SpotHero Spring Picks: Our Top 6 Things to do in Toronto this Spring

Spring is finally hitting Toronto! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Toronto this spring, hand-picked by SpotHero’s team!

Sakura Cherry Blossoms in High Park

Dates: Late-April to Early-May

Location: High Park, 1873 Bloor Street W.

Cost: Free!

Details: Nothing says spring quite like the sight of these trees in full-bloom! Peak bloom, which is when 70% of the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, is typically some time from mid-April to late-May depending on weather conditions. This year’s projections put peak bloom in the last week of April. You can plan your visit and track the blossoms’ progress here.

Doors Open Festival

Dates: May 25 – 26

Location: Various locations throughout Toronto.

Price: Free!

Details: Step out and explore Toronto, when 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural, and social significance open their doors to visitors to let them explore and learn more about the city. The festival was the first of its kind in North America, and has grown to be one of the three largest in the world! You can learn more about locations and opening hours here.

Word on the Street Outdoor Book fair

Dates: May 25 – 26

Location: Queens Park Circle.

Cost: Free!

Details: This outdoor book and magazine festival is back for its 33rd year! Voted one of Toronto’s favourite literary events, this two-day marketplace offers books, magazines, and comics for all ages. For more details click here.

Taste of Little Italy

Dates: June 14 – 16

Location: College Street, between Bathurst and Shaw Streets.

Cost: Free admission, food and drinks are a la carte.

Details: Enjoy food, live music, and a variety of street vendors as College street transforms into an Italian piazza for the weekend. Stroll, have a sit-down meal or cocktail, or try to grab as many free food samples as you can, you won’t leave unsatisfied. Visit here for more details.

Take in a Blue Jays Game

Date: The Blue Jays home opener is Monday, April 8. You can view the full schedule here.

Location: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way.

Cost: Ticket Price varies based on opponent

Details: The best way to spend a nice spring day is to take part in the ultimate good weather pastime! When the weather is nice, grab your friends and head over to Rogers Centre to cheer on the home team.

Head out of town

If you’re heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!

Transportation Tips and Tricks

Street parking and metered parking is in very high demand throughout New York City. Pay close attention to any posted signs; parking in a restricted spot could result in a ticket or even a tow or a boot. Click here for more information.

If you are planning on parking on the street, we would recommend downloading the Green P app, which allows drivers to pay for parking and extend their time at a meter directly from their mobile device!

New York also has many garages and lots that are available for a fee. You can use SpotHero to reserve a spot in advance and park with ease!

Public Transportation

New York is served by the TTC transit system, which is available for a fee. If you’re going to a large event, consider parking further away in a less busy area and taking public transit to save time and money. You can learn more and view schedules here.

Happy Spring, Toronto!