Dark, gloomy and cold. These are some of the words used to describe winter in Toronto. But it doesn't have to be gloomy even if it's cold! Why not take advantage of the cold weather to do some fun outdoor activities? Every winter, I look forward to one of my favourite winter sports - ice skating. I love the feeling of gliding on ice and being outside. You can try some of the many outdoor rinks in Toronto which are run by the City of Toronto. An even better option if you want to enjoy the natural scenery is the skating trails at Greenwood Park or Colonel Samuel Smith Park where you get the amazing view of Lake Ontario. If you like crowds, try Nathan Phillips Square. For a chance to show off your dance moves, go to Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink on DJ Skate Nights.
Another must mention favourite of mine is skiing! Ski resorts have amazing trails and slopes to try out, but fees can be pricey. You can try it out for less at two locations, Centennial Park and Earl Bales Park. They also have equipment rentals for those who don't have their own skis.
Check out some of these books to learn more about the sport!
For those who don't have a lot of time to learn, try tobogganing. I've never tried it but it is on my 'to do' list. Just grab a good sled and head to the nearest slope! Apparently, the flying saucer sled is best on the slopes as it is fast and durable but you can be the judge of that!