February Weather Averages for Toronto, Canada

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in February

Temperature

Temperatures in February are similar to those in January. February's daily average temperature ranges from a high of 0˚C (32˚F) to a low of -5˚C (23˚F). The overall average in February is -3˚C (27˚F). The weather is similar to that in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Milwaukee Wisconsin on Lake Michigan.

Sunshine Hours

Equal to January, February has some of the year's lowes...

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What's the Weather Like in Toronto in February

Temperature

Temperatures in February are similar to those in January. February's daily average temperature ranges from a high of 0˚C (32˚F) to a low of -5˚C (23˚F). The overall average in February is -3˚C (27˚F). The weather is similar to that in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Milwaukee Wisconsin on Lake Michigan.

Sunshine Hours

Equal to January, February has some of the year's lowest levels of sunshine. The month has an average of 3 hours per day, contrasted by the highs of 11 daily hours in July.

Rainfall and Snow

With just six days of rainfall over the month, February has the least number of days with precipitation of the year. Those six days see a moderate overall total of 40 mm. You can count on seeing snow in February with accumulation in the 30 cm range.

Sunrise and Sunset

On February 1, the sun rises at 7:33 am and goes down at 5:28 pm, giving the city 9:55 total hours of daylight. On February 28, the sun rises at 6:55 am and sets at 6:04 pm, providing a total of 11:09 hours of daylight.

Wind Speed

February's moderate winds are a constant in Toronto, with highs of 14 m/s, lows of 0.03 m/s and an average of 5 m/s.

Extreme Weather

While Toronto rarely experiences extreme weather, it can at times get hit by extreme cold. Temperatures in February can drop to a low of -20˚ C (-4˚F).

Toronto Hotels in February

Stay at a high-rise have with soaring views of the city, an extended stay hotel where you can make your own meals or a no-frills spot that puts you close to Toronto's top attractions. The wide variety of the city's accommodation options are sure to suit your needs.

The Adelaide Hotel

A high-rise haven in the financial district, the Adelaide Hotel has upscale guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, wet bars, and deep soaking tubs in bathrooms with fine stone finishing. Upgrade to a suite for a fireplace, living room and kitchen. You can take in soaring views over the city at an open-air restaurant with a trendy bar on the 31st floor. It's hard to resist a dip in a saltwater infinity pool and even harder to turn down a decadent treatment at a world-class spa that serves fine wine and scotch from one of the most-extensive liquor menus in town.

Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Welcoming with an atrium that exudes Mediterranean charm, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale is one of the crown jewels of the hotel chain. While guestrooms are casual with flat-screen TVs, desks and pillow menus, the on-site amenities are impressive. You can refresh at an indoor saltwater pool, soak with soothing jets in a whirlpool and steam away stress at a sauna. Play a game of pool, ping pong or tennis on a Nerf court. Dine on international cuisine at their restaurant, sample delicacies at a sushi bar, imbibe in a cocktail at a lounge and begin the day with a strong brew at their cafe.

Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District

An extended-stay hotel in Toronto's entertainment district, Residence Inn Toronto lies a short stroll from both the famed CN Tower and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Upscale studios, one and two-bedroom suites have full kitchens, pull-out sofas and separate living areas. For workouts, there's a state-of-the-art fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool spa to soak away stress. Popular with business travellers, the hotel also has a business centre and meeting space. Breakfast is free and there's an on-site restaurant that serves Indian cuisine.

Super 8 Downtown Toronto

In Chinatown, the Super 8 Downtown Toronto has affordable accommodations with flat-screen TVs, microwaves and min-fridges. Some rooms also have spa tubs. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast, enjoy a cocktail at the on-site lounge and work out at a fitness centre. The hotel is a nine-minute walk to the Art Gallery of Ontario and close to the entertainment district's major attractions.

Toronto Beach for February

Kew-Balmy Beach

Toronto gets cold in winter -- but never too cold for a brisk walk along a boardwalk. Head to Kew-Balmy Beach to stroll the scenic promenade that runs alongside the waterfront. Warm yourself with a hot chocolate at one of the beachfront restaurants and continue to an outdoor skating rink by the boardwalk for some fun on the ice.

Bars and Restaurants

An esteemed player on the international foodie scene, Toronto has restaurants that serve gourmet French fare, classic Italian dishes, fresh-caught seafood and a myriad of Mexican-style street food.

Alo Restaurant

A bright and cheerful spot that almost belies its gourmet cuisine, Alo Restaurant specialises in tasting menus. Chef Patrick Kriss is behind a small-plate concept that presents an almost dizzying array of delicacies over five courses. All for under $100. While the menu changes with the seasons, you can expect house specialities such as smoked foie gras with chestnut crumble and fennel custard with olive oil and lemon foam. Mushroom dishes are also popular, such as hedgehog mushrooms with a puree of celery root and crispy trumpet mushrooms. Alo Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am.

Stelvio

Stelvio serves Northern Italian cuisine with upscale Old World style. With a modern decor of muted tones and natural wood, the relaxed eatery offers modern takes on classics including homemade potato gnocchi, deep-fried meatballs and pasta dishes crafted with buckwheat flour. Indulge in Italian braised beef or rabbit casserole paired with a vintage from their selection of fine wines. Cap the meal with a traditional cappuccino. Stelvio is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and from 11 am to 11 pm from Friday to Sunday.

Oyster Boy

Receiving daily delivery from harvesters, Oyster Boy serves some of Toronto's freshest and most mouth-watering molluscs -- noted in their motto "Mollusks for the Masses". Serving affordable seafood at simple wooden tables, the Oyster Boy team shucks oysters right before your eyes. The undersea delights are served with traditional mignonette sauce, a zesty ginger and banana pepper sauce and grated horseradish. Pair the oysters with a wide variety of craft beer. Oyster Boy is open from Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Thursday from 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 3 pm to 11 pm and on Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm.

Wilbur Mexicana

Wilbur Mexicana serves South of the Border street food in an eclectic setting. Named for chemist Wilbur Scoville, a pioneer in chilli-cooking techniques, the 60-seat restaurant is awash with Mexican design, local art and retro furnishings. A simple menu focuses on traditional fare including tacos quesadillas and burritos that are crafted in an open kitchen. True to its name, the eatery specialises in salsas with dozens of hot sauces that are made in-house in accordance with the heat scale developed by Scoville. Wilbur Mexicana is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 10 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Things to do in Toronto in February

Canadian International AutoShow

Since 1974 Toronto has been hosting the annual Canadian International AutoShow. Motor over to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to check out over 1,000 classic cars, trucks, innovative concept vehicles and exotic rides. Food trucks offer gourmet street cuisine outside the event while three interior food courts serve a host of lunchtime options.

Bentway Skate Trail

A model of urban development, the Bentway Skate Trail is a 220-metre path under the Gardiner Expressway that has become a popular gathering spot. Skate the trail to a lookout with magnificent views of the city's skyline. Enjoy the twinkling Christmas lights, DJs and regular performances of "ice breaking" -- a mix of breakdancing, ice dancing and skating.

See a Show at Second City

A city institution and internationally recognized comedy spot, the Second City Theater Toronto has hosted performances by stars including Canadian greats Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Mike Myers. Both top-name talent and aspiring comedians put on regular improv and sketch-comedy performances and you can often get tickets for under $20.

Greenhouses of Allan Gardens

An indoor nature escape awaits at the Allan Gardens Conservatory. One could spend an entire day strolling the six interconnected glass-ceiling spaces home to lush flora from across the globe. Explore a jungle setting at the Tropical Landscape House, desert environs at the Arid House and middle-latitude nature at the Cool Temperate House. Admission is free and they host workshops for kids.

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