by C21 Atria
on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 11:39am.
It’s no secret: Canadian winters are cold, and Toronto is no exception. While snow frosted tree branches and the ice along the shores of Lake Ontario may be beautiful, many Canadians quickly tire of tramping through slushy streets, chipping ice off their windshields, and cold stiff fingers.
Not to worry, there are plenty of ways to shake the chill and keep your spirits high. Here are 5 ways to keep warm in Toronto in the winter.
Get Some Exercise
There’s no better way to keep warm than getting your blood pumping, your heart rate up, and your body active. Shift some furniture around in your home so that you can practice some yoga or do some aerobics. Visit one of city’s many outdoor rinks. Nathan Phillips Square is where the Winter Festival of Lights happens, making it a great place to visit even after dark has fallen. Locals can also go for a brisk walk in one of the many parks throughout the area. Little ones will also enjoy the opportunity to toboggan down hills in parks and community school grounds
The Greater Toronto Area is also surrounded by numerous skiing options. A few favourite ski slopes in the area include:
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Spend Some Quality Time In Your Kitchen
If you love to cook, you’ll already know that winter is the perfect season to spend some quality time in your kitchen. Stew savoury soups in the crockpot. Whip up a batch of cookies, and let the scent waft through your house. Roast chopped veggies. Sauté onions and grill chicken. Use winter as a perfect opportunity to do some meal prep, experiment with new recipes, delight in fresh flavours, and enjoy the warmth of the oven.
You can always share the results of your efforts with family and friends, or pack all of your delicious and nutritious treats for lunches throughout the work week. You can even top off a fun evening of cooking with a relaxing bubble bath.
Make the Most of the PATH System
Unlike many other Canadian cities, Toronto has a series of underground pedestrian tunnels known as the PATH System. The network spans from Union Station to Eaton Centre, a distance of 30 kilometers. The network makes catching the subway a snap, which means that many office workers in the area can enjoy a nice commute to work, fully sheltered from the elements. The PATH System even includes a number of cafeterias and shops.
The PATH System isn’t just a popular escape for Torontonians in the winter months. Throughout the hot summer months, the PATH System is a cool, shaded space to dodge the worst of the summer heat while travelling from one section of the city to the next.
Tour a Local Brewery
Enjoy a fun evening with friends and put some roses in your cheeks while you’re at it. Toronto is rife with craft breweries well worth exploring. It seems like more and more microbreweries are appearing each day as the popularity of craft beer continues to flourish in the city.
Some breweries well worth the visit include Amsterdam Brewery, the city’s oldest independent brewer, the increasingly popular Bellwoods Brewery, the baseball-themed Left Field Brewery, and the train-themed Junction Craft Brewing.
Explore Toronto’s Entertainment Scene
Toronto has long been hailed as an artist’s mecca. Indeed, the city is full of art exhibits, live music, exceptional theatre performances, and hilarious stand-up comedy shows. Just because a chill has settled into the air doesn’t mean that the entertainment industry in the city has slowed, and locals will find that there are still plenty of performances to check out.
Music lovers have plenty of options in Toronto. Rogers Centre, the home of the Toronto Blue Jays, is where you’ll find some of the biggest musical acts in town come to perform. Budweiser Stage is another popular concert venue. The likes of Jack White, Rod Stewart, and Deep Purple have stood on this stage. Hugh’s Room Live is where you’ll find many jazz and blues acts. Lee’s Palace is a popular hangout for indie and alt-rock acts.
Winter in Toronto is also a good time to check out some of the winter festivals that come to town. Some popular winter festivals in the area include:
Solaris Winter Music Festival
Canada’s Top 10 Film Festival
Next Stage Theatre Festival
Dance Ontario Dance
Toronto Light Festival
Many people visit Toronto for an event or a vacation, but opt to stay for the vibrant lifestyle, the numerous opportunities for growth, and the unique culture. If you’re interested in investing in a Toronto home for sale, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Century 21 Atria. They will be happy to introduce you to the area and help you find the perfect home to suit your needs and tastes.
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