Events in Toronto this January will help start the new year of a high note, with seasonal favourites like Winterlicious and Come Up To My Room returning in addition to brand new events like the Blue Jays Winter Fest.
Next Stage Festival (January 3-14 @ Factory Theatre)
The future of theatre takes the stage at this premiere winter event. New works by established Fringe artists premiere at this observance of stage culture.
Chris Hadfield's Generator (January 11 @ Roy Thomson Hall)
Canadian astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield assembles a team of brilliant thinkers and even better speakers to blow your mind at this evening of future focused entertainment.
Beats and Bents (January 12 @ The Bentway)
Next week Toronto's newest skating path opens under the Gardiner Expressway. The following Friday, a new alternative skating party kicks off, presenting two new DJs on deck each week until March.
Canada's Top Ten Film Festival (January 12-21 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Nobody can resist a good top ten list (see what we did there?), so why not check out the best Canadian cinema of 2017? TIFF is screening critically acclaimed features all week.
Come Up To My Room (January 18-21 @ Gladstone Hotel)
The Gladstone's annual four day alternative design festival is a vehicle for exploring experimental and difficult art concepts, featuring the works of over 30 innovative artists.
IDS (January 18-21 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
For lovers of interior design this weekend long show is a paradise. Discover leading brands and homegrown talent, showcasing pieces much more interesting than you'll find at IKEA.
Soundtrack of the City (January 18-22 @ Multiple Venues)
Underground Toronto musicians are the stars of the show at this five day, multi venue indie music fest. You're sure to find your next favourite artist at one of these shows along Queen and Kensington.
Toronto Light Festival 2018 (January 19 - March 4 @ Distillery District)
The Distillery District is going to be hot spot again this winter as the Light Festival returns for a second year. Expect dazzling light-based art and lots of crowds.
Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest (January 20 @ Rogers Centre)
All new for 2018, the Blue Jays host the first ever Winter Fest, a one day event giving fans unprecedented access to their home team through player appearances, field access, and more.
Winterlicious (January 26 - February 18 @ Multiple Venues)
For Toronto food fans, January means one thing: Winterlicious is on its way. More than 200 restaurants will offer special menus, and places like St Lawrence Market will host luxury food events.
by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO