Yes, this is the dead of winter but that doesn’t mean you have to be a total social pariah. We’ve rounded up the top 10 Toronto events for February to get you out of the house, parka and all!
With the start of a new month comes a slew of sweet new events you need to check out. It’s officially February and baby, it’s still cold outside. To help you overcome some serious Seasonal Affective Disorder, here are our top 10 Toronto events for February to help get you out and about!
La Poutine Week
You can say buh-bye to getting skinny for Valentine’s Day this year because La Poutine Week is coming back to Canada for round two! The festival will feature over 100 restaurants cooking up their own version of our unofficial-official national dish. If you can’t be bothered with all the Valentine’s Day festivities, take your poutine-lovin’ boo to La Poutine Week for the ultimate gooey gift of love.
AGO First Thursdays
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s ever-so-popular First Thursdays series returns on February 5 for a hip-hop-meets-revolutionary art party. Grandmaster Flash + Basquiat = hope you already got yourself a pair of tickets. Already planning your outfit? Be sure to watch out for Vv Magazine’s best-dressed list following the event, you might be on it!
Taking place at Liberty Grand, you’ll definitely want to get glitzed and glammed for this year’s Motionball gala, which builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF). Partying for a good cause — you can’t go wrong with that!
Iconic Vinyl Exhibit
Rock N Roll, baby! Curated by the Analogue Gallery, the Paul Hahn & Co. exhibit will be showcasing rare and exclusive signed vinyls from legendary rockstars Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and many more.
Wavelength Music Festival
The 15th Annual Wavelength Music Festival will kick off a day early, on February 12 at The Garrison, where you’ll be able to check out performances by Speedy Ortiz, Hsy, and Wish. Oh, and if you RSVP online, tickets are only $3.00.
Heatfest at Distillery District
After a month of detoxes, cleanses, and diets, are you looking for a comfort food fix? Look no further than the Distillery District’s Heatfest, where you’ll be able to indulge in some of the greatest soups, stews, sauces, curries, jerks, and gravies that Toronto’s food truck industry has to offer. Grab a bib and dig in!
The Artist Project
If you’re an art buff or an aspiring art collector, stop by The Artist Project. You’ll be able to view the works of over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and around the globe!
Yum Cha Festival
It’s back and thank god for that! Toronto’s biggest dim sum and dumpling festival takes place on February 21 at Daniels Spectrum, giving dim sum lovers the chance to get their hands on some of the city’s best Cantonese-style eats. We recommend ditching the skinny jeans and opting for bottoms that are a little more forgiving.
The Wedding Market Co.
With wedding season in full bloom, it’s no surprise to see yet another wedding show pop up in Toronto. The Wedding Market Co. is the first of it’s kind to showcase some of the city’s independent, creative, forward-thinking businesses aimed at making your perfect day well… perfect! Click here to check out some of the cool vendors that will be showcasing their goods at the market.
Recipe For Change
FoodShare’s annual Recipe For Change event will take place on February 26 at the St. Lawrence Market. Always an event that leaves us in awe, Recipe For Change is the foodie event that sets the standard for all other culinary events in Toronto. To see what went down last year, click here.
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