Things to Do in Toronto in Winter

Cozy nights, twinkling lights and an abundance of natural spaces make for a warm welcome at this time of year.

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 revel in long evenings with your favourite people, taking comfort in a delicious meal or cocktail and safely exploring Toronto’s unique neighbourhoods and winter landscapes.

Outdoor Activities 

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. 


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.

Food & Drink 

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.

With indoor dining currently closed, your favourite Toronto restaurants are still open for takeout or delivery — check out To Go Toronto for inspiration on what to order.

Shop ‘til you drop 

Winter means shopping season in Toronto. Find all the retail therapy you need at Toronto’s malls like the Eaton Centre or Yorkdale. Or, make a day of it and explore Toronto’s neighbourhood shopping hotspots. You’ll be supporting local and look good while doing it.

Explore Toronto by Season

Explore Toronto by Season

Cherry blossoms bloom in spring at Trinity Bellwoods Park


Fresh menus, bright new fashions, and the elusive and short-lived cherry blossoms are here.

Toronto skyline at sunset in summer


Let others stare at screens, you've got real life to enjoy now.