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Toronto is well-loved for its vibrant summer season, from
Nathan Phillips Square, right in front of the
The annual Christmas Market runs for the month of December in Toronto’s beautiful old Distillery District. It is inspired by European Christmas markets, with mulled wine and international food choices galore! You can pop in and out of shops, restaurants, and bars when you are getting too cold under the tents. Or just keep drinking the warm mulled wine, and you’ll be fine! Toronto typically doesn’t get too cold until late January, so December is the perfect time to visit and to experience a new Canadian take on Christmas Markets.
Even if you think live comedy is not for you, Toronto’s diverse and quirky comedy scene might just change that. There are plenty of shows to check out every night of the week. In the winter, Toronto’s comedy clubs sell out quickly as residents are looking for things to do indoors from the cold. Most shows are
Speaking of going out downtown… Queen Street West is where it’s at in Toronto day and night, but in the winter mostly night after a cold day outside. Queen and Spadina
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the original NHL hockey teams, and Toronto is proud of them! Splurge on a hockey game at the Air Canada Centre to experience Canadian competitiveness and pride among die-hard fans. Or buy tickets to see the Toronto Raptors, the only Canadian team in the NBA (National Basketball Association). The Raptors are gaining popularity among Torontonians and Canadians, inspiring the slogan “We are the North”. Be sure to watch for Drake cheering on his beloved Raptors in the front row!
Stay warm, stay friendly, and stay not-too- sober to enjoy Toronto in its chilly winter months. There is plenty to do both day and night in the winter months to get a full experience of the stereotypical Canadian hospitality and optimism. Give Toronto’s friendly cold months a chance, EH?
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