Humber students share plans for this cold-weather reading week

by | Feb 13, 2015 | Life

Christine Tippett

Life reporter

Reading week is finally here for Humber College students.

The break provides an opportunity to catch up on much-needed sleep and schoolwork that may have been previously neglected. For the lucky few, reading week is an opportunity to jet off somewhere warm.

Long-time travel agent Nancy Bickell said despite discounts offered to students, it’s still not cheap. Students are often deterred from travelling over reading week because it is the second most expensive time to travel after the Christmas holidays, said Bickell.

For students travelling on a budget, Cuba is a frequent choice because of its low tax rate.

“It’s quite popular,” Bickell said. “A lot of students are going down there.”

For students who plan to stick around close to home over the break, here are some options to check out in Toronto.

Check out these events over reading week: 

Group outings

Prepare for the next Hunger Games while playing archery tag at the Archery District in Scarborough.

Jump in one of the largest polar bear dips in Canada. The Great Canadian Chill on Feb. 16 at Dundas Square.

Share some laughs at the Comedy Show at The Second City.

Join in on the cheer at a Marlies game on Feb. 1, 21, and 22.

Rock out to Stars with Hey Rosetta! at the Danforth Music Hall on Feb. 13 and 14.

Date night 

Spice it up with a couple’s cooking class at The Chef Upstairs.

Keep each other warm at the 10th annual IceFest in Bloor-Yorkville on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22.

Throw down the moves on that special someone while participating in a partner yoga workshop.

Paint the town red at a Paint Nite event in Toronto.

Dance across the ice at DJ Skate Night at the Harbourfront Centre on Feb. 14 and 21.

Individual activities 

Sit back and enjoy the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Check out The Heart of Robin Hood.

Test out individual strength at the O Course Training Camp on Feb. 21.

Try something new at an improv class held every Tuesday at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre.

Indulge the taste buds on a food tour. Take a culinary excursion through Kensington Market.