Wondering what to do in Toronto this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
The recent sunshine and warmer temperatures seem to have breathed a new life into Toronto, as residents emerge from hibernation.
With Dry January in the rear view mirror, the holiday bills (hopefully) paid off, and the long weekend upon us, Toronto residents looking to take advantage of the city this weekend will have every opportunity to do so.
From the return of the Toronto International Auto Show after a three-year hiatus, to high tea at the castle, here’s what to do in Toronto this weekend.
Browse the Latest and Greatest Cars
After a three-year hiatus, the Canadian International Auto Show is back to showcase the latest, greatest, and future of the automobile. The auto show takes over both the North and South Buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, with highlights that include everything from rarely-seen Porches to a life-sized Hot Wheels vehicle. Find more info here.
Visit a Toronto Landmark for Less
Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame is offering families a bit of a break this weekend. The Toronto landmark -- a spot jam-packed with hockey memorabilia and artifacts (including the Stanley Cup) -- will scrap the admission cost for children 13 and under on Family Day. Find more info here.
Enjoy a High Tea Worthy of Royalty
Elevate your high tea time at Casa Loma. The famed castle will host a special traditional high tea this Family Day Weekend. All weekend long, guests can book the high tea experience and enjoy a selection of premium teas, scones, gourmet pastries and tea sandwiches in the majestic ambiance of the Castle. Find more info here.
Shop Quality Local Art
If shopping local art is your idea of a Sunday Funday, you’re in luck. The Urban Exhibit Market by Toronto Art Crawl invites people to shop the creations of over 85 talented Toronto artisans. Items for sale include art, photography, sculptures, fashion, and home décor. Find more info here.
Stroll Through a Dreamy Ice World
Bloor-Yorkville’s Ice Fest returns this weekend to offer a dreamy ice-filled feast for the eyes -- and phone camera lens. With a theme of “Dreams & Fantasies,” the free event transforms Yorkville into a magical showcase of ice sculptures. Find more info here.
Get Inspired at an Important Film Festival
Get entertained and inspired at the Toronto Black Film Festival. All weekend long, the festival will showcase an assortment of outstanding and powerful Black-made films. The festival also creates a space to debate major cultural, social, and socio-economic issues. Find more info here.
Check Out a Poignant Play
Hit the Tarragon Theatre to catch a cast of local talent in Redbone Coonhound. When out for a walk, interracial couple Mike and Marissa meet a dog with an unfortunate breed name: Redbone Coonhound. This small detail unleashes a cascading debate between them about race and their relationship. Find more info here.
Catch the Last Performances of ‘Joseph’
This weekend marks the final chance you’ll have to see the iconic smash-hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat before the curtain closes on its red-hot run. The family-friendly musical features a cast comprised of both British actors and local Toronto-based child actors. Find more info here.
Get Your Pup Camera-Ready and Hit the Mall
After a sold-out holiday experience, Yorkdale brought back its popular Pet Photo Studio, this time featuring florals-a-plenty. The Pet Photo Studio experience is open for one more weekend for guests and their “pets with paws.” The studio is stocked with treats and includes a variety of photo-worthy stations. Find more info here.