An eventful month is coming our way, friends! There are so many things to do in Toronto this February, from festivals to theatrical productions to delicious food-centric celebrations.
In addition to Black History Month, February is also the month of Valentine’s Day and Family Day weekend. There are many educational and commemorative events to participate in, as well as activities to enjoy with your special someone and the whole family.
Without further delay, let’s dive into the very best things to do in Toronto this February!
Outdoor Events & Activities
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest is making a comeback this February and will transform the neighbourhood into a whimsical world filled with frozen displays.
There will be over 40 creations made from 60,000 lbs of ice on display at the festival, which will be carved into magnificent, one-of-a-kind sculptures.
Icefest will also feature live ice carving demonstrations, an ice lounge, and an ice wall with projections.
When: February 18th and 19th, 2023, 12 PM to 11 PM
Where: Village of Yorkville Park & Bloor-Yorkville area
This family-friendly skate party is the last hurrah of the season for Toronto’s skating trail under the Gardiner Expressway, and you don’t want to miss it.
Taking place on Family Day weekend, the event will feature local newcomer DJs, uplifting music, diverse refreshments, and exciting vendors.
When: February 20th, 2023, 12 PM to 9 PM
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard
The season of outdoor skating is well underway! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options.
From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates all season long.
Where: See Toronto’s best outdoor rinks here
When: Until March 2023
Take a break from Canada’s cold winter and seize the sun this February with Air Canada’s hottest flights and vacation deals. With flairs starting as low at $170 and up to 40% off all inclusive packages, you can plan less and vacation more with over 50 top sunny destinations to choose from within the US, Mexico and Caribbean.
Ditch the skis and join Toronto’s Distillery District for some fun Après Ski activities.
Warm up by the fire pits, sip on some hot chocolate (or alcoholic beverages), and munch on delicious treats.
These fun-filled festivities run every weekend until March 21st. Space is a little limited so just know that it is first come, first served and weather permitting.
When: Saturdays and Sundays until March 19th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 55 Mill Street
Winter Stations is making a comeback this February. This single-state international design competition takes place every year, and contestants must incorporate the Kew and Woodbine beach lifeguard towers into their installations in creative ways.
The winners get to bring their designs to life and showcase them along the beaches for several weeks in the winter and spring.
Toronto’s annual restaurant festival Winterlicious is back with prix fixe menus offered at eateries around the city.
Whether you’re looking to dine on a budget or experience new cuisine, Winterlicious is the perfect excuse to go out and give local restaurants your support.
When: Until February 9th, 2023
Where: See participating restaurants
Enjoy delicious chocolate creations from some of Canada’s finest chocolate makers and chocolatiers at this winter event.
Tickets are available online via Eventbrite.
When: February 4th, 2023
Where: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Museum and Special Events Venue – 106 Trinity Street
Just in time for the season of candy hearts and chocolate boxes, Toronto is getting a month-long festival dedicated to all things sweet.
Enjoy special events and activities all month long, including workshops, bake sales, socials, Valentine’s specials, live music, and much more.
When: February 1st to 26th, 2023
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street
Casa Loma is hosting its popular Edwardian afternoon tea service this Family Day weekend.
Enjoy an elegant traditional high tea at Toronto’s majestic castle, complete with premium teas, scones, gourmet pastries, and tea sandwiches.
When: February 18th to 20th, 2023
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Shangri-La’s Lunar New Year inspired Afternoon Tea is still on, with a menu featuring items such as: Savoury dim sums including open purse dumplings with scallop, shrimp and bok choy, steamed dumplings with chicken and scallion, traditional har gow and a crispy tofu roll.
It is served from Thursday to Sunday from 12 to 4 pm in the Lobby Lounge!
When: Until February 19, 2023
Where: Shangri-La, 188 University Avenue
Gladstone House is hosting a sip and shop vendor market this February.
Enjoy a coffee or cocktail while you browse and shop among 30 local vendors, craftsmen, and artists selling their goods.
Taking place just a few days before Valentine’s Day, this is the ideal spot to search for a last-minute gift.
When: February 11th, 2023, 12 PM to 9 PM
Where: Gladstone House Ballroom and Bistro
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