No need to leave the city this winter! Toronto is full of life all year round with so many things to do and see every season. Here is a list of some of our favorite winter activities.
Toboganning – A classic Canadian winter activity. Riverdale Park is our personal favourite with it’s large size, stunning view of the Toronto skyline and an easy TTC commute to get there! If you prefer to stay close to home or want to check out other hills in the city, see full list of Toronto tobogganing hills here: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/skating-winter-sports/tobogganing/
Skating – Another Canadian classic. Grab your skates (or rent) and go skating at The Bentway, a 1.5km figure-eight skating trail directly under the Gardiner Expressway. All ages and experience levels with an on-site village that offers both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets and more info here: The Bentway Skating Rink
Cheer on your home team – The Maple Leafs have been around since 1927 and although it’s been quite some time since they’ve brought home the Stanley Cup we’ve got a felling 2024 is their year. See their full schedule here: https://www.nhl.com/mapleleafs/schedule/2023/fullseason
Take an enchanted walk at The Toronto Zoo – Terra Lumina is a night time experience featuring a 1.5 km walking path that travels you into the future and back. Your journey begins when a portal carries you into the luminescent wonders of the year 2099, a time when humans and nature have learned to live in harmony. You’ll be transported into an inspiring story featuring vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, breathtaking video projections and an original score to an enchanted world filled with possibility. Tickets: Terra Lumina @ The Toronto Zoo
Concert at Massey Hall – Cozy up to some good music in Canada’s most iconic & internationally famous venue dating back to 1895. Have you been since their renovations finished? See their upcoming concert and event schedule here: https://masseyhall.mhrth.com
Heated Patios – Embrace your inner Canadian and cheers under the snowflakes & stars. Many patios across the city are still open in the winter. Some enclosed, some you’ll have to layer that extra sweater for. One of our favorite heated patios in the city is Bar Ravel, located in Little Italy and open till 1:00am!
Winter Hikes – There are many great trails and parks to visit in Toronto but one of our favorites is Rouge National Park, North America’s largest urban park. Its vast landscape makes for a uniquely exciting hiking spot with hiking trails that suit a range of comfort & activity levels. Lots of great hiking tips can be found on the Canada parks website: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/on/rouge/securite-safety/terrestre-land/randonnee-hiking
Winterlicious – Toronto’s foods scene continues to impress. We are a city known for multiculturalism, an endless smorgasbord, from Ethiopian to French we’ve got it all. From Jan 26 to feb 8 2024 you can check out some of the all-time best eats in Toronto at a reasonable price: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/winterlicious/
Warm up in the Allan Gardens – Enjoy the views of the winter inside a lovely tropical paradise. Home to some of the most exotic plants in the city, Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto, officially open by the prince of Wales in 1860!
Rock climbing – When the snow continues to fall well into March we escape the cold and head to The Rock Oasis for some indoor fun. Tickets and more info: https://www.rockoasis.com