8 Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend If You Want To Escape The Heat

Have fun while keeping cool!
Ontario Associate Editor
 8 Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend, July 31 To August 2

With the long weekend ahead, it's time to start planning some fun things to do. If you're hoping to escape the heat, you can check out some of these activities around the city. You can indulge in some frozen treats, giant drinks, and explore some amazing places without getting sticky. Leave your AC behind and check out some of Toronto's weekend activities that will keep you cool and happy.

As wonderful as the summer sun is, it can make you melt faster than your ice cream cone

If you're looking to beat the heat, or are still recovering from last weekend's sunburn, you can take part in some of these activities for the holiday weekend.

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There are lots of chilly treats to cool off with. You can feel like a wizard as you indulge in Buttery Beer soft-serve, or sip on some nostalgia at a cereal milkshake pop-up.

Wait until the sun goes down, then head off to Ontario Place to watch a movie beneath the stars.

The Immersive Van Gogh exhibit still has tickets left for this weekend, and you can wander through an incredible illuminated display of his works.

Chill out at these spots this weekend without breaking a sweat.

Keep Cool With Some Nostalgia

Price: $10 per shake

When: Friday - Sunday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Address: 1184 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stop by the JAM Cereal pop-up for some cereal infused milkshakes to keep you cool.

Watch A Movie Under The Stars

Price: $89.95 for two people

Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy live music, comedians, and films like Hairspray at the Toronto Shines pop-up drive-in theatre.

Indulge In Insane Treats

Price: Prices vary

When: July 31 - August 9, 2020

Address: 164 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Beat the heat with magical buttery beer ice cream, avocado soft-serve, and more unique treats at the Kiss Me pop-up patio.

Chill With A Giant Cocktail 

Price: $95

Address: 115 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Northern Maverick Brewing Co. has massive boozy drink towers that will keep you and your friends chill all weekend long.

Get Lost In The World Of Van Gogh

Price: $34.99 +

Address: 1 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: There are still tickets available for the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit. Wander through a giant warehouse lit with digital projections of his work.

Take A Dip In A Towering Pool

Price: $45 + tax

Address: 627 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located 16 storeys from the ground, Lavelle's pool is the perfect spot to enjoy the sun while staying cool. Grab a meal on the patio afterwards to complete the outing.

Take A Trip To A Fantasy World

Price: $30 each

Address: 1803 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Daydream Adventures whimsical escape room is opening this weekend, and you can get lost in a colourful fantasy world.

Chill Out With Some Crazy Gelato Treats

Price: Prices vary

Address: 2101 Brimley Rd. #111, Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gelato Freak pop-up has crazy and colourful frozen creations like gelato topped churros and gelato sandwiches.

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.

Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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