5 Unique Toronto “Winterlicious” Activities

Isabella Figliano

Winter is still in full swing. That doesn't mean we need to stay cooped inside for the next two months. Throughout the GTA there are many free outdoor, and indoor, activities that are sure to keep you busy until spring rolls around.

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Photo: @capocacciatrattoria

WINTERLICIOUS

Winterlicious is the perfect way to explore different foods!  From January 25 - February 7 you have the opportunity to enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu at 200 restaurants and 12 culinary events.  Reservations begin on January 10.

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Photo: @alyssarshull

ICE SKATING

There are many outdoor and indoor skating rinks throughout the city, most of which are free, as long as you have your own skates.  Skating in Nathan Phillips’ Square is an excellent option that also gives you a great view of the city. Skating there is free but if you need to rent skates you can!  Adults skates are only $10 for two hours!

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Photo: Paul Gilmore/Unsplash

TOBOGGANING

Tobogganing is a fun winter activity that anyone can enjoy!  Throughout the city there are many tobogganing hills that allow for some fast sliding! Popular hills include Centennial Park Hill, a few hills in High Park, Riverdale Park, and Trinity Bellwoods.  Just bring your own toboggan, or anything to slide down on, really.

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Photo: @taytay_xx

WINTER FUN AT ONTARIO PLACE

From November 23 - March 17 visit Ontario Place and enjoy their winter fun!  They have many fun activities like a Winter Light Exhibition, ice skating, roasting marshmallows and watching some classic movies in the Cinesphere.  New this year, are skate parties that feature music from local DJ’s. Admission is free!


ALLAN GARDENS CONSERVATORY

Warm up after some outdoor activities by visiting the Allan Gardens Conservatory in Downtown Toronto. Open 365 days a year the conservatory features glass ceilings that house six interconnected sections.  These sections are home to some of the most unique and beautiful plants that you’ll see anywhere in the city. The different sections inside the conservatory include The Palm House, The Cool Temperate House, The Tropical Landscape House, The Arid House, two more tropical houses and a children’s conservatory that is attached to the Arid House and hosts workshops for kids.

Photo: @hayleyjharrison

Photo: @hayleyjharrison