Farewell 2017 and hello 2018! With the past year finally behind us, it's time for old habits to die and new habits to kick in. If you are trying to take advantage of what the city has to offer more often this year, look no further! We've compiled the best things to do each month for the rest of 2018, so you don't have to plan a single thing!
Whether you are looking for art exhibits, fun ideas for a night out, cool events happening during the year or just unique ideas to spruce up an otherwise boring day, we've got it all! So pick whichever month you're interested in, or leaf through all of them to get an idea of what the year 2018 has in store for Toronto!
Super Fun Things To Do This January & February 2018
Super Fun Things To Do This March & April 2018
Super Fun Things To Do This May & June 2018
Super Fun Things To Do This July & August 2018
Super Fun Things To Do This September & October 2018
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Check out 'Winter at Ontario Place.'
'Winter at Ontario Place' is one of the newest Winter themed events to the city and it's already made a major splash. Who wouldn't want to venture through Ontario Place while it's covered in lights and has tons of cool light displays scattered around the area?! The event runs all throughout the Winter!
Go skating on one of these rinks around the city.
One of the best things about the Winter season is finally being able to lace up your skates and play a game of shinny or two, or just skate around and enjoy the view. Whether you want to skate at Nathan Phillips Square or somewhere less crowded, we've got you covered with this list of all the coolest rinks!
Check out Chanel's revamped Yorkville boutique and window shop.
Whether you can afford it or not, Chanel's new boutique is way to gorgeous to not see with your own eyes. The new revamped location features tons of luxury bags and other items that boast some pretty steep prices, but it doesn't cost you a dime to window shop!
Work off all those Christmas dinners at SoulCycle.
After all those Christmas dinners, holiday parties and a night of drinking on NYE, you are probably feeling bloated and a little heavier than before. Luckily SoulCycle's location on King makes for the perfect way to shave off those holiday pounds!
Hit the slopes with an inflatable tube at Chicopee Tube Park.
This is a great idea for anybody who doesn't snowboard or ski (or even if you do either, it's still a ton of fun) considering the only talent you need it the ability to climb inside the tube and slide down! So grab your friends and prep for the day trip over to Chicopee Tube Park!
Go skating along an ice trail up in Bala.
Ever want to go on a hiking trail but skate the trail instead of trekking it in hiking boots? Look no further than the cranberry marsh ice trail up in Bala! Not only are the scenic views gorgeous once the snow falls, but it's a great idea for a day trip.
Eat like an elite for cheap at Winterlicious 2018.
If you've always wanted to eat high class but haven't had the budget, now is the perfect time to take advantage of Winterlicious. A list of all of the participating restaurants and their price fixed menus can be found here, and you've got to do is decide which restos you are going to book a reservation at!
Watch the Distillery District transform into the TO Light Fest.
The TO Light Fest is back for a second year due to it's massive popularity last year. Once again it will be taking out the Distillery District and boasting thousands and thousands of lights. Oh and did we mention admission is still free?
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Escape the cold by visiting Allan Gardens.
If the cold has got you down and you are feeling as though this Winter is never going to end, all you've got to do is spend an afternoon at Allan Gardens! It's the perfect refresher and such a cool way to relax, hang out and appreciate the nature around you.
Dance the night away at Demi Lovato's Toronto concert.
Demi's 2018 tour is making a stop in Toronto this March and it's going to be an event you won't want to miss. Not only will she be performing hits like "Sorry not Sorry," but DJ Khaled will be joining her for the show when she takes over the Air Canada Centre!
Catch a free movie at the Royal Cinema.
Nope, that's not a typo! The Royal Cinema hosts a free movie night once a month, so while we can't tell you when the exact date is or what movie will be screened, we can say you can expect a similar deal once every single month from the theatre!
Be Irish for the day at the Toronto St. Patrick Day parade.
It doesn't matter if you are actually Irish or not, this party is open to everybody! The parade is always a ton of fun, but after the festivities you can keep the party going by heading to an Irish bar or two!
Ease the pain of cramming for finals by studying at these cute spots.
Finals suck, but regardless of how rough the final month of school can get, you've got to push through it and study. Luckily, studying can seem a little less painful when you are cracking the books in a nice spot, so check out these spots for some inspo!
Then celebrate the end of finals at these bars where you don't have to dress up.
Once finals are finally over and you've crawling out of the Winter semester alive, you can finally party and celebrate! Though I'm sure the last thing you want to do after sitting in a library for a week straight is to wear a pair of heels. So instead of the club, check out these bars where you can show up in sneakers instead!
