Warm weather may seem like a distant speck on the horizon right about now, but it’s always closer than you think. What better way to get out and about and welcome those warmer days with gusto than by checking out the plethora of festivals that mark Toronto’s transition from season to season?
The city’s winter culinary celebration, Winterlicious, runs from January 27 to February 9 this year, and takes place at over 220 of Toronto’s best restaurants. Hungry? This is the perfect opportunity to discover mouth-watering food and attend unique culinary events in style.
The annual Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, AKA Canada’s Biggest Fishing & Outdoor Show, runs from March 15 to 19. The TSS has introduced multiple generations to Canada’s outdoor heritage during its impressive 69-year history. Youths and adults alike had their very first fishing, archery and outdoor experiences at this show! Today the tradition lives on, as parents bring their kids out and outdoor enthusiasts come together to trade pro tips and techniques, all while exploring the most cutting edge products and technologies. Not-to-be-missed: The West Coast Lumberjacks Show.
If it’s action-packed, non-stop entertainment for the whole family you’re after, this is your event. Be ready to witness amazing feats of strength and agility, including the springboard chop, in which a lumberjack stands 10 feet in the air while swinging his axe, and tree climbers as they race up their climbing poles!
Toronto Comicon takes place from March 17 to 19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this year. This truly spectacular 3-day comic book and pop culture convention offers the community a wide range of special guests. From cos play to comic characters and celebrities, and much more, Comicon essentially amounts to 15,000 square feet of paradise for fans. Hundreds of amazing costumes are available for your entertainment and admiration throughout the weekend, and you’ll have plenty of chances to get your photo taken with all your favourite characters. Better still: come dressed up yourself! A list of 2017 attractions and a full event schedule will be posted soon!
From April 17 to 23, Canadian Music Week is one of the premier entertainment events in North America, and includes five nights of performance, 1,000 bands, and 60+ live music venues in the downtown Toronto area.
If any of the above festivals have inspired you to venture out, you’re getting warmer—along with the weather, slowly but surely.