If you're looking for things to do in the T-Dot, Toronto this winter, look no further! I talked to an old friend today, that helped build the Chris Bosh Foundation years ago. It was so good to talk to him! I hadn't been back to Toronto in a few years, and he told me I have to make the trip.
I had a great time in Toronto; as I remotely lived there for about 7 years - and I'm sure you will too! So in case, anyone else is looking for things to do in the T-Dot this winter, here are Rudy's 5 best recommendations to do in Toronto in the winter.
Support the Community - Alexandria Park CC is a well-established community center that has been serving the residents of the Housing Co-op for many years. The Centre offers a wide range of programs and services that are designed to meet the needs of all members of the community, from infants to seniors. The Centre is also a vibrant community venue that hosts a variety of cultural and educational events, as well as special occasions and holidays. The Centre's highly trained and experienced staff are dedicated to providing quality services and programs that enrich the lives of all members of the community. For more information about APCC and its programs and services, please visit its website.
Visit The Distillery District - This quaint area is east of downtown and has unique Canadiana architecture. In the winter, it's transformed into a European-style Christmas market with twinkling lights, festive décor, and even an outdoor skating rink! There are also plenty of places to grab a bite or a drink after you've finished shopping for unique gifts.
Take a stroll through High Park - High Park is one of the largest parks in the city and makes for a great winter wonderland walk. Be sure to bundle up though! there are also several trails you can hike/snowshoe on if you're feeling adventurous.
Shop til you drop on Queen Street West - Queen Street West is one of the hippest areas in Toronto and is known for its independent boutiques and trendy restaurants/cafes. In the winter, it's still just as busy but doesn't forget your scarf and gloves!
Catch a basketball game - whether you're cheering on the Raptors at the ScotiaBank Arena or checking out a game at one of the smaller arenas around town, watching basketball is a must when you're in Toronto during wintertime. And if you don't like basketball, there's always hockey...
Warm up with a cup of tea (or 2...) at DAVIDsTEA - This isn't your average cup of tea! DAVIDsTEA has over 150 different types of tea and they always have new seasonal flavors coming out. Make sure to stop by their flagship store on Cumberland Street when you're downtown.
Ice Skating at Nathan Phillips Square - Nathan Phillips Square is a public square in downtown Toronto that is home to a large outdoor ice rink. The rink is to the public from early December to late February and is free to skate on. Skate rentals are available for those who do not have their own.
Toronto is home to many hills that make for great tobogganing in the winter months. Some of the best spots for tobogganing include High Park, Riverdale Park East, and Withrow Park.
Several winter festivals take place in Toronto each year, including the Toronto Light Festival, the Chinese Lantern Festival, and the WinterCity Festival. These festivals offer a great opportunity to experience some of the city's culture and cuisine.
Toronto is home to many great shopping districts, including Yorkville, Bloor Yorkville, and Queen Street West. These areas are filled with high-end shops and boutiques as well as department stores such as Gucci, Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen.
Toronto is a beautiful city to explore, especially in the winter when it is covered in snow. Some of the city's most popular attractions include the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Niagara Falls. If traveling private style, Villiers has options.
Rudy's Wrap Up
If you find yourself in Toronto this winter and are looking for things to do, never fear! There are plenty of options for indoor and outdoor activities that will help you make the most of your time in the T-Dot. From visiting museums to checking out local restaurants, there’s something for everyone. So bundle up and go enjoy everything that Toronto has to offer!