Top Things to Do in Toronto this July

From sizzling events and festivals to hot seats at a game, these are the summer activities we’re loving right now.

1. Hit refresh with a health and wellness weekend

Usher in your summer glow-up with a visit to the city’s top wellness destinations, from spas and fitness studios to healthy eats and soothing retreats.

2. Attend summer’s best Indigenous arts events

Explore Indigenous fashion, visual arts, film, media and culture in Toronto this summer into fall. Here are six Indigenous arts events in the 6ix you won’t want to miss.

3. Devour Summerlicious dining deals

Summerlicious (July 5–21, 2024) is summer’s top foodie event, with over 200 Toronto restaurants offering prix fixe menus to sample and savour. Book soon: choice tables go quickly!

4. Catch a Toronto Blue Jays game

Plan a weekend around a Jays home game at Rogers Centre, where a $300 million renovation has created a sports mecca with homerun food, sightlines and interactives.

5. Discover Toronto’s Black-owned businesses

Scout out cool finds and delicious bites this summer at one of Toronto’s Black-owned shops, markets, galleries, bars and restaurants.

6. Beat the heat in Lake Ontario

Cool off with Toronto beach and waterfront activities like sailing, SUP, sunset paddleboarding and more. Our Blue Flag beaches are calling: dive in!

7. Stay out late at Asian night