There are many things to do in Toronto in winter. From outdoor activities to exploring the city, there are plenty of ways to have fun and stay active in the colder months.
Find parks with winter-maintained pathways.
The City provides winter maintenance on select pathways across the city, including more than 250 parks and recreation locations and approximately 270 km of park pathways, trails and park roads. This year, the City will clear snow at 40 additional park locations. These pathways provide residents with an opportunity for longer walks during the winter months.
The City is unable to maintain all pathways in all parks during the winter due to factors including the type of surface material and whether the pathway is located in an Environmentally Significant Area.
Areas in the City’s golf courses are unmaintained and marked as snow loops for walking and snowshoeing.
Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre will not operate this year. Instead, the City is offering a variety of new, affordable programs and free events at Centennial Park over the 2022/2023 winter season.
Registration began December 6, 2022. Find out how to register for recreation programs. Fees may apply.
Family Day Weekend workshops will include a variety of activities, both inside and outside.
For more information about Centennial Winter Weekend programming, call 416-394-8787. Requests for accommodation can be made by calling the Adapted and Inclusive Recreation Hotline at 416-395-6128.
This winter, walk, snowshoe or cross-country ski at four City golf courses. Seven snow loops are available with loops ranging from 1 to 2.5 km to explore and enjoy:
Public washrooms are available in golf course buildings.
City golf courses are accessible by TTC.
Located slightly west of Renforth Drive and north of Rathburn Road, this 213-hectare park is the largest park in Toronto.
Centennial Park – Etobicoke offers an outdoor fitness area, several playgrounds, a number of ponds for wildlife viewing and more.
Chalkfarm Park, Heathrow Park and Giovanni Caboto Park are located north of Wilson Avenue, on both sides of Jane Street. Follow the Black Creek from the north end of Chalkfarm Park through Heathrow Park to the eastern edge of Giovanni Caboto Park.
Humber Bay Park East and Humber Bay Park West are located at the southern end of Park Lawn Road, on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The winds can be cold and strong as they blow in off the lake, so make sure you dress appropriately.
Earl Bales Park and Hinder Area are located on the east side of Bathurst Street at Sheppard Avenue West.
Edwards Gardens is located at the corner of Lawrence Avenue East and Leslie Street.
G. Ross Lord Park is a large park located along Dufferin Street between Finch Avenue and Steeles Avenue. Walk east along the winter-maintained trails to Harryetta Gardens Park to continue your walk north along winter-maintained walkways to Steeles Avenue.
This paved walking/cycling trail is located within a hydro corridor between Norfinch Drive in Etobicoke York to Talbot Road, west of Yonge Street.
Sunnybrook Park, Wilket Creek Park and E.T. Seton Park are located in the Eglinton Avenue East and Leslie Street area.
Take a walk along the West Highland Creek through Birkdale Ravine, Thomson Memorial Park, Bendale Park, Hague Park and Cedar Brook Park.
Bluffer’s Park is located at the southern end of Brimley Road, next to the shores of Lake Ontario.
This paved pathway/cycling trail in a hydro corridor is located east of L’Amoreaux Sports Complex, between Silver Star Boulevard and Middlefield Road.
This part of the Meadoway is located between Victoria Park Avenue and Scarborough Golf Club Road.
The Meadoway is a stretch of urban greenspace and meadowlands that connects downtown Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park.
Milliken Park is located at the southeast corner of Steeles Avenue East and McCowan Road.
Port Union Village Common Park is located along the shores of Lake Ontario at the east end of Scarborough.
Located near Bloor Street West and Parkside Drive, High Park is an Environmentally Significant Area with interesting plants and animals to see.
Kew Gardens is located south of Queen Street East along Lee Avenue in the Beach neighbourhood.
Kew Gardens has:
The Martin Goodman Trail heads east or west from Kew Gardens and has:
Toronto Island Park includes Ward’s Island, Hanlan’s Point and Centre Island. All ferries go to and from Ward’s Island only during the off-season. Check the Toronto Island Ferry Schedule for details about travelling to and from the island when planning your trip.
There is no heated shelter and very limited shelter options in the winter, so dress appropriately.
Trinity Bellwoods Park is located at the north end of Strachan Avenue, between Queen Street West and Dundas Street West.
Withrow Park is located just south of Danforth Avenue between Logan Avenue and Carlaw Avenue.