January (and, let’s face it, through to March) can be tough to get through – not only because the post-holiday blues have officially set in but it’s super cold and anything involving leaving the house seems like mission impossible. Add Dry January (or whatever detox you’re on) to the mix and we can totally understand wanting to hibernate ’till spring. But, it really is possible to enjoy life outside of your house even when it’s hella cold, especially with these fun events happening right here in Toronto this winter! Trust us, these will def be worth peeling yourself off the couch for!
Bolo Sweat Lodge Meditation Series
So you’ve been training your body but have you been training your mind? Get your head in the game at BOLO with their Sweat Lodge Meditation Series that happens every Friday this month with meditations led by Emily Thring, founder of The Quiet Company These 30 minute sessions detox both mind and body and give you a much needed dose of mindfulness that’s needed to get through this gloomy month!
Popera At Drake One Fifty
Love opera but not into the stuffy scene it can bring with it? Why not venture over to Drake One Fifty for Popera? It’s the perf blend of the opera we all know and love but in a more casual and personal setting with the singers just a few feet away from you! This collab with the Canadian Opera Company starts on January 20th but continues once a month until May!
BONUS: We’re giving away 2 tickets (worth $150!) to attend Popera at The Drake One Fifty on a date of your choosing. All you have to do to enter to WIN is Sign Up for our E7 Newsletter HERE and look out for the winner announcement in an up-coming email (sent every Sunday).
If you haven’t been to Happy Place, then you’ve def seen it all over the ‘gram. This mega fun interactive space is just what the doctor ordered with it’s bright colours and unique features like the world’s largest confetti dome that’s surrounded half a million pieces of confetti! Make sure you get your butt over to Happy Place asap because they just extended their stay in Toronto until January 27 – plus it’s the best escape from the cold!
Light Festival At The Distillery
Looking to brighten up gloomy January? Then head on over to the Toronto Light Festival that’s happening at The Distillery from January 18 to March 3! Now in its third year, this outdoor adventure is the perfect excuse to bundle up, get outside and experience a visual journey that celebrates local artists and creativity. Pro tip: make sure your phones are charged because this installation is practically made for IG!
Come Up To My Room At The Gladstone
One of Toronto’s most historic spots, the 130 year old Gladstone Hotel is once again transforming into a creative funhouse with Come Up To My Room. This year is all about playfulness and lightheartedness that acknowledges the uncertain times we’re living in with the gloomy contemporary issues we’re facing. These artists create interactive and unique installations that are thought provoking and encourage imagination. Get ready to have your mind blown from January 17-20!
MISFITSTUDIO x Free Pop-Up
Now is the perfect time to welcome some mindful movement back into your life. One of our fave Toronto gems, MISFITSTUDIO has launched a new pop-up at Free which is a super beautiful light and airy space that’s right around the corner from where MISFIT on Queen used to be (RIP!) Happening every Saturday from January 26-April 27, get ready to feel all the feels with 3 classes led by founder Amber Joliat herself and the amazing team! Click HERE for more info!
It’s baaaack! Who doesn’t love a 3-course meal deal – we sure do and we can hardly wait to dig into all the Winterlicious fun this time around. Taking place from January 25-February 7, indulge in a delicious prix-fixe meal at nearly 200 of Toronto’s top restos. Don’t miss out on this legendary food fest – it’s the perfect opportunity to find your new fave plus try out some of the best of the best for cheap!