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

Toronto is heating up for the summer! The SpotHero team has picked some of our favourite warm-weather activities to help your summer stay action-packed. Whether you’re a lifelong Toronto resident, or just visiting for the week, we’re sure you’ll have tons of things to do in Toronto all summer long.

Taste What’s on Tap

Dates: Summer

Location: Distillery District & Downtown Toronto

Details: Toronto’s Distillery District is home to a handful of local pubs and breweries. Summer is the perfect time to grab a brew, sit on the patio, and take in the warm summer sun. Check out Mill Street Brewery or Spirit of York. The Distillery District is known for its artisan crafts, food, and decor, so be sure to bring some spending money. Visiting downtown? Check out Steam Whistle Biergarten & Tap Room, located next to the CN Tower!

Indulge in the Artistry

Dates: July 15 – 17, 2022

Location: Nathan Phillips Square

Price: Free

Details: The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair takes place every year in Toronto’s City Centre. The fair features artists of all kinds: art installations, dance performances, performance art, and more. There’s also a Kids Zone where children can experiment with their own artistic side. Whether you’re looking to buy a new piece or just admire the works of art, the Outdoor Art Fair is the perfect family-friendly event this summer.

Soak up the Sun

Location: Sugar Beach

Cost: Free

Details: Toronto has a handful of public beaches for residents and tourists to lay out and enjoy the waterfront! Sugar Beach is located along the Toronto Harbor and has dozens of lounge chairs, umbrellas, and splash pads to keep cool.

Sail Away and Spend the Day

Location: Depart from Bay Street at Queens Quay 

Cost: $4.10 – $8.70 for the ferry, amusement prices vary

Details: Take the ferry from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and explore Toronto Island! Spend the day fishing, picnicking, biking, and spending time in the sun. The Centreville Amusement Park is located here, as well as Far Enough Petting Farm, Franklin Children’s Garden, and the William Meany Hedge Maze. With so many activities to do here, you’re sure to find fun for the whole family!

The ferry charges $8.70 per adult and varies for youth and senior citizens. Check our fares, the ferry schedule, activities, and more here!

Pack a Picnic

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park

Cost: Free

Details: Trinity Bellwoods is a beautiful tree-filled community park in downtown Toronto. Pack a lunch and spend the day exploring the community greenhouse or browsing the farmer’s market. The park is also home to three baseball diamonds, eight tennis courts, two volleyball courts, and a playground to keep yourself (and the kiddos) active. When you’re ready to cool off from the sun, head to the indoor pool at the Trinity Community Recreation Centre. Bonus: there’s an off-leash dog area, perfect for playing with your furry friends!

Shop ‘til you Drop

Location: Kensington Market

Cost: Free

Details: From vegan bakeries to vintage dress shops, Kensington Market is the spot for fun and unique local shopping this summer. The outdoor market is home to dozens of shops, including dining spots, art galleries, and even patios to enjoy a good cappuccino or brew. 

Catch a Pop Fly

Date: March 20 – October 2, 2022

Location: Rogers Centre

Cost: Ticket Price varies based on opponent

Details: The best way to spend a nice summer 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. View the full schedule here!

Get Outta Town

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

Have a great summer!