January's free event offerings give the people of Toronto plenty of reasons to get out into snowy city streets. You can try out the new skating trail under the Gardiner, ride the TTC pant-free, and hit up tons of events at Design Week, among other wallet-friendly activities.Events you might want to check out:
Long Winter & Music From People City (January 5 @ Gladstone Hotel)
The monthly winter music and arts festival returns for another all ages, free show, this time bringing with it a visual tour of Toronto's alt-music history.
Opening of the Bentway Skate Path (January 6 @ The Bentway)
A new public skating trail is opening up underneath the Gardiner, which is sure to be the most novel experience on your blades this season.
No Pants Subway RIde (January 7 @ Multiple Venues)
The 17th annual No Pants Subway Ride encourages you to, no surprise here, ride the subway with no pants on. Please don't do this on any other day!
Cherry Bomb's DJ Skate Night (January 13 @ Harbourfront Centre)
Cherry Bomb, the local women's and queer party series, takes over Harbourfront's skating rink for a night of high-voltage house, funk, hip hop and more. It's one of four free DJ skate parties happening this month.
Toronto Light Festival (January 19 - March 4 @ Distillery District)
Picking up where the Toronto Christmas Market leaves off, the Toronto Light Festival transforms the Distillery District back into a magical light show, taking visitors on a visual and cerebral journey.
Toronto Design Offsite Festival (January 15-21 @ Toronto, ON)
TO DO Festival is Canada's largest celebration of design, bringing over 100 free exhibitions and events to Toronto during design week.
Ice Breakers (January 19 - February 25 @ Multiple Venues)
Toronto's waterfront will become a temporary art exhibit, featuring five international artist teams creating installations on five unique sites.
Women's March (January 20 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
On January 20th, thousands of women and allies will unite outside Nathan Phillips Square to march in the name of women everywhere.
RIC Winter Exhibitions Opening Party (January 24 @ Ryerson Image Centre)
Some of the best photography you'll see all year opens with a free party at the Ryerson Image Centre. Check out four memorable shows that each interrogate the relationship between photographer, subject, and audience.
The Power Plant Winter Exhibition Party (January 26 @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery)
The Power Plant kicks off its 2018 exhibition season with a huge free party. You'll be among the first to experience the year's all new exhibitions and hear about everything new coming this year.
by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO