The top events in Toronto this January include some art and design installations, a few film festivals and live stage shows, and a chance to catch the Jays in some off-season fun. Also, one of the city's best culinary events kicks off on the last day of the month.Events you might want to check out:
Phantom of the Opera (January 8 - February 2 @ Princess of Wales Theatre)
Catch one of the largest and most impressive productions of this classic live show.
The Next Stage Theatre Festival (January 8-19 @ Factory Theatre)
Get your theatre on with this series of twelve indie plays carefully curated by the Toronto Fringe.
Generator 2020 (January 10 @ Roy Thomson Hall)
Famed Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield presents a chance to work out your brain thanks to speakers ranging from scientists to comedians.
Come Up to My Room 2020 (January 16-19 @ The Gladstone Hotel)
Take in these temporary alternative art installations in the rooms of the historic Gladstone Hotel.
DesignTO 2020 (January 17-26 @ Multiple Venues)
A whole festival dedicated to art and design, with more than 100 free exhibitions across the city.
Toronto Light Festival 2020 (January 17 - March 1 @ Distillery District)
The historic Distillery District has shed its Christmas Market decor in exchange for some super cool light installations.
Winter Fest 2020 (January 18-19 @ Rogers Centre)
If you're desperately missing baseball season, head to this one-of-a-kind two-day event featuring the Jays and a whole bunch of fun winter activities.
The Strumbellas (January 25 @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre)
One of five special shows in Toronto this month to celebrate 10 years of this homegrown band.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (January 30 - February 4 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Human rights injustices are unfortunately the subject of a lot of the news of our time. Learn about them and be inspired to fight for change.
Winterlicious 2020 (January 31 - February 13 @ Multiple Venues)
Round out the month by enjoying and celebrating Toronto's food culture at the best restaurants around the city.
by Becky Robertson via blogTO