A Seasonal Living Guide for Winter in Scarborough

A Seasonal Living Guide for Winter in Scarborough

A Seasonal Living Guide for Winter in Scarborough


As ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Change is the only constant.”

The changing seasons call for us to adapt our lifestyles in harmony with the natural world. But, in our fast-paced, modern lives, embracing this seasonal slowness can often feel challenging. In this article, we will explore the concept of seasonal living in Scarborough, and delve into how you can thrive through this winter season. From seasonal foods and activities to adapting our living spaces, we’ll discover the ways in which tuning into the seasons can enrich our lives and bring a sense of balance amidst our busy schedules.

Let’s explore Medallion’s guide to seasonal living:

Eat Seasonally

Eating seasonally is a practice that benefits both your health and the environment, particularly during the winter months. Seasonal produce is packed with the necessary nutrients to keep you nourished in the colder weather, while also supporting environmental sustainability. Choosing regional produce  minimizes the need for long-distance transportation, thereby reducing the carbon footprint associated with our food choices. Produce options like arugula, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts and more can be grown in your home garden or found at local farmer’s markets. Speaking of, farmers’ markets such as Evergreen Brickworks, All Season Country Farm, or UofT Scarborough Farmer’s Market, are an excellent way to access fresh, seasonal produce and contribute to the local economy.

Bringing The Season Into Your Home

Bringing the essence of the season inside your home can create a calm and cozy atmosphere. Starting with a seasonal deep clean sets the stage for introducing decor that reflects the time of year. Furthermore, incorporating deeper shades of blue, red, and green, along with plush textiles like wool and velvet, can transform your space into a cozy winter haven. This seasonal refresh not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also aligns your living environment with the natural world outside, promoting feelings of peacefulness and relaxation. The act of updating your space in harmony with the season sets the tone for a nurturing and comforting ambiance for the colder months.

An Opportunity to Kick Back

As the festive season blooms and the year comes to an end, this presents us with an opportunity to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. This quieter time is ideal for journaling and setting personal or professional goals for the upcoming year. It also gives us room to indulge in hobbies that enrich our lives. Curling up by the fireplace to read a good book, or visiting a cozy café like Royaltea Coffee to catch up with an old friend. Not only is it a good time to relax, but also to resume any personal projects you haven’t gotten around to all year or a home decor project that can elevate your living space.

Engage Your Senses

Engaging with the season by immersing yourself in nature can positively boost your mood and emotional well-being. Stepping outside for a stroll or planning a hike on a milder winter day not only keeps you active but also instills a sense of calmness. Creating a list of seasonal outdoor activities, like exploring trails such as Doris McCarthy Trail, Highland Creek Trail, or Scarborough Bluffs Trail, adds an element of adventure and accomplishment to your routine. For those who enjoy ice skating, be sure to visit venues like McCowan Outdoor Ice-Rink Skating Trail, Centennial Ice Rink, and East York Skating Club. These activities provide an opportunity to experience the beauty of nature and rejuvenate both the mind and body.

We hope you make the most of this calming season. Our upcoming multi-phase condominium community is coming to the charming Scarborough, register now for exclusive updates.

A Seasonal Living Guide for Winter in Scarborough
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