Bloor-Yorkville Icefest is returning for a 16th year! From March 12th – 14th, Icefest will take place throughout the entire Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood as a self-guided and socially distanced tour. The theme this year is a Trip Around the World, with 51 glistening ice sculptures ready to be discovered! Given the ongoing pandemic, the self-guided tour format allows individuals to remain distanced outdoors while admiring the creativity of the pieces and enjoying the Bloor-Yorkville community in a safe and responsible way. We will also be offering a livestream hosted by media personality Tanya Kim on our Instagram and YouTube channels.
Our theme this year pays homage to iconic destinations around the world, as we all look forward to brighter days ahead. Patrons can expect a wide variety of uniquely designed ice sculptures replicating renowned tourist attractions right here in our own backyard! Sculptures will include the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Christ of the Redeemer, a Venetian Gondola, Hawaiian Dancers, the Canadian Rockies, a Sphinx, and many more. Learn more about the trail and sculptures with our ice sculpture display details and map. This is a free initiative open to individuals of all ages.
During this difficult time, we are pleased to offer this tour in support of Second Harvest, an incredible charity organization dedicated to food rescue. All proceeds from Bloor-Yorkville Icefest will go directly to Second Harvest, ensuring those in need are able to access fresh and healthy meals. As Canada’s largest food rescue, Second Harvest delivers to a network of non-profits and social service agencies, including food banks, meal programs, children’s breakfast programs, women’s shelters and more. If you are able to contribute, we invite you to visit the official Second Harvest x Bloor-Yorkville donation page.
Maintaining safety is our top priority, so we ask that all guests choosing to walk the trail wear a face mask or covering and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from those outside their household.
We would like to thank our generous Gold Sponsors who have helped to make this possible:
In addition to our hybrid tour and digital screening format, we will be hosting a social media giveaway featuring two fabulous prize packages! Be sure to follow along at Bloor-Yorkville so you don’t miss out! Below are the prize details featuring many of our wonderful Bloor-Yorkville businesses.
Contest #1: February 15-19
Four Seasons Hotel – One Night Stay in Deluxe Room + $100 Food/Bev. Credit & Champagne, $1100
Liss Gallery – 4 x $100 Gift Vouchers for Framing, $400
Bloor Yonge Chiropractic – Choice of RMT or Chiropractic Session, $100
STK – $150 gift card
Total value: $1,600
Contest #2: February 22-26
Park Hyatt Hotel – One Night Stay in Park Suite & Breakfast, $700
Care& Family – 1 Year Subscription, $230
ROM – 4 Total ROM VIP Passes, $182
Kupfert & Kim – gift card, $100
Total value: $1200
For more information, including sculpture displays, detailed event maps, and how to donate to Second Harvest, please visit the official Bloor-Yorkville Icefest event website.