Summer is undoubtedly the most vibrant and happening season of the year in Toronto. With festivals, outdoor movies, picnics, and pool parties being the most highlighted offerings of the season, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

In Toronto, there is never a dull moment in summer. As the season is short, people try to make the most out of it, which is why it is jam-packed with happenings. Here is the list of things you can do to make the most out of the sunny season, whether you are a resident or visiting Toronto for vacation.

Bask in the sun

Beach trips are essential in the summers. As summer is the only season of the sun shining nice and bright, soak up all its goodness before it’s gone. There is no shortage of amazing beaches in the city. Many of them are Blue Flag certified, meeting the high water quality standards and environmental safety.

Catch up on live performances

There is plenty of live music, plays, and theatres in summer. One of the favourites is the Shakespeare in High Park Amphitheatre. Book yourself a timely ticket to enjoy the plays Romeo and Juliet and the iconic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

If you are more into music than theatre, then options for live jazz music are also endless. Several free events are happening in the city during the summer, and many spectators attend them. The crowd, the energy, the vibe, everything is to die for. The TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the Beaches International Jazz festival are prominent. However, you can always check for nearby options.

Attend CNE

The classic highlight of every Canadian’s summer is the annual Canadian National Exhibition. It has many exciting things to offer, from live music to games, food to shopping; there is a lot under one roof. It takes place from August 17 to September 1, and if you haven’t already visited it, do give it a try. 

Treat your taste buds at food fests

Toronto never fails to impress the food-lovers. Especially in summer, when tons of food festivals are happening almost every weekend. The main ones are the Taco Fest to satisfy your Mexican cravings, Toronto Ribfest for meat lovers, and Sweetery for your sweet tooth. Devour into delicacies while enjoying the bright sun. 

Watch an outdoor movie

Summer in Toronto means a lot happening outdoors. One worth-having experience is watching a movie outdoor, under the open sky and stars. Many parks across Toronto offer this service, and this one is an absolute favourite as you don’t have to spend any money. You can even watch the movie from a boat or watch it by the water. The only thing you have to pay for is the popcorn!

Visit Toronto Islands

Nothing is as exciting as the ferry ride across the Toronto Islands. You can visit Wards Islands, Hanlan’s Point, and Centre Island on a short day trip. These places have a lot to offer, such as picnic sports and sports facilities.

Have a swim

After being decked up in layers of clothing for a long time, it’s finally the time to put on that swimsuit and dive into the pool. Even if you don’t have one at your home, there are plenty in Toronto. Even if you are an expert swimmer or a casual diver, you will always find suitable options. 

Visit the Sunnyside Boardwalk

There is nothing as calming and soothing as a walk along the waterfront, and when combined with a beautiful view, the experience is worth it. At the Sunnyside Pavilion in Toronto, you can enjoy the beach, go for a swim, and also utilize the park for a picnic. If not any of these, then the last you can do is sit there and enjoy the view. 

All these options are worth trying for the upcoming summer season. Just keep a few things in mind; put on sunscreen, stay hydrated, and of course, enjoy the beautiful sun!