We are already in mid-January, but many still seem to be in the holiday slump. Luckily, if you are looking for something to keep your spirits high and start the new year off right, there are multiple things to do in Toronto this weekend.The No-Pants Subway Ride is making an appearance again this year. This has been a tradition for years now not only in Toronto but in 50+ other cities around the world. There are also various skate venues for all of those winter activities enthusiasts, so take advantage of the best part of winter. Mayor John Tory will be hosting a party at a skating rink in the Beaches, which is always a great time every year. There's also an amazing new retrogaming bar that is opening on College St., so why not swing by and play some old-school arcade games? There are some great winter programming series such as the famous Long Winter events. Fashionistas should also take note that a new vintage shop is opening on Queen and they are hosting a party to celebrate. So grab a friend, loved one, or even yourself and check out what Toronto's got going on this weekend in our list below.
No-Pants Subway Ride
When: January 12 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: TTC Subway
Why You Need To Go: This is a long-standing tradition in around 50 cities and people ride the subway sans pants.
Long Winter 8.3
When: January 11
Address: 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Hang out at the lovely Gladstone Hotel for this edition of Long Winter, which is jam-packed with tons of Toronto musicians and artists.
Price: Free Entry
When: All weekend
Address: 300 College St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is Toronto's newest retro gaming bar that opens this Thursday. They have tons of old school arcade games to play for free and a full bar.
Mayor's Annual Skate Party
When: January 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 2075 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This annual skating rink party has free skate rentals, hot drinks, music and will be hosted by Mayor John Tory.
DJ Skate Night at Nathan Phillips Square
When: All Weekend
Address: 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Nathan Phillips Square has various activities going based on the day of the week. They have a Sunday Funday family program, a DJ skate night, and a lunchtime skate break.
Price: $15 - $105 depending on seats
When: January 10 at 8 p.m.
Address: 60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is one unique mix of entertainment that incorporates science fiction, musical performances, stand up comedy, spoken word, and many more mediums of entertainment all rolled into one big show.
Grand Opening of 217 Vintage and Nevada Rose
Price: Free entry
When: January 10 from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Address: 719 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the grand opening of a new vintage clothing spot on Queen that is the place to be for all fashionistas this weekend.
Phantom of the Opera
Price: $39 +
When: January 8 - February 2, various showtimes
Address: 300 King St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the opening weekend of the Phantom of the Opera in Toronto, a cute date night activity or just a fun evening for all you theatre lovers.
Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs
When: January 12 at 6 p.m.
Address: 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Watch the NBA Champs do what they do best this weekend at the Scotiabank Arena.