Reading Week Events are Plentiful for Toronto Students

Published On February 11, 2016 | By HN Staff | Arts, Food, Life

Krysten McCumber

If you’re looking for something to do over reading week don’t worry about being short on ideas in Toronto.

There’s an abundance of festivals, musical shows, food tours and recreational activities over the week from Feb. 13 – Feb. 21. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Family Day or looking for something later in the week there’s lots to choose from.

If you’re excited about the Canadian International AutoShow which started Thursday, you might want to keep the excitement going with The Motorcycle Show from Feb. 19 – Feb. 21.

Neil Fardy, manager for The Motorcycle Show, told Humber News his event has something for everyone.

“In Toronto a good way to describe our show is…we’re like the AutoShow for motorcycles,” Fardy said in an interview on Thursday.

“We have the Yamaha riding academy. We set up an area where kids six to 12 years old get a chance to be trained,” he said.

“They put on full equipment and get to actually ride a motorcycle at the show,” Fardy said. “The only prerequisite is you kind of need to know how to ride a bike.”

The AutoShow will be in town for the week and there is a lot of new eco-friendly technology being revealed throughout the events.

“More and more car owners are conscious about their emissions and are looking for an alternative energy vehicle without sacrificing the power and performance of a traditional automobile,” Jason Campbell, general manager of the AutoShow, said in a press release.

Cars and motorcycles aside there are many other delicious and fun events to go to as well.

Grab a glass of wine at Uncork Ontario – Winter Wine Tour on Feb. 20 with Michael Fagan, former columnist at the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine.

Hosted by the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts at George Brown College there are multiple tours throughout the day, followed with tastings at each of the vineyards being visited.

Once your tour is done, or once you’ve recovered, head out for a shopping spree with your friends.

Among other events going on, Toronto designer Jeanne Lottie is hosting Purses & Pastel, an event for women to come and shop for bags, enjoy refreshments  and exclusive gift bags.

“We’ve created a shopping event with Jeanne Lottie to bring you Purses & Pastel! A shopping event that you can enjoy with the other loves of your life, your BFFs,” Pastel Dress Party posted about the event.

It doesn’t matter what you’re looking to do on your week off, Toronto is the place to be! Check out the map below for a list of 20 events that are sure to catch your attention.

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