11 Apps That Will Make Your Summer In Toronto So Much Better

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11 Apps That Will Make Your Summer In Toronto So Much Better

What would we do if we didn’t have apps? Or phones? Or the internet??? Thankfully, the dark days of flip phones are gone and we have the convenience of having everything we need on the go.

Here are some great apps that will definitely make your summer a lot easier.

1. Instabuggy

Don’t have time to shop for groceries or don’t feel like making your way through after-work grocery shop traffic? Get your groceries delivered straight to your door in as little as one hour.


2. TTC Watch for Toronto

Waiting for the streetcar in the boiling sun ain’t fun. TTC Watch locates buses and streetcars in real-time, so you’ll always know exactly when it’s going to arrive (and you can possibly spend a few minutes waiting somewhere with AC).


3. Lokafy

Summer is the time to meet new people and make great memories. If you’re new to the city or just want to make new friends, Lokafy is the app for you. Read more about it here.


4. Hinge

Looking for summer love? Hinge connects you with friends of friends so you’re never really meeting “strangers”. Read more about it here.


5. Street Food Toronto

You don’t have to attend the Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Beach or Food Truck Festival Ontario at Downsview Park to get your fix of food truck eats. With Street Food Toronto, you can locate food trucks and see their hours of operation.


6. Maegen

Restaurant dining just got a lot easier. Browse through menus, order meals, and pay bills directly with Maegen. You can even split the bill and pay with multiple credit cards on the app. There are currently over 40 Toronto restaurants on the app.


7. Rover

Parking in Toronto can be a huge pain in the butt. Especially when all the street parking is filled and you’re forced to drive around in circles, because ain’t no one paying $20 to park in a garage for a few hours. With Rover, you can rent people’s personal parking spots for about $2 an hour – plus, you can extend your time using just the app. Talk about convenience.


8. GreenP

With the app, you can pay for parking directly on your phone, as well as track or extend your time. No more worrying about parking fines!


9. Toronto Bikes

In need of a bike rental? With the Toronto Bikes app, you can locate the nearest Bike Share stations and see how many bikes and docks they have available.


10. Ride the City

One of the great things about summer is being able to bike around the city, but it can also be dangerous. Plan the safest routes using Ride the City.


11. Embarq

Want to get away this summer but don’t have the funds? Crowdfund your vacation. Whether it be for a grad trip or a birthday getaway, you’ll be able to indicate what event you’re funding for as well as invite your friends and family to your campaign. Read more about it here.


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Jessica Lam

Jessica is a Media Production student at Ryerson University. She loves Indian food, Netflix, and funny cat pictures. You can follow her city adventures @jessicailam and on www.diaryofatorontogirl.com. For any inquiries, contact ...
11 Apps That Will Make Your Summer In Toronto So Much Better