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Winter activities to entertain you in Toronto

Toronto is a sparkling, vibrant city with so much to see and do. Not even winter and the cold can dull this magnificent skyline city.

One of the best times to book a trip is in winter. Most tourists consider this the off-season and everything from flight tickets to hotel accommodation is cheaper. Planning a trip to Canada requires a visa, and along with it travel insurance. For reviews on companies that offer great travel insurance solutions, visit This Canadian-based review site provides potential customers with reviews on a company or its products and services. Search for travel insurance companies to help you with your travel insurance needs. Click the links to read reviews of travel insurance companies in Canada.

What is there to do in Toronto in Winter?

There is much to see and do in Toronto in the winter. We have rounded up the top 7 winter activities to beat the bored in Toronto this winter.

#1: Ice Skating

When the wintry weather sets in and the snow is on the ground, locals, and tourists in Toronto flock to the Nathan Phillips Square’s ice rink. What could be more amazing than ice skating with an urban skyline as your backdrop?

#2: Christmas Markets

Markets are a popular way that people do their shopping. From food stalls to vendors selling clothing and books, you will find the perfect item at a market. The Christmas market in Toronto is like nothing you have ever seen, and features a 50ft decorated Christmas tree, a Ferris wheel, and its own transport system to make getting around the market easier. 

#3: Shopping

Of course, shopping made it onto our list of things to do. Who doesn’t love shopping? In Toronto, you are spoiled for choice of where to shop for the best clothing, jewelry, and household decor items. Eaton Center is one of the busiest centers in North America and. For a shopping experience with a difference, head over to PATH, the world’s largest underground shopping complex. This is the perfect place to warm up and enjoy some retail therapy.

#4: Food and restaurants

Toronto boasts some of the best restaurants in the world. For a magical culinary experience, visit the St Lawrence Market. Built in 1850, this market is the place to go for an amazing culinary experience.

#5: Ontario Place

Located on Toronto’s waterfront, this center is home to not-to-be-missed events. Enjoy the jaw dropping Cirque du Soleil or take in a classic movie or two when the weather is cold. Check out some live music and enjoy one of the many festivals hosted at Ontario Place.

#6: Ice Hockey and basketball season

Wintertime in Canada means winter sports. Canadians are famous for their amazing ice hockey and basketball teams. Take in a game or two. Bring the family and make it a fun-filled day for everyone. 

#7: Museums and art galleries

If you’re a history lover, you will love the Royal Ontario Museum. Featuring great historical art displays and exhibits, you will spend hours wandering the museum’s halls, taking in the rich culture and history of Canada and, more specifically, Toronto.