Toronto’s arts and culture scene is alive and booming all winter long. Everything from festivals and outdoor art installations to hobby shows are available at your fingertips.
Take a look at our list of the top 2017 arts and culture events happening in the city this winter.
Sample a Beer (or five) at Winter Brewfest
Toronto Winter Brewfest is back and will be happening at Exhibition Place from March 24 to 25. Warm up with samples of over 150 Canadian craft beers and maybe learn a thing or two about the fizzy beverage while you’re at it.
Browse Local Goods at Winter Farmers’ Markets
You don’t have to wait for summer to score fresh food in Toronto. A number of farmers’ markets run throughout the winter at various locations, such as Evergreen Brick Works, Sorauren Farmers’ Market, Dufferin Grove, Toronto Botanical Garden, and the St. Lawrence Market.
Visit Stunning Art Installations at The Beaches
Winter Stations is a public outdoor art exhibit that takes place at Toronto’s Beaches. The exhibition runs from February 20 to March 27 and features temporary art installations by chosen artists that have won the contest to enter. This year’s theme is “Catalyst: converting one form or substance into another.” Winter Stations provides a unique opportunity for Torontonians to view The Beaches in a new light.
Watch a New Flick at Tiff’s Top 10 Film Fest
Tiff’s Top 10 has been running since 2001 and aims to celebrate Canadian cinema. From now until January 26, you can checkout the best in Canadian film at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. There are multiple movies being shown each day, so visit their website for a full schedule.
Brush Up On Your Art Skills With Winter Courses at the AGO
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) offers a selection of courses and workshops for adults throughout the winter. Classes range from beginner to intermediate, with a variety of intro to drawing classes offered over an eight-week period.
Experience a Dance Party at the ROM
Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an ongoing ROM tradition. For one night, the ROM turns into a vibrant dance party featuring themed activities and displays. On February 3, Friday Night Live will be celebrating Black History Month with art galleries, food, drinks, a DJ, and a special performance.
Take a Day Trip to Evergreen Brick Works’ Winter Village
Evergreen’s Winter Village is open every weekend and admission is completely FREE. Enjoy a street food market, shop the Evergreen Garden Market, learn a few things about keeping house plants, browse a selection of fresh foods at the Farmers’ Market, go for a hike or bike ride, and skate at their cozy outdoor rink. The village is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until February 28.
Explore the World of Decor at the Interior Design Show
Explore the world of the interior design industry at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this winter. From January 19 to 22, you can view the latest innovations in design, including a number of exhibits, displays, and attractions.
Checkout Vintage American Muscles at the AutoShow
From February 17 to 26, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be stacked with model cars new and old for a massive Toronto auto show. Checkout ’60s and ’70s Muscle Cars along with a history of Canadian automobiles in celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary.