Torontonians have celebrated winter for centuries. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy all the winter activities that Toronto has to offer.

Join us on the King Street Pilot corridor for a series of free community pop-up events located in our new public space on King Street at David Pecaut Square! Enjoy warm treats, hot drinks, live music, a cozy warming station and more!

  • Wednesdays from February 20 to March 20
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Enjoy a little winter magic at your local rink. There will be on-and-off ice winter play for all ages, a chance to borrow skates, and cozy places to sit by the fire and watch the action. Food and beverage vendors will help keep you going for hours of fun.

The Rink Social pilot is delivered in partnership with the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and Bombardier Foundation.

Leisure Skate

From December to March, the City operates more than 50 outdoor rinks and this year we’re opening more. Outdoor public skating is free and rinks are generally open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Find out when your local rink is open.

Hockey and Shinny

Drop-in hockey and shinny is available for all ages at both indoor and outdoor rinks. Find out what to bring and when to play!

Grenadier Pond

Torontonians have skated on Grenadier Pond since the early days of Toronto. The City will monitor ice thickness and place a flag at the pond:

  • Red flag: not safe
  • Yellow flag: use at your own risk

Please take care of our natural spaces by staying within the designated area and keeping dogs off the pond.

Earl Bales and Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centres offer lessons and drop-in rates, as well as equipment rentals. The season runs from January to March and is weather and snowfall dependent.

Toronto has 28 parks with tobogganing hills for you to enjoy. We offer great tips and tricks for staying safe while racing down the slopes.

After a big snowfall, hit the trails on snowshoes or cross-country skis. High Park is a great spot for beginners and families, or hop on a ferry and head to Toronto Island Park. Explore the hidden gems of the Don Valley ravine system, or take a 9 km adventure along the Beltline Trail.