Summer in the 6ix

Summer is in full swing, and there are many reasons why we are so welcoming to the warm weather.

Just when it appears winter will never leave, the season brings an air of enthusiasm and anticipation – it’s hard to narrow down exactly why we’re excited for summer in the city, but we gave it a good shot.

Here are a few reasons why we’re absolutely loving this summer in Toronto:

Let’s Go to The Ex!

The CNE is one of the largest fairs across North America, annually held at Exhibition Place. The fair runs from August 18th – September 4th, offering live entertainment, amusement park rides, and crazy food combinations.

Just make sure you bring your appetite!

The Boys of Summer

For some, the first glimpse of summer is when the Blue Jays hit the field. The games are incredibly exciting and it’s an amazing opportunity for friends and family to get together. Add in that they’ve been one of the best teams in recent seasons, there’s no doubting that we love our Toronto boys of summer.


When it comes to concerts and music festivals, Toronto is not lacking talent. The WayHome festival is a newer attraction but has been a massive success, with a long list of superstar performers you can find here.

If you’re a country fan, the Budweiser Stage never fails to deliver. From Jason Aldean, to Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and the list goes on, you’ll be sure to find a hoedown worth attending.

And of course, we can’t leave out Drakes OVO Fest. But, in case we haven’t quite sold you yet, you can find the seasons entire list of Toronto performers here.

It’s Patio Season!

Toronto is home to some of the most beautiful patios. Places like The PorchAmsterdam Brewhouse, and Bar Reyna are popular hotspots for friends to get together.

Shakespeare in High Park 

Shakespeare in High Park has been Canada’s longest-running outdoor theatre event. Previous showings have featured classics such as Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth. Spend the night outside and show your friends how cultured you are – this year the event is celebrating its 35th anniversary and you can find show times here.

The Beaches 

While not exactly your tropical getaway destination, you can still find many beach bums flocking towards Toronto’s beaches. Bluffers BeachCherry Beach, and Sugar Beach are huge hits with Torontonians, and are perfect destinations for those lazy afternoons.

While we’ve barely skimmed the surface here on why Torontonian summers are so sweet, we hope you’re as excited as we are to take in as much as possible before the – dare we say it – SNOW returns.


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