Lace up, and get your Elvis Stojko on. Two of the most well known places to skate outdoor in the city are just outside Old City Hall at Nathan Phillip Square, and the pathway known as The Bentway. For the less adventurous, you could always settle for your local community centre skating rinks.
Visit Museums, Centres & Galleries
Every winter Toronto turns some of its biggest tourist attractions into winter wonderlands. These attractions include nostalgic spaces like the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Science Centre. While some of these venues have been around for a decade plus, there are new venues to visit like Happy Place (Closes January 27th, 2019).
If you like art, then the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is place to go with unique and tailored exhibitions showcased all year round.
Start A Bobsled Team With Your Friends
Okay, let’s get realistic. As cool as putting a bobsled team together would be, it’s less than likely that you’ll be able to execute that. Unless you had a bobsled industry friend like John Candy from the Disney’s classic film Cool Runnings, good luck finding a bobsled. An alternative, more plausible and more affordable option is tobogganing. You could do this at some of Toronto’s best hill-hosting parks like:
- High Park
- Centennial Park
- Riverdale Park
- Colonel Samuel Smith Park
This one goes out to all the foodies. Winterlicious is an annual food event where selected restaurants around the city feature special menus and prices for a limited time. See listings and more information here.
See a Sports Game Live
Toronto is fortunate to be the home of several sports teams. Two regular seasons overlapping winter’s are the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The regular season for both teams start in October and end in April. This gives fans more than enough time to visit the Scotiabank Arena.
Winter isn’t for everyone. Some of us are strictly warm weather babies and aren’t built for the cold. This one goes out to the all the Torontonians suffering from chionophobia, known as the fear of snow (yes, this is a legit fear). Perhaps you would rather only take a dip outside to jump on plane to some where hot.