10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week (November 1-5) – Curiocity

And just like that, spooky season is over. Is it too early for festive sweaters and eggnog? Love it or hate it, the Distillery District’s annual holiday tree will go up this Monday and if you’re eager to get your merry vibes on, you can go down to the historic district and see it for yourself! Now that it’s getting cold out there, you can take some time to explore the unique exhibits and museums going on around the city right now, and believe us, there are tons of them.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week!

IMMERSIVE KLIMT

A new immersive art experience has officially opened its doors in Toronto. Joining the ranks of Immersive Van Gogh and Beyond Monet is Immersive Klimt, a colourful new exhibition curated by the “world-renowned master of digital art” Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi. Through vivid 360 projections, the revolutionary works of Gustav Klimt come to life all around you. Klimt is described as a “rebel, genius and legend” of a painter, and now you can be swept up in his electrifying world.

Where: 1 Yonge St

When: Various times

TOUCH

This interactive performance is a combination of powerful projections and superb live dance. It dives into the relationship between two people as they move through the stages of their interactions. It’s described as a deeply moving performance that’ll give you goosebumps the whole way through. The show has been extended through November 7th and the long weekend is a great opportunity to check it out.

Where: 1 Yonge St

When: Until November 7th

THE DISTILLERY WINTER VILLAGE: TREE UNVEILING

The Toronto Christmas Market is making a comeback in 2021, but with a new look, feel and name. Now, Toronto will be able to have all of its festive fun at The Distillery Winter Village, a reimagined and rebranded version of the Toronto Christmas Market that is kicking things off with the unveiling of a giant 50-foot tall Christmas tree on November 1.

Where: Trinity Square in The Distillery District

When: November 1 at 9 AM

TORONTO RAPTORS VS. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

The Raptors are back on home soil and they’re inviting fans at full capacity to cheer in the stands. After missing out on live sports for 18 months straight, the energy this season is sure to be higher than ever. There’s nothing quite like the electrifying energy of a packed arena, especially when we take the W!

Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St

When: November 5th at 7:30 PM

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BUG LAB IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION

A one-of-a-kind exhibition has arrived at the Ontario Science Centre! Wander through a surreal world filled with giant, ultra-realistic models of bugs while you learn about the profound impact that insects have on our lives. The exhibit is both a fascinating and beautiful experience suitable for all ages, so if it’s been a minute since you’ve paid a visit to the Science Centre, this is your excuse!

Where: 770 Don Mills Rd

When: Until April 2, 2022

PICASSO: PAINTING THE BLUE PERIOD

Joining the ranks of Monet and Van Gogh is Pablo Picasso, with a landmark celebration of his iconic modernist masterpieces. The Picasso exhibit now running at the AGO takes visitors through the early projects from his signature Blue Period with over 100 works sourced from 15 countries. You’ll get to experience the world as he interpreted it as a young artist in the early 1900s.

Where: 317 Dundas St W

When: Until January 16, 2022

YOGA AT IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH

What’s more relaxing than immersing yourself in Van Gogh’s famous sunflowers and starry nights? Adding some yoga into the mix, of course. This Thursday, you can flow and move through a guided yoga class while Van Gogh’s works swirl around you. You’ll want to bring your own mat to this 40-minute class and prepare for a breathtaking workout like no other.

Where: 1 Yonge St

When: November 4th at 9 AM

MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS

Are you ready for an adventure? Enter the fascinating world of illusions that will trick your confidence in your own senses, but will also amazing you by doing so; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you. You will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially in the Museum of Illusions.

Where: 132 Front St E

When: Various dates

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VS. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Watch the Leafs in action this Tuesday as they start the 2021-2022 season strong! With arenas at full capacity, you already know that the vibes will be high. With the Leafs 5th in the Atlantic Division right now, they’re coming back swinging this time around. Now that Game 7 is ancient history, it’s time to give the Leafs our unconditional love like we always do.

Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St

When: November 2nd at 7:00 PM

TERRA LUMINA

Are you ready to be whisked away to the year 2099? Terra Lumina is making its return at the Toronto Zoo this month for more nightly magic under the stars. The immersive light show features an illuminated 1.5 km trail designed to make you feel like you’ve travelled to a “radiant” future world.

Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, ON

When: Select dates in November 2021

There it is, folks! Ten of the best things to do in Toronto this week.

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