With Labour Day upon us, we’re sad to say that the end of summer is near. Fortunately, you still have a few days left to take advantage of all that summer has to offer.
1. Go to the Ex:
There’s lots of fun to be had at the Exhibition Place (the Ex), a Toronto summer must. From the large variety of deep-fried goodies, like Oreos, Mars Bars and butter, to the current Zip Line attraction – you definitely don’t want to miss this summer veteran, so hit it up before it leaves for the year on Labour Day
2. Have lunch on a patio:
Of course this can be enjoyed during fall or spring, but patios are truly reserved for the warm summer months. There are so many patios to hit up in the City, but our favourites are the Oasis Rooftop Patio, Copacabana Brazilian Steak House and the Duke of Kent, located down the street from Minto30Roe at Yonge and Eglinton.
3. Speaking of lunch, hit up a food truck:
Toronto’s food truck scene is growing to include a wide variety of fun choices like Fidel Gastros and Gourmet Gringos! If you’re looking for desserts, Pretty Sweet is a cupcakery on wheels!
4. Catch a Jays game:
There’s plenty of games to catch before the end of the season, so grab a few friends and make an outing of it. You can kill two birds with one stone and pair up lunch or drinks on the patio before the game.
5. Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market:
On the last Sunday of each month between May and October, the streets of Kensington Market are closed off to cars, and it becomes a completely pedestrian-friendly zone. It’s a street party and everyone is welcome.
6. Indulge at the Magnum Pleasure Store:
The pop-up store was only supposed to be in town until the end of July, but due to popular demand, they extended their stay for just one more month until August 30th. We love the variety of toppings, ranging from maple fudge to culinary rose petals.
7. What is summer without a visit to the beach?
A trip to the beach is the epitome of summer – it’s fun, it’s warm and it’s filled with good memories. Toronto may not be Miami, but we still have plenty of options for the beach-goer, like Woodbine Beach or Canada’s Sugar Beach.
8. Go to the Islands and rent bikes:
This is a summer must! Hop on the ferry and head over to Warr’s Island where miles of beaches, beautiful scenery, gorgeous views and bicycles await! Sounds like the perfect way to get some exercise in before the end of the summer!
9. Go to Shakespeare in the Park at High Park
If you’re a Shakespeare fan and you haven’t yet attended Shakespeare in the Park, you better hurry fast as this summer treasure comes to an end September 1st. This summer, for the first time, the theatre is alternating between two shows: Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew.
10. Ice cream sandwich from Bakerbots:
Best ice cream sandwiches in the city. You pick your cookie and then you pick the ice cream. It’s a simple concept but oh-so-good! The ice cream comes from Ed’s Real Scoop and you have a wonderful variety to choose from!
Did we miss any fun things to do in the summer?