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winter

Gap year students may forego Canadian travel plans due to tuition hikes

Photo by Patrick Haney

The gap year may be a thing of the past in England. According to the Daily Mail, due to upcoming hikes in tuition, students are foregoing the tradition of taking a year off before heading to university to travel and work abroad. Canada is a popular choice for gappers with 5,000 one-year work visas available to U.K. citizens age 18 to 35 this year through the International Experience Canada program. (more…)

Hot Date: IceFest’s Chilly Reception

FEBRUARY 26 & 27 Bloor-Yorkville, one of Toronto’s premier shopping, dining and cultural districts, celebrates midwinter in style with its popular IceFest. This annual event takes artistic advantage of frosty temperatures to present an ice carving competition—see the intricate, crystalline sculptures in the Village of Yorkville Park and vote for your favourite. For a $5 donation, visitors can also have their picture taken with one of the large sculptures. Or, help raise funds while you shop—participating area boutiques will be giving a portion of their Saturday sales to charity.

Cool Clothes for Chilly Conditions

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you should forsake all sense of style.
With this seasonal wear—everything from hats and boots to gloves and goggles—
you’ll be weather-ready whether you’re taking a stroll in a winter wonderland
or battling a blizzard.