One of Toronto’s premier culture and entertainment districts is getting a very icy makeover this year. The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood will be transformed for the 13th annual Ice Fest, becoming an outdoor gallery for magnificent ice sculptures. Safely explore Yorkville’s local shops and restaurants while marveling at the icy works of art.
While the festival originally had to be postponed due to the pandemic restrictions, this weekend is a go! Weather permitting, the displays will be available for viewing as of 3 pm on Friday, March 12 and will go until the evening of Sunday, March 14. Check out the exhibits in-person or online virtually through the Bloor-Yorkville Instagram or YouTube. Here, TV host and media personality, Tanya Kim will be guiding a virtual tour of the ice display. If you choose to visit the collection in person, it is asked that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout the show.
A Trip Around The World
We may not have gotten to travel to our bucket list destinations this past year, but the 2021 Ice Fest theme is set to satisfy at least a part of our wanderlust. Take ‘A Trip Around The World’ as you explore this year’s exhibit inspired by popular locations around the globe. You can expect to see brilliant sculptures of the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House, Egyptian Sphinx, Big Ben, Christ the Redeemer, Hawaiian Dancers, a Caribbean Beach Scene and many more. There will be over 50 sculptures created using 68,000lbs of ice! Check out the Ice Fest Tour Map to make sure you hit all of the world’s top travel destinations.
No tickets are required as the dazzling event is free to all. If you would like to make a donation, the Bloor-Yorkville Ice Fest will be presenting this year’s proceeds to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity.