Lucky for you, there's a lot happening in February this month regardless of the weather. There are festivals dedicated strictly to trying new beers, beautiful ice sculpture displays, and SO MUCH MORE to keep you busy this month.
See below for the Top 13 that you can't miss out on:
Winter Tea Festival
The Toronto Tea Festival is officially coming to the Toronto Reference Library this weekend and I'm ready to STOCK UP. There will be tons of amazing vendors there so you can get your hands on any tea you want. From early grey to fruity teas you really can't go wrong! Get all the details on location and times here.
Winter Stations Art Installation
Starting on February 18th you'll see AH-mazing art displays takeover Woodbine Beach in Toronto. From beautiful art displays that are both immersive and perfect for your Instagram, you'll be happy you went!
What makes the Winter Stations are installations extra special is these are people who have one an international art display contest who now get to have their amazing work shown off to us Torontonians. So much YAS for these winners!
Winterlicious is one of the most glorious things to bless Toronto. Not only are there over 200 restaurants offering amazing deals, but there's also incredible items on the menu that you wouldn't normally eat on a day-to-day basis. It's an excellent opportunity for you to go out and try something new!
I did this last weekend and I was blown away by the Winterlicious menu at Michaels's on Simcoe! I'd highly suggest you test out this hidden gem. The Lobster Gnoochi was EVERYTHING.
Canada's annual La Poutine Week is coming to Toronto and other cities starting at the beginning of this month! How it works is restaurants across the nation are challenged to come up with super unique poutine recipes to serve. People can then choose to purchase the special poutine for $10 and vote on which is their favourite from the different restaurants they've tried! Find out which ones are participating here.
Toronto's Winter Brewfest is coming at the end of this month and you'll be able to test out more than 150 different craft beer companies! From lagers smooth as can be to heavier stouts this event is sure to not disappoint!
Ice Sculptures are about to live their best life on Bloor-Yorkville winter Icefest starting February 9th! This year's theme? Hollywood North! Feel like a celebrity as you get photos taken in front of these beautiful works of art. An interesting fact is this year's sculptures way may than 70,000 pounds!
There's nothing better to warm the soul in the winter than some amazing chocolate! On February 2nd there will be Toronto's FIRST EVER winter chocolate festival happening at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Museum. There will be tons of vendors to check out and TONS of chocolate to mow down on! Get your tickets here.
Valentine's Day at HotelX
If you're looking for THE perfect view of the city skyline to show off to your boo this Valentine's Day then I'd highly suggest you check out Hotel X. This month they have an exclusive offer where you can have access to a private space called the 'love nest'...WITH fondue and a bottle of bubbles to enjoy with your significant other. Then you get to go downstairs for a 3-course meal or stay the night in a gorgeous suite.
I've been here multiple times and I'm always blown away by how amazingly friendly the staff are and not to mention the Falcon Skybar has the most amazing cocktails. Get all the details here!
TIFF Next Wave Film Festival
Tiff Next Wave is a special festival that they run that doesn't even JUST have great movies, but also tickets are free for those under $25! The festival runs from February 15-17 and there are tons of great films to check out. So whether you're looking to go with your significant other, friends, or even by yourself you really can't go wrong!
Valentine's Day at the Toronto Zoo
February is the month of love and it doesn't just stop at humans! This Valentine's Day check out the Toronto Zoo who will be serving up an all-you-can-eat dinner feast, while you having the opportunity to interact with an array of animals! To be honest, I'm not sure if this sounds cute or bizarre, but I'm excited to check it out.
Golden Girl's Galentine
The Gladstone Hotel will be hosting the most EPIC Valentine's Day event of the year! The Galentine's Day party will be Golden Girl themed and will include a burlesque show, food and drag! There's no cover at the event so just make sure to check it out on February 14th!
Canadian Singer and Songwriter, Delaney Janey, known for her smash hit Bad Habits is coming to the Drake Hotel on February 27th! Delaney who's from Toronto will be back on her stomping ground and is sure to take down the house with all of her songs! It will be such a fun night of dancing so make sure you purchase tickets!
Comedy Show About Tinder
If you're looking for a night of hilarious jokes and relatable stories (if you've ever been on Tinder), then you HAVE to check out The Rec Room for their Tinder Tales Not-So Valentine's Day Comedy Show. The night will feature a ton of great comedians who are all prepared to spill the tea on their most...interesting...Tinder experiences. Make sure you scoop up a ticket before they sell out!