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Toronto summer bucket list

Within a blink of an eye, a Canadian summer passes and the harsh winter arrives. That’s why we have to make the most of what very little we have throughout the summer.

Instead of spending the rest of the summer binge watching a Netflix original, get out there and enjoy the beautiful city we live in.

The last couple of months of summer 2017 will be the best months as long as you check off these awesome things to do of your summer bucket list:

Spend the weekend at the cottage. Toronto is only two hours away from the best cottage land in the world. Spending some time at a Muskoka cottage at least once before the summer is over will guarantee fun times with friends and family this year. Cottage-ing is the perfect opportunity to have a relaxed get together, or if you’re the party type, drink and dance by the lake. Without question, checking off a cottage weekend from your bucket list is sure to make summer 2017 one of the best summers yet.


Go to Canada’s Wonderland. Regardless if you are a fearless thrill seeker or afraid of heights, Canada’s Wonderland is the perfect day park. Aside from the massive rollercoaster rides, the amusement park offers guests with constant live entertainment, a cool waterpark, fun vendors and arcade games. You definitely won’t be disappointed with the famous funnel cakes or legendary Tiny Tim’s donuts.


Ice cream days. Toronto is known for having some of the most creative ice cream parlors for you to cool down and take some artsy pictures for your Instagram profile. If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with new trends like nitrogen or charcoal ice cream. Hit up spots like Bang Bang or Sweet Jesus for some of the most popular ice cream parlors in Toronto.


Attend a music festival. You can’t go wrong spending the weekend dancing to your favourite DJs and musicians. Toronto has no shortage of music festivals all summer long. Festivals like Digital Dreams, Veld, WayHome Music and Arts Festival and Boots and Hearts are some of the most popular festivals that take place all summer long. However, there are also a ton of Canadian festivals that take place throughout the entire month of August in places just a short drive from the city.


Don’t miss out on Pedestrian Sunday. Every last Sunday of the month from May until October, street performers, local vendors and artists take over the streets of Toronto. The city closes down Kensington Market specifically for Pedestrian Sunday all throughout the summer. This is an opportunity for Torontonians to experience a unique party and celebrate the summer months.

By: Julia Colavecchia