Outdoor Christmas markets
The NEWSTALK Spyder ski team is taking a break to respect the rules of Covid and not traveling to any local or destination ski resorts. We should all abide by the wishes of the government and stay home to stop the spread of this horrible virus.
So, very quickly we've called an audible and staying local for any events in the GTA...and there's plenty.
Outdoor markets are popular and considering essential services with food and drink. St Lawrence Market is fun and you're supporting local business with take out only...You can't eat inside or outside the market and you will be quickly screened at the door. It's closed boxing day, Sunday and Monday but open on Tuesday from 9-5.
Distillery is open for free curb side pick up..no shops or restaurants are open and masks are mandatory walking around. The lights are now turned off to the end of Covid.
Sweaters and Snowflakes has just announced remaining open through the New Year. It's an outdoor, open air take out food market specializing in festive drinks to go along with beer, wine and liquor. Sat and Sun 3-9 at the corners of Bathurst and Richmond.
Just down the street to 28 Bathurst St, it's Stackt Market another open air take out market with a series of black shipping containers as restaurants plus a small rink game called Crokicurl til Feb 28th.
Evergreen Brick Works is fun with Saturday outdoor food market along with open trails to walk. Public Skating rinks are already popular with over 32,000 reservations in less then a week. There's over 50 in total including Nathan Philips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Centennial park in Brampton and Bentway Skate Trail under the Gardner at Ft. York Historical Site.
I would stay far away from any river or lake skating til colder weather and further notice.
With snow in the forecast, all 5 City owned golf courses will be available for cross country skiing and snow shoeing..walking trails are always open.
As for skiing..all downhill resorts are closed til Jan 22nd. You can email your favourite resort for a complete refund but here's my suggestion.. hold on because there's a waiting list at every resort...they were all sold out. I wouldn't bother asking for refund or ski school refund til we find out further details mid January. We could very easily be skiing by then and you won't get another season pass. Plus, after calling most destination resorts in ski country they're not saying no to Toronto visitors but not advertising either...You're supposed to stay home and only venture out for fresh air, exercise, pharmacies and food in your area.
So, watch for the NEWSTALK Pizzaville Audi Etron this weekend at Nathan Philips Square along with Sweaters and Snowflakes.
If you're looking for dinner this weekend here's a cool special from our friends at Pizzaville.....4 medium pizzas...6 toppings combined for just $36..It's easy to order..#3636 on your cell...Pizzaville.ca or your Pizzaville app...Thats if for now..we'll see you around our beautiful city...Have a safe and happy holiday season!