Ready for summer Toronto? This is the season where the city really comes alive, where the winter cold is shed, flowers have bloomed, and culture abounds with so many music festivals, art fairs, and food events than you can manage. Here are 8 of our favorite ways to spend the summer months in Toronto!
These dazzling Candlelight concerts are sweeping the nation and Toronto has got a few special ones that you can enjoy in a beautiful open-air setting studded with flickering candles. A special evening at Oakes Garden Theatre near Niagara Falls will bring together the stunning natural views of the falls and garden with the awe-inspiring sounds of Hans Zimmer’s iconic film scores.
Need that Stranger Things fix in between seasons? We’ve got you covered with Stranger Things: The Experience, an immersive experience that opened recently in Toronto. Go on an adventure this summer with your gang to save Hawkins! You can even visit the iconic Mix-Tape : a food court where you can grab your fav drinks & snacks from the Stranger Things universe.You can get your tickets here.
3. Lavatta IncluCity Film Festival
The historic landmark, Toronto’s Distillery District, is set to host a huge open-air movie festival this month, showcasing films from over 20 different countries. Hosted by the ICFF (Italian Contemporary Film Festival) you can experience Canada’s cultural mosaic at the Lavazza IncluCity Film Festival until mid July.
4. Enjoy Summer Music in the Garden if you enoy waterfront concerts
Enjoy a dynamic lineup of 18 performances from international and local artists along Toronto’s harbourfront. Summer Music in the Garden. The first performance starts on June 21st.
5. Take a drive and spend the day chasing waterfalls
If you’re also in the same mind that there’s nothing more relaxing than the sounds of a waterfall then we would encourage you to take the drive to any one of GTA’s stunning waterfalls. A lot that we mentioned in this article are in Hamilton which is only an hour or so away, making it an easy weekend activity to escape the hustle and bustle of Toronto.
6. Visit a swanky, vibey cocktail bar
Escape the heat at one of these fantastic and swanky speakeasies and cocktail bars hidden around the city. From Bar Raval that specializes in ingredients and flavors from Spain to Asian-inspired Mahjong Bar.
7. Jazz festival
TD Toronto Jazz Festival spans across 10 days with a huge variety of different artists to enjoy with the option to buy ticketed performances or purchase for the entire festival.
8. There are art exhibits galore to discover
If you’re interested in discovering the arts and culture scene in Toronto then there’s no better time than summer. From amazing art exhibits featured at the above festivals to temporary exhibits passing through Toronto’s museums like In Bloom by Bata Shoe Musuem and Transforming Grief Loss and Togetherness in COVID 19 at at Fort York Visitor Centre.