Wondering what to do in Toronto this weekend? We've got you covered.
As we roll into the first weekend of February -- and another "Dry January" is done -- Toronto events are back in full force after a start-of-year lull.
Whether you’re looking for a fix of the arts scene, or to stroll around a trade show, you’ll have no shortage of options this weekend.
From mind-blowing magic, to a chocolate-filled event and a dreamy home renovation show, here’s what to do in Toronto this weekend…
Sample All the Chocolate Your Heart Desires
The chocolate lovers can get their fix – and get up close and personal with the makers – at the third annual Winter Chocolate Show this Saturday. The affair transforms the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse into a celebration of all things chocolate, with a chocolate marketplace, seminars, and tasting sessions. Find more info here.
Catch All of Your Favourite Disney Characters on Ice
The beloved ice show, Disney on Ice, returns to Toronto to offer a vibrant, visual feast for the whole family. The audience will discover what it means to be a hero, as they join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy for an adventure filled with heroism from your favourite Disney stories. Find more info here.
Take in a Dreamy Candlelit Concert at a Castle
The beloved Twilight at the Symphony program returns to the iconic Casa Loma. The series of intimate candlelit concerts features the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Paolo Busato, in the castle’s historic stables. Find more info here.
Get Inspired for Your Next Home Renovation
For those in the market for a home renovation, it’s worth the drive to Mississauga to the annual Toronto Home + Reno Show. Here, you’ll find an assortment of vendors, DIY experts, and industry professionals who will offer their expert insights to help better your living spaces. Find more info here.
Treat Yourself to Quality Opera
For an excuse to dress up and take in quality opera, hit the stunning Four Seasons Centre for Salome by Richard Strauss. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Atom Egoyan, the production stars the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio graduate Ambur Braid and features what promises to be an “explosive, modernist score.” Find more info here.
Lace Up Your Skates and Hit the Airport
For a change of scenery from your local skating rink, hit the hanger at The Hangar District Downsview for a unique skating experience. Every weekend in February, the free “Hangar Skate” will take over a pop-up skating rink outside of the 80,00-sq.-ft airplane hangar, offering a rarely seen look inside. Find more info here.
Immerse Yourself in a World of Magic (and Video Games)
For a change from the typical weekend plans, hit the game-filled Rec Room for a night of magic and illusions, featuring three of Toronto’s finest magicians. Guests can expect mind-blowing magical trickery, amazing illusions, and memorable mentalism – all on the Rec Room stage. Find for info here.
Watch a Famed Novel Come to Life
Watch Canadian writer Ann-Marie MacDonald’s critically acclaimed book Fall On Your Knees come to life on stage. Written in 1996, the novel chronicles three generations of a family from Cape Breton Island. The story moves from the battlefields of WWI to the emerging jazz scene in Harlem, New York. Find more info here.
Get Inspired at the Power Plant
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery launches its anticipated winter season on February 3, offering completely free exhibitions. It features three exhibitions: Cree Edmonton-based Brenda Draney’s largest exhibition to date, UK-based Amartey Golding’s first-ever (!) solo exhibition in Canada, and a group exhibition comprised of all local artists, in parallel. Find more info here.
Check Out the Latest Mirvish Play
Theatre big wig Mirvish has teamed up with celebrated Toronto indie theatre company, The Company Theatre for an emotional and hard-hitting Canadian premiere of Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know to Be True. The poignant family drama tells the story of a tumultuous year in for the Price family. Find more info herehere.