Sunday.
To start, relive your childhood at a delicious Oreo-themed pop-up shop at Union Station or discover a new favourite restaurant during Winterlicious. If you want some culture in your life, you can check out a human rights film festival or if that's not your speed, you can attend the largest Super Bowl party in the city.
Check out more ideas below with our list of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.
Oreo lovers rejoice. This weekend there's stuffed cooked-themed pop-up shop at Union Station. Here you'll find all the fan favourites and one-of-a-kind cookie creations with unique flavour combinations not available anywhere in the world, featuring the Oreo Most Stuf cookie. From savoury to sweet, guests travelling through Union Station can sample these crazy-delicious and specialty Oreo cookies free of charge, and while supplies last.
When: On now through February 1
Time: Friday, 7 am to 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
Price: Admission is free
The annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns this weekend, bringing human stories to life in a manner that empowers the audience to demand justice for all.
When: On now through February 4
Time: Various screenings
Where: HotDocs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Screenings are free
Leading up to the return of Toronto’s annual Winter Stations, event organizers have teamed up with the city’s Waterfront BIA to bring more public art to the city during the coldest months of the year. This weekend, Torontonians can check out ‘Loop’, an interactive, retro-futuristic machine powered by the public. Visitors can hop on two at a time into one of the six illuminated cylinders and pump a lever to activate the lights and glowing images.
When: On now through February 9
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: York Street Park (York and Harbour)
Price: Free to attend
The fourth annual Toronto Light Fest will once again light up the city’s historic Distillery District this month, running for 45 days from January 17 until March 1. Make sure to arrive after dusk for the best experience (obviously). Hosted by the team behind the Toronto Christmas Market, the light fest will span 13-acres, with installations set to cover 44 buildings in the historic district.
When: On now through March 1
Time: After dark
Where: Distillery District
Winterlicious returns to the city this weekend, featuring delicious three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 200 restaurants and 13 culinary events throughout the city. With so many options available, there’s so much for your taste buds to explore.
When: January 31 to February 13
Time: Varies by restaurant
Where: Locations throughout the city
Price: Lunch, $23, $28, $33 or Dinner, $33, $43, $53
Calling all tea lovers, the Toronto Tea Festival returns this weekend giving you the opportunity to discover the world of teas from the traditional to the trendy. Visitors will have the chance to sample hundreds of teas, learn from industry experts, and shop for teaware.
When: February 1 and 2
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library
Price: $16 for a single day or $30 for the full weekend
Hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing, Winter Craft Beer Festival welcomes beer lovers to Roundhouse Park to sample Ontario's finest craft brews and delicious eats from Toronto's best Food Trucks, all in a magical winter setting.
When: February 1
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Boulevard
The annual mid-winter bike ride is back for another chilly run. Bundle up and join dozens of riders as you enjoy the outdoors. This relaxed, family-friendly ride will be about an hour, followed by a social where you can warm up, chat with other riders, and enjoy some food and drink.
When: February 1
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Neil McLellan Park, 263 Beresford Avenue (across from Runnymede Station)
Price: Free to participate
Toronto, it's time to lace up your skates and celebrate the launch of the 25th Anniversary of the Kuumba Festival featuring DJs Ace Dillinger and Vaughan. Celebrating Black History Month and contemporary Black culture in Toronto and around the world, Kuumba25 features returning favourite Trey Anthony, movement artists Jon Boogz, and Lil Buck of Movement Art Is, and much more.
When: Saturday, February 1
Time: From 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay West
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and Rebel is hosting the city’s largest viewing party. Don’t miss out on cheap beer and food, plus giveaways including a trip to Miami.
When: Sunday, February 2
Time: Doors open at 4 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
Price: Tickets are free