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February 21-24 International Home & Garden Show Celebrate Toronto’s 25th year with a home and garden show by shopping over three acres of booths, and picking up around the home tips from the show’s over 400 expert exhibitors. Also catch the show’s gardening showcase and competition, and tour floral designs using local and exotic plants.

February 21-24 2013 Folk Alliance Conference Folk music buffs won’t want to miss this conference featuring performances, speakers, and workshops all apropos to the genre and the Folk Alliance Lifetime Achievement Awards and Honors. Attendees will also have the chance to listen to keynote speaker, Bernie Finklestein, a Canadian music manager as well as catch Halifax-native and folk artist, Ben Caplan, perform. 

February 22 Swedish House Mafia – One Last Tour It’s your last chance to catch Swedish House Mafia in Toronto and at all before the group parts ways. In their last tour before the trio is no more, the guys bid adieu to our city with a performance that is sure to be remembered.

February 22-24 Somewhere There Music Festival Over 40 performers and composers from around the city will take to the stage at the Somewhere There Music Festival to showcase the variety and strength of our creative music scene. The festival also includes music presenters, educators, and thinkers who will be part of a speakers’ series shedding light on Toronto’s vibrant musicians.

February 22-24 The Artist Project Both local and international artists are held under one roof in a juried art showcase to present the next generation’s emerging art stars. With over 200 artists from differing mediums, there is something for everyone to view, discuss, and even buy. There are also guided tours to explore the fair and meet the artists, as well as seminars hosted by leading art and design experts.

February 22-24 The Outdoor Adventure Show This show is the largest of its kind in Canada and covers any and all activities you do outside. With over 300 exhibits covering travel tips to safari adventures to white water rafting — this show has you covered. Partake in the interactive Canoe and Kayak Expo (don’t worry — it’s in a heated pool) and meet adventure celebrities like the stars of Ice Pilots.

February 23 Tapestry This year’s Black History Month Jazz Gala is a concert tribute to the first African Canadian to serve on the Ontario Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Michael H. Tulloch. Called Tapestry to signify the variety of music woven together to create a musical landscape, this 4th annual jazz gala will feature a performance of “Africville Stories” and a tribute to Motown.

February 23 Clothing Swap Party If you have clothes to discard and $8 you could wind up with a whole new wardrobe on Saturday. Each piece of clothing you bring (in good condition) scores you a ticket, with a max. of 30 per swapper, which can be redeemed — or swapped — for someone else’s stuff. The event also includes food, diy tips, and on-site alterations for all your new clothes!

February 23 Yes Detroit On Saturday bring some of the States (Detroit) to Canada (Toronto). Let loose to a mix of Motown, Garage, Techno and Rock Revival, and let your brain party on a 3D projection of an augmented Jasper Jones American painting on a 13 foot screen as the image moves and distorts along to the music being played.

February 23-24 Bloor-Yorkville Ice fest Get your winter on by staring in awe at a series of ice sculptures and scenes crafted from over 30,000 lbs of ice. Explore the “Wonderful and Whimsical” ice display, which features ice representatins of fairies, gnomes, butterflies, mice, and flowers with animated faces. There is also an ice carving competition at noon on Saturday so you can watch as ice sculptures are created in real time.

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Hallae Khosravi is an intern at Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter @hallaek. 

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