11 Things To Do On New Year’s Day In Toronto

Whether you want to stay in or get out, we’re rounding up the best things you can do this New Year’s Day! Check them out in this article.
11 Things To Do On New Year’s Day In Toronto

It’s officially a new year, so why not spend the day doing something fun to start 2019 off on the right foot? Whether you want to stay in or get out, we’re rounding up the best things you can do this New Year’s Day!

Go Tobogganing

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Almost every neighbourhood in the city has a hill where you can get outside and relive your childhood!BlogTO has an awesome list of hills across the city to help find the one nearest you. Adults and kids will both love this fun (and free) activity. Not only does it get you out of the house, but it’s a great way to spend the day! 

Go For Brunch

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Whether you’re a little tired from your New Year’s Eve celebrations the night before, or just are looking for a great meal, why not meet your friends for brunch? Tons of restaurants will be open New Year’s Day. So, grab your first Instagram-worthy meal of 2019 at one of these delicious spots

Visit a Museum


The Royal Ontario Museum will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on New Year’s Day, so you can check out the exhibits and learn something new! The museum has been transformed into a winter wonderland. They also have three special exhibitions going on so there is something for everyone! You can check out the Spiders: Fear and Fascination, Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Catch a Raptors Game

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The Toronto Raptors play the Utah Jazz on the home court this New Year’s Day. Tickets can be purchased online, so get your cheering voice and hometown spirit ready! 

Go Shopping


Don’t let New Year’s Day get in the way of your shopping plan. Lots of shopping centres (like CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Square One Shopping Centre, and Toronto Premium Outlets) in the GTA will be open, so you can shop until you drop!

Host a Movie Marathon


If you don’t feel like going out, why not host a movie marathon at home? You can have friends and family over to watch all of your favourites. Just make sure to stock up on popcorn since it will be tricky to find an open grocery store! New Year’s Day will be a good time to put these Netflix hacks to good use. 

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada


The super popular aquarium will be open on New Year’s Day and is fun for the entire family! Kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by all the different sea creatures they’ll see. And if you have a Presto card, you can score an extra discount on tickets

Go Skating


If you’re looking to get active, why not take advantage of the city’s multiple free outdoor skating rinks? It’s the perfect way to burn extra calories and spend time with your loved ones! 

Visit the Toronto Zoo


The Toronto Zoo’s 12 Days of Enrichment event is on with all kinds of indoor pavilions, adorable animals, and scenic walking trails. This event will be fun for the entire family!

Check Out the Winter Flower Show


If you want to get out of the house without spending a bunch of money, check out the Winter Flower Show at Centennial Park Conservatory and the Allan Gardens Conservatory! They have incredible floral scenes made up of thousands of colourful flowers, vines, and plants from all around the world. Plus, these events are completely free!

Check Out the Winter Light Exhibition


This free event is definitely worth checking out! There are 18 different light exhibits as well as other fun activities like free public skating and community bonfires.

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