Check out Trinity Bellwood's Flea Market.
If you love a good deal or are always looking for eccentric things to add to your house, Trinity Bellwood's Flea Market is going to be an event you'll be counting down the days till. Last year's market ran throughout April so we can only assume it'll happen within the same month, though specific dates will definitely be released closer to April.
Take advantage of Kensington Market's Pedestrian Sundays.
What better way to ring in the warmer weather than to peruse through Kensington? Whether you are window shopping at thrift spots in the neighbourhood or grabbing some grub, it's a great way to spend a lazy Sunday!
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Check out Kygo's concert at the Air Canada Centre!
Kygo's concert arriving at the ACC this Summer is sure to be a massive party you won't want to miss! Considering that tickets aren't too expensive either, it's a great way to have a fun night out filled with great music!
Get active and hike the Scarborough Bluffs.
May is the perfect time to start getting active if you've been holed up in your room during the colder months of the year. What better way to kick off the warmer weather than to go on a hike throughout the bluffs? You can see some great sights and get in a cardio workout!
Go to High Park to see the cherry blossoms bloom.
Whether you've got a green thumb or not, anybody can appreciate how gorgeous High Park becomes when the cherry blossom trees bloom in May. Though you'll definitely have to be quick to visit once they start blooming considering they die a few weeks after their initial bloom!
Grab your camera and channel your inner photographer at this year's Doors Open.
Doors Open is one of the best days of the year, specifically for photographers. Considering its the one day of the year that buildings that are otherwise shut away from the public open their doors for people to check out and photographers to snap a photo or two!
Go see Charlie Puth live in concert!
Charlie Puth will be touring his highly anticipated album this Summer and we can hardly contain ourselves! His show will be over at the Budweiser Stage so you'll be able to enjoy the sunny weather while jamming out to your favourite hits!
Take advantage of the warmer weather and hit up one of these patios.
With the warm weather FINALLY back for the season, it's safe the say that Patio SZN will be in full swing. Until then you can lust over all the cool patios that will be open come June!
Visit the Toronto Islands for a beach day.
Hopefully we won't see a Toronto Island flood 2.0 this year and can assume the island will be open to the public come June. From the beach to the boardwalk and restaurants, it's the perfect spot for a day away from the city!
Go kayaking or canoeing on Lake Ontario!
This is one of the most fun ways to secretly sneak in a cardio workout (whether you are aware of it or not). Not only do you get to enjoy a killer view of the skyline from the Lake and enjoy the breeze, but you get in a mild work out!
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Take a drive to Niagara Falls and go on a wine tour.
If you are looking for a day trip that involves a bit of a drive, Niagara Falls is the perfect idea! Pair the trip with a bike and wine tour and it's safe to say you'll have an amazing time!
Support the local LGBTQ+ community and celebrate Pride 2018.
Pride 2018 plans are already in the works and it's slated to be the biggest and most fun celebration yet. So get ready to deck yourself out in rainbow coloured everything to ring in the celebration come Summer!
Go see Wicked at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
The cult favourite musical Wicked is coming back to Toronto and we couldn't be more excited! The tale of how the Wicked witch became wicked will be around from June 20th until August 5th, so buy your tickets now to secure a seat!
Use this ice cream map to test out all the best ice cream in the city.
What better time to make use of an ultimate ice cream map than in the Summer months?! Spend a day or two checking out all the hot spots and deem one of them the best in the city for yourself!
Head over to the Ex once it opens for the Summer!
If there's one good thing about the Summer ending, it's definitely that the Ex comes back in town. Whether you love it for the rides, the entertainers or the insane food creations, 2018 is bound to be another year of fun and excitement at the annual amusement event!
Sit in on a free movie on the water at Sail In Cinema.
What's cooler than watching a movie from the beach?! While there is no date set in stone for the Sail In Cinema's 2018 dates, we can't help but already get excited about it. Since most of the dates were hosting in August, we imagine it will happen around the same time this year as well!
Step out of your foodie comfort zone at Taste of the Danforth.
If you are a budding foodie or just want to grab a bite and enjoy the entertainment, Taste of the Danforth is always a great time. So make sure to take advantage of one of the last food-oriented festivals of the Summer!
Check out Taylor's Reputation Tour at the Rogers Centre
Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift is taking over the Rogers Centre for two shows this August and they are sure to be a show you don't want to miss. Songs from her older albums like 1989 are sure to be slipped in the set list as well as hits from her newest album like Don't Blame Me and End Game!
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Search for stars visiting the city for TIFF.
TIFF is arguably one of the best times of the year in the city, from bars extending their hours to just the overall excitement in the downtown core, it's always a great time! Who knows if you might run into a celeb or two if you conveniently dine at some of the restaurants that celebs tend to frequent when they visit the city.
Have a picnic at Trinity Bellwoods before the chilly weather hits.
With the cold weather on the rise at this point, it's safe to say that you should have a impromptu picnic or two as much as you can considering the chilly weather will definitely not hold out for long. Plus you can pair the picnic with an UberEats order fit for a king!
Visit the Harbourfront Centre to check out the Hot & Spicy Food Festival.
This festival is definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you love all things spicy, this is definitely your time to shine. While the dates for the festival's return haven't been released yet, we're sure it will be happening within the same month as the 2017 round!
Check out Fallicious at Blue Mountain.
Blue Mountain is always a fun time but during Fallicious, it's an even better time than usual considering the dining and shopping deals you can score! While the 2018 dates have yet to be announced for the annual event, we are sure it'll be around late September/early October, aligning with past years' dates.
Explore the Nuit Blanche exhibits throughout the city.
Nuit Blanche is one of the coolest features of the city considering the entire downtown core turns into an interactive art exhibit. While we have no clue what's in store for next year, we can't help but think it'll be even bigger and better than last year!
If you're brave enough, embark on Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland.
This is definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you are prepared to get spooked, this is always a fun time! From the normal rides offered at the park to haunted houses and mazes offered exclusively during Haunt, this is the perfect way to ring in the Halloween season!
Sit in on the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
If you love a good scary movie, this is definitely the event for you. Each year the Toronto After Dark Film Festival hosts a scary movie marathon of the best spine crawling features. While the dates haven't been released yet, you can keep your eyes peeled for now!
Visit Casa Loma to explore Legends of Horror.
If you want to experience a haunted house in a castle, then definitely check out Legends of Horror! Year after year Casa Loma delivers an incredibly terrifying experience that you've got to try at least once!
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Visit Dundas Peak to see the Fall foliage.
Dundas Peak is an incredible spot to hike year round, but during the Fall the experience is in a completely different league than any other season. When the Fall foliage starts to peak through, the forest below when you are on the peak looks as though it's come to life- it's a view you've got to see for yourself!
Go on a Fall trail ride on horseback at Claireville ranch.
If you want to go on a scenic Fall trail but are looking to chill out instead of hike, opt to do the trail on horseback! Clairville ranch offers a great opportunity where you can ride a horse through the surrounding trails during the Fall!
Check out the Toronto Chocolate Festival.
Chocolate lovers, unite! This is the ultimate event to fulfill your biggest sweet cravings and it happens through the entire month of November! From chocolate foundations to other fun chocolate inspired creations, it's an event that will fulfill anyone's sweet tooth!
Visit the Day of the Dead celebration at the Harbourfront.
Each year the Harbourfront Centre celebrates the Day of the Dead with an event focused on the celebration and of Mexico's life, heritage, culture and families! From art galleries to music and dancing, it's a fun experience for any visitor!
Use this Christmas lights map to check out all the insane light displays around the city!
One of the best parts of the year is definitely how lit the city gets... literally. From massive Christmas trees to intricate light displays, every major building in the city brings it's decorating A game when it comes to the holidays. Luckily for you, you don't have to find them all for yourself seeing as this map highlights all the incredible displays and trees you cannot miss out on!
Check out this list for inexpensive Winter dates to go on with your partner!
The holiday season can leave many people tight for cash, so it's natural that you and your partner might want to keep your dates cheap until the Winter season passes. Luckily, inexpensive doesn't mean lame considering we've found all of these fun dates and they won't cost you over $35 to do!
Visit the Toronto Distillery District Christmas Market.
The Distillery District Christmas Market has become bigger than ever, and with that comes some pretty big expectations for the 2018 year, but it's practically assumed that they'll deliver even more than expected! What better way to ring in the season than to scope out the mini cobblestone village with a hot chocolate in hand?
Go to a monthly Pug Grumble!
If there is any month you should go to a Pug Grumble, it's definitely December! Not only are the pugs as cute as ever, but they'll be dressed up in adorable costumes and outerwear!