Things to Do in Toronto in Winter

Cozy nights, twinkling lights and an abundance of natural spaces make for a warm welcome this holiday season.

Now is the time of longer nights and brighter lights in Toronto. After an exhilarating day of shopping or urban skating, watch the lights set the city aglow as evening sets in. There’s extra time now to celebrate with your nearest and dearest people, taking comfort in a delicious meal or cocktail and safely exploring Toronto’s unique neighbourhoods and winter landscapes.

Celebrate the holidays

The twinkling lights make the holidays in Toronto oh-so-bright. There is a magical cheer in the air, as we celebrate connecting with loved ones and enjoying all the holiday experiences that Toronto is known for. From light shows to local markets, ice skating to international cuisine, you’re sure to find something to get you in the holiday spirit in the 6ix.

Enjoy the great outdoors 

Toronto doesn’t show signs of stopping when snow hits the ground. The frosty foliage and sparkling snowflakes make the perfect backdrop for quintessential winter activities like tobogganing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Bundle up, grab a cup of hot chocolate and explore the great outdoors, Toronto-style. 

Explore Toronto's neighbourhoods 

As one of the most diverse cities in the world, Toronto has over 140 neighbourhoods, each with its own unique style and vibe. And if you think you’ve seen it all, think again—each neighbourhood completely transforms in the winter, bringing a new, magical feel to the city.

Eat, drink and be merry

Toronto’s culinary scene is hot, no matter the time of year. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and indulge in comfort foods that warm you up from the inside. Whether you’re in the mood for Eastern European eats or a taste of Tibet, you’re sure to find a dish to satisfy any palette in the 6ix.

Winter experiences you won't want to miss.

Toronto is not a city that hibernates. When the temperatures drop, the city gets innovative and finds new ways to celebrate all it has to offer. Whether you're bundling up for a winter festival or staying cozy in a museum or world-class attraction, you'll find something to surprise and delight you every day, around every corner, in Toronto. 

Explore Toronto by Season

Explore Toronto by Season

Cherry blossoms bloom in spring at Trinity Bellwoods Park


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Toronto skyline at sunset in summer


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The Toronto skyline in autumn


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