The 13 Best Things to Do in Toronto this Long Weekend: February 14 to 17

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The most romantic day of the year is here and Monday also happens to be Family Day — meaning there are tons of weekend events happening in the city.

To start, you can partake in some Valentine’s Day-esque fun, followed by some tasty eats at the Mac and Cheese Festival. Be sure to also check out the opening of this year’s edition of Winter Stations, which kicks off on holiday Monday.

Check out more ideas below on our list of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

READ: What’s Open and Closed in Toronto on Family Day

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

Skating at The Bentway

 

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What could be more fun than skating outdoors as you skate along a figure-eight-shaped loop below the Gardiner Expressway? The Bentway’s skate trail is open seven days a week and is the perfect place to blow off some steam and have some fun during winter. Originally scheduled to close for the season on February 17, thanks to a partnership with CBC Sports, the skate trail will now remain open all the way until March 22nd, giving you more dates to skate the eight.

Hours: 5 pm to 9 pm on weekdays; 12 pm to 9 pm on weekends
Where: 250 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Admission is free

Winter Light Exhibition 2020

 

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The third-annual Winter Light Exhibition is happening now at Ontario Place’s west island, 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

Galentine’s Day Pop-Up Market

 

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Grab your girls and head to Hillcrest for a special Galentine’s Day pop-up. The Social Events want to make it easy for friends to find Instagrammable moments at this pretty pop-up marketplace that features a curated collection of local vendors that are just as photo-ready. Think pink macarons, handmade jewelry, and matchy-matchy apparel. This year’s market will feature vendors like Macarons and Mint, Charming Roses and Cannoli Express set up in Centre Court over the two days with floral décor, and pink everything.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: 9350 Yonge Street
Price: Admission is free

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