With memories of the polar vortex still fresh in the minds of many — not to mention the frigid temperatures, layers of sweaters and winter clothing, bad roads, short days and all that shovelling — winter is not something to look forward to.
But for those who embrace the cold weather, here's a list of reasons to love winter. If you have any to add, tweet us at @cbctoronto and use the hashtag #enjoywinter.
Skating at the Ice Trail at Samuel Smith Park
Cross country skiiing at Albion Hills Conservation Area
Play board games in one of Toronto's board game cafes
Sledding at Riverdale Park Hill
Go curling at The East York Curling Club
Play shinny at one of Toronto's 50+ public rinks
Hot chocolate in the Distillery District
Build a snowman at Christie Pits park
Shopping downtown — and check out the famous Hudson's Bay window display and decorations in the Eaton Centre
Read a book at one of Toronto's cozy pubs
On Twitter, some other #lovewinter activities include: