Bloor-Yorkville Icefest is a free event that takes place in Yorkville and has been happening every year for the last few years and happens on one weekend in February.
In 2017, it happened on February 25-26 and we went on February 25 which was unusually warm and you would visibly see that it was too warm for the ice sculptures and they were melting a bit.
The event is free and during this year, TD Bank was there to provide everyone with free cookies, David's Tea was giving out free samples and there were a few other companies that were there to sell some items if you wanted to try them out. Also while there, there was a free scavenger hunt which was really for advertising for Yorkville Village but with a completed scavenger hunt form, we were given a free waffle each at Wafelbar which clearly underestimated the demand since it took about 15-20 minutes to each get our freebies. In Yorkville Village itself, there was a Miele pop-up shop which had a section for free cookie decorations as well as free coffee (lattes, cappuccinos, etc) which was nice.
If you are in the area, I would say that it is a nice walk that might be worthwhile, but I wouldn't go out of your way to come since it is fairly small and you can likely see everything in about 15-20 minutes.
Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!