Father’s Day is June 18th and that means that if you celebrate the holiday, you may be stumped on what exactly to do. No worries! We’ve got you. We rounded up 7 of our favorite events and experiences to enjoy around Toronto this Father’s Day so bookmark this for the special day.
Stranger Things: The Experience is the perfect immersive activity for the entire family, and if your dad is a fan of the hit Netflix sci-fi genre-bending show, this is one experience you can’t miss. Explore iconic sets from the show and save Hawkins alongside Dad and the gang for an epic bonding experience. The adventure will likely work up an appetite so head over to Scoops Ahoy for something sweet or Surfer Boy Pizza for a slice of pepperoni pizza. Stranger Things: The Experience is only in Toronto for a limited amount of time so don’t miss out.
2. Take a brewery tour
If your dad’s a fan of beer then there’s a ton of breweries to wet your whistle in Toronto. For Father’s Day, take a brewery tour in a city known for its craft beer scene. From local favorite, Bellwoods Brewery or Burdock Bottle Shop or if you’d prefer an all day experience, you can take the Old Toronto Beer Tour that explores the city’s rich brewing history.
3. Spend the day at a museum
There’s a joke that every dad has got a favorite war, so if your dad is like every other one, then head to one of Toronto’s history museums this Father’s Day. With so many amazing one to choose form, there will definitely be one that sparks your dad’s interest from the Royal Ontario Museum to one of the city’s history museums like Fort York National History Museum or Scarborough Museum and Spadina Museum.
4. Head to a fancy steakhouse for an elevated dinner
Father’s Day is a great opportunity to splurge a little bit and enjoy a fancy dinner, and there’s a few great choices in Toronto to enjoy sizzling steak, succulent seafood, and delicious sides. Hy’s Steakhouse is a multi-level spot with soaring ceilings, STK steakhouse which hails from the US and opened its first restaurant in Toronto, and Jules Bistro for a delicious and affordable steak frites for around $20.
5. Set sail on this historical ship to the Toronto Islands
If you’re looking for a way to spend Father’s Day, then beating the summer heat is a great way to celebrate this summer holiday. One such activity is to hop on to the historic ship, Kajama from Harbourfront Centre and enjoy the ocean breeze as the ship sets sail to the Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario. The cruise lasts 90 minutes.
6. Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame pays homage to the amazing sport so if you and your dad are fans, we’d recommend heading over for on Father’s Day weekend for an epic day getting up close with the legends. Participate in a 1-on-1 against some of the great goalies and shooters or see some of the most iconic memorabilia of the sport in the gallery.
7. Visit Europe without the price point of a ticket
The Taste of Italy tour will be happening all weekend long with fusion and classical Italian food from June 16th to 18th. Explore the culture of Italy on extended patios plus cocktails, wine, and live performances. It’s free to attend.
Where: College St., between Bathurst and Shaw, Toronto