The 10 Best Things to Do in Toronto this Weekend: February 21 to 23

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The workweek has come to an end and it’s finally time to blow off some steam and have some fun. And it just so happens that there are plenty of awesome events worth checking out in the city this weekend.

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From a pop-up art exhibit along Toronto’s waterfront to an adorable meet-up for dog owners, read on to find out more about the exciting events happening this weekend.

Artist Project

 

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Now in its 13th year, Artist Project is back for another exciting show yet with over 300 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. Running through February 23, guests have the chance to meet and buy one of a kind pieces directly from artists at the Better Living Centre.

When: On now through February 23
Where: Better Living Centre
Price: Tickets start at $16

AutoShow 2020

 

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The AutoShow continues in Toronto this weekend, bringing Canada’s largest consumer show and the biggest exposition of new cars, trucks, SUVs, and concepts to the city. With over 1000 vehicles to check out, there’s definitely something for everyone.

When: On now through February 23
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Price: From $22.50

Toronto Light Fest

 

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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
Admission: Free

Winter Stations

 

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Running through March 29, Winter Stations has transformed four unused lifeguard stations along Woodbine Beach into works of public art inspired by the theme Beyond the Five Senses. Now in its sixth year, Winter Stations is an international design competition and exhibition held annually as a collaboration between RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio.

When: On now through March 29
Where: Along Woodbine Beach
Price: Admission is free

Winter Light Exhibition 2020

 

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The third-annual Winter Light Exhibition is on at Ontario Place’s west island this weekend, featuring creative light exhibits from local artists under the theme ‘Cocoon.’ Fridays through Sundays, visitors can check out community bonfires, paint classes, and the snack shop serving up a variety of food and beverage options.

When: On now through March 29
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: Ontario Place, West Island
Price: Admission is free

Long Winter 2020

 

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If you’re in the mood to get your culture on this weekend, Long Winter is a curated selection of both musical and visual artists offering something for every taste.

When: Friday, February 21
Time: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Worman Arts, 651 Dufferin Street
Price: Pay-what-you-can

SKYFALL in Concert

 

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Daniel Craig returns to the screen as the legendary secret agent and now you will be able to experience composer Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by Motion Pictures Symphony Orchestra in sync to the picture.

When: February 21 and 22
Where: Meridian Hall
Price: From $49

Après Ski 2020

 

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Ditch the slopes and head right to the apres. Now in its 6th year, Apres Ski is taking over the Porch and Rock ‘N’ Horse for a day and night rager packed with wintertime shenanigans.

When: Saturday, February 22
Time: 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: The Porch, 250 Adelaide Street West
Price: From $24

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Winter Market

 

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Come and beat the winter blues this weekend at the return of the Trinity Bellwoods Flea. Head to the Great Hall this Sunday for delicious eats and local vendors. Admission is as always free and four-legged friends and kiddos welcome.

When: Sunday, February 23
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 1087 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Pug Grumble

 

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Calling all dog lovers: there’s a pug meetup happening in Toronto this Sunday and you’re invited. Bring your pug to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park for an afternoon filled with plenty of snorting, rolling, and grumbling.

When: Sunday, February 23
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park
Price: Free to attend

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