Although it may not feel like it quite yet, the weather is going to be heating up very soon. Spring has officially sprung and we only have a couple more weeks of crappy weather before the good stuff finally rolls around.
Once it does it's the perfect time to grab your S/O, best friends or family members and explore all the great things that this city has to offer! Toronto has a lot of fun stuff in store for us this spring from food festivals to parties to sidewalk sales and more!
But events aren't the only way you can experience the city, there's also an abundance of cute restaurants, cafes, hiking trails and rooftop patios that all deserve a spot on your spring bucket list!
15. Pick out some fresh bouquets at the Toronto Flower Market.
Starting on May 13th and then happening once a month for the rest of summer and fall you can find tons of vendors selling fresh flowers at the Toronto Flower Market! Visit the park at CAMH in West Queen West and you'll find rows and rows of flowers which is a super fun activity to enjoy with your S/O.
14. Take a colourful stroll under the High Park cherry blossom trees.
The High Park cherry blossom trees start blooming in late April to early May for just a couple weeks! They're only around for a short time but it's a sight you have to see in Toronto spring. It's a super romantic activity to enjoy this spring with your bae.
13. Indulge in all of the poutines at the Toronto Poutine Fest.
A travelling poutine festival is coming to Toronto's Yonge and Dundas square from May 24th-27th! There will be 9 food trucks set up in the square with all different kinds of poutines like bacon double cheeseburger, lobster and shrimp, deep fried cheese curd and more!
12. Go for drinks at the year-round rooftop patio.
Sky Yard is a stunning rooftop patio at the Drake Hotel that's open all year round! They have a bar that makes awesome cocktails, great music play and you can enjoy a couple drinks while you gaze up at the stars through the cute twinkly lights!
11. Head to the ROM for one of their Friday Night Parties.
For the entire month of April the ROM is hosting parties on every Friday night! You can get into the museum for a discounted cost, explore the exhibits and then head up the their lounge where there will be drinks and live music.
10. Discover the hidden vintage coffee truck in Yorkville.
This super cute vintage coffee truck is hidden in a small courtyard in Yorkville and it's the perfect spot to discover with your S/O. Grab a perfectly brewed cup of coffee and then walk around the Yorkville area to enjoy some window shopping!
9. Don't miss out on Ontario's largest rib festival.
The Northern Heat Rib Series is a travelling rib fest that's hitting a bunch of cities across Ontario. It will be in Toronto at two different locations, Yonge and Dundas square from May 18th-20th and Woodbine Park from June 15th-17th.
8. Make your own bubble tea at this lab-themed shop.
Labothery is Toronto's newest innovative bubble tea shop where everything in the store is lab-themed. Choose your own flavours and tapioca all in lab vials, choose your sweetness and tea base and you have a tea that's all your own!
7. Take a casual walk around the CN Tower.
The CN Tower Edge Walk is now officially open for the 2018 season! Grab your S/O and get an adrenaline rush walking around the tallest building in Canada where you can get the best views of the city skyline.
6. Enjoy sangria at one of the best sangria spots in Toronto.
Toronto has a ton of great restaurants, bars and cafes but now that spring is here the best drink to indulge in is definitely sangria. The list above outlines all of the best sangria spots in the city!
5. Take a sunny hike through the West Humber Recreational Trail.
If you're an outdoors-y couple this hiking trail is one of the best you can find inside the city. It's 19.3 km in total where you'll pass by rivers and through lush and beautiful forests! It's an easy hike without many hills.
4. Watch the sunset over the city together at Polson Pier.
Polson Pier is arguably the #1 spot in the city to watch the sunset. You get unbeatable views of the city skyline and can clearly watch as the colour of the sky transforms behind it!
3. Stroll through the West Queen West Sidewalk Sale!
On Saturday, May 12th Parkdale Village will be hosting a huge sidewalk sale that is the perfect spring activity! They will be tons of vendors selling great stuff, a food night market, a flower market, a flea market, a designer's pop-up market and more!
2. Walk down the secret lantern-lit alleyway to find Toronto's newest hidden restaurant.
Mira Restaurant serves incredibly delicious Peruvian food in a lively and exciting environment. The coolest part about it is you have to find this place by walking down a secret lantern-lit alley, into an unmarked door and a neon llama will lead you downstairs into the restaurant!
1. Enjoy brunch at this beach-themed restaurant in the sky.
Kost is located on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel and offers some seriously stunning views of the CN Tower and the city skyline. This adorable spot will literally make you feel like you're eating brunch on a beach in the sky!