TSoM’s Ultimate Guide to the Top Five Winter Activities in Toronto

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As winter approaches, Toronto transforms into a festive and enchanting wonderland of opportunity. At this time of year, the city offers a variety of exciting activities and magnificent places to visit, so get ready for an extraordinary December and January. Whether you are attending ice hockey games, the Distillery Winter Village, ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square, or skiing and snowshoeing at Blue Mountain, Toronto offers something for everyone this season. This blog will explore the top five winter activities and events in Toronto that you should not miss this year. Embrace the joy and create lasting memories throughout the winter season in Toronto!

1. Ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Lace up and go skating at the iconic ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Nestled in the downtown core, Nathan Phillips Square flourishes into a magical wonderland during the winter, offering a public ice rink where anyone and everyone can go for a skate. Glide amongst the sparkling lights, surrounded by the city skyline, and feel the brisk winter air as you twirl on the ice. Nathan Phillips Square is the perfect setting to unwind, embrace the winter charm, and create cherished memories with friends.

On December 8, TSoM students are invited to go ice skating together at 3 p.m. EST at Nathan Phillips Square. Stay updated with your student email for registration details!

2. Get together with friends and family!

Amidst the winter chill, there’s no better way for students to warm their hearts than by gathering with friends and family in Toronto for festive get-togethers and parties. Bake cookies, exchange gifts, and watch holiday movies with your loved ones. This season offers a perfect opportunity to create cherished moments, whether you are sharing laughter over a cup of hot cocoa, exploring festive markets together, embarking on winter adventures, and more.

On December 15, TSoM students can join us at 2 p.m. EST at our 22 College Street Building for a Christmas Lunch and Party. Be sure to check your student email for registration details!

3. Skiing and snowshoeing at Blue Mountain

Just a short journey from the city, Blue Mountain transforms into a snowy haven offering a plethora of winter delights for students. From thrilling downhill skiing and snowboarding to the tranquility of snowshoeing through scenic trails, there is an adventure fit for everyone. The picturesque landscape, adorned with snow-covered peaks, provides the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories with friends and classmates. Pack your winter gear, gather your friends, and embark on an unforgettable winter adventure to Blue Mountain!

We would also like to invite TSoM students for a trip to Blue Mountain in January 2024, including hotel and transportation. If you wish to go skiing and snowshoeing with your classmates, stay tuned to your student email for registration details!

4. Distillery Winter Village

The historic Distillery District is a well-known destination to visit year-round in Toronto. But once winter hits, the area transforms into a festive village adorned with twinkling lights, artisanal stalls, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. From cozy heated lounges to artisanal markets and delectable treats, the Distillery Winter Village offers a delightful holiday experience. It’s the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the festive spirit, enjoy unique shopping experiences, and savor seasonal delights. Whether you are strolling through the cobblestone streets or gathering with friends around a giant Christmas tree, the Distillery Winter Village promises an unforgettable winter adventure right in the heart of Toronto. Don your warmest attire, revel in the festive ambiance, and make lasting memories at this iconic seasonal destination.

Get tickets and learn more about the Distillery Winter Village here!

5. Ice hockey games

Enter the exhilarating world of ice hockey by attending a Toronto Maple Leafs game, a quintessential winter activity in the heart of Toronto. The electric atmosphere within the Scotiabank Arena and the fast-paced action on the ice create a dynamic and memorable outing. Whether you are a sports enthusiast or a casual observer, attending a Leafs game is a fantastic way to embrace the winter spirit, connect with fellow fans, and witness world-class athleticism. So, grab your jersey, immerse yourself in the lively crowd, and make unforgettable memories with the Toronto Maple Leafs this winter.

Head to Ticketmaster to book tickets for an upcoming Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game this winter!

Let’s embark on a winter adventure and fully embrace the holiday season in Toronto with these top five activities! Beyond this list, TSoM has a plethora of events and activities planned. For a comprehensive overview, students can explore the official school calendar to stay informed about the array of holiday-inspired events that TSoM will host in the upcoming weeks and months. Get ready for a season filled with joy, festivities, and memorable experiences!

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