25 Things to Do this January in Toronto

A list of 25 of the best events and activities to do this January 2020 in Toronto.

Highlights of this month include premiere food festival – Winterlicious, Next Stage Theatre Festival, and many more!

31 Jan

Various Venues, Toronto, ON

January 31, 2020 To February 13, 2020


Toronto’s winter culinary celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 220 restaurants and experience unique culinary events. Produced by the City of ...  »

Toronto Tea Festival
31 Jan

Toronto Reference Library, Yonge Street, Toronto

January 31, 2020 To February 2, 2020

(647) 878-6934

$13 & up

The Toronto Tea Festival has gathered world-renowned tea sommeliers, published authors, historical fashion experts, musicians and vendors who are keen to steep the enquiring, novice and aficionado ...  »

31 Jan

Main Street Unionville, Unionville

January 31, 2020 To February 13, 2020


It’s time to dig into Unionville’s delicious food scene with Unionvillicious! Unionvillicious gives residents and visitors the opportunity to experience our community’s best restaurants ...  »

Human Rights Watch Festival
30 Jan

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, Toronto

January 30, 2020 To February 4, 2020


The annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings human stories to life in a manner that empowers the audience to demand justice for all. By using ...  »

Progress Festival
30 Jan

Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto

January 30, 2020 To February 15, 2020

PWYC to $60

Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The Festival is collectively curated and produced ...  »

Caroline, or Change
30 Jan

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Yonge Street, Toronto

January 30, 2020 To February 15, 2020

$39.00 to $129.00

This Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre Company Production is set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Kennedy assassination and the civil rights movement. Caroline, or Change ...  »

AGO All Hours
25 Jan

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

January 25, 2020

Free to $25

AGO All Hours returns on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 for the third installment of this all-day, all-ages, art experience. Guest curated by students from the OCADU MFA program, the ...  »

Port Union Winterfest
25 Jan

Port Union Community Recreation Centre, 5450 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

January 25, 2020


Port Union Winterfest is a winter community festival for all ages! Come on out and enjoy Live Entertainment, Displays, Games,Inflatables, BBQ and much more!  »

newchoir presents: Love, Hurts
25 Jan

Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E., Toronto

January 25, 2020

$40 - $45

newchoir is Toronto’s first adult rock choir with 140 singers from across the GTA. They perform accompanied by a rock band. Love, Hurts will take the audience ...  »

Disney On Ice - Dream Big
24 Jan

Scotiabank Arena, 50 Bay Street, Toronto

January 24, 2020 To January 26, 2020

$37.50 to $141.75+ fees

Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the ...  »

Winter Beer Festival
24 Jan

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington

January 24, 2020 To January 25, 2020

$25 to $30

The Annual Burlington Winter Beer Festival is the culmination of the Festival of Beer, an exciting celebration of beer and beer food pairing in partnership with local ...  »

24 Jan

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto

January 24, 2020

$49.50–$89.50 + Applicable Charges

This exhilarating performance begins with a group of dozens of players hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies ...  »

ROM After Dark: Lunar
24 Jan

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto

January 24, 2020

$24 to $27

Experience our brand new event series for the very first time at ROM After Dark: Lunar and explore the celestial world like never before. Leave planet Earth ...  »

Pecorino Toscano at Oretta
22 Jan

Oretta, 633 King St W, Toronto

January 22, 2020

416-789-7169 ext 240


Find out why Pecorino Toscano should be your new go-to cheese this year! The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) is presenting a Pecorino Toscano tasting ...  »

The Barber of Seville
19 Jan

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto

January 19, 2020 To February 7, 2020


$22 & up

From the spritzy build-up of its famous overture to that infectious ‘Figaro here, Figaro there’ aria (“Largo al factotum”), The Barber of Seville is chock-full of catchy ...  »

Fire & Ice Winter Festival
18 Jan

Alton Mill Arts Centre, Amelia Street, Alton

January 18, 2020


By Donation

Rediscover the joys of the winter season and great Canadian outdoors with friends and family at the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre in rural Caledon. Pond hockey, ...  »

Winter Fest 2020
18 Jan

Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto

January 18, 2020 To January 19, 2020

$5 to $20+charges

This year’s Winter Fest will feature even more excitement for fans of all ages, with select player, prospect, and alumni appearances, Sportsnet personalities, Jr. Jays activations, ...  »

Toronto Light Festival 2020
17 Jan

The Historic Distillery District 55 Mill Street, Toronto

January 17, 2020 To March 1, 2020


The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is returning for the another year to the Distillery Historic District! Visitors will be taken on ...  »

17 Jan

Various Venues, Toronto

January 17, 2020 To January 26, 2020

Mostly Free

DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, brings you 10 days filled with immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, engaging talks, and more design and art than ever before. With ...  »

17 Jan

Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham

January 17, 2020



“. . the five-star favourite . . . a clear demonstration of the artistry of circus” – The Guardian, UK Circa is Australia’s most in demand circus-arts Company on the international stage. ...  »

Come Up To My Room
16 Jan

Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

January 16, 2020 To January 19, 2020

$5 – $25

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, ‘Come Up To My Room’ invites artists and designers to create a 4-day site-specific, immersive installations that ...  »

