With the snow, ice, and cold weather that comes with winter, it's easy to want to bury yourself under blankets and just binge a favourite show on Netflix. But Toronto is dangling a proverbial carrot to get more people out to the city's attractions and events this winter. Toronto Spotlight is a new campaign promoting the idea that adventure hunting isn't only a summer thing. And who can say "no" to two-for-one tickets?

A collaborative campaign between the city and Toronto Tourism, the scheme is offering two-for-the-price-of-one tickets and other special offers over four weekends up to the beginning of March.

And the list of attractions taking part is impressive, to say the least. The CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, and Casa Loma are just some of the spots joining in.

Spotlight will run every weekend from Jan. 31 to March 1. Each of those weekends will feature their own unique offers. A full list of all the hot spots that you and your person of choice can check out for half price is here

And trust us when we say it'd take you a long time to get bored with the options available.

Whether you are interested in art, museum, theatre or just checking out one of Toronto's most iconic buildings, it's all here and two-for-one in price! 

So, if you've been wanting to hit up Fort York or the Steamwhistle Brewery, check out Toronto's Haunted Walk, or finally take part in Medieval Times, now's your chance to grab your BFF or your significant other and party like it's 2020.

Mayor John Tory announced the Toronto Spotlight campaign through a video posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

In a follow-up message, Tory said: "Wintertime is a good time and we are making it clear this is the right time to visit Toronto."

Scott Beck, president and CEO of Toronto Tourism, stated in the media release that Toronto Spotlight is an "open invitation" to explore the city while it has "brighter lights and longer nights."

Beck also encouraged anyone interested in the first two Spotlight weekends to check out Winterlicious, which runs Jan. 31 to Feb. 13.

The city's annual culinary event features fixed price menus at more than 200 restaurants and a number of other culinary events

And the two-for-one promo will make your adventuring that much more affordable.

Using Ripley's Aquarium as an example, when buying a regular adult admission ticket of $39 using the special Spotlight offer, you'll automatically receive a second ticket free of charge. It's that easy.

So, instead of becoming a couch potato this winter, grab your warm clothes and a grab a friend, an explore the frigid (or not so frigid, depending on the day) wonderland that is Toronto.

Spotlight Weekends

Price: Prices vary

When: Weekends from Jan. 31 to March 1 

Why You Need To Go: Two-for-one tickets to all the hot spots in Toronto. Why would you not want to take advantage?

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