5 Reasons to Look Forward to Winter in Toronto

Winter is coming and you can't avoid it! So here are 5 awesome wintery activities to look forward to in the city

Part of being a proud Canadian is our ability to embrace the unavoidable (and sometimes unbearable) winter months. Don’t let a little snow stop you from getting out and exploring this great city. Here are 5 reasons to look forward to a Torontonian winter:

Tobogganing at Riverdale Park

It’s won’t be long before the city is covered in a white blanket of snow and this means that one of the best Canadian winter traditions will soon be underway. The best part about this winter activity – it’s free! So go dig out that GT racer or old rickety wooden sled out of the shed and head to your local slope. With incredible views of the city, Riverdale Park is a Toronto favourite. In the west end, head to High Park and discover the many off-roading possibilities. Christie Pits, Bickford Park, and Trinity Bellwoods are also good alternatives.

City Skating Rinks

Another popular winter activity in Toronto is outdoor skating and shinny. There are some super unique rinks around the GTA: some are trails, some offer full out DJ skate parties. Check out some of the coolest places to skate here.

Warming Winter Beverages

The best way to warm up after an afternoon out skating or toboganning is with a delicious winter bevvy. Whether you’re a hot chocolate or apple cider person, these warm tasty drinks are so satisfying on cold snowy days. They don’t have to be hot to warm you up – it’s red wine season or get festive with eggnog (rum optional).


Hosted by over 100 Toronto restaurants, this winter foodie celebration is a series of mouth-watering culinary events that give you a chance to indulge in five star meals for great prix fixe values. Winterlicious 2016 will take place from January 29 to February 11. For more Winterlicious details: Twitter | Website.

Toronto Christmas Market

On now until December 20th, head to the Distillery District for ultimate Christmas vibes. The market captures the heritage and charm that you would find at a traditional European Christmas market and features hundreds of handcrafted products, entertainment, specialty food and beer, mulled wine gardens, a children’s village and much more.