Winter may be a new experience for a lot of you. And although the days are getting longer, we’ve got at least two months of snowy weather and frigid temperatures till spring.
To ward off seasonal depression, it’s important to actually spend time outside. I know that seems counter intuitive, but it’s true! Fortunately, there are tons of activities in the city and beyond for you to get out and enjoy our lovely Canadian winter.
One outdoor activity you can do any time is, of course, skating. There are lots of rinks around the city where you can play hockey or simply skate around. But you should do this only when it’s at least -5 C or less, or the ice can get a bit sloppy. And for those of you who want to try busting a move on skates, the Harbourfront Centre hosts free DJ skate nights every Saturday from 8-11 pm. You can skate in an outdoor night club environment. It’s hardly Ibiza, but hey.
If your kids are going a little stir-crazy with cabin fever, there’s nothing more fun than a little gravity-induced speed. Just about every neighbourhood has a decent hill for tobogganing. You can pick one up cheaply at Canadian Tire or Toys R Us.
But there are also some one-off special events, which can help you get that Vitamin D you need. Right around the corner from our location, there is the Bloor-Yorkville Icefest, coming up near the end of February. And afterwards, don’t forget the best cure for the winter blues: comfort food. There are plenty of restaurant to check out in the area.
Be sure to enjoy Canadian winter to the fullest!
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