You can get into the winter spirit early this year by checking out Toronto’s new Nordic festival that’s opening this month.
Norden: The Festival of Cool, is taking over the Harbourfront Centre for nine days, inviting Toronto to discover the richness of the Nordic region.
Featuring some of the most creative driving forces in Nordic contemporary art, music, and thought leadership, this inaugural festival promises to make you think differently about the dark nights of winter.
Throughout the festival, visitors can look forward to Nordic music, visual arts, films, panel talks, a pop-up holiday market, and of course, food.
For the foodies, chef Anothy Rose of Rose and Sons will be hosting an intimate Nordic culinary experience with celebrated restauranter and Noma co-founder Claus Meyer.
Visitors are invited to lace up and skate on Toronto’s most scenic outdoor ice rink as acclaimed artists from Iceland, Denmark, Greenland and Norway perform, in addition to ice skating dance parties to the sounds of Swedish superstars ABBA.
Additionally, visitors can get started on their Christmas shopping at the pop-up holiday market, where they can shop for unique Nordic-themed gifts.
When: November 24 to December 2
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: While many events are free, ticketed events start at $20