Toronto’s one of the most happening cities in the world. Since there’s always something to do, it can be hard to narrow down the top things to do in Toronto summer 2019. But that’s why we’re here to help you with finding awesome things to do in Toronto this summer, whether you’re a local or tourist.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll share a weekly list of six (6) awesome activities or attractions that are located in or near Toronto that you should definitely explore to make the most out of summer 2019.
So, get your Google calendar invites fired up because you and your squad are about to get out and explore the best of the 6ix this summer.
6 Things To Do In Toronto Summer 2019
1. NIAGARA FALLS
Only a 90-minute drive from Toronto is Niagara Falls Canada
The Falls are a must-see for anyone visiting Toronto. Worldwide debates have gone on for years as to whether or not Niagara Falls Canada should be named the eighth wonder of the world. And it’s easy to see why. Niagara Falls is as powerful as it is beautiful. The added bonus, it’s absolutely free to see them!
Tip: The Niagara region has more to explore beyond the Falls. Also known for having some of the best wineries and quaint B&B’s, Niagara Falls is also a great day trip for Toronto locals.
Check out Expedia’s awesome area guide, jam-packed with things to do in Niagara Falls 2019.
2. CN TOWER
The CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and beloved icon. Standing at 553.3 m-high, this landmark offers epic views and unique activities. Fan favorites include the Observation Glass Floor and 360 Restaurant, a five-star restaurant that rotates while you dine.
The CN Tower is also home to Edgewalk, Toronto’s most extreme attraction and the first of its kind in North America. If you do nothing else on this list of the 6 things to do in Toronto summer 2019, try this!
For the Food Lover In You
3. ST. LAWRENCE MARKET
If you’re a foodie, you’ll love exploring the St. Lawrence Market. The National Geographic once called it the world’s best food market. And trust, it doesn’t disappoint.
Taking a walk around this large market is like taking a culinary trip around the world. You can sample delicious produce from various vendors. Or visit one of the many restaurants in the area.
Arts & Culture
4. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (The ROM)
The Royal Ontario Museum, better known as the ROM, is a huge museum. It showcases some of the best art, culture, and nature galleries from around the world.
Tip: Get free admission on the 3rd Monday night of each month from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There’s also a free 45-minute tour led by trained volunteers at 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm to really give you an insider look into the museum.
Free outdoor spaces offer up the best things to do in Toronto summer 2019
5. NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
This bustling outdoor plaza space is named after the former mayor, Nathan Phillips. It’s located on the grounds of Toronto City Hall.
You’re bound to find high energy concerts, pop up shops, large yoga events and even the occasional political protest taking place here. Nathan Phillips Square is also great for people watching and taking pics in front of the large Toronto sign.
6. YONGE DUNDAS SQUARE
Not far away from Nathan Phillips Square, you’ll find another popular open space area called Yonge Dundas Square. Located at the city’s busiest intersection it’s much easier to access this area by public transit. The area, dubbed as Toronto’s version of Times Square, hosts tons of concerts, festivals, and pop up markets all summer long.
Tip: Definitely check out the website for event listings when planning your trip to this area. It sucks to visit only to find out an awesome event happened just before or after you were there.
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7. KENSINGTON MARKET
Kensington Market is a vibrant, colorful bohemian neighborhood best explored by walking. Foodies and artsy types love this area for the bakeries, cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, live music, and street art.
Tip: The surrounding area can be a bit sketchy after dark so definitely practice smart traveling practices while exploring the broader area. The area is also super busy and congested so keep your valuables close by.
8. EATON CENTRE
With a striking glass galleria and iconic “Flight Stop” geese, the Eaton Centre is North America’s busiest shopping mall.
You can shop till you drop and enjoy a host of retailers under one roof. This mall is always busy usually because it’s deemed as a tourist destination mall. This means that the mall is open even during statutory holidays and those buses that do long distance bus trips definitely make a stop at the Eaton Centre.
Stay tuned for more 6 of the 6 next week!
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