Got the winter blues? Fear not! Toronto has a serious line-up of cool February events so let’s get right into it, shall we?!
La Poutine Week
February for Canadians traditionally means snow, blistering gusts of wind, and shoveling to no end. To make life a little easier on us Canucks, La Poutine Week will be in Toronto from February 1st through 7th, with prices varying from $8 to $10 a dish at select restaurants. Click here for more info on participating venues, tickets, coupons, voting, and more!
Cheese & Cheers
Ever wondered what cheeses go with what wines ? On February 9th, Cheesewerks is hosting the Cheese & Cheers series where you’ll learn exactly that and more. Impress your guests at your next dinner party when you start pairing artisan cheeses with Ontario wines and craft beers like a pro! Book your ticket here.
Paws for the Cause
Love saving dogs’ lives and mingling with other city singles? Then this event is for you! Featured is a DAWG SHOW where you can bid on a Valentine’s date with a hot bachelor. Already coupled? Bring him/her along and you could win the dinner reservation for yourself! The event is on February 13th at the Hoxton, and doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $69. You can book your ticket here. Did we mention there would be puppies?
Best of the West
So we’ve been hearing about the restaurant boom around Dundas and Ossington for what seems like years. Now, it’s your chance to see (and taste) what all the hype is about on Saturday 8th and 15th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Ready to brave the hipsters? Then visit their site for more info and to book your ticket now!
So you don’t have a dinner date for Valentine’s Day? Fear not, this ex-N*SYNC front man will make you forget all about it on February 13th and 14th at the Air Canada Centre.
Bond Affair Dinner Series
This dinner series features a surprise exclusive location (it may be a museum, gallery, or estate) that’s shrouded in secrecy until the revealing only two days before the event. Dinner includes four courses with perfect pairings from a 5-star restaurant, concierge, guided tour, and a Bond-themed gift bag. Be ready to don your best suit and tie, or ball gown, this Valentine’s Day. Visit their website for more information and tickets.
Family Day at the Waterfront
Don’t want your little ones playing their new PS4 all Family Day? Come out to The Waterfront BIA where there’s face painting, crafts, a dog show, and a free hot drink. Admission is free and you can check out their site for more info.
GTA Home Show
Whether you need help planning an upcoming home-reno or just want to meet your favourite HGTV star, the GTA Home Show is for you. The International Centre, Mississauga is hosting this event from Feb 20th to 23rd. Click here to book your tickets. FYI, early birds get a $3 discount.
The Artist Project Contemporary Fair
The Artist Project brings Toronto art lovers (both seasoned snobs and IKEA-print neophytes) a chance to explore over 250 top contemporary creatives from Canada and abroad. Held at the Better Living Centre from February 20th to 23rd, this is a unique opportunity for to meet and buy directly from artists.
The Wedding Room
For all the couples who get engaged this Valentine’s day, take the plunge and see what vendors and designers are out there to help you with your big day. The show is presented by the Hudson’s Bay Company on February 22nd and 23rd from 10am to 5pm at Arcadian Court. Tickets are $40; visit the Wedding Room site to purchase.
This specialty food tour is aimed at helping the vegetarian/vegan/veg-curious find new and exciting places to eat around Toronto. The tour commences on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:55pm. Visit Savour Toronto to book tickets.
Blades & Bowls for Souls
On February 27th, learn to chop, dice and slice like the pro’s. You’ll be taught by TV star Fidel Gastro at his super trendy Queen West restaurant, Lisa Marie, where you’ll be making soups for the less fortunate – a great way to give back to the community. Not only will you be bringing home your newly acquired chopping skills, you’ll also be taking home a few knives to add to your collection. Click here to purchase your tickets!
Kitchen Collaboration Series
On February 27th The Indie Alehouse’s chef/owner will be pairing up with Afrim Pristine of The Cheese Boutique to present a three course family style meal that will be paired with a unique Indie Alehouse beer. If you love (better than) home cooking and exceptional beer knowledge, look no further. Starts at 6pm, tickets are $65, and available here.
Get Your Heart On
This February 27th, let’s get our heart’s on at the second annual cocktail party, hosted by Those Girls, in efforts to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The party starts at 7pm where guests can mingle with some of Toronto’s philanthropists, enjoy the music and give a little to charity. Nothing says a ‘good heart’ like giving!
Grilled Cheese Fest
Embrace your undying love of all things cheese on February 28th at Roy Thomson Hall. Tickets are a little pricey for a fest of this nature, but $40 gets you all-you-can-eat sandwiches, soup, and three sample beers.
Who says Europe has all the best craft beer? This homegrown festival features seven unique one off specialty beers from Beau’s every weekend until March, occurring all over the province. Visit the Beau’s website for details and tickets.
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