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January in Toronto

Festivals, Trade Shows and Other Special Events


Brides, boats, literacy, and the Chinese New Year - those are just a few of the special events in Toronto in January 2013.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
New Years Day
There are plenty of things to do to start the New Year off right, including Polar Bear Swims, levees and more.

Wednesday January 2 - Sunday January 13, 2013
The Next Stage Theatre Festival
This festival at Factory Theatre is produced by the same people who bring us the Fringe Festival every July, but there's one big difference between the two - Next Stage shows are selected based on merit, not by lottery. Independent productions which have achieved some level of success - many of them hit Fringe shows - are given a chance to be honed and re-staged.

Friday January 4 - Sunday January 6, 2013
Canada's Bridal Show
Head to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to discover what local and national vendors are offering.

Friday January 4 - Sunday January 6, 2013
North American International Motorcycle Supershow
At the International Centre in Mississauga.

Saturday January 12 - Sunday January 13, 2013
National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show
Interested in running your own business but don't want to start from scratch? Head to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to explore franchise opportunities.

Saturday January 12 - Sunday January 20, 2013
Toronto International Boat Show
Looking forward to summer? Start planning now with a trip to the Boat Show. Seasoned boaters can learn new techniques, discover new products, and enjoy the indoor boating lake. If you're just interested in learning about boating, there's plenty of beginner info, plus special areas just for kids.

Saturday January 19 - Sunday January 20, 2013
Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour
Monster trucks return to the Rogers Centre!

Thursday January 24 - Sunday January 27, 2013
Interior Design Show
Visit the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for home design products and inspiration (only Saturday and Sunday are open to the general public).

Friday January 25 - Thursday February 7, 2013
Enjoy Prix Fixe menus options at over a hundred of Toronto's fine dining restaurants.

Friday January 25 - Sunday January 27, 2013
National Bridal Show
That's right, there's not one but TWO bridal shows in Toronto in January. Make sure all of your nuptial bases are covered with a trip to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

Saturday January 26 - Sunday January 27, 2013
Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show
Explore exhibitors and seminars relating to national, international and adventure travel at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

Sunday January 27, 2013
Family Literacy Day
On January 27th all Canadians are urged to read together, play together, and plan to make literacy a fun part of your family activities all year long. Special events at the library and other family-friendly venues help you turn the day into an occasion.

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