416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (Jan.23 – Jan.25)

MissoniHomeHey there 416ers! It’s Friday! I’m so glad the week is finally over and I’m ready to unwind and unplug (not including my phone, iPad or laptop, of course). I’ve been fighting a nasty bug and helping some awesome clients purchase a home, so I’m pretty beat, yet thrilled, so I’m looking forward to a bit of weekend fun as I’m sure are you. On that note the TOP5 is back so here we go – here are top 5 things to do in Toronto this weekend.

The Interior Design Show is back for it it’s 17th round of everything design-related. It runs this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you’re addicted to HGTV, religiously subscribe to design magazines and design blogs, this is the place to be for your dose of new, hot and on-trend. With exhibitors such as Chatelaine magazine, IKEA Canada and Magic Pony, the exhibition is home to innovative new products, cutting-edge designers and new style concepts. Come meet some of your favourite design personalities and explore the trends that are driving design today.

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Toronto Ultimate Travel Show I know what you’re going to say – you can’t stand this cold weather. If all you an think about is getting away to somewhere warm or undiscovered, head over to the Direct Energy Centre this weekend and visit variety of displays from a number of vendors including travel companies, stock up on swimwear, and chat with travel bloggers.

Robbie Burns Day at Casa Loma Considered by his countrymen as the Greatest Scot of all time, Robbie Burns was a poet and lyricist in the late 1700s. Accordingly, to pay tribute to him on his birthday January 25th, we now gather to drink Scotch, eat traditional Scottish fare, and share his poetry. This Saturday Casa Loma invites you to rejoice in Robbie Burns Day by joining in a spirited evening including a 4-course scotch-paired dinner.

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Come Up To My Room If you’re looking for even more design inspiration visit The Gladstone Hotel for this annual event that invites viewers to get an inside look at what goes on inside their featured artists’ heads. This year all four floors of the hotel feature key pieces, themed rooms, and installations along the staircase. Featuring installations by a mix of artists, designers and graphic designers.

Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour This multimedia exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre presents the photographer’s role in defining glamour and showcases depictions of desire and desirability throughout history. With works by Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman expect to see celebrity portraits, and iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor among many modern day images and representations of glamour.

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