Top things to do in Toronto this weekend

Top things to do in Toronto this weekend

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Happy New Year! How far into 2023 does one have to say it before it starts getting old?

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That said, for those with kids in school, it’s still the holidays for them, so if you’re looking for something to do on this final weekend before they head back, we’ve got you!

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While the weather hasn’t been the most cooperative, you can still make the most of it. There are many holiday events wrapping up for the season but also lots of new things too.

Grab your umbrella and put on your waterproof boots! Here’s what you need to know to make the necessary plans to enjoy the first full weekend of the year.

North American International Motorcycle Supershow

If you’re sick of winter or gas prices are taking too big a bite out of your wallet and you’re looking to downsize, this show has something for everyone, from choppers and custom bikes to electric mopeds.

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There is tons of entertainment including a motocross freestyle show and performances by a stunt team. You can also sign up for a “learn to ride program” and grab a bike, gear and insurance all under one roof so you’ll be counting the days before the snow disappears.

North America’s largest motorcycle show roars into the International Centre in Mississauga on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

If heading to Disney (World or Land) isn’t possible, this is the next best thing. Celebrate the music, artistry and animation from some of the greatest films by stepping into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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The event runs until March but why not check it out now? Head over to 1 Yonge St. in Toronto. For tickets and more information, click here.

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Victorian Christmas

If you’re interested in what an old-timey Christmas is like and still have the holiday spirit running through you, take a step back in time to 1900 and experience the season like never before.

Try using historic tools and techniques, play traditional games, take a tour of the farmhouse and enjoy freshly baked treats and cider.

It runs every day until Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. Tickets are included in your daily vehicle admission rate. For more information, click here.

Winter Carnival

Enjoy an unforgettable experience for the whole family at this indoor and outdoor event that includes ice sculptures, rides, bouncy castles, magicians, and lots of food and shopping.

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The excitement winds down this weekend at the Markham Fairgrounds. It runs daily until Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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Stitching In Your Shape

The showcase of multidisciplinary textile-based pieces explores the work of labour, language and textiles in expressing the collective grief of homesickness and disconnection.

The exhibition runs until Feb. 4 at Riverdale Hub Gallery, 1326 Gerrard St. E. in Toronto, during gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, click here.

Best Damn Stand-Up Comedy Show

The three headliners – Roby Hollywood, Everardo Ramirez and Cathy Boyd – round out an amazing lineup that will have you roaring in your seat.

The hilarious action takes place on Friday at SoCap Comedy, 154 Danforth Ave. in Toronto.

Seating opens at 7:30; showtime is 8 p.m. There are limited tickets that will be available at the door. For more information, click here.

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Killer B Cinema Presents: The Giant Spider Invasion!

If you’re looking for a campy, fun time, then kick off the new year with giant spiders – albeit, on-screen in the 1975 sci-fi horror classic.

Advanced tickets are sold out but you can still get tickets for $8 on site. Freak out at See-Scape, 347 Keele St. in Toronto on Friday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m.

For more information, click here.

The Giant Winter Maze: New Winter Maze Experience

The 120-foot-long and 120-foot-wide winter-themed maze boasts seven-foot-tall walls, but don’t think of yourselves as trapped if you can’t find your way out. You will still have access to food trucks, a hot chocolate bar, a live DJ, marshmallow fire pits, games, train rides, scavenger hunts and more.

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The maze-running time wraps up this weekend at Ancaster Fairgrounds. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sunday.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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The Little Circus That Could

If you’re looking for something to do with the little ones, this silly acrobatic clown show, inspired by the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could, is something for the whole family to enjoy.

The show wraps up this weekend with two showtimes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon.

The action isn’t under a big top but Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Ave in Toronto.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Love and Peace Lantern Festival

If you haven’t gotten enough outdoor light shows over the last several weeks, this one is not to be missed. Featuring four main thematic elements, you will be dazzled by extraordinary scenes from ancient times to the present.

Check it out this weekend at Woodside Square’s south parking lot. It’s on Thursday to Sunday and operates from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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