10 Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Jan. 18 – 20)

(Photo courtesy of Women's March via Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Women’s March via Facebook)

This is a weekend to get out and get active with our weekly list of things to do in Toronto!

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Whether you’re walking in the Women’s March, exploring some non-profit art installations at Xpace, or lighting up the dark of winter at the Distillery District, there are plenty of ways to get out and explore the city this weekend.

1. DesignTO 2019

Where: Multiple Venues
When: January 18-27
Cost: Varies

DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, brings you 10 days of immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, engaging talks, and more design and art than ever before. With this much to do, you’ll want to make sure it all makes it into your calendar.

2. Baby Time at Riverdale Library

Where: Riverdale Library
When: Every Friday at 10:30
Cost: Free!

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, bouncing, and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months.

distillery district
(Photo courtesy of Distillery District)

3. Toronto Light Festival 2019

Where: Distillery District
When: January 18 to March 3
Cost: Free!

This winter, come out of the dark and step into the light at the Toronto Light Festival in the Historic Distillery District. The festival runs from January 18 to March 3.

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4. January Exhibitions Opening Reception At Xpace Cultural Centre

Where: Xpace Cultural Centre
When: January 18 to February 16
Cost: Free!

Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting.

(Photo courtesy of Cinesphere)

5. Screening Of The Greatest Showman

Where: Cinesphere
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15

“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

6. DJ Skate Nights: Synthesexer

Where: 235 Queens Quay West
When: Saturday 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Synthesexer is Toronto’s sexiest, synthiest alternative electro dance party, featuring the DJ trio of Little Kicks, Digits and ARP2600. Since 2013, they’ve hosted a monthly party at The Piston, where they play electropop, indie dance, house, synthy hip-hop, italo disco, electroclash and Eurodance.

(Photo Courtesy of IceBreakers)

7. Ice Breakers Presented By PortsToronto Art Exhibition

Where: Multiple Venues
When: Saturday
Cost: Free!

Come out and experience Ice Breakers presented by PortsToronto in collaboration with the Waterfront BIA and Winter Stations. A fun outdoor interactive art installation exhibition, Ice Breakers installations are positioned on Toronto’s waterfront along Queen’s Quay West. Installations have been designed by the winners of an international competition. There are two winners from Toronto, one from Hamburg Germany, and one from Athens Greece.

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8. Ossington Record Sale

Where: 45 Ossington Ave.
When: Saturday
Cost: Free!

Ossington Ave has gathered a group of DJs and record collectors for an afternoon of buying, selling and trading vinyl of all kinds. No dealers or shop owners just music, friends and good times!

(Photo courtesy of Left Field Brewery via Facebook)

9. Small Ball Mini Cask Fest 2019

Where: Left Field Brewery
When: Saturday at 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free Admissions!

This amazing annual event includes ten unique casks of craft beer. Food pop-up by Dover Boys Fish and Chips. Limited edition 5oz. glassware, and other merchandise.

10. Women’s March 2019

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!

On January 19th, Women March On: Toronto invites you to join together in marching, resisting and making it clear to policymakers that we will not accept rollbacks and attacks on our communities.

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