9 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: November 16 to 22

Nov 16 2020, 2:59 pm

Another week in Toronto, inching closer and closer to the holidays. With the season officially kicking off, there are tons of fun and festive things to do across the city.

It’s time to get in the spirit and what better way to do so than to explore what Toronto has to offer.

Here’s a list of ideas that might catch your eye as you head into the week.

Sky Skate

Grab a pair of skates and soar through the clouds at Sky Skate, a new rooftop patio turned into a skating rink, that opened in Toronto last week. The Porch, one of Toronto’s most popular summer rooftop patios, is now embracing the winter months and converting into an absolute winter wonderland with Sky Skate.

When: Starting November 8
Where: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Price: $14.95 for adults

Krispy Kreme Limited-Time Donuts

Krispy Kreme Canada is bringing two new contenders to their list of deliciously glazed donuts for a limited time only. The classic flavour of caramel now comes in two different donut treats, Salted Double Caramel Crunch, a Caramel Glazed donut dipped in caramel icing sprinkled with salted crunch topping, and Caramel Glaze, the classic Original Glazed® Donut covered in a caramel glaze. These aren’t your traditional chocolate and maple glazed favourites, Krispy Kreme has introduced the new duo this month and it’s time for Caramel lovers to shine.

Where: Select locations (BC, Quebec, Ontario)
When: November 9 to 22

Winter Village

Although the annual Christmas Market won’t be running this year, the Distillery District is still celebrating the season with a new Winter Village. Beginning November 12, the historic neighbourhood is being transformed into a festive holiday experience. With starlit canopies, a massive Christmas tree adorned with 60,800 lights, and seasonal music, the Winter Village makes for a merry addition to your holiday shopping.

When:​ November 12, 2020, to March 31, 2021.
Where:​ The Distillery District, 55 Mill Street
Tickets: ​Free

Tune in to an all-Day Christmas radio station

It’s already November, which means holiday tunes are making a comeback for the Christmas season. The time has come where you can blast Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit “All I Want For Christmas” and not feel at all wrong for doing so!

Where: Online or on your radio
When: Whenever you’re in the spirit!

Wendy’s Ghost Kitchen

Wendy’s Canada has announced a new partnership with REEF’s Neighbourhood Kitchens in Toronto, bringing ghost kitchens to the forefront of Toronto’s unique fast-food restaurant scene. This move allows Wendy’s to cater to the downtown population and “address the evolving needs of today’s urban Canadian consumers.”

Where: 325 Front Street

Miracle Toronto 2020

Christmas isn’t cancelled this year! Miracle Toronto 2020 is bringing the Christmas cheer with its annual pop-up event, outdoors. With everything going on, Miracle Toronto has taken steps to ensure that guests are able to enjoy the holiday event while staying safe. Now exclusively outdoors, unlike years before, the event will make sure to keep all physical distancing measures in place for those who want to partake in the joyous event.

When: November 20 to December 27
Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 pm to 9 pm, Thursday to Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm and Sunday from 12 pm 9 pm
Where: Stackt Market – 28 Bathurst Street

Glow Gardens Niagara – Santa’s Lost Presents

There’s another reason to visit Niagara this holiday season, especially if you are looking for Christmas lights. Glow Gardens will be hosting a three-kilometre, drive-thru Christmas light journey at Safari Niagara starting this week. “Over a million lights will transform the landscape into a twinkling wonderland, November 18 to January 2, where reindeer and teddy bears are larger than life,” reads the event description.

When:​ November 18, 2020, to January 2, 2021, from 5 pm to 11 pm.
Where:​ Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville
Tickets: ​Available online, Car pass with a maximum of seven guests – $30 (plus taxes and fees)

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N The Experience

Step into the Marvel universe with a new interactive experience at Yorkdale, opening this month. Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N has come right to Toronto’s north end for the ultimate fan experience, bringing all the history, engineering and action into one place. Tickets are available now.
When: November 20 to January 31
Where: Yorkdale Mall – 3401 Dufferin Street

Try a bunch of new Toronto restaurants opening this November

Despite all the gloom in the last few months, Toronto’s restaurant industry has proven to be resilient as more restaurants are set to open before the year ends. There’s a lot of new restaurants opening up shop in November from sushi spots to croissant shops.
When: Now until the end of the year
Where: Across Toronto

Note: While local parks, shops, and outdoor dining spaces are reopened, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Toronto’s health officials advise to stay home as much as possible, as the city’s indoor dining and gyms continue to be closed. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the six-feet physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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