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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Things To Do in Toronto: January 2017

After all the activities and excitement in December, January can feel pretty blahhh! After all it seems with the strike of midnight on December 31st, the temperature automatically begins to drop, and keeps dropping; our bank accounts are feeling a little lighter while our waist lines are feeling a bit thicker; when the credit card statements start rolling in the appeal to plant ourselves on the sofa becomes top of our activity list.  

But don't stress my lovelies - I've round up some activities that are mostly FREE and take place in doors ... so grab your planners, get out your digital calendars and mark these dates ... bundle up and get out the door ... not only will it improve your mood , getting out and about will also help your waist line and cardio.

ENJOY!! ...  


Winter Village at EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS
Shop - Eat - Play
Jan. 9 - Feb. 28: weekends 11am - 6 pm
As there are specific times fro some activities and some depend of the weather 
visit the WHAT'S ON page - for dates & times of specific programs.

Free Public Skating, Street Food Market, Winter's Farmers Market, Trail Hikes , Fat Bike Afternoon Rides (bike rentals available),Ball Hockey are just a sampling of what you will find at Evergreen Brickworks. While Winter Village activities are only available on weekends - There is plenty to explore 7 days a week during regular operation hours check Visitor Info for more details.


Public Skating is available during - regular operating hours.

Getting there:  No need to drive (save on parking) ...
Shuttle Service from Broadview Subwy Station or 
take 28 Bayview bus south , from Davisville Subway Station

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2017 Toronto Design Offsite Festival - various locations
Jan. 16th - 22nd

Festival Party 
Jan. 16th, 7pm - 11pm ; Church of the Holy Trinity - 16 Trinity Square, Toronto
Tickets are $8 - get tickets HERE

The Festival is FREE ... 
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week. Taking design out of the studio and into the city, bringing people together to celebrate design in Canada. Check out the Festival Schedule HERE.
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Toronto Light Fest: New event at the Distillery District 

Jan. 27 - Mar. 12 : Sunday - Wednesday sundown - 10 pm ; Thursday - Saturday sundown - 11 pm
FREE: admission: What a brilliant idea! to help lift our mood from the gloominess of winter. Local and international artists will come together to light up the Toronto night sky, with their inspiration and creativity.

Getting There: Though there is parking ... TTC is the best way to get down to the Distillery District for driving directions and TTC options click here.
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Crossroads Literary & Reading Festival: The New Era of Publishing & Literature
January 27th, 4:30 PM - 7:30PM ; 001 Vanier Renaissance Hall, Keele Campus, York University

FREE admission: Open to all: reading series & mini literary festival right on campus! Featuring experienced publishers and authors, online writing communities, industry insiders, faculty, alumni and YOU. Book selling tables, mingling time, food and drinks included. more info here

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Winter  2017 Exhibition Season launch party - THE POWER PLANT
Jan. 27: 8 pm - 11 pm The Power Plant ( at Harbourfront)
FREE Admission: 
Be the first to experience three new exhibitions by artists Jonathas de Andrade, Maria Hupfield and Kapwani Kiwanga. For more information on the Winter 2017 programming  click here.

Getting there: 235 Queens Quay West ... While you can drive - there are many parking lots surrounding Harbourfront ... Save yourself the stress of finding parking ...and hop on the TTC. Head south on the Yonge-University line to Union Station ... hop on the 509 Harbourfront Streetcar towards Exhibition ... get off at Queens Quay West at Harbourfront Centre ...walk about 5 minutes. 
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Toronto Tea Festival: TORONTO REFERENCE LIBARARY
Jan. 28 - 29: 10 am - 5 pm

Discover the world of tea from the traditional to the trendy. Whether you are new to tea or a season tea connoisseur there is something for everyone. Shop for teawares, teas and related products. Access to lectures and tea ceremonies from Korea, China, Japan.  Get your tickets HERE.

Getting there: Steps from the Bloor/Yonge  subway station .
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What activities get you out in January?
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