This past week in Toronto we've had insanely good weather for the end of February. If you think back to this time last year you'll probably remember -20 degree winds, piles of snow and slippery streets haunting your memories.
But this February we've been blessed with amazingly warm weather leading us into the Spring months! Spring is just around the corner and while we don't want to jinx it just yet, it looks like it might be arriving early this year.
Spring in Toronto is one of the best times of the year. There's tons of outdoor events from street fairs, to flea markets, to music festivals. The entire city becomes alive again including the nature, which should be at the top of your Spring list!
Take a walk through High Park to see the stunning Cherry Blossoms.
When Spring rolls around, everyone in Toronto knows the spot to hit up is High Park. Around late April to early May is the best time to see the bright pink blooms of the stunning Cherry Blossoms that envelope the park!
Shop around for some vintage items at the Leslieville Flea Market.
The Leslieville Flea Market is one of my favourite Spring/Summer activities because it's probably one of the best outdoor markets in the city! They mostly start in June but they do have events in April as well.
Enjoy a sunny lunch on the Broadview Hotel rooftop patio.
The recently opened Broadview Hotel is probably one of the most gorgeous spots for a meal in the city. Once the Spring rolls around they'll open the patio section up again and you'll have sunny views of the city skyline for 360 degrees!
Treat yourself to a flower bouquet from Crown Flora.
This colourful plant oasis is the perfect place to come to celebrate the arrival of Spring. Crown Flora is a flower and plant shop located on Queen West that sells stunning bouquets, cactus, succulents, house plants and more!
Watch the beginning of the Blue Jays season under the dome.
I think almost all Torontonians who love baseball or at least have pride for our home teams are getting excited for the start of the Blue Jays season. The Jays have 4 home games at the start of April to kick off the season and more throughout the month.
Check out the Gladstone Hotel's annual Grow Op event.
Every year Toronto's Gladstone Hotel hosts an exhibit that showcases art and design surrounding natural systems. It's a unique event that is definitely not one to be missed and will be held this year from April 18th-22nd.
Wander the lush paths at the Allen Gardens Conservatory.
Located close to the heart of downtown is this lush garden area that's perfect for a Spring adventure. Wander through the winding paths full of green plants, spiky cacti, lovely smelling flowers, coy ponds and many more beautiful surprises!
Enjoy tropical cocktails and food at Miss Thing's.
The tropical theme at Miss Thing's is the perfect way to get into the Spring mood. Enjoy fruity, colourful cocktails like their daiquiri served in a coconut, pretty in pink cocktail and more! They also have a full menu of yummy tropical eats to indulge in as well.
Celebrate the warm weather with ice cream sandwiches at Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery.
If you haven't been to Bang Bang yet, this Spring is the perfect time to go. Once the weather gets warm treat yourself to a delicious cookie or cinnamon bun ice cream sandwich with all the unique, delicious flavours at this Ossington ice cream shop!
Grab a coffee and take photos at Strange Love Coffee.
Strange Love Coffee added a new infamous 'Toronto mural' to the side of their shop that's perfect for photos. Head over, grab a delicious cup of coffee and a snack and then do a mini photoshoot in front of the graphic sign!
Take in the breathtaking views of the city at Lavelle.
Located 16 stories above the city is Lavelle's stunning rooftop pool and bar. Make the most of the warm weather this Spring by sipping a cocktails, relaxing by the pool and admiring the stunning views of the city skyline!
Explore the stunning Scarborough Bluffs.
The Scarborough Bluffs are one of the prettiest spots in the east side to explore, no matter what season it is. In the Spring the Bluffs turn into a gorgeous sight to see with flowers, plants and nature blooming all around you!
Get your spin on at Soul Cycle.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I lost quite a bit of motivation to exercise once winter rolled around. But now that Spring's coming up it's the perfect time to get back into it again and Soul Cycle offers fun drop in classes for just $30 plus you get a free class after that!
Kick off Spring with an outdoor street festival in Parkdale Village.
The annual 'Spring Into Parkdale' street festival is taking place on May 12th this year and is the perfect event to kick off the Spring season. There will be tons of outdoor vendors selling food, plants, and more! Plus there will be live entertainment and kids areas.
Start music festival season off with a bang at Electric Island.
Electric Island is an annual electric music festival located on the Toronto Island Hanlan's Point. The first day of the event will take place on May 20th and 4 other weekends after that until September!
Visit the Art Fest in Toronto's Distillery District.
Every year the beautiful Distillery District hosts Ontario's Art Fest taking place this year from May 19-21st. Explore the tents full of local artists displaying their amazing creations!
Take a gorgeous hike through the Evergreen Brick Works.
Evergreen Brick Works is a gorgeous place to hike in the centre of the city. It has tons of hiking trails, mountain biking trails and cute streams to explore that become even more gorgeous during the Spring months!
Take a tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery.
Celebrate the start of Spring the right way, with lots of beer! Guided tours of the brewery are only $8 right now but might go up closer to the Summer months. It's a self guided tour and you can treat yourself to samples and merch at the end.