Cheerful Winter Activities In Toronto
It’s a city that takes the winter months head on and really embraces the colder days and longer nights. There are so many ways to enjoy in the city and best of all, it doesn’t have to break the bank. With skate parties, light festivals, highly anticipated events, activities and tons more, there are plenty of reasons to bundle up and explore the city.
In Toronto, you can skate downtown with the skyscrapers towering over you and even under major overpasses. The Bentway Trail is transformed into a skating “rink” unlike any other, running one kilometre under the Gardiner Expressway overpass.They created an ice rink called The Bentway, named after the columns or bents holding up an expressway. It turned a blighted area into a super cool urban ice rink. You can rent skates, listen to music, try pop-up curling and list to weekly DJ parties while you skate. As soon as the weather warms, The Bentway skating rink closes for the season.
At 420 feet long, our suspension footbridge is southern Ontario’s longest and provides the best views of Georgian Bay and beyond. The suspension bridge is accessible via a walking trail or tractor and wagon ride during peak periods. Being suspended 82 feet above the forest floor provides the illusion of floating among the old growth forest. 360 degree views surround the suspension bridge and with a chain link fence running its length, no view is obstructed. Immerse yourself in nature, test your taste for heights and marvel at the beauty that surrounds you from our suspension bridge.
Toronto Light Festival
Lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists, the Toronto Light Festival illuminates the Distillery Historic District from January to March. Visitors are taken on a visual journey as the festival transforms the picturesque historic neighbourhood into a large open-air gallery. With 45 days of incredible light exhibits (that cover 44 buildings in the area), it’s a great excuse to get outside. Grab a hot coffee from Balzac’s in the Distillery District to keep cozy while you wander.The annual lights and arts installation for the Toronto Light Festival. They certainly have made our winters so much brighter!