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9 Things To Do On Toronto’s Harbourfront This Winter

It’s a Winter Wonderland on Toronto’s Waterfront

Winter has officially landed in Toronto. With temperatures plummeting and a new season upon us, there are new activities and events to enjoy in 2024.

Brace yourself for all the offerings that make Toronto’s waterfront a must-visit destination this winter:

    • Winter Events
    • Winter Activities
    • Winter Eats

Can’t Miss Winter Events at The Waterfront:

Harbourfront Centre – Torque International Contemporary Dance Series:

October 26, 2023 – April 20, 2024 | 235 Queens Quay W

The best of modern dance has returned to Harbourfront Centre. Until April 2024, visitors can enjoy an exciting line-up of award-winning choreography and dance sequences.  

Here is a breakdown of performances that can be enjoyed during the winter season:

    • Deciphers (February 8 – 10): This 60-minute performance brings together elements of Chinese folk, spoken word and Brazilian dance styles.
    • The Answer is Land (March 6 – 7): Don’t miss out on this immersive dance performance that uses movement to create a story of resistance and healing, celebrating the harmony between living creatures and the land, between nature and the community.
2023 KUUMBA

Kuumba Festival

February 1 – February 28, 2023 | 235 Queens Quay W 

Toronto’s largest Black Futures Month celebration begins on February 1. For the next 28 days celebrate and support Black culture with featured art, dance, music, and literary events. To see the list of events during the Kuumba festival please click the learn more button. 

Sugar Shack Toronto Booth

Sugar Shack

March 9 - 10, 2024 | 11 Dockside Drive at Lower Jarvis and Queens Quay

The sweetest event of the year is returning to Toronto’s waterfront on March 9 and 10. For two days, Sugar Beach will transform into a maple extravaganza with fun entertainment, food trucks, and more!

Winter Activities on Toronto’s Waterfront:

Skating at Sherbourne Common

61 Dockside Drive 

Lace-up your skates and glide across Sherbourne Common’s skating rink with Lake Ontario as the stunning backdrop. Warm up with hot chocolate from nearby cafes like Lazy Barista, NForno, and Café le Neuf.

The skating rink has washrooms and an indoor space to warm up in.

Comedy Shows at The Second City

One York Street

The Second City began a comedy revolution back in 1959. Since then, the comedy theatre has become the most influential comedic empire in North America, while fostering generations of comedic superstars like Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and more.

And you can cozy up and catch some laughs while watching their shows this winter season.

Art Exhibits at The Power Plant

October 13 - March 24, 2024 | 231 Queens Quay W

Immerse yourself into three different art exhibits that explore different themes and societal commentaries from artists Anna Boghiguian, Abdelkader Benchamma, and Aria Dean.

On until March 24, visitors can enjoy the art exhibits for free.  

Get Active at the Waterfront

Across the waterfront is a myriad of fitness facilities to help you meet your 2024 goals. You can get back into running, start your CrossFit journey, or look at your body’s health and wellness.

Here is a quick breakdown to get you started:

Cozy and Delicious Eats at the Waterfront

Tis’ the season of delicious, hearty, and comforting cuisines. Across the waterfront, visitors can dine at delicious restaurants while enjoying the iconic views of the city and Lake Ontario.

GLB Brewpub

11 Jarvis Street

Enjoy homegrown ingredients and classic dishes that are packed with flavour. GLB Brewpub is an easy go-to for a cozy spot with its great menu, craft beers, and cool location.

Irene

25 Dockside Dr

Located right at the waterfront, visitors can enjoy the iconic lakefront views while enjoying delicious meals and chic cocktails.

Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine

207 Queens Quay W

Have a panoramic view of Toronto’s waterfront while dining in an award-winning Chinese cuisine restaurant.

Golden Eggs: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

262 Queens Quay W

Golden Eggs is an easy go-to with its cozy diner interior, delicious and expansive menu, and affordable choices! Golden Eggs is a favourite among the waterfront locals.

Amsterdam Brewhouse

245 Queens Quay W

Enjoy the ultimate comfort food menu, curated by award-winning chefs. Sit beside the fireplace to get cozy and enjoy the Lake Ontario views.

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