5 Things You Must Do During The Summer In Toronto
Toronto offers lots of great events and attractions so if you are new to the city you definitely have to visit the following spots
There are many things to do in Toronto during the Summer months. My sister and her boyfriend visited me from Holland so I took them to one of the best spots in the city.
1. Kensington Market
Often referred to as the hippy district of Toronto
2. Rouge Park
Canadas first national park within an urban area, a gem in the city
3. Salsa Festival In Toronto
Amazing annual Salsa on St. Clair street festival around July 4th and 5th
4. Eaton Centre Shopping
Giant indoor shopping mall to cool off during the hot summer days
5. Scarborough Bluffs
Unique natural cliff site just east of Toronto
6. Chinatown Festival
A festival celebrating the rich tradition of Chinese culture usually around August 23rd and 24th
In the video I mention 6 casual things to do in Toronto which are 1) Scarborough Bluffs which is located in the east end of Toronto near the shoreline. It includes a gorgeous beach and mesmerizing cliffs.
2) Kensington Market is a very common tourist attraction, we consider it the hippy-town of Toronto. Go to the Moonbean Coffee cafe for some of the best coffee in the city.
3) Rouge Park is a hidden gem, I didn't know about this place until my sister mentioned it. We went for a hike on a rainy day but luckily a volunteer offered us a free tour of the park.
4) The Salsa Festival in Toronto is an annual event located on St. Clair which is uptown. They block-off the entire street and feature everything related to Salsa dancing.
5) Shopping at the Eaton Centre cannot be missed. It is one of the biggest shopping malls in North-America and should definitely be on your bucket list.
Bonus: Nothing beats a Canadian BBQ, Canadians love to BBQ, they are famous for their Canadian-Bacon also known as Peameal Bacon (in southern Ontario).
I had a fantastic time during the past 2 week stay and hope to see them again in the Netherlands around fall or winter.
My uncle and aunt also came down for a few days, so I adjusted my program for Toronto a bit. We visited the Toronto Island, Distillery district, Breakfast at Hunters Landing and Steamwistle Brewery.
Other events seen in the photos: PingPong at SPiN Toronto, Honda Indy afterparty at Uniun and Saturdays at Maison Nightclub.