I'm sure, at this stage in the game, we all know that summer in Toronto means one thing: a whole lot of fun!
We've all been waiting for the sun to come out and the snow to melt, and now that it finally has, you might be going a million miles a minute trying to plan a whole bunch of extravagant summer activities.
And that's totally cool! It's your summer, friend. Enjoy it.
But it's also super key to remember to do the super simple, carefree, and awesome stuff that makes summer in Toronto so memorable.
Don't even know where to begin? Well, don't worry. That's what I'm here for.
Pack a "potluck picnic" and enjoy it near the water at Sugar Beach.
Honestly, the hot summer days in Toronto are basically made for picnics.
What on this earth could be better than enjoying a delicious meal and a refreshingly cool drink with friends, on fine-grained, warm sand, by a stream of water? Absolutely nothing, friends. Absolutely nothing.
Grab your friends and take a stroll through the Kensington Market.
Discovering (or re-discovering) Toronto's most vibrant and diverse neighbourhood is a great way to have an effortlessly good time this summer in the city!
Taking a stroll through the Kensington Market is pretty much the perfect idea for a simple, fun outing. Explore the delicious restaurants and artisan shops in the neighbourhood; grab some ice cream at Sweet Olenka's; cop some delicious food; or simply absorb the good vibes with your friends.
Bask in the beautiful summer vibes by visiting Beaches Park
Honestly, Beaches Park is gorgeous. It's huge; it's got several picnic sites, an outdoor fitness equipment (in case you want to work on your summer bod), several bike trails, and even a beach.
You can truly enjoy a summer day and take advantage of the sunshine by going for a super long bike ride around the park or if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you could try your hand at some tennis! The Beaches Park has about 10 tennis courts so come with all your friends! If you're planning on making a day out of it, stay refreshed with 7UP® Lemon Lemon™, a brand new sparkling lemonade drink!
Enjoy the great outdoors, and some great company, by hosting a barbecue.
Seriously, guys, all it takes is some good food and good drinks to bring all of your favourite people together.
Picture yourself with all your good friends, chilling and sharing some good memories, good food, and some seriously good drinks.
Get your friends together and discover Shakespeare in High Park
If you've never heard of Shakespeare in High Park, then you've been missing out big time! Every year, the High Park Amphitheatre hosts some pretty amazing plays during the summer. This year, King Lear + Twelfth Night will grace the stage which is sure to bring you and your BFF's a night of laughter and fun. I mean, what's better than a night out with your bestie? Not much friends, not much.
Gather a group and host your very own summer pool party
Summer may not be super long in Toronto, but when it hits, we want to have as much fun as we possibly can... And if you have a pool, you're almost obligated to host a pool party.
It doesn't take a whole lot of effort to have an incredibly good time. For extra good vibes, pack some food and your favourite sparkling lemonade, and make a whole day out of it!
Grab your friends and set up a friendly soccer tournament at Cherry Beach Sports field
IMO, life is pretty much all about sharing the simple moments with your favourite people. And there's nothing better than grabbing your friends, your workout clothes, a soccer ball and setting up a scrimmage game outside under the sun!
Climb to the top of Rattlesnake Point and enjoy the gorgeous summer view of the great outdoors.
Seriously, the best place to overlook lake Ontario is at the very top of Rattlesnake Point; and the best time to do it? Right in the middle of the summer. The best part? It's only 45 minutes away from TO.
So grab your friends, get to the top of the mountain, and bask in the simple glories of mother nature. Because at the end of the day, it's those simple moments that make the best memories.
But no matter what you decide to do to make your summer effortlessly fun, make sure you do it with a can of sparkling Lemon Lemon in hand. It'll keep you super refreshed all summer, so you can truly enjoy all the carefree memories you plan to make!