The weekend is coming up, and there's no time to lose in planning some fun outings. The city is always bustling with activities, but sometimes it's nice to escape the busyness and enjoy some quiet time. These 7 things to do in Toronto this weekend let you escape the crowds without going far.

Toronto is an exciting place to be. There's so much going on, and you can always find new things to try and places to explore.

As exciting as the city is, everyone needs a bit of quiet time once and a while.

If you're looking to escape all the hustle and bustle this weekend, then you can relax with some of these peaceful activities.

The city has tons of trails to explore, and you'll forget you're in Toronto as you wander along boardwalks and through forests. 

Since patios are always a must on the weekend, avoid crowds by sitting at a quiet, secluded one.

You can float all your worries away by paddling along the Humber River. 

There are several paddle-in concerts happening this month as well, and it's the perfect alternative to crowded events.

If you're looking to escape the city completely, check out some of these day-trip ideas you need to go on before the end of summer.

Pedal Around An Island

Price: $9 - $32 per hour

Address: Toronto Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: What better way to escape the city than to actually leave it? You can spend the day pedalling about the Toronto Islands and taking in the views. 


Go On A Tropical Garden Getaway

Price: Free

Address: 160 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Allan Gardens Conservatory is a little slice of the tropics in Toronto. You can see all sorts of exotic plants at this relaxing spot.


Explore Glen Stewart Park Trail

Price: Free

Address: 351 Glen Manor Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander along a stunning boardwalk trail past flowers and trees that will make you forget you're in a city.


Relax On A Patio

Price: Prices vary 

Address: 89 Harbord St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Relax on Cafe Cancan's bright, secluded patio and enjoy a meal away from busy streets.


Pack A Picnic

Price: Free

Address: 1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spacious High Park is the perfect place to relax with a picnic lunch. You and your besties can indulge in snacks beneath the shade of trees at this spot.


Wander Along A Floral Trail 

Price: Free

When: August 5 - 9, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address: Bloor-Yorkville

Why You Need To Go: This fresh floral pop-up features 30 flower installations you can explore around Bloor-Yorkville. You'll forget you're in a city as you wander along this whimsical trail.


Go For A Paddle

Price: $50 + per boat

Address: 9 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke, ON

Why You Need To Go: Float your worries away by paddling along the scenic Humber River.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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