Interior Design Show Toronto 2020
16 Jan

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

January 16, 2020 To January 19, 2020


IDS Toronto celebrates and promotes design in Canada and across the world. Experiential and transformative, we bring together compelling concepts, innovative products, upcoming talent and key experts ...  »

Winter Stations Presents: LOOP
15 Jan

York Street & Harbour Street, Toronto

January 15, 2020 To February 8, 2020


This art installation is an interactive retro-futureistic machine powered by you. Visitors can hop on two at a time into one of the six illuminated cylinders and ...  »

14 Jan

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto

January 14, 2020 To February 9, 2020

$25 to $98

Keep your enemies close, and your family closer. The Tudor throne is empty, and three would-be Queens contend for the crown. Sisters turn against each other in ...  »

Canadian Tire National Skating Championships
13 Jan

Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga

January 13, 2020 To January 19, 2020

$16 to $82.35

The pre-eminent all-Canadian competition will see athletes vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2020 Four Continents ...  »

No Pants Subway Ride Toronto
12 Jan

Eaton Centre, Dundas St Entrance, Toronto

January 12, 2020

Free to attend (TTC tickets)

Pants are just a fancy word for leg jail. Join us as we hit the rails for the 18th anniversary of the world wide No Pants Subway ...  »

New Music Festival
12 Jan

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto

January 12, 2020 To January 21, 2020


The 2020 New Music Festival features Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger André Mehmari. A stellar list of guest artists includes Emmanuele Baldini, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa and the Penderecki ...  »

21C Music Festival
11 Jan

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto

January 11, 2020 To January 25, 2020

$21 & up

The seventh edition of the 21C Music Festival will include eight concerts over three weekends, from Saturday, January 11 to Saturday, January 25, 2020. Two additional events celebrate Grammy Award-winning ...  »

Toronto TANGO Marathon 2020
10 Jan

Lithuanian Banquet Halls, 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto

January 10, 2020 To January 12, 2020

$30 to $ 240

Join us for the Annual TORONTO TANGO MARATHON on the second weekend in January for an amazing weekend of Argentine Tango in Toronto, with beautiful music, great ...  »

Winter Programming at AGO
10 Jan

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

January 10, 2020 To March 22, 2020


The AGO presents its winter season of talks, performances, readings, screenings, events and courses. These programs present creative thinkers, makers and performers, welcoming them to the museum ...  »

Chris Hadfield's Generator
10 Jan

Roy Thomson Hall, Simcoe Street, Toronto

January 10, 2020


Scientists. Comedians. Celebrities. Musicians. Sometimes even a dancing cyborg! No matter who graces the stage, Generator remains the one show of the year you don’t want ...  »

Maple Leafs Outdoor Practice
09 Jan

Nathan Phillips Square, Queen Street West, Toronto

January 9, 2020 To January 12, 2020


JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND FULL OF OUTDOOR AND ON-ICE ACTIVITIES. Cheer on the Maple Leafs as they take to the ice at one of Toronto’s ...  »

Next Stage Festival
08 Jan

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto

January 8, 2020 To January 19, 2020



With its most diverse lineup to date, Toronto’s premiere winter arts celebration, Next Stage Theatre Festival, returns January 2020 for its 13th edition. Presented by the Toronto ...  »

The Phantom Of The Opera
08 Jan

Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West, Toronto

January 8, 2020 To February 2, 2020


$59 to $230

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera will make a triumphant return to Toronto as part of its ...  »

Shen Yun
08 Jan

Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

January 8, 2020 To January 12, 2020

$100 & up

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired. Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage…Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical ...  »

Sketch To The Death!
05 Jan

The Social Capital, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

January 5, 2020 To February 9, 2020

$10 to $50

In 2020 the competition will be bigger than ever, with 48 acts competing over 5 weeks at the Social Capital Theatre. Sketch To The Death will also include headlining performances ...  »

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert
01 Jan

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

January 1, 2020


$75.00 - $210.00

Led by a witty and charming conductor who is an expert in Viennese music, Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with European ...  »

The Bentway Skate Trail
20 Dec

Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

December 20, 2019 To February 17, 2020


The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that transforms 1.75km underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street. Bring your family down ...  »

DJ Skate Nights
14 Dec

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

December 14, 2019 To February 15, 2020


Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your ...  »

Allan Gardens Winter Flower Show
01 Dec

Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto

December 1, 2019 To January 12, 2020


The entire conservatory is decorated and filled with thousands of flowering plants, over 30 varieties of poinsettia and amazing seasonal topiary masterpieces made entirely of plant material. Breathtaking ...  »

Union Holiday
29 Nov

65 Front Street West, Toronto

November 29, 2019 To January 4, 2020


Celebrate the holidays at the gateway to Toronto. Skate for free on Front street. Skate rentals and lessons provided by Union and TD. The new skating spot ...  »

10 Oct

Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, North York

October 10, 2019 To January 5, 2020


Mandela is an exhibition about one man, but it is also about the many who came together to oppose racism and injustice. The themes include an exploration ...  »

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Toronto Event Calendar

Live Theatre this Month

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