Every year, the glitzy streets of Yorkville are transformed by glimmering works of art made from ice! Here at Le Dolci, one of our favourite winter activities is to head to Yorkville for some posh shopping and ice sculptures! For the past seven years, Toronto’s poshest neighbourhood to the North has hosted IceFest, a three day event where visitors can take in some of Canada’s best frozen talent. In previous years the festival has featured a carnival theme – complete with ice lion tamers, clowns and a life size circus tent, as well as a winter forest scene – which included a large ice moose and ice forest!
This year, IceFest 2o12 turns up the heat in Yorkville starting on Friday February 24th with their Winter Wilderness Exhibit made completely from ice. For three days, 30,000 lbs. of ice will adorn Yorkville Park and will include Canadiana themed sculptures including wood-splitting Lumberjacks, raccoons, totem trees and, this year’s masterpiece, a “Ice log Cabin” in celebration of Canada’s Wild Parklands. The ice festival will also feature ice carving demonstrations and a on-street skating performance by “Glisse on Ice” starting at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm daily.
Whether you are taking a break from shopping, on a date with that special someone or looking for some fun in Toronto for the family check out Ice Fest 2012!