At Stanton Renaissance, we can barely hide how excited summertime in Toronto makes us. However you prefer to cope (or not cope) with the heat, you’ll find it in this bustling city.
We’re only scratching the surface here, but here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Although the drive-in movie theatre is almost extinct, Toronto has one last holdout in the Port Lands. The cool breeze off the lake is enough to make this escapade worth it.
Founded in 1991, the annual Summerworks festival (August 8-18) is Canada’s largest curated performance event, bringing together theatre, dance, music, and live art.
What’s summer without the beach, right? Believe it or not, Toronto has lots of options. Check out this list of top Toronto beaches. And if you’re more the poolside type, Cabana Pool Bar is the newest hotspot at Polson Pier. The Toronto Islands are also a great place for chilling out, and even fishing. Yes, fishing.
No summer event list worth its salt would be complete without a mention of the annual Caribana Festival. Now in it’s 48th year (July 28-31), the Caribbean celebration is currently North America’s largest cultural festival! The colourful parade alone is worth it.
If you’d rather just take a hike, you don’t have to go far. Toronto boasts an abundance of trails for you avid wanderers. Our top pick: the Don Valley trails, which extend for 32 km down to Lake Ontario.