The 10 Best Things to Do in Toronto this Weekend: February 28 to March 1

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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.

READ: The CN Tower and Toronto Public Library Have Partnered on a New Photo Exhibit

From a new Toronto-themed photo exhibit at the CN Tower to a Harry Potter-inspired beer festival, read on to find out more about the exciting events happening this weekend.

Toronto Light Fest

 

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It’s the final weekend to check out the fourth annual Toronto Light Fest. 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

114 Stories from 114 Storeys Exhibit

 

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There’s a new photo exhibit open in the city that will give the public the chance to explore the facts (and the fiction) behind ten of the city’s best-known landmarks. The exhibit, which is a unique collaboration between the CN Tower and Toronto Public Library, aims to celebrate Toronto’s diversity and thriving communities through stories and images, which will all be drawn from the library’s Digital Archive.

When: On now through May 31, 2020
Where: CN Tower, 290 Bremner Boulevard
Admission: Entry is free with the purchase of General Admission to the CN Tower, or for those dining in 360 Restaurant

Skates and Sounds

 

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Get your skates ready and head to College Park this evening for a musical journey for Skates and Sounds. There will be warming fire pit stations on-site, free BeaverTails, and food trucks. Don’t worry if you don’t have skates, as there will be free rentals on-site.

When: February 28, 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Barbara Anne Scott Ice Trail, 420 Yonge Street
Admission: Free

The Best of ‘You’ Experience

 

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Suzan Galluzzo, nutrition expert and reality TV star, Tanya Sam from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, have teamed up for the ultimate girl’s night for both fitness and health lovers. This event will consist of a DJ led workout followed by a speaking engagement. Guests can also look forward to food, drinks, swag, and more.

When: February 28, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Hourglass Workout HQ 374 Dupont Street
Admission: $100

Nite Markt

 

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Tonight, you can shop, drink, and support local businesses at the first Nite Markt Toronto. There will be over 30 artists to check out, the drinks will be flowing, and the music will be bumping. So clear your schedule and head to the Gladstone Hotel tonight and meet some local talent while you party and socialize at this not so average artisan market.

When: February 28, 8 pm to 12 am
Where: 
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Price: Entry is free

Hamilton

 

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Making its Canadian premiere, Hamilton is currently performing in Toronto, telling the story of  America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

When: February 29, 2. pm and 8 pm
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Price:
Tickets from $225

TFC Opening Weekend Party

 

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Toronto FC is kicking off its season this Saturday against the San Jose Earthquakes, and while the game isn’t in the city, fans can head to The Congregation to start the season in style with an exclusive viewing party presented by Captain Morgan.

When: Saturday, February 29, doors open at 4 pm
Where: The Congregation — 150 Symes Road
Admission: Free to attend

The Wizards Beer Festival: Toronto

 

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Attention all witches and wizards, you’re invited to an enchanting afternoon inspired the mysterious and magical world of Harry Potter. Included in your ticket, will be a 12oz welcome beer and five tokens that will give you access to various beer. Plus, there will be onsite entertainment available, including local DJs and tarot card readers.

When: March 1, 11 am to 8:30 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market, 1 Adelaide Street East
Price: $45

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