Humber student with a passion for fun!
With the summer approaching us fast, we’re getting one step closer to taking out our bathing suits and summer dresses! With this long, super windy winter, we all could use the summer sun. Honestly, I think it’s time to put away those bulky winter jackets and get our flip-flops on.
Like most of you, I get stuck in the last minute school projects and exams, giving me no time to plan out what I’ll do this summer. If you’re lucky enough to be going out of Canada, take me with you please? But if you’re like me, you’ll be spending a big chunk of your summer break in Toronto. Most likely working.
It can be time consuming to find things to do and places worth going. Not to worry! To ease your pain, I’ve created a list of top 4 things to do in Toronto this summer! 😀
- Pride Week – June 2015
Come join the million other people on the streets for week-long events of celebrating the diversity of sexual and gender identities. Bring your friends, family and anyone you know to enjoy the rich art, culture of this festival. There will be a street fair, live music, prizes to be won, the Dyke March and lots more to look forwards to. This Pride Parade is one of the largest in the world. It starts off with The Pride Week Proclamation and The Flag Raising Ceremony at 12 noon at the Toronto City Hall. Don’t miss out on the fun!
- Summerlicious – July 2015
Calling all food junkies! This is your time to shine. Toronto offers a wide variety of entertainment and culinary experiences and now you can take them. This event is held during the first two weeks of July, during the time where business is a bit slow. You can take advantage of this festival as it provides major deals on big, fancy restaurants. Prices go from $15-$45/per person. Its counterpart Winterlicious, the two make up an effort to increase Toronto’s tourism sector. So try out some cool new restaurants this summer!
- Caribbean Carnival Festival – July-August 2015
The Caribbean Carnival Festival bring the colour and culture to Toronto. It’s a jumble of music, dancing, and cuisine offered over a 3 week period. This festival gets the summer party started. With big feathers and small costumes, it offers a wide range of fun for everyone. The streets are animated with calypso, socca, hip-hop, reggae, brass and tons more. It also has games, events and prizes to be won! Join the party, Caribbean style!
Price: Most events are free.
- Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) – September 2015
The International Toronto Film Festival is one of the most recognizes places for Hollywood, and Canadian movies to take birth. The festival allows unknown artist to showcase their work to a large audience. You can watch a documentary, a movie or a short film. The possibilities are endless! And it even gets better. Ryan Gosling, Jonny Depp and Robert De Niro are just some celebrities that you should expect to see. It’s a get together of parties, primers and galas. So get your fancy dress on and join us for TIFF!
Price: Free for the most part
Toronto offers so many free events and fun things to do. You don’t need to splurge to have fun. Just keep checking the Toronto website to see what’s going on that day and go have some fun!
If you want to explore some other events, you can click here for the harbour front events.
Oh, and if none of these work for you, make sure to set up Netflix and marathon Friends. It’s totally free and I can’t imagine anything more fun J