Hyde Park is blanketed in snow and the skaters are out on Nathan Phillips Square. Ontario’s largest metropolis has transformed into a winter wonderland. Whether you’re looking to explore or escape the city this season, our Toronto Winter Guide offers up some of the best places to eat, stay, and visit during the city's coldest months.

In the City


Scandinavian furniture store

Founded by husband-and-wife duo John and Juli Baker, this boutique features furniture and objects created by Scandinavian and Japanese designers with an emphasis on beauty and functionality.


Danish Pastry Shop

Worth the short trek to East York, this quaint Danish bakery has been serving up delicious, traditional Nordic pastries for over 50 years. Grab a box of assorted baked goods to warm up winter days –or  evenings -- in the city.

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Grey Gardens


Owned by famed Toronto restauranteur Jenn Agg, this small Kensington Market restaurant features an inventive seafood and vegetarian-heavy menu served up in a beautiful, relaxed setting.

Arsenal Toronto

Contemporary Art Center

Located in the sprawling Junction neighbourhood, Arsenal Contemporary Art’s Toronto outpost features modern works by Canadian artists in a refurbished, industrial setting.

Bellwoods Brewery Brewpub


After wandering around the Ossington Strip or taking a stroll in the nearby Trinity-Bellwoods Park, drop into this iconic neighbourhoodbrewhouse to taste some of the city’s best and most experimental beers.


Boutique Store

A new addition to Queen Street West's shopping district, this interiorsshop offers a unique blend of modern and iconic furniture from the likes of Frama, Marcel Breuer and more.

Bar Raval


Escape Toronto’s winter evenings in the warm, Gaudi-esque interiors of Grant van Gameron’s Spanish pinxtos bar.

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Escape the City

Pearl Morrissette


Located in the Niagara region of southern Ontario, just an hour’s drive southwest of Toronto, Restaurant Pearl Morrissette offers a fine dining experience featuring an ever-changing menu of regional ingredients.

Hinterland Wine Company Ltd.


Tucked away in picturesque Prince Edward County, this local winery offers weekend tastings of their signature sparkling wines.

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Angeline's Inn


Situated in the heart of Ontario’s magical Prince Edward County, this family owned and operated boutique inn features an array of rooms and buildings to stay in, including an historic manor, a refurbished motel, and a series of rustic cottages.

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