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5 things to do this weekend: Team Canada, Blades on Stage & flower shows

Showwei Chu | posted Saturday, Jan 3rd, 2015

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

Jan. 2-4, 2015

World Juniors Championships: This annual event, organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation and co-hosted this year by Toronto and Montreal, showcases hockey’s finest young guns from around the world. Canada is still a contender for gold after it beat the U.S. 5-3 in the preliminary round. Team Canada is playing Denmark in the quarter-finals on Friday evening. Air Canada Centre. Until Jan. 5. For prices, click herehockeycanada.ca

Art Spiegelman retrospective: The Art Gallery of Ontario is holding a major retrospective of Pulitzer-Prize winning artist Art Spiegelman, who has illustrated comics for 50 years and is famous for his Maus books which documented his parents’ life during the Holocaust. On exhibit include rarely seen original manuscripts of Maus and 300 other works, including trading cards and magazine covers. 317 Dundas St. W. Until March 14. Exhibition included in admission price: $11-19.50. ago.net

High-Tech Maker Camp: MakerKids is holding day camps for kids throughout the holiday week at its Roncesvalles location, giving children hands-on experience with robotics, electronics and 3D printing. On Friday, kids will get to try 3D printers and lasercutters to make jewelry, a door sign or pretty much anything they can imagine. 2241 Dundas St. W., Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $99. makerkids.com

Blades on Stage: The stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre will be frozen for a holiday performance by famous figure skaters, including Elvis Stojko, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Violetta Afanasieva and Pete Dack. 300 King St. W. Until Sunday. $29-$130. ticketking.com

Flower show: Why not extend the Christmas season a wee bit longer with a visit to the annual Christmas Flower shows at the Allan Gardens Conservatory and the Centennial Park Conservatory. 19 Horticultural Ave. and 151 Elmcrest Rd., respectively. Until Jan. 11. Free.


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