With winter in full swing, Toronto is offering some pretty cool ways to enjoy the cold this weekend. From light shows to movies, there are tons of options to help you forget about the cold weather. If you don't have plans yet, here are 11 things to do in Toronto this weekend.The city's got even more cool light shows and winter inspired events to keep you occupied until the spring. A giant ice sculpture festival will be taking over Yorkville, so you can check out some amazing installations for free. There are also some cool sights to see at Ontario Place, with the opening of their Winter Light Exhibition this weekend. You can go check out some dazzling light installations from now until the end of March, so make sure to not miss it.Valentine's is also coming up, and there are a ton of love-themed events that you can hit up, whether you're single or taken.
From comedy shows, Valentine's pet photoshoots, or artisan markets to buy some cute gifts, the Valentine's spirit is popping up in Toronto.You can also get some ultra-cheap OVO apparel on the outskirts of Toronto right now, so check it out for a chance at getting 80% off OVO gear.
Winter Light Exhibition At Ontario Place
When: February 8 to March 29 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.Address: 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This event will have a ton of art exhibits to see for free as well as a bonfire and painting classes. Check them out on the opening weekend!
When: February 8 (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.) February 9 (12p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Address: Cumberland St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Yorkville is getting taken over by ice sculptures this weekend. There will be music, winter activities and an ice carving competition.
Oscars Live! At Hot Docs Cinema
When: February 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Come watch the Academy Awards on the big screen at the Hot Docs this weekend! The best part is it's totally free, just reserve your spot online.
Starving Artist Market Place: Valentine's Pop Up Market
Price: Free Admission
When: February 8 to 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 1078 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Check out this pop-up artisan market just before Valentine's day, where you can get loads of presents for your S/O.
OVO Toronto Warehouse Sale
Price: Free Admission
When: February 5 to February 9 from 10 a.m to 9 p.m (to 7 p.m. on Sundays)
Address: 6900 Airport Rd. , Mississauga, ON
Why You Need To Go: This warehouse sale on the outskirts of Toronto will have you saving up to 80% off on OVO apparel.
Wassail Cider Festival
When: February 9 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 709 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Visit the Brickworks Ciderhouse this weekend and sample ciders, food and enjoy live music.
When: February 8 from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Address: 945 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Come watch some standup about dating and relationships right before Valentine's Day.
Price: Free Admission but you must order food
When: February 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 500 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Reserve your spot for this Drag Queen brunch with $5 caesars and $30 mimosas for the table.
Dark Knight on IMAX
When: All weekend, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Watching this Heath Ledger classic in 70mm on IMAX will be a totally new way to enjoy this iconic film.
Awkward Valentine's Pet Photos
When: February 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 675 College St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: For $25, you get a photo shoot with your pet, a treat bag, 10% off anything in the Pet Uno store, and more.
DJ Skate Nights: Soca On Ice
When: February 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Grab a pair of skates and dance the night away this weekend.