Winter Stations

Last weekend was just as beautiful and warm as this one. It was the perfect kick in the butt to get out of hibernation mode and start exploring Toronto once more.

We (aka I) spend way too much time inside in the winter. Thankfully, Toronto has a cure for that. For the 2nd year in a row, the Winter Stations design competition took place in Woodbine Beach.

M's mom and dad picked us up, and the four of us and the two dogs squeezed into the car to make our way to Woodbine Beach. Good thing Zoey is a lap dog!

The above station had a ridiculously long line up in order to check out the interior. Apparently, the inside is covered with faux fur. Super cool, but I wasn't about to spend 30 minutes in line. Words of advice: don't go on the warmest Saturday of the month smack dab in the middle of the day.

There are 7 stations in total, even though the Winter Stations website said that they would be choosing up to 13. I hope this competition grows each year so that we can enjoy even more of these interesting art pieces.

Zoey was a really big fan of the above station that was covered in ropes. She thought the ropes were all potential toys just for her (of course).

Although it may seem like the stations stop after the 4 that are at Woodbine beach, if you walk a little farther, you'll get to Balmy Kew beach, where you can see 3 more of these cool creations (like the ones above).

We had a nice and unexpected surprise when we arrived and realized that the entirety of the beach was one massive dog off-leash zone. As long as you're on the south side of the "snow fence", it's a free for all for you and your pups. 

There's still a few more weeks to check out the Winter Stations at Woodbine. Pick a warm day, but try and go early in the morning or on a weekday to avoid the above infiltration of Torontonians ruining your almost-Instragramable-photos.