You’d be forgiven for spending much of your weekends staring off into middle distance, remembering that glorious time when the days were long, the nights were warm, and none of us had ever heard the godforsaken term “polar vortex.” We sympathize, Toronto. It’s really, unfairly, incomprehensibly cold out. But let’s stop bitching (well, mostly) and agree to wrest back control from Mother Nature; let’s find a way to make peace with this garbage weather. Here are a bunch of ideas to get you started, divided into three levels of winter zeal—because while some of you are game to go snowkiting tomorrow, the rest of us will need to start with drinking in a yurt.
Click on the blue links below to read each section of our Reclaim Winter Guide.
THE WINTER ENTHUSIAST
Does cycling on ice or dancing at an outdoor rave sound like fun?
Here’s a list of activities for you.
THE WINTER SKEPTIC
Hate winter, but don’t exactly fear it? Here are the best ways to bide your time until the snow melts—including a directory of the city’s top winterized patios.
THE WINTER ADVERSARY
Want to minimize your outside time as much as possible this season?
Here’s your guide to the great indoors.
STEAL THIS IDEA!
Cool winter events from around the world that we’d like to see happen in Toronto.