Labour Day is around the corner, which means two things: the September issue of Vogue and… the end of summer. Before tears of mourning start to flow down your cheeks, we thought we’d compile a list of both indoor and outdoor activities for you, so you can make the most of what’s left of your summer in Toronto.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Watch a Show
Check out Soulpepper Theatre for a memorable evening out on the town. On stage this month are The Crucible, Glenn, A Tender Thing and the classic Tartuffe (Moliere). Click to view their Calendar.
Have a Picnic
We are blessed with so many beautiful green spaces in Toronto! Pack up a bag with sandwiches, salads, cookies and chips (and maybe a stealth bottle of wine). Bring along a book, a ball and some speakers to ensure you’ll be the most popular picnicker around! Some great spots to check out include High Park, Trinity Bellwoods and Bluffers Park.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Don’t let a little rain stop you from being active. Indoor rock climbing is a great way to channel your inner spiderman and get a killer workout at the same time. Joe Rockhead’s on King West is the perfect place to go for a lesson!
“Lets go to the EX!”
For anyone who grew up in the city, the CNE was a highlight of the summer (even if it meant back to school). Gather some friends and let your inner kid run wild – eat a fried mars bar, spin around until you’re about to be sick, or win a (over-priced and hideous) stuffed animal for your sweetie. The CNE is filled with clichés, but that’s why we love it.
VIP Movie Night
If you haven’t checked out the VIP theatre at Cineplex Odeon, a rainy summer night is the perfect time to go. With big comfy chairs, beer and wine list and in-seat service you will never go back to watching a movie the pedestrian-style again!
Take a Road Trip
It doesn’t have to be far, but getting out of the city for a few days or even a few hours is a great way to make the most of summer. Head out to the Niagara Region for wine and yummy local produce, see a Shakespearean play in Stratford, drive through Mennonite country in St. Jacobs or hike the Bruce trail. With so much around our great city, it’s so easy to get away and rejuvenate without making a long and costly trip.
Taste Of The Danforth
Nothing screams summer quite like a Toronto street festival. Be sure to head out to the Taste of the Danforth from August 8th to 10th! Located in greek town, Taste Of The Danforth will be showcasing the best Hellenic food, culture and performances this city has to offer. With this year being the 2oth anniversary, it’s surely one you won’t want to miss.
The Second City
Forget that summer is coming to an end with a good laugh at The Second City. After the show, hit up a swanky bar for a delicious cocktail on a patio.
This summer is all about the swanky pool party; between Musik, Cabana Pool Bar and The Thompson Hotel there are plenty of opportunities to throw on a bathing suit and sunbathe like a Hollywood celeb. Grab a sun hat and some tanning oil and schmooze like a model – you’ll thank us mid-January when the thought of laying pool side seems like a mythological fantasy.
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