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Top 3 Things To Do This Winter In Toronto

With Tons of events happening this winter, which ones should you go first?

Frank Jing, Business Development & Brand at GoParkr

Skating Event At Downtown Toronto

New events in Toronto this winter, now that Christmas has gone by. While many believe that winters in Toronto are too intense to go outside, those who believe that the winter events are enticing enough for them to explore outside will be delighted by the number of events happening this winter. With festivals, events, and parties going on all across the city of Toronto, there are more than a dozen reasons why its time to bundle up and explore discoveries in the city.

1. New Bentway Skate Trail, Skating Under The Stars

The Bentway Skate Trail is located under the Gardiner Expressway near the Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Blvd.) eat of the visitor center. There will be skate parties happening every Friday called Beats and Bents with rotating team of DJs from Skratch Bastid and Nono Brown, skating tutorial for beginners, and Ice Breaking Workshops. Not to worry, there will be plenty of food and drinks at the event.

People Skating Under The Gardiner Expressway

Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm rentals available 4pm-9pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 11am-11pm rentals available all day

Sundays: 11am-9pm rentals available all day

P.S. Monday nights will have free skate rentals, otherwise flat rate of $10/pair of rental skates.

Be sure to pre-book your parking spot, or rent out your unused parking spots for events like this as parking is becoming harder to find these days in Toronto.

2. Winter Festival at Ontario Place

Get lost in a highly immersive light show experience like no other light shows. The winter light theme will mimic the Toronto’s winter landscape, and visitors will be able to see structures with thousands of LEDs within them such as a 12-foot tall icicle silo and much more on display.

Real Life Bonfire At The Ontario Place

Other feature displays and shows at the Ontario Place (955 Lakeshore Blvd West) include Movies at Cinesphere IMAX, Bonfire in Cedar Cove, and Illuminated Island.

Lighted Cinesphere With IMAX Theatre Experience

Opening hours:

Winter Light Exhibition:

Open daily from sunset to midnight


Friday: 6pm – 11pm

Saturday: 10am – 11pm

Sunday: 10am – 8pm

3. Toronto Blue Jays, Winter Fest

Happening on Saturday, January 20th 2018 at Rogers Center, the all-new one day only event will allow Blue Jay fans to get even closer to their home team than ever before, From featured players, rookies, and alumni appearances, to guest speakers and Sportsnet hosts to events such as Jays Zone, baseball-themed games.

Blue Jays Winter Festival in Vancouver and Toronto

Opening hours:

10am - 6pm

P.S. Tickets have unique codes that could unlock a chance at the autograph sessions during the winter fest.

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Author: Frank Jing, Business Development & Brand at GoParkr