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Winter in the city consists of days running short and bleak, temperatures dropping and gloomy grey skies. Don’t let yourself sink into a pattern of Netflix marathons, and instead make the most out of the chilly season! Here are some of our favourite activities and events that will be sure to help lift those winter season spirits.
Evergreen Brick Works
Looking for activities in the east end? Evergreen Brickworks has a wide variety of events and entertainment to occupy any winter weekend. Their Winter Village, open every weekend during the colder months, features a picturesque outdoor skating rink, as well as a Street Food Market, which features local street-inspired eateries from across the GTA.
Get creative at Paintlounge
Tap into your inner Picasso at Paintlounge, a creative art space and café located in Toronto’s east and west ends. This unique lounge offers private adult painting lessons, which is the perfect way to hide indoors on a cold winter afternoon. Enjoy a selection of delicious snacks and drinks to accompany your artistic adventures.
Learn more about Paintlounge here: http://www.paintlounge.ca/
Distillery District – Light Fest
This winter, the historical Distillery District is transforming into a huge open-air gallery, which will feature exhibits from local, and international artists showcasing beautiful light art displays. The brand-new event will be illuminating Toronto from January 27th to March 19th, and should not be missed by any art & design lover!
Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2d6q0pz
Explore New Artists
The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair offers a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from over 250 contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. With artwork at affordable prices, this event is suitable for any newbie collectors with a conservative budget.
The event will run through Februrary 24th-26th. Learn more here: http://www.theartistproject.com/
Find Public Art on the Beach
Beaches and winter don’t normally make a great pair. However, from February 20th to March 27th, 13 lifeguard stations at Toronto’s eastern beaches will be transformed into works of art for the third annual Winter Stations competition. This event will be a great excuse to get outside and explore the city’s amazing winter waterfront landscapes.
Take a Winter Weekend Getaway
Need a quick weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto life? Why not spend a weekend at a winter resort? Resorts in and around Toronto offer the perfect ambience for a relaxing mini vacation. Featuring spa facilities and gourmet food offerings, these resorts will keep you warm and at peace amidst the winter snow.
Check out the Drake Devonshire : http://www.drakedevonshire.ca/
or Muskoka Bay Resort : http://www.muskokabayresort.com/
Trade in Netflix for the Big Screen
TIFF is currently holding their Top Ten Film Festival (until January 26th), which promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and screens the top films of last year. This is your chance to trade in your simple Netflix movie night for a high quality viewing experience at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
See what’s playing here: http://www.tiff.net/canadas-top-ten/
Dine out at Winterlicious
One of Toronto’s best food events, Winterlicious, is back in 2017. Running from January 27th to February 9th, the annual foodie fest will offer the perfect opportunity to get out and discover delicious cuisine at over 220 Toronto restaurants. Reservations are available starting January 14th.
Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1iTDjcQ
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