Toronto‘s vibrant communities and multiculturalism bring the holidays to life in ways that will make you never want to go home; if you’re in Toronto this Christmas, here are some things not to miss.
Toronto is the city I hung out in after I got my driver’s license. As a teenager; and a twenty something, I spent many weekends in the city. I had favourite restaurants, neighbourhoods, and festivals. I have memories of the Blue Jays winning the World Series (twice!), and the days of celebrating along Yonge Street.
Ice-skating in an urban city is one of those holiday activities that never stops being romantic. The city of Toronto has over 50 outdoor ice rinks, almost all run by the city. Typical rink opening dates are from from Dec.1 until the second week of March, but a few rinks will open a bit earlier this year in late November.
Alright, so you’ve touched down and for whatever reason you’ve got just one day to make the most of your time in Toronto. Don’t fret. The old adage “If you want something done, give it to a busy man” applies here. You’re strapped on time, and there’s plenty to see, but if you look ahead and plan on seeing what best piques your interest, you’re sure to have a great time in this exciting Canadian city.
Two hundred and eight years old, the St. Lawrence Market has been housing vendors who care about nothing more than the wares they sell. It’s not just the sheer number of vendors here that makes this enormous market special, but the quality, the sense of community and the sense of being a landmark for Toronto—the pride that makes this market special. Today, over 120 vendors call the St. Lawrence Market home, and on the corner of Market and Front Streets you can see what makes this most special of markets so iconic.
Toronto is just a hop, skip, and a jump over the border into New York State and summer is an especially nice time to visit. If it’s your first time in Toronto, looking for free or cheap things to do in a city is often times a preferred method of seeing a town, as you’ll likely see it more as the locals do, and less as a tourist. That being said, what are the best free or cheap things to do in Toronto?