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Warm Up to Winter in Toronto
Winter is a prime opportunity for spending quality time with family. Why not take a trip to Toronto, where there’s plenty of exciting activities to keep the whole family entertained?
Warm Up to Winter in Toronto
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
288 Bremner Boulevard | RipleyAquariums.com
Discover the mystery and majesty of marine animals at Ripley’s Aquarium. One of Toronto’s newest and most popular attractions for families, the aquarium features over 16,000 aquatic creatures, including sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, and more.
Be transported to the tropical and colourful waters of the Indo-Pacific at Rainbow Reef. Step onboard the moving sidewalk at Dangerous Lagoon and travel through a glass tunnel teeming with sharks. Then touch a stingray as you learn about these amazing creatures from the friendly educators at the Shoreline Gallery. A trip to Ripley’s Aquarium is an experience of a lifetime.
301 Front Street West | CNtower.ca
Toronto’s tallest and most iconic structure will delight kids and adults alike. Purchase a Family Pass (four tickets) and take a journey up the glass elevator to the LookOut Level at 346 metres (1,136 feet) for a spectacular view of Toronto. On clear days you can see over 160 kilometres to Niagara Falls and Rochester, New York. Walk on air (if you dare) on the world famous Glass Floor, or be a real risk-taker with the hands-free EdgeWalk around the tower’s main pod. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious meal at the rotating 360 Restaurant.
2000 Meadowvale Road | TorontoZoo.com
Home to over 5,000 animals representing more than 460 species, the Toronto Zoo is ideal to visit during winter, when crowds tend to be smaller. Your kids will love getting up close to their favourite animals, including lions, gorillas, and the only giant pandas in Canada. Be sure to visit one of the pavilions (African Rainforest, Malayan Woods, and more), where the tropical climate provides a welcome break from the cold.
Hockey Game at the Air Canada Centre
Winter is the time when Canada’s Game is at its peak. Treat the family to a Toronto Maple Leafs game at the 665,000 square foot Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street).
For more affordable but equally exciting games, catch the OHL Mississauaga Steelheads at the Hershey Centre (5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga) or the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum (100 Princes’ Boulevard).
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park | ROM.on.ca
History comes to life at the Royal Ontario Museum. Travel back in time at the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit, featuring one of the world’s best collections of dinosaur fossils with favourites like the Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Explore the Hands-On Biodiversity gallery, where the kids can touch a shark jaw, explore a fox’s den, observe an active beehive, and more. And get lost in a seemingly endless collection of artifacts from civilizations around the globe.
The Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road | OntarioScienceCentre.ca
More educational family fun awaits at The Ontario Science Centre. Stroll through a rainforest, crawl through a cave, and touch a tornado at The Living Earth exhibit. Navigate a distorted room or have a hair-raising experience at the Science Arcade. Don’t miss out on BRAIN: The Inside Story – an unprecedented journey through the essential bundle of neurons that is the human brain (until March 29).
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
10 Dufferin Street | MedievalTimes.com
Experience an evening filled with epic battles, jousting tournaments, and royal feasts inside the stone walls of Medieval Times’ Toronto Castle. This year’s all-new show features more fun and excitement than ever before, with awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, choreographed swordfights, and rousing live jousting. All this plus a four-course meal fit for royalty.
Looking for something fun to do that’s a bit easier on the wallet? How about free outdoor skating? Every winter in Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) and Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) become hubs of activity as locals and visitors alike lace up their skates and glide around in the open air. Both locations have skates available for renting on site. Drop by Natrel Rink on a Saturday night, when premier DJs turn the scenic spot into the city’s only dance party on ice.
If you’re staying close to Pearson International Airport, head to the outdoor rinks at Brampton’s Gage Park (45 Main Street North, Brampton) or Mississauga’s Celebration Square (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga) instead. The crowds here tend to be smaller, and afterwards you can explore the many sights and activities these suburban cities have to offer.
Theatre Guide: What’s On
From Trey Parker’s raunchy, silly and hilariously funny, Cannibal The Musical, to the return of the smash-hit musical, Once, featuring an extraordinary all-Canadian cast. This is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation. See what’s playing now.
From January 30 to February 12, more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants are offering three-course prix fixe menus at one of three price categories. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and different. Reservations are accepted as of January 15th. Explore Winterlicious 2015.
Canadian International AutoShow
February 13 – 22. Celebrating over 40 years in Toronto; the Canadian International AutoShow features over 1,000 new cars and trucks displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits. Bring the family to the Canadian International AutoShow.
Bloor-Yorkville IceFest 2015
February 21 – 22 at Village of Yorkville Park. Celebrate winter in the city with the 10th annual Bloor-Yorkville IceFest, featuring spectacular ice sculpture displays, events and demonstrations throughout the neighbourhood. Don’t miss the Bloor-Yorkville IceFest 2015.
What’s one thing you’ll never hear your family say in Toronto? “We’re bored.” Every day in this city is full of new experiences and unexpected surprises. COMING SOON! Get our 2015 March Break Guide.