SpotHero Summer Picks: Our Top 8 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.

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Dates: July 7-9

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. Click here to learn more.

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 one of our favorites. This beach is located along the Toronto Harbor and has dozens of lounge chairs, umbrellas, and splash pads to keep cool.

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: July 5-16

Location: Various locations throughout Downtown Toronto

Price: Pricing and full details to be announced June 14, Learn more and purchase here.

Details: This beloved festival is a celebration of theatre, arts and culture. Attendees can choose from hundreds of shows performed at over 30 venues throughout downtown Toronto. Click here to learn more.

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!

The Canadian National Exhibition

Dates: August 8-September 4

Location: Exhibition Place

Cost: Tickets start at $20, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Better known as ‘The Ex,’ the Canadian National Exhibition is a month-long celebration of everything that makes Canada great. Visitors to Canada’s biggest national fair can enjoy rides, food, live performances, and more! Learn more here.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Dates: August 3-7

Location: Various, click here for full details

Price: Parade is free to watch, weekend event prices vary. Learn more and purchase here.

Details: Enjoy a weekend of music, celebration and truly spectacular fashion, culminating in the Grand Parade along Lakeshore blvd! Find a free spot along the parade route, or if you prefer set yourself up for the VIP treatment in the Carnival’s paid area. Click here to view the full weekend’s events.

Catch a Pop Fly

Date: Regular season ends October 1, view the full schedule here.

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!

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!






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