Exploring Toronto’s Winter Wonders
Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is home to a diverse population. In fact, it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. From sporting venues to the world’s leading museums, there are plenty of events and activities for the entire family. With the holiday season around the corner, Toronto’s winter wonders are a real treat for everyone.
The Top Must-See Winter Attractions
Toronto Christmas Market: Get into the holiday spirit at the Distillery District Christmas Market. Stroll along the cobblestone streets lined with Victorian-era buildings, sip a Glühwein (mulled wine), or take a selfie in front of the giant Christmas tree. This once famous landmark is now the home of designer boutiques, art galleries, award-winning restaurants and more. The market runs from Nov. 18 thru Dec. 22, 2016. Located in the Old Toronto area.
Toronto Eaton Center: If you have presents or souvenirs to buy, stop by Toronto’s premier shopping location featuring over 250 stores. Located downtown along the PATH underground walkway, which connects major tourist attractions.
Harbourfront Centre Skating Rink: Put on your skates and glide around this popular outdoor rink that sits on the shore of Lake Ontario. It provides scenic views and is free to access (skate rental is a minimal fee).
Winterlicious: From casual dining to true gourmet meals, more than 200 restaurants offer succulent prix-fixe menus. This annual foodie event will run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10, 2017.
Hockey Hall of Fame: Experience Canada’s favorite sport, and admire the world’s largest collection of hockey memorabilia. Have your photo taken with the game’s premier trophy, the Stanley Cup! It’s located in the heart of downtown and connected to the PATH.
Annual Nutcracker Ballet – Catch a performance across the street from the Hilton Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Sleeping Beauty, A Ross Petty Production – This production will feature Hillary Farr from TV’s “Love it or List it” – a true Toronto Christmas tradition!
Be Sure You Visit These Toronto Area Classics
CN Tower: This is an icon you simply can’t miss! Take the SkyPod elevator to enjoy the magnificent 360-degree views. Or be adventurous and try the Edge Walk, a hands-free walk around the rim of the tower!
Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls: This spectacular event is held from Nov. 19, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017. Distance from Toronto is about 130 km (1.5 hours by car).
Many other favorites that you will want to fit into your travels include Toronto Island Park, Ripley’s Aquarium, Chinatown and Royal Ontario Museum. As for restaurants, visitors and Torontians alike benefit from a large choice of restaurants and cafés that serve delicious food from around the world.
Where To Stay When You Get Here
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown – In the heart of the financial, research and shopping districts. Tranquil urban location. A short walk to Art Gallery of Ontario and Nathan Phillips Square (winter ice skating).
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview – Located in the heart of the Fallsview Tourist District, this property sits just 100 yards from the edge of the Niagara Falls.
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites – Located directly across from Pearson Intl Airport and close to businesses including Hershey, Bell, Honeywell, Kellogg, and IBM. The local area is also full of attractions to discover, including Royal Woodbine Golf Club, Canada’s Wonderland and downtown Toronto.
Hilton Toronto – Located downtown near entertainment, shopping and Union Station. Connected to the PATH underground system.