10 Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Jan. 25 – 27)

Things To Do In Toronto
Things To Do In Toronto

This is a weekend’s list of things to do in Toronto will get you out and get active!

1. Burdock Piano Fest

Where: Burdock Piano Hall
When: January 21-28
Cost: Begins at $10

With over 25 performers and 8 different shows, this is the king of piano festivals for classical music lovers.

(Photo courtesy of Burdock Brewery via Facebook)

2. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Concert

Where: Yorkminister Park Baptist Church
When: January 26
Cost: Free!

The program will include music by well-known masters, like Healey Willan, to contemporary composers like Andrew Balfour, the prominent Winnipeg composer of Cree descent, and a selection of lively folk songs. This free community concert is part of the TMC’s education and outreach initiatives.

3. Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend

Where: Flek Dance Theatre
When: January 26 and 27
Cost: $10 to $14

Totally unique and completely and completely captivating, Dance Weekend is a host of dance from 25 professional companies presenting in Toronto throughout the year. A platform of over 350 dancers and live musicians, plus two premiers of music videos.

4. Canada’s Top Ten Shorts

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox
When: January 27
Cost: $10 to $14

This new series replaces Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival by offering each feature film the opportunity to have a full theatrical run at the Bell Lightbox theatre.

5. The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: January 27
Cost: Free!

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate is inherently Scottish and totally Canadian. The event is open to everyone. It’s a chance to nurture your inner Scot. You don’t have to be Scottish, you don’t even have to wear a kilt. Just wear Canada’s national fabric of plaid.

Photo courtesy of Stephen Weppler via Flickr

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Toronto International Boat Show

Where: Enercare Centre
When: January 18 to January 29
Cost: $5 and up

The Toronto International Boat Show, North America’s Largest Indoor Boat Show, drops anchor January 18-27 2019. Celebrating 61 years in 2019 as the best place to see and buy boats, the show also offers expert boating information, 200+ seminars, an abundance of family fun attractions and on-the-water boating activities.


10. Port Union Winterfest

Where: Port Union Community Recreation Centre
When: Saturday
Cost: Free!

Free outdoor family event for the community at Port Union Community Centre. There’ll be activities, live music, live theatre and performances, sports, and festivals in the GTA.

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