Spring has officially arrived in the city and that means it's time to get outside and start soaking up the sunshine! I don't know about you but staying inside when the sky is so blue, the birds are chirping and the temperature is above 15 degrees everyday is so difficult!
It's finally time to embrace all this stunning weather and the best way to do that is to explore our city. Grab your S/O, best friends, or family members and enjoy some super fun adventures in Toronto.
Use this list as a bucket list of great adventures and fun activities that you can experience right here in the city this summer.
14. Spend a relaxing day in the sand at Hanlan's Point Beach.
Summertime screams beach days when the sun is out and it's 25+ degrees! It's the perfect time to head over to the Toronto Islands and relax on the sandy Hanlan's Point Beach. It officially opens for the season in June!
13. Enjoy some drinks on the rooftop beer garden at Mascot Brewery.
Mascot Brewery is a local brewpub that always has tons of great beers on tap. In the summer they open up their sunny rooftop beer garden so you can enjoy some drinks and snacks in a great atmosphere. They also throw awesome parties on their rooftop patio throughout the summer!
12. Watch a movie outdoors with a view at the Open Roof Festival.
This summer there's going to be a huge festival all summer long where you can watch movies under the stars with a view. They'll have live bands opening the event every Wednesday, drinks, food and activities!
11. Take a brunch cruise along the Toronto Harbour.
Mariposa Cruises offers tons of amazing cruise options along the Toronto Harbour during the summer. You can choose the brunch cruise, dinner cruise or cocktail cruise that they offer! It's an adorable date idea where you can experience a new perspective of the Toronto skyline.
10. Check out the rare book vending machine.
At The Monkey's Paw bookshop in the Bloordale they have a unique feature. The bookstore is full of rare books and their book vending machine actually randomly dispense them for just $3 each! It's a super cool and unique spot to explore in the city.
9. Get festive at the taco festival this summer.
There's a huge taco festival that's taking over Toronto this summer and you definitely don't want to miss it! There's going to be amazing tacos from all the best restaurants, drinks, live music and so much more.
8. Treat yourselves to a cinnamon bun ice cream sandwich.
When you think of cinnamon buns and ice cream you think of two delicious treats that are definitely worth indulging in. But when you put them together your mind will literally be blown! Check out Rosen's Cinnamon Buns for this epic treat this summer.
7. Stop for a coffee at the vintage coffee truck.
Hidden in a little courtyard in Yorkville is this adorable vintage truck that serves up amazing coffee! If you can find it you'll be rewarded with the best caffeine kick and you can hang out in the cute courtyard to enjoy it.
6. Stroll through Kensington Market on the last Sunday of every month.
Head over to Kensington Market on the last Sunday of every month from May to October for Pedestrian Sundays! There will be live music, street vendors, farmer's markets, delicious food and good times.
5. Try out some new restaurants at Summerlicious.
Toronto's premier summer food event is back this year for two weeks in July! If you want to expand your culinary horizons and experience some of the best restaurants in the city, you don't want to miss Summerlicious. There will be over 200 restaurants participating this year!
4. Enjoy a romantic staycation at the Boatel on the water.
Instead of going away for a weekend why not plan a super romantic staycation right here in the city. There's actually a hotel on a boat that sits on the Toronto harbour that is perfect for you and bae.
3. Plan a surprise picnic in High Park.
Right now High Park is swarming with people trying to get a glance at the beautiful cherry blossom trees but next week it will clear out again. This park is huge and you'll be able to find a quiet place to surprise your S/O with a romantic picnic in the park, no problem!
2. Pick out some new outfits for each other at one of these thrift stores.
Thrifting is a super fun activity in the summer because there's so many amazing thrift stores to choose from! Grab your S/O and pick each other out the most outrageous outfits and try them on together.
1. Take in the sunset over the city skyline at Polson Pier.
Polson Pier is one of the best spots in the city to view the city skyline. It's a popular place for photographers to take amazing shots of the beautiful sunsets behind the city and it will also be a super romantic spot for couples as well!