February 01, 2015
Upcoming Events/Consumer Shows
Festivals Toronto website is in the midst of getting a facelift and hopes to be live early 2015 with a new look.
In the meantime, festivals for the period January-March of this year are listed. Listings for the remainder of the year will be found on the new version of the site.
Listings will also be mentioned on our Facebook page and via Twitter.
Jan - March 25, 2015
This year we invite you to “CELEBRATE UNITY IN TORONTO” with another exciting exhibition of themed window installations showcasing several locations in the area. An opportunity to showcase the work of local artists as a unique walking tour attraction.
|Location: Eglinton Avenue West (between Marlee & Dufferin)|
Feb 1 & 8, 2015: 1:30-4:00pm
Guests will have their pick from an exquisite selection of pastry chef's miniature pastries and sweets including chocolate cheesecake lollipops, orange ricotta cannelloni, French macaroons, Meyer lemon and raspberry tarts and chocolate hazelnut éclairs, along with coffees and teas as well as enjoy performances from the Casa Loma Quartet in the conservatory.
|Location: Casa Loma|
|Tickets: Email firstname.lastname@example.org w/ date & time. || Website || Twitter|
Feb 6-8, 2015
Explore the idea of black identity, legacy and the Canadian connection to the Civil Rights Movement. It showcases the vitality of Toronto’s African and Caribbean communities through music, comedy, dance, film, family activities and more. Reflect, explore and celebrate.
|Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay|
|FREE || Website|
Feb 12, 2015: 7:00-10:00 pm
Admission includes an event mug plus 2 tokens. Additional tokens: $2/token. Food, raffle and beer (4oz) can be purchased using the tokens. There's also live entertainment and arcade games.
|Location: The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street West|
|Tix: $25 (discount for George Brown College students) || Website || Twitter|
The Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour
Feb 14, 2015: 2:00 & 7:00 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters are BACK in Toronto and on St. Valentine's Day!
With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Special priced tickets are available (for a limited time) by TravelZoo for both shows.
|Location: Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place|
Family Day Weekend/Family Day (Mon, Feb 16)
Family Fun Fest [Toronto]
Feb 14-16, 2015
Family day weekend stage includes Interactive Stage show guaranteed to get your kids smiling, laughing and dancing too. Featuring interactive performances by the world renowned “Doo Doo the Clown” and “The Trevor Show”.
SPECIAL ticket price offered via TravelZoo for a limited time - 50% off admission - best hurry cos they may 'sell out' at these prices
|Location: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd (Studio 3)|
|Tickets || Website|
Feb 14-16, 2015
Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day. All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more! Geared toward children 12 and under, this weekend will be chalked full of entertainment!
FREE Parking is included with your admission
|Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd|
|Tickets || Website || Twitter|
Family Day ~ Toronto’s Waterfront
Feb 16: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Guided tours of the Museum of Inuit Art at 10:30am, 11:30am and 4:30pm
- Woofjocks Canine All Stars will be doing demos of today’s most popular canine sports in PawsWay at 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
- Magic shows by Pockets and Bilboa the clowns in PawsWay
- Pet themed face painting by Ester in PawsWay
- FREE Pizza at Bar Milano in Queen’s Quay Terminal from noon-6pm
- Bring your own insulated travel mug and enjoy a tasty variety of FREE complimentary hot beverages
|Location: Toronto's Waterfront|
|FREE || More Info || Twitter|
Cabbagetown Family Day Festival
Feb 16: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The event features
- An ice sculptures stroll throughout the Cabbagetown BIA area
- Horse and carriage rides
- Toronto All Star Big Band
- An ice skating showcase by Glisse on Ice
- Food, music, and more!
Visit Cabbagetown and experience the charm, charisma and local culture this area of Toronto has to offer. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!
|Location: Parliament Street between Gerrard Street & Wellesley Street|
|FREE || Website || Twitter|
Feb 16: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Warm yourself up with soups, stews, sauces, curries, jerks, gravies, and more! A Winter gathering of some of the city’s most delicious Food Trucks and ‘Heatfest Specials’ at Distillery District restaurants, which also includes a full day of fun fitness and dance activities to help you keep warm and stay active.
|Location: The Distillery District [map]|
|FREE (food is extra) || Website || Twitter|
The Brewer’s Backyard: Winter Hibeernation
Feb 16, 2015: Noon–5pm
|Location: Young Welcome Centre, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto|
|FREE admission, Food/Beer tix: $6 each || Website || Twitter|
Feb 16 - Mar 20, 2015
This February, Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood will be infused with colour and vibrancy by a series of one-off art installations for the inaugural Winter Stations competition. Artists, designers and architects will transform the utilitarian lifeguard stations along the east beaches into wintertime public art, aiming to celebrate one of the city’s most underappreciated and underused winterscapes.
Launched by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio, Toronto’s Winter Stations design competition received over 200 submissions from around the world. The winning submissions will be built along Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches in the heart of the Beach community, broadly located south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues.
Location: The Beaches, Queen St East (between Woodbine & Victoria Park)
Recipe For Change
Feb 26, 2015
Happy Birthday Toronto – Celebrating 181 Years
Mar 6, 2015: 8:30 pm - 2:00 am
- 8:30pm: Gallery Reception, Hors D'oeuvres, Silent Auction
- 9:30pm: Live Band, The Digs
- 10:30pm: ElectroSwing
- 12:00am: Galactic Scoundrels
- Complimentary Vodka Sampling courtesy of Slava Vodka
- Photography Presentation by Thank You Toronto
- Live Body Painting by Liquid Imprints
Dress code in effect: Cocktail Attire, Dancing Shoes! Tickets can also be purchased at Soundscapes, 572 College St West, Toronto
|Location: Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd|
|Tickets: $40 || Website || Twitter|
Toronto International Bicycle Show
Mar 6-8, 2015
This year’s show includes a line-up of thrilling, world-class competitions and hands-on activities. Plus, the most up-to-date displays of new bicycles, accessories and apparel from over 150 of the top cycling manufacturers, distributors, retailers, touring companies and cycling clubs.
|Location: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place|
|Website || Twitter|
Disney on Ice: Frozen
March 18-22, 2015
Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!
|Location: Rogers Centre|
|Tickets: $42.05 - $61.10 || Website|
Mar 20-22, 2015
- Wear comfortable footwear
- CASH wins - ATMs always have huge line-ups
- If allowed - take Water
- Pack food if you can
- Plan who you want to see and where they are
- If you can, take something to sit on when in line
- And... most of all, take lots of patience.
With Google searches, you can get a lot more tips from those who have braved the crowds and enjoy going to this kind of show. If you go... good luck and enjoy!
|Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre|
|Tickets || Website || Twitter|