When there's no white stuff, there's still ice! In 2015, open until March 20.
It took me 350 steps to walk around the figure-8 shape trail of Colonel Samuel Park. It sits by an historic building with a tall chimney within the huge park by the water. There's an indoor skate changing room on the premises. They have a zamboni and put music on during the supervised sessions (9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays). The rink is open but unsupervised on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (but there's no fence so you can come anytime, really). Humber College uses the old buildings northeast of the rink (which used to host a psychiatric hospital).
For a hot chocolate, you can go to Tim Hortons a short walk from the rink or you can go to the artisan bakery Tatsu's Bread at 3180 Lake Shore (closed on Sunday). See more photos.
Author's TIP: Combine this with the Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade (also called Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade).