4 Winter-Fun Activities To Check Out In Toronto

 

We had our first snowfall of the season here in Toronto this week. We don't know about you, but we are super excited! But whether you're a summer person or a winter person, you're bound to have a blast with these 4 winter-fun activities you can check out in Toronto.

1. Holiday Market at Evergreen Brickworks

(photo via: Evergreen Brickworks)

In 2010, Evergreen Brickworks transformed a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and an award-winning public space.

From December 17 to 22, 2021, you can visit Evergreen Brickworks’ Holiday Market. The Holiday Market is one of the largest sustainable holiday markets in Toronto and features a rotation of over 40 locally-crafted, sustainably produced and handmade vendors.

There will also be food trucks, a skating rink, and musical performances!

We love Evergreen Brick Works because of their sustainability initiatives, and that they function as a social enterprise, meaning that the profit they make from revenue-generating ventures is used to fund their work across Canada.

How to get there:

Location: 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

  • Driving - three paid parking lots on-site.
  • Evergreen Shuttle - Take the free shuttle from Broadview Station. The shuttle runs every 30-45 minutes from the parkette north of the subway.
  • TTC - Use the 28 Bayview South bus from Davisville Station for a direct route to Evergreen Brick Works, all day, every day.

Hours of operation:

Visit Evergreen's website to get all the hours of operation for each day and service.

2. Tobogganing

 

This winter, try tobogganing in your neighbourhood - it's not a real Canadian winter without it! Check out these tobogganing hills around Toronto.

Scarborough

North York

Downtown Toronto

Toronto West

Charlottetown Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

65 Charlottetown Boulevard

Scarborough, ON

Graydon Hall Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

215 Graydon Hall Drive

North York, ON

Riverdale Park West

Number of toboggan hills: 1

375 Sumach Street

Toronto, ON

Bickford Park

Number of toboggan hills: 3

400 Grace Street

Toronto, ON

Murison Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

99 Murison Boulevard

Scarborough, ON

Glendora Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

201 Glendora Ave

North York, ON

Riverdale Park East

Number of toboggan hills: 1

550 Broadview Avenue

Toronto, ON

Weston Lions Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

135 Humber River Recreational Trail

Toronto, ON

Thomson Memorial Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

1005 Brimley Road

Scarborough, ON

Burnett Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

352 Burnett Avenue,

North York, ON

Greenwood Park

Number of toboggan hills: 1

150 Greenwood Avenue

Toronto, ON

Centennial Park (Etobicoke)

Number of toboggan hills: 1

256 Centennial Park Rd

Etobicoke, ON

3. Snowshoeing 

 

This winter, you can walk or snowshoe at five City Of Toronto golf courses. Seven snow loops are available with loops that range from 1 to 2.5 km to explore and enjoy:

While the City doesn't provide an exact map of the loops, the golf courses are made up of natural trails that are easy to follow. The City also said that there will be clear signs that guide the trails boundaries. 

4. Lights and Ice Winterfest at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival

(photo via: MWF)

From December 3 to 12, 2021, Port Credit Memorial Park in Mississauga will be transformed into a winter wonderland with spectacular ice sculptures and lights. On weekends, you can even get the chance to see the ice sculptures live in action. 

How to get there:

Location: Port Credit Memorial Park, 40 Lakeshore Rd East, Mississauga, ON L5G 1S4

  • Driving - Go Train - The Port Credit GO Station is located approximately 500 metres from the Port Credit Arena entrance.   ​
  • Mississauga Public Transport MiWay buses - All MiWay buses are accessible.
    • The nearest bus stop for the westbound service is on Lakeshore Rd. E. at Stavebank Road, approximately 130 metres from the Festival’s Lakeshore Rd. E entrance.
    • The nearest bus stop for the eastbound service is on Lakeshore Rd. E at Front St. S., approximately 210 metres from the Festival’s Lakeshore Rd. E entrance.  
  • Special needs vehicles - Special needs vehicles and taxis can use the designated passenger drop-off are in the arena parking lot.

Hours of Operation 

  • December 3rd, 2021 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm 
  • December 4 – 12th, Open Daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm 

*On December 9th the park will be closed for display maintenance, and will reopen from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

For more information, visit the MWF website.

Which one would you like to visit?

Let us know by leaving a comment below!

 


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