Bag of Toronto:Bag of Toronto is a unique way to support local businesses. Each bag contains an assortment of products from businesses located in five areas of the city, two in our riding: Ossington BIA and Queen West BIA. A portion of the profits and all tips will support local charities in each neighbourhood.
Bentway Skate Trail: The Bentway’s ice trail will be open for the winter season from December 18 to January 31. This year it is mandatory for visitors to pre-register online for a 45-minute time slot between the hours of 12:00-8:45 pm. Registration is available here. A maximum of 25 people will be allowed on the ice during each time and masks are mandatory. Skate rentals and bar/food options will not be available this year.
Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic: The Village of Yorkville Park will be lit with a variety of unique displays from a twinkling light tunnel to a gorgeous Christmas tree. 115 Cumberland Street. November 21 to December 31.
Bluffs Winter Wonderland: A Bluffs drive-thru experience along a one kilometre decorated lit path at the Eglinton GO Station south parking lot. 2995 Eglinton Ave E. November 27 to December 20.
Casa Loma Holiday Light Tour: Wander through a dazzling lighting display in the gardens and tunnels, all decorated for the festive season. 1 Austin Terrace. December 22 to January 31.
Crokicurl Rink at stackt: Grab your parka, put on your boots + embrace the outdoors at stackt market. Enjoy this hybrid of two classic Canadian games, Crokinole + curling. 28 Bathurst St. December 22 to February 28.
Eco Lifestyle Holiday Market: Online market featuring the finest local, handcrafted, sustainable, eco- friendly and wellness goods vendors. December 7-21.
HoHoHo Holiday 5K: Join 10,000 Santas virtually across Canada who are spreading cheer in their local community while raising funds to support Make-A-Wish Canada. Each registration includes a Santa suit, finishers medal, holiday treat, timing app, and shipping.
Messiah/Complex: Against the Grain Theatre presents a bold, virtual interpretation of Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by and in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Free virtual event. December 13-26.
Mini Art Crawl on Toronto Island: Explore local artists’ works displayed in elevated miniature display cases as you stroll along the island’s cozy streets. Plan your ferry ride and view the map here.
Mission Jolly: Holiday Online Extravaganza! is a free, two-day, family-oriented, virtual event filled with performances, treasure hunts, activities, special guests and much more. December 19-20. Register here.
Nutcracker on Screen: You can enjoy The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker from the comfort of your home this holiday season! This spectacular production, captured live at the Four Seasons Centre, can be streamed from the Cineplex Store. Until January 2.
One Of A Kind Craft Show: One Of A Kind Online will connect you with 700+ Canadian makers from across Canada so you can continue to shop your favourite small businesses this holiday! Until December 20.
Our Gift to You - MCC Toronto’s Christmas Season Kickoff: This concert features performances from Thom Allison, Micah Barnes, Alana Bridgewater, Jackie Richardson, Cailin Stadnyk and Lady Anya Face, as well as The B-Side, Pride & Joy, and the highly-acclaimed Choir of MCC Toronto. Listen to the recorded eventhere.
Polar - Multi-Level Drive-Through Holiday Experience: Located at the Toronto Pearson Airport, Polar will submerge guests in a multi-level photo spectacular suitable for all ages. 6145 Viscount Road. November 27 to January 3.
Redpath Waterfront Festival's 10th Anniversary: The live celebration was scheduled for June 2020 has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Watch the special 10th anniversary video and join in on the celebration on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. December 1-31.
St. Lawrence Holiday Market: The St. Lawrence Market has special winter holiday hours of operation beginning Monday, December 21. The South Market will operate under the COVID-19 revised hours of operation all other days in December and January. The Farmers Market will have a special holiday market day Wednesday, December 23 at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.
ShopOldTownTO: The St. Lawrence Market and Old Town Toronto BIA is presenting a program called ShopOldTownTO2win aimed at encouraging the community to shop local and support businesses during the pandemic. Spend a minimum of $25 (including tax) at a local business and you can upload the receipt to the contest website. November 8 to December 20.
Sweaters n’ Snowflakes Holiday Pop-up: This pop-up is built around dozens of Scotch pine trees, a kilometre of garland, thousands of lights, and burning fires. 621 Richmond St. W. December 10-27.
Toronto Zoo Holiday Drive-Thru: See the beauty of winter at The Toronto Zoo as you and your family drive through the special holiday route from the safety and warmth of your own vehicle. 2000 Meadowvale Rd. November 28 to December 21.
Trinity Bellwoods Christmas Flea: Christmas is not cancelled this year! The Virtual Christmas Flea Market allows you to stay home and shop local. December 7-21.
TSO Holiday Pops: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra does the holidays like no other! The annual holiday extravaganza will see members of the orchestra at their festive finest. A special at-home audience sing-along will put a bow on this holly jolly good time! Until January 24.
Union Holiday: Inspired by Canadians’ appreciation for the outdoors, Union Station is bringing an outdoor winter landscape to the heart of Toronto. 25 Front St. W. November 30 to January 3.
Winter Village at The Distillery District: Enjoy starlit canopies, a Grand Christmas Tree in Trinity Square, and festive music throughout as part of our charming Winter Village experience. 55 Mill Street. November 12 to March 31.
Welcome TO Winter: The City of Toronto has launched its Welcome T.O. Winter parks plan. The plan provides safe ways for people to get outside in Toronto’s parks, including the 54 artificial ice rinks and five golf courses.
Window Wonderland: Window Wonderland is a new interactive and magical way to shop, walk and discover the Junction. Take a stroll along Dundas St. W. and become immersed in winter-inspired artwork from 20 local artists brought to life by Augmented Reality. November 14 to January 31.
Yue Moon Lunar New Year Activities: Led by artistsPUFF Paddy andWinnie Truong, supported by the STEPS Initiative in partnership with the Chinatown BIA, Yue Moon brings people together for a luminous experience — an escape from the darkness and cold of winter through collaborative art-making culminating in a public exhibition animating the streets of Chinatown in February 2021.
PUFF Paddy will facilitate five online lantern workshops from January 12-23, 2021. Participants will work with the visual motif of this year’s lantern design celebrating the Year of the Ox. Click here to register by January 6.
Winnie Truong will facilitate a five-session online animation workshop series starting the week of December 21, 2020 introducing participants to illustration and stop-motion animation techniques. Click here to register by December 18.