Get ready to explore Toronto with the hottest happenings, carefully curated for all things fun and creative! Whether you want to immerse yourself in environmental AR exhibitions or dive into the past with vintage postcards we’ve got your week covered. This handpicked selection of events and experiences will add another event to your packed schedule, but you will not regret attending any of the following! Stay tuned for a weekly dose of discovery and delight with this week’s Best Bets.

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Recycling Today, Recharging Tomorrow, at Arcadia Earth

This multi-sensory journey combines creative art installations and exciting technology to inspire visitors. Visitors can find a battery recycling hub, a rechargeable battery display, discounts and an interactive carbon footprint calculator! This all immersive experience showcases the planet through a series of visuals and human actions on the environment. In order to inspire visitors, Arcadia Earth hopes to inspire visitors to create sustainable environments. Each exhibition takes visitors through underwater worlds, fantasy lands, and inspirational art installations designed to reimagine environmental issues. Visitors can rediscover the earth through this augmented reality exhibit and learn about their impact on the planet! More info.

When: February 18 – September 24

Where: The Well

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Winter Stations

The Winter Stations competition marks its 10th anniversary by unveiling six installations at Woodbine Beach. This event challenges artists to reimagine lifeguard stations as interactive art pieces. In collaboration with artists and dignitaries, these pieces are crafted to harmonise with the beach’s natural environment. Set in an outdoor space, this exhibition allows attendees to engage with art in dynamic and immersive ways. This year’s artists drew inspiration with abstract and thematic interpretations of the past. Take a walk across the beach and see these installations for yourself! More info. 

When: February 19 – March 31

Where: Woodbine Beach


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Artmaking for Black Wellbeing & Stress Relief

African/Caribbean/Black identifying community members are invited to explore self-care in this free 2-hour Arts in Health community workshop. Attendees will learn how to explore creative expression and mental wellbeing exercises through a series of activities! Run by Belinda Ageda, an experienced Arts in Health professional, attendees will be able to gain her expertise in creative tools for wellbeing. More info.

When: February 22

Where: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre


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Dance to the Abyss

As part of its 25th anniversary final concert season, Art of Time Ensemble announces their latest production of Dance to the Abyss! This 1920s cabaret and jazz-inspired performance is set to captivate audiences of all ages. Acclaimed soloists Martha Burns, John Millard, and Patricia O’Callaghan will be making appearances with a promise to push musical boundaries. The program will include excerpts from artists whose names have been largely forgotten through history. More info.

When: February 23 – 25

Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre


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Pride Toronto’s Sankofa 

Toronto’s second annual signature Black History Month event, Sankofa “Honouring the past, Celebrating the present, Mapping the future,” makes its return. This event celebrates members of Black 2SLGBTQI+ communities who have created safer spaces, fought for rights, and have actively become voices for an ever changing landscape. Come together for a night of celebration with amazing performances from Drag Queens and Kings, songs, and poetry. Entertainers include Kimora Amour, Anastarzia Anaquway, and JJ Rock! Starting at a $10 CAD admission fee, attendees will be able to access the event with 2 complimentary drink tickets and a light dinner! More info.

When: February 23

Where: Central YMCA

Tasba Yaptika by Claudia Luz Doare 

Claudia Luz Doare, a young French-Honduran artist has been selected to exhibit her work for three weeks at the Alliance Francaise Toronto Gallery. Her work discovers “Tasba Yaptika,” an exhibition composed of works depicting the daily lives of the Moskitia (Central American region). These pieces recount the quiet moments that Doare has experienced both abroad and in Canada. Through her multidisciplinary practices, she invites viewers to understand the daily lives of these Indigenous peoples and their ancestral practices. More info.

When: February 24 – March 9

Where: Alliance Francaise Toronto Gallery


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Vintage Postcard Sale

For those seeking a nostalgic story, the Toronto Postcard Club’s annual show is back for its 42nd year. . Visitors can find gems from the early 1900s to the ‘chromes’ of modern times. Thousands of vintage postcards will be steadily available for sale in organized boxes filled by topic and geography. This will be an amazing opportunity to discover the untold stories of local communities and connect with the past! Tickets start at $7 and the venue is easily accessible by public transport. More info.

When: February 25 

Where: The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre