What’s better than summer in the city of Toronto? While you might be working or taking classes this summer, be sure to make the most out of your free time by adventuring around Toronto. Check out this list of top 10 fun things to do in Toronto for the summer:
1. Attend a festival
Come together and savour the summer weather at a festival. Whether it’s related to food, music or even art, you’ll be sure to have a blast! We’ve listed a few most notable below.
Toronto Pizza Fest (July 19 – 21st, 2019): Love pizza? Well, this festival is just for you! Various pizza vendors and Italian restaurants will come together for the best pizza party you’ve ever experienced! For more information, visit their website: https://pizzafestival.ca/
Veld Music Festival (August 3rd & 4th, 2019): Enjoy electronic dance music? Cardi B fan? Skrillex? This festival is sure to have you moving! For more information, check out their website: https://veldmusicfestival.com/
2. Toronto Island
Nature, sandy beach, city views… what’s not to love? Grab the ferry and have a great time!
3. See a Toronto sporting event
The Raptors season might be over already but why not attend a Toronto Blue Jays Game? The Dome is often open during the summer with an incredible view to watch the game.
There’s also the Toronto FC at BMO Field or the Toronto Wolfpack at Lamport Stadium.
4. Distillery District
Explore Toronto’s Distillery District – a 20 minute walk from HOEM. From coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants and art displays, this place will not disappoint!
5. This Is Eye Candy
An Instagram worthy pop-up experience featuring exhibitions and immersive rooms open all summer long. Admission is only $15 plus tax during the week 11am-4pm! For more information, go to their website: https://www.thisiseyecandy.com/
6. High Park
Take a visit to Toronto’s biggest park. Gardens, walking trails, ponds and various open space… you
will definitely find something to do here!
Toronto screens various movies outdoors in the summer. In fact, there’s one just a 5-minute walk away from HOEM!
City Cinema: Yonge-Dundas Square will play free movies every Tuesday at 8pm. For more information, visit their website. https://www.ydsquare.ca/city-cinema
8. Canada’s Wonderland
Amusement rides, waterparks, thrills and events, you’ll definitely be entertained at Canada’s Wonderland! Be sure to try out the newest coaster, the Yukon Striker which is 3,625 feet of mountainous track!!!
9. Casa Loma
A castle in Toronto? Umm… yes!?!? This famous castle features 98 rooms, towers, tunnels and much more!
10. CN Tower
We all likely have those amazing pictures of the CN Tower but what about actually going up it? Although this can be a bit pricey, it’s totally worth the cool views! You can also walk on the edge of the tower (AHHHHH!!!)
Have fun in the city this summer, HOEMies!
Written by: Karlee Reece