Now that 2018 is behind us it's time to focus on 2019. As the city of Toronto continues to grow so does the number of options out there for you to drink, eat, adventure, and party.
I wanted to make sure you went into 2019 with new things to add to your bucket list. From AMAZING restaurant festivals that will leave you in food bliss to iconic Canadian brands making a comeback, below is a whole list of everything new coming to Toronto in 2019.
Take a read below and make sure you let us know which you're most excited about!
A Massive FREE Art Installation on Toronto's Waterfront
The waterfront is about to get even prettier in 2019 as it's taken over by five brand new art installations from January 19th to February 24th. The theme of the gallery will be 'Signal Transmission' inspired by the way humans speak to each other and yourself. All is up to interpretation, but it should be AMAZE.
Canada's Largest Maple Syrup Festival
I hope you have a sweet tooth because Toronto is about to be hit with a sugar rush. Sugar Shack's annual Maple Syrup Festival is coming and you WON'T be disappointed. The two-day festival will take place from March 9th to March 10th and have a massive maple syrup obstacle course, ice carving contests with chainsaws and ICONIC maple taffy. If you're looking to spend 2019 in the most Canadian way possible then please make sure you stop by...
First Lady Michelle Obama Will Take Over Scotiabank Arena
Obama fans put your hands up, because QUEEN First Lady, Michelle Obama, will be making a trip to Toronto in 2019 to speak to fans about her new book, life in the White House, and marriage to President Barack Obama. Michelle Obama was recently rated the most admired woman in America beating out other female icons such as Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. Don't miss your chance to get a selfie with Michelle Obama and get your tickets here!
Eataly Will Open At Yorkville
The world-famous Italian market, Eataly, will be opening its first Canadian location in Yorkville in 2019. Eataly will span over 50,000 square-feet and there will three levels so all of your shopping needs will be met. It will feature different restaurants and counters where you can learn more about the ingredients and food you're eating before you buy it.
Canada's BiWay Will Be Making An ICONIC Comeback
Get your credit cards ready because the OG Dollar Store, BiWay is making a triumphant return this August in Toronto.Some of you millennials may remember BiWay Dollar Store which had more than 250 stores across Canada until 2001 when it was shut down. The Canadian brand was well loved and serviced Canadians and their needs for over 30 years. Fully stocked with an inventory of household needs, clothes and food, BiWay is ready to own 2019.
Ariana Grande Will Be Slaying The Scotiabank Arena
2018 really was the year of Ariana and she's ready to carry that into 2019. Ari will be making her iconic return to Toronto on April 3rd for her global Sweetener Tour. With hit songs like Thank U, Next and No Tears Left To Cry, Ariana is about to show Toronto what she's really made of. You can scoop up some second-hand tickets here.
Toronto's First Women's-Only Club Will Open
Ladies get in formation because a new club is opening in Toronto and it's dedicated just to you. The Wing is a networking and social club dedicated to women as a way to connect and empower each other. The idea stemmed from the fact that most co-working spaces designed for entrepreneurs are heavily male-dominated. The space, coined 'a throne away from home' seeks to make women feel more comfortable in a working environment.
The Wing is slated to open in Toronto in early 2019 and will feature food and cocktails all served by women!
Chick-fil-A Will Be Taking Your Fried Chicken Game To The Next Level
If you haven't had Chick-fil-A you haven't lived. Lucky for you, they will be opening their first Canadian location in Toronto in 2019! Their menu features delicious chicken sandwiches served on biscuits and waffle fries that will leave you wanting more.
Shawn Mendes Will Be Bringing The House Down At The Rogers Centre
Ontario boy, Shawn Mendes, will be hosting his first-ever stadium concert at the Rogers Centre on September 6th. Fresh off his Grammy-nominated album, Mendes resides in Toronto and sticking true to his Canadian roots, wanted to ensure his first stadium tour was hosted at home. Sing along to hits 'In My Blood' and 'Lost In Japan' and purchase your tickets here!
Canada's Wonderland Will Be Transformed Into The Winter Wonderland of Your Dreams
Canada's Wonderland is about to become a whole new adventure for Torontonians as it will be transformed into a WinterFest in November 2019. Years in the making, WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland will feature tons of live music, goodies, and beautiful light shows. The best part? Platinum and Gold Season Passholders receive free entry!
WWE SummerSlam Week Will Take Over Toronto
The WWE is coming back to Toronto this summer for four nights of fun. The annual SummerSlam event will be taking over the Scotiabank Arena for the biggest event in the WWE and you can expect to see some of the biggest names in wrestling. With tickets yet to be on-sale, they are expected to sell out EXTREMELY fast so make sure you keep your eyes peeled.
Treat Yourself To Winterlicious Deals
Explore Toronto's food scene this January at an affordable price! From January 25th to February 7th over 200 local restaurants will be participating in Winterlicious, which features three-course lunch and dinners ranging from $23-$53. Some of the top picks include Miku Toronto and Michael's on Simcoe. Make sure you check out the full list here!
Visit the Luxury Spa Resort in Whitby
Whitby is located just outside Toronto so this definitely deserves an honourable mention on the list! Coming in the summer of 2019 is a brand new luxury spa resort at Whitby's Cullen Park. It will be designed after the Nordik Spa in Chelsea, Quebec which is the epitome of relaxation and is basically a secluded oasis from the city.