Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of February 21—23

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of February 21—23

Yorkville will host an ice-carving competition this weekend. (Image: Florin Chelaru) Yorkville will host an ice-carving competition this weekend. (Image: Florin Chelaru)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, tropical ice sculptures, an industrial bazaar and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.

BEER

Winter Beer Fest
Drown February blues in copious amounts of craft beer at this Danforth bar’s annual festival, featuring breweries like Junction Craft, Granite Brewery, Flying Monkeys and West Avenue Cider. There will also be snacks from The Blade and Butcher, and tunes from local bands like The Condor Boys. Feb. 21—Feb. 22. Entrance is free, tasting tickets are $1 each. The Only Cafe, 972 Danforth Ave., theonlycafe.com

OLYMPICS

Men’s Gold Medal Hockey Game
Patriotic hockey fans can cheer on Team Canada bright and early in front of the CBC’s big screen. A pancake breakfast will be served at 7am (but unfortunately not with beer). Feb. 23. Free. Barbara Frum Atrium, CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. W., cbc.ca

MARKET

Artisans of the Metropolis
This “Junction Bazaar” will feature local vendors peddling wares with a vintage, industrial or otherwise unique vibe. Feb. 22. Free. Metropolis Factory, 50 Edwin Ave., metropolisfactory.com

MOTORCYCLES

The Motorcycle Show
Two-wheeler enthusiasts can head to Exhibition Place to check out over 400 bikes, ATVs, scooters and the latest motorcycle apparel. Watch live demonstrations, bring your kids to the Yamaha Riding Academy or refuel at The Race Café. Feb. 21–Feb. 23. Admission $17. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., torontomotorcycleshow.ca

ICE SCULPTURES

Icefest
This year, Bloor-Yorkville’s annual winter celebration will feature tropical-themed ice sculptures of palm trees, parrots and sailboats. Pedestrians can admire the ice-carving competition, or, for a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, taste maple syrup toffee. Feb. 22–Feb. 23. Free. Village of Yorkville Park, Cumberland St. and Bellair St., blooryorkville.com