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How to Make Toronto Your Family’s Own Winter Wonderland

Jan
15
2018
How to Make Toronto Your Family’s Own Winter Wonderland

As a proud Canadian, I learned a long time ago that if you can’t beat winter — and believe me, you can’t, unless you decamp for warmer climates from the beginning of December to the end of March, sometimes even early-April, sigh — you better join it.

Or, in other words: MAKE THE MOST OF THE SNOWY SEASON!

These are some of the activities I’m most looking forward to while this winter upon us, and a couple reasons why I encourage you to join in.

After all, it’s not like you can hibernate, which means there’s no reason you can’t also make Toronto your family’s own winter wonderland this year!!

Eating as many Winterlicious dinners as I can…

I’m a foodie, so putting this first. To be honest, the best part about this annual prix fixe food event isn’t even the discounted dishes, but the sheer variety of restaurants serving them up. Just take a look at this year’s list!

Catching one of Ontario Place’s winter light shows…

Open all winter, this free free winter light exhibition is a new feature of the revitalized Ontario Place. Don’t worry, you can keep warm by the skating fire pits.

Having my mind blown by giant ice sculptures…

Besides giving me a reason to visit one of my favourite neighbourhoods, Bloor-Yorkville’s Icefest affords me the chance to admire Yorkville Park’s stunning ice sculptures. This year, it takes place on the February 24th weekend.

Skating on the brand new Bentway

The skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway just opened — food and entertainment and all — and connects seven different Toronto neighbourhoods. I’ll be there for as many of the free Friday night skate parties as I can. (Yes, early Saturday showings mean tame Friday evenings like this.)

Tapping my feet — and not because I’m shivering — at the Winterfolk XVI…

Yes, the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns from February 16th to 18th, again turning the Danforth into a rock, blues, country music and jazz playground. Plus, it being in Greektown means Greek food. The best!

Heading up north for some skiing…

No, they definitely aren’t Tremblant or Whistler, but Toronto has a few fun ski hills near Toronto where you can hit the slopes. They aren’t all that far away, either… if you beat rush hour!

Going cross-country skiing in High Park…

Or, if the drive to Collingwood or Coldwater isn’t for you, how about some cross-country skiing?

This city has a bunch of options near the city. While some of my friends favour the Albion Falls, I love High Park. It’s great exercise, too — and beats jogging on the icy streets.

Making the journey to Tiffany Falls…

Okay, I cheated. This isn’t exactly in Toronto. Rather, it closer to Hamilton. And no, I don’t go to Tiffany Falls falls just because it’s my namesake. Come on! The real reason is because the ice climbing here is as exhilarating as gorgeous.

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