Today, I’m excited to share 15 fun things to do in Toronto this summer. As this is officially my fourth summer in Canada, I have carefully curated a list of activities that you won’t want to miss. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!
1. Visit Canada Wonderland – This amusement park is a must-visit at least once. With adrenaline-pumping rides and an overall fun atmosphere, it’s an unforgettable experience. A day pass is usually enough, but if you’re a fan and might visit again, consider getting a summer pass for unlimited access. I shared about my last visit here.
2. Attend a Live Concert – Summer brings an array of live musical concerts. From Queen Bey to Elevation Worship and Ed Sheeran, there’s enough variety to ensure you have a great time. I believe everyone should witness their favorite artist perform live at least once – it’s an experience worth having.
3. Attend a day party – Summer days are all about day parties. Whether in a park or on a rooftop, there’s something happening every week. Take some time out to sip cocktails, dance with friends to your favourite songs, and if you stay long enough, watch the sunset.
4. Restaurant Hopping/Summerlicious – It’s patio season, and the City of Toronto has partnered with restaurants for Summerlicious. From July 7 to 23, Indulge in discounted, delicious, three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at over 200 local restaurants. Check out the list of participating restaurants here.
5. Visit Toronto Island – Toronto Island offers a lot of things to explore. Pack a picnic or buy refreshments on the island, and enjoy the beaches, trails, and beautiful picnic spots.
6. Go to a Food Festival – Food lovers rejoice! I have a dedicated blog post all about food festivals. Check it out for some tasty recommendations.
7. Throw a Yacht/Boat Party – Treat yourself and your friends to a memorable yacht cruise on Lake Ontario. Admire the stunning city skyline while having a great time. Check my blog post for all you need to know.
8. Attend a Cultural Festivals like Caribana – Immerse yourself in Canada’s diverse cultures by attending events like Caribana, one of the country’s largest cultural festivals. Read about my experience from last year here.
9. Distillery District – Wander through the Distillery District’s historic streets, watch a movie, explore unique shops , and savor delicious food. There’s always something fun happening here.
10. Explore Harbourfront – Take a scenic stroll along Harbourfront, enjoying live performances and events. The best part is, it’s free! Treat yourself to some delicious street food like tacos or hotdogs while you’re at it.
11. Picnic – Embrace the beauty of Toronto’s parks, such as Trinity Bellwoods or Riverdale Park, by enjoying a delightful picnic. Make sure to time it right to witness the captivating sunset.
12. Explore Toronto’s Street Art – Experience Toronto’s vibrant street are scene. Take a stroll through neighbourhoods like Graffiti Alley and Kensington Market, and admire the stunning murals and graffiti that adorn the city’s walls. It’s an interesting experience that showcases the creativity and artistic expression of the community.
13. Niagara Falls – What better time to visit Niagara Falls than during good weather? Take a day trip and marvel at the natural wonder. If you can, sneak in a wine tasting for a bonus. Check my blog post for more things to do here.
14. Toronto Zoo – Embark on an adventure at the Toronto Zoo and get up close with fascinating wildlife. I remember spotting the BIG 5 the last time I visited.
15. Throw a House/BBQ Party – If all else fails, why not throw an intimate house or BBQ party and let loose with your friends?
These activities offer a mix of cultural and outdoor experiences that showcase the best of what Toronto has to offer during the summer months. Of course, there are many more things to do, so let me know in the comment section if I missed anything or which activity you’d like to experience.
Looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures!
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