What to Do in Toronto & the GTA this Weekend (February 12-15)

There are lots of events happening in Toronto and the GTA. It’s Valentine’s Day, Family Day and NBA All-Star Weekend this weekend!

With Valentine’s Day, Family Day and NBA All-Star this weekend, there are lots of things to do in Toronto!

Grab Free Soup at the Cantina by Campbell’s 

When: February 2-21, 2016. Click here for hours.
Where: 501 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario
What: Drop by this pop-up and sample complimentary soups designed by Rock Lobster’s founder and head chef. Visitors are invited to take part in tutorials that happen daily from 12:00pm-1:00pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm. Get full details.


When: February 11-14 and February 18-21, 2016. 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Where: 367 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario
What: Experience a pop-up art gallery by photographer Alexa Mazzarello and former model Erica McDonald. The gallery brings attention to the way women are represented in the world with self portraits, audio interviews and interactive dialogue. BodyThoughts will open conversation on body image and challenge the way we think about our bodies. Get more details here.

Adidas Exclucity Pop-Up Shop

When: Opens February 11, 2016. Click here for store hours.
Where: 552 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario
What: Adidas has taken over the upper floor of Exclucity and is showcasing the adidas Tubular line of sneakers, as well as special pieces in honour of All-Star Weekend. Preview the store here.

Hangin’ Pictures on my Wall Powered by Shopify

When: February 12-14, 2016. 11:00am-7:00pm
Where: 952 Queen St. West
What: A curated art installation by Naskademini & OPEN featuring black and white rare stills of the 90s hip hop era. The live experience takes place in four distinct places: gallery, lounge, bedroom & closet. There will also be a speaker series featuring panel programming from industry leaders like Ronnie Fieg (KITH NYC), Naskademini, and Marcus Troy. Admission is free.

The Canadian International Auto Show

When: February 12-21, 2016. Click here for hours.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre North & South Buildings, 222 Bremner Blvd and 255 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario
What: Canada’s largest auto show is in town at the Metro Toronto Convention centre. Check out exotic cars, learn about the future of driving and much more. Get ticket information here.

The Spring Fishing & Boat Show

When: February 12-15, 2016. Click here for hours.
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, Ontario
What: Visit hundreds of exhibitors displaying fishing, camping, boating and outdoor gear, all under one roof. Get full details.

GTA Home & Reno Show

When: February 12-15, 2016. Click here for hours.
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, Ontario
What: Browse the GTA’s top contractors and suppliers, and get tips from celebrity experts and local designers, all under one roof. Get full details.

Dwyane Wade All-Star Sneaker Launch at Ugly Dukling

When: February 12, 2016. 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: 4 Edward St., Toronto, Ontario
What: Meet Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat at Ugly Dukling for the launch of his shoe line, Way of Wade. Get there early, there’s sure to be a lineup!

The Next Wave Film Festival

When: February 12-14, 2016. Click here for times.
Where: 350 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario
What: High school students can take in a series of free movies, events and workshops at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Next Wave lineup includes a live reading of Space Jam and screenings of Basketball Diaries, the Social Network, Ghost World, the Notebook & more. Get full details.

Sears Great Canadian Chill

When: February 15, 2016. 10:00 am
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Ontario
What: Participate or watch Canadians take on the urban polar bear dip. Teams and individuals will dive in to a custom built chill pool at Yonge-Dundas Square. The Toronto Chill is in support of SickKids. Tickets are $25 to participate or free to watch. Get full details.

Guinness World Records Challenge: Robin Hood Baking Team attempt to build World’s Largest Mosaic Cookie

When: February 15, 2016. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario
What: Help the Robin Hood team attempt to achieve the Guinness World Records title for the largest cookie mosaic in support of We Bake for Change. The mosaic will be made up of over 13,000 individual cookies. Visitors can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Attendees will also have a chance to win a seven day trip to India. 

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