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Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

It looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend, Toronto!

There are so many fun things to do this weekend, from a Light Festival to a sing-a-long screening of Cats. You can also get on the ice at The Bentway Skate Trail, as The Bentway will be transformed into an urban winter wonderland. Check out our top five things to do around the city this weekend below.

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The Bentway Skate Trail

250 Fort York Blvd | Now until February 17th, 2020

During the holidays, The Bentway transforms into an urban winter wonderland. The skating trail is a 220-metre figure-eight trail that is open seven days a week from 12 – 9 p.m. On-site of the trail there is a winter village that sells hot chocolate and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are warming stations to keep skaters warm and toasty before getting back on the ice. If you are new to skating there are free skate lessions for kids and adults, as well as rentals for those eager to get on the ice. The Bentway Skate Trail continues even after the holidays up until February 17th with amended weekday hours. Additionally, head to The Bentway on a Thursday for Free Skate Thursdays, which boasts free skate rentals from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm courtesy of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.


Toronto Light Festival 2020

Distillery District | January 17th – March 1st, 2020, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Free

The annual Toronto Light Festival opens up this weekend at The Distillery District. For the third year in a row, the festival will be offering a unique, playful visual journey throughout the cold days of winter. Head to The Distillery District to check out some work from local and international light artists.

Catch a Concert

Head to the Mod Club on Friday, January 17th, 2020 to catch iskwē. She’ll be performing tracks from her recently released album acākosīk, which features powerful songs like “Night Danger” and “Breaking Down.”

Murder at the ROM – A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Royal Ontario Museum | January 19th, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Tickets

Head to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to take party in a murder mystery game. With multiple suspects, one victim, and groups of sleuths, you can use a variety of clues to piece together an elaborate tale. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours, and the hunt is primarily designed for adults.


Dumpster Raccoon Cinema: CATS SING-ALONG

Revue Cinema | January 18th, 9:30 PM | January 19th, 7:30 PM | Tickets

Get ready of another Dumpster Raccoon Cinema event, and this time, they’ll be screening the horror and atrocity that is Cats! The Jellicle Ball: Cats Sing-A-Long will feature a performance open stage, and it is set to be hosted by Anthony Oliveira. “Join us for a trip to the Heaviside Layer with all Toronto’s fellow jellicles,” the event reads.

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