There's been a growing interest in where our food comes from. And that's led many people to look into everything from backyard gardening to even raising their own chickens. Then there's urban bee-keeping. Here's the buzz on that and other events in the city worth checking out this weekend.
So You Wanna Be a Beekeeper
Jan 18, MISO (862 Richmond Street West)
If you've been thinking that this is the year you take up urban beekeeping, this whirlwind introduction to the challenges and opportunities of keeping bees in the city is for you.
For more information, check out the Miso website.
Until Feb 1, Toronto Beekeepers Cooperative
Registrations are open for the Feb 1 workshop on Beekeeping 101 scholarships are available.
For more information, check out the Toronto Beekeeper's Cooperative website.
Jan 19 (Weather permitting), Humber Arboretum
Had your fill of holiday food? What better way to burn it all off but with a robust walk outside on snowshoes. Come one, come all, all ages, all sizes, young and old. This one is for you.
For more information, check out the Humber Arboretum website.
Tobogganing in the city
Ongoing, Various Locations
Looking for some slopes to hurtle down from? Check out this BlogTo list of the best spots in the city. #weAREwinter
Jan 19, Colborne Lodge
Fun winter activities include taffy pulling, roasting (and eating!) marshmallows and potatoes and sipping warm cider in the great outdoors. Dress for the weather. Small fees apply for taffy-pulling, potatoes and cider.
For more information, check out the City of Toronto website.
Dance Ontario Dance Weekend
Jan 18 to Jan 19, Fleck Dance Theatre
From ballet to b-boying with bharatnatyam in between.
For a complete line-up of the performances you can check out at the event, go to the Dance Ontario website.
Lutz Dille's Toronto: Photographs of our Recent Past
Jan 14 to Mar 8, UTAC (University College)
German-born photographer and filmmaker Lutz Dille (1922 - 2008) immigrated to Canada in 1951. The selection of black-and-white pictures in this exhibition capture poignant moments--including fashion accessories, unconscious gestures and everyday objects--in the streets of Toronto, where Dille lived and worked for thirty years.
For more information, check out the University of Toronto Arts Centre website.
Jan 17, Hard Rock Cafe
If you love K-Pop (that's Korean Pop music), this is the party for you. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.