Having moved to Hamilton a few years ago for school I have had my fair share of visits to Toronto. It’s only a short bus/train ride away so I find myself visiting when I get a weekend off!
Most of the things I’ve seen are pretty standard, but some may be off the beaten track. See below for a list of a few fun things to try in the summer if you’re in Toronto or nearby!
See a Jay’s game! Take yourself out to a ball game with friends and cheer on Canada’s team. Be forewarned though – alcohol at the Rogers Centre is extremely overpriced so maybe skip the beer. Or if you’re like me, control your thirst by drinking prior to the game!
Check out the Art Gallery of Ontario. They have some amazing feature artists as well as visiting exhibits that change quite often (ps. the gallery is free Wednesday’s after 6pm). My sister and I went here when she came to visit and it was a really great way to spend a rainy afternoon (weather in Canada is never predictable!)
Visit one of the beaches. I was so shocked to find out that for 7.50$ round trip I could visit an island off of Toronto for the day and spend my time laying out in the sun. My friend Paigey and I went recently and it was such a nice way to relax after the work week. There is also apparently a nude beach nearby as well if you’re into that!
Sit and drink on one of Toronto’s rooftop patios. Some of the more popular ones include: The Porch, Mascot Brewery and Pauper’s Pub. Enjoy the scenic view of Toronto during the day or evening while drinking out of an adorable sand pail full of alcohol!
Ripley’s Aquarium. Such a cute date activity! Also good if you’re obsessed with Shark Week.
Take a stroll through the St. Lawrence Market, slightly touristy but I love a good market regardless.
Otherwise, simply take a stroll through Toronto, any time of day or night.
Check out the CN Tower (go up it and walk on the glass floor if you dare!), have a drink at the Steam Whistle Brewery, explore the ROM on a rainy day, do some shopping at the Eaton Centre… Toronto is full of things to do, especially in the summer when the weather is nice so take advantage!
Some of my favourite moments in Toronto are simply walking down the busy streets, stopping to have dinner somewhere and catching up with friends. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Thanks for reading xx