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Icefest is taking over Bloor-Yorkville this weekend

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DH Toronto Staff Feb 07, 2019 6:00 am

This weekend marks the return of Toronto’s 14th annual Icefest in Yorkville.

Toronto’s historic Yorkville neighbourhood will be transformed into a showcase of delicate, stunning ice sculptures using over 70,000 lbs of crystal clear ice this Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s theme is Hollywood North, turning Yorkville into a magical display of magnificent sculptures inspired by the success of the film industry in Toronto and Yorkville.

Read: The Shape of (frozen) Water.

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Additionally, ice carvers will be creating unique sculptures at the Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition taking place in the Village of Yorkville Park, starting at noon on Saturday, February 9.

Visitors should also stop by the Icefest Lounge to check out the DJs, take a selfie or group photo at the Icefest Photo Booth or plug in their mobile phones at one of the charging stations.

New this year, patrons can participate in the Icefest Scavenger Hunt on Saturday and Sunday, creating a special opportunity to explore the neighbourhood’s shops and attractions.

Specialty cocktails will also be available on the Icefest Sassafraz Patio.

So clear some room in your calendars this weekend, as this is a winter event you won’t want to miss!

Icefest 2019

When: February 9 and 10
Where: Cumberland Street and Bellair Street
Price: Free to the public

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