Toronto’s Yorkville Will Transform Into An Outdoor Gallery Of Magical Ice Sculptures This Winter

They'll be 20,000 lbs each!

One of Toronto's premier luxury and entertaining districts will be getting extra icy this year when the 13th annual Icefest returns to the city. 

Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood will transform into an outdoor gallery of ice sculptures this winter 2018, keeping the winter festivities going strong well after the official holiday season is over. 

From February 24th to 25th, the cultural hub of the Bloor-Yonge neighbourhood will be covered in massive ice sculptures moulded from 20,000 lbs of ice. 

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Featuring live ice carving competitions and entertainment for festival goers, the two-day magical showcase of majestic sculptures has plenty of opportunities for photos with the sculptures scattered around the affluent district.  

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Last year's event offered Maple Syrup Taffy and goodies for the kids in exchange for a small donation. Proceeds from the event are given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and all event volunteers are from the foundation as well in celebration of February being "Heart Month" in Canada.

The two-day festival kicks off on February 24 at noon between Yorkville's Cumberland and Bellair Streets. No tickets required and the event is open and free to all. 

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