Although the lights, decorations, and excitement from the holidays have passed, Toronto is still a vibrant, exciting city full of opportunity and events. January is a month for unwinding and enjoying yourself in your city, after the busy rush of the holidays. Banish your post holiday blues, and get out of your apartment this month with these things to do in Toronto this month.
DJ Skate Nights at the Harbourfront Natrel Rink
There is nothing better than feeling the wind blow through your hair, as you skate hand in hand with your loved ones, or glide gracefully from one end of the rink to the other. Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre offers free ice skating on their outdoor rink, with a monthly disco night, complete with a professional DJ and dance party lights. Grab your skates, and enjoy the winter air, while rocking out to some of the best disco and electro music.
Ripley’s Aquarium Beach Bash
If you are experiencing a case of the winter blues and are tired of the snow and cold, then the Ripley’s Aquarium Beach Bash is the perfect solution for you. Every year, in the midst of the harsh cold that January brings, the aquarium opens its doors for one night of palm trees, Hawaiian shirts, and delectable summer cocktails. Grab a group of your friends, and surround yourself in a temporary summer oasis. The event runs January 27th-28, and tickets are $40.00 each. For more information, visit the event Facebook Page.
The Toronto Light Festival
January is dark, with very few hours of daylight. Brighten up your life this month, and head to the Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District. This festival features national and international artists who create mystical exhibits by combining art with lights. The unique event will transform the distillery district into one of North America’s largest open air galleries, with displays that are designed to induce wonder and awe to every one of its visitors.
Winter weather doesn’t mean you need to store your bike away and forget about the sport completely. With fat bikes, Toronto is offering the unique opportunity to get out and ride through the city. The design of the bikes makes riding smooth, and you can enjoy a private ride, or guided group rides through the Don Valley for only $25.00, including the rental. For more information on the bike rides, visit the Evergreen Brickworks website.
Toronto’s Top Ten Film Festival
From January 12-21, 2018, experience the wonder of the top ten Canadian films made by those in the film industry in our own country. Take in some of the best shorts released in 2017, and enjoy commentary and Q&A with directors. The festival will also play host to numerous panel sessions with industry reps, and special events for those who are attending. For more information, visit the Toronto’s Top Ten Film Festival section on the TIFF website.
So don’t let the dark winter weather of January get to you. Take advantage of the opportunities and exciting activities that Toronto has to offer this month! For more information on activities in Toronto, visit the Medallion Blog.