Toronto Entertainment District: Diversity through Experience
Toronto has often been called the most diverse city in the world, whether statistically true or not one thing is for certain, the city offers some of the most diverse activities one can find anywhere.
One of the reasons for this is our climate. Sweltering hot summer days can quickly become gloomy winter months with snow piling up before even leaving the house for the day. If you’re new to the city or looking to break out of a winter-inspired hibernation cycle, Toronto’s Entertainment District is your go-to destination this season. Use the list below to jumpstart your escape from the winter blues.
If you’d rather watch someone else do the skating, we don’t think we need to tell you the Toronto Maple Leafs’ season is in full swing at the Air Canada Centre, or…
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, the Toronto Raptors are on a historic rise to the top after nearly making it to the NBA finals last year. You can see them too, at the Air Canada Centre at a more cost efficient price than the Maple Leafs.
Winterlicious is Toronto’s seasonal culinary celebration (Jan. 27–Feb. 7) giving foodies a chance to experience the variety of cuisines the Entertainment District has to offer. Eat remarkable meals off the affordable, price-fixed menus at participating restaurants. Just Google ‘winterlicious’ or look for ‘TorontoED’ on social media for the complete list.
If musicals aren’t your thing, The Illusionists from Broadway are sure to make you second-guess your vision at the Princess of Wales Theatre. For a more heart-wrenching story, check out Come From Away at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, based the town of Gander, Newfoundland.
Good news, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is scheduled all through the winter. Presenting shows like Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart, a celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Disney-Pixar Ratatouille in Concert; there is literally something for everyone.
End the night with a laugh at world-famous Second City, which has locations in Toronto, Chicago and L.A. You may recognize some alumni such as John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Chris Farley. Sold out? Your alternate location is Yuk Yuk’s.
Head to YukYuks.com to find out who’s performing and your closest location. Perhaps try it yourself on Open Mic Night?
To find more great activities in the Toronto Entertainment District for the family, friends or for you and a partner, go to TorontoED.com. Follow on social media to get updates as they happen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching #TorontoED