10 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: February 22 to 26

It’s important to remember that although Ontario’s Stay at Home orders have listed in some regions, in Toronto only essential trips such as getting food, heading to work, and getting exercise are permitted.

Here’s a list of ideas that might help ease your mind as you head into the last week of February:

Some of the best Toronto coffee shops

During these cold winter months, a hot cup of joe goes a long way. Toronto has some of the best coffee shops around. Thankfully, there are so many small businesses and locally-owned shops scattered across the city. Try a few and you might eventually come across your go-to spot.

When: You need that coffee fix
Where: Across Toronto

Explore Bloor-Yorkville’s Icefest

The Bloor-Yorkville IceFest returned this month, and this year’s breathtaking sculptures will take you on a journey across the world. The festival will take over the neighbourhood from February 26 to 28 and will play into the theme of “A Trip Around the World.” This year, IceFest has been reimagined as a trail and will span a larger area so that visitors can discover new businesses, safely.

When: February 26 to 28
Where: throughout Yorkville’s streets – from Avenue Road east to Yonge Street, and from Bloor Street north to Scollard Street

Try the best of the BEST fried chicken sandwiches

If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to Toronto’s fried chicken sandwiches, look no further; here’s where you can treat yourself. Extra fresh and extra juicy are the qualities necessary to be chosen as one of the city’s BEST fried chicken sandwich joints.

When: Whenever you’re in the mood
Where: Across the city

Go out for a skate at some of Toronto’s outdoor skating rinks

Skating season is upon us. There are so many great outdoor spots to go for a skate in Toronto, but if you find public skating rinks too crowded, you might want to consider other spots for your outdoor activities this winter. Be sure to sign up in advance. Masks are mandatory.

When: Location hours vary depending on the rink.
Where: Across Toronto.

Register for virtual events celebrating Black History Month in Toronto

As of February 1, it is officially Black History month. Since everything is now online, there are tons of virtual events in Toronto you can take part in. Take the time to educate yourself and register for free events available until March 1.

When: New events every day.
Where: Online, virtual seminars.

Try delicious chowders from local chefs

The annual Ocean Wise National Chowder Chowdown Festival has officially returned to cities across Canada this month, and that means until February 28, folks across the country can get in on some deliciousness. This year, chowder lovers from Prince Rupert, BC, to Summerville, Nova Scotia, can get a taste of the grub featured in this now-national sustainable seafood fundraiser for the Ocean Wise Seafood program. It’s the last week, don’t miss out!

When: All of February
Where: Across Toronto, find them here.

Canada’s Wonderland Trivia Nights

Canada’s Wonderland turns 40 this year and to celebrate it will be hosting a series of trivia nights online for people to enjoy while they stay indoors. Though the park’s birthday is in May, they figured they’d celebrate early and create a new way to beat boredom at home.

When: February 25 to April 15, from 8 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Via Zoom

Get your hands on Toronto’s best smash burgers

You can NEVER go wrong with a deliciously mouthwatering, eye-grabbing, oh-so-cheesy smash burger, and lucky for you, Toronto has the best around. Whatever your take is on these heavenly burgers, there’s no doubt that an extra bit of caramelization and browning on the patty gives a more intense flavour. If done right, a smash burger is as juicy as a delicious burger can get. Stay in, and order it right to your door.

When: Whenever hunger calls
Where: Several locations across the city

Try the BEST bakery goods at these Toronto bakeries

Sweet treats are never a bad idea, especially during the cold months where you want nothing more than just to stay indoors and have a self-care day. Desserts help with that! Toronto is full of bakeries that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and craving.

When: Whenever you hope to satisfy your sweet tooth
Where: Several locations across the city

Try out Toronto’s best taco shops

The great thing about Toronto is that the city is full of different cultures, which means lots of different foods to try out and enjoy. There are a bunch of Mexican and Latin restaurants that serve a variety of tacos, from fusion menu items to traditional flavours.

When: Whenever you’re in the mood
Where: Across Toronto

Article written by Dailyhive.com | Karen Darodea