With a live city like the wonderful city of Toronto, there is always stuff going on. It can be concerts, plays, events, and more. Here are some things that are happening in the city of Toronto this week:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The Toronto Exhibit
With the release of the new Star Wars movie rapidly approaching (December 18, 2015), the anticipation has turned up a notch. A new exhibit has opened in Toronto, which includes life-size figures of the movie’s characters on display. You can also receive limited edition t-shirts, and take a commemorative photo. The exhibit is located at 277 Queen Street West, and it is free to enter.
$5 Food Crawl
All across the city, local restaurants, bakeries, and cafes are all taking part in this Food Crawl. A purchase of a $10 passport will allow you to purchase certain meals at ten participating locations for $5 each. Locations include Holy Chuck, Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles, La Cubana Ossington, and Glory Hole Doughnuts.
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera returns to Toronto for this season from Mirvish Productions. This show brings audiences back to the musical that tells the story of the young opera singer and the masked phantom that is in love with her. It is being held at the Princess of Wales Theatre on King and John Street (300 King Street West). Tickets begin at $39, but are selling very quickly. The final show is on January 23, 2016.
Friday Night Jazz
On the second Friday of every month, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada holds a musical underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. There is live jazz music, along with cash bars throughout the aquarium. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. The next Friday Night Jazz event will be held on Friday, December 11, from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
Union Station Holiday Market
The annual pop-up holiday market at Union Station is back and getting everybody into the holiday spirit. It is located in the historic grand hall of Union Station. The event shows over thirty artisan shops and gourmet food vendors from in and around Toronto. Vendors include Lorie Slater Photography & Design, Desmond & Beatrice Bakeshop, Lockett Jewels, Retro Festive, OCAD Student Works, and more. Pricing is free to everyone.
Toronto Christmas Festival
Yonge and Dundas Square will be transformed into every and all things Christmas. This festival will include food, beverages, live music, and a laser show, which takes place every night at 10:00. A large tent takes over much of the Square and offers free hot cocoa and marshmallows, so you’re not out in the cold the entire time. Santa is also a part of the festival to take photos with children and children at heart.
Magical Christmas Forest
Go and celebrate the holiday season at this festive event over at the Kortright Centre for Conservation. Included are holiday-themed crafts, treats, and activities, as well as horse drawn wagon rides. You can also explore Santa’s workshop, and give him your Christmas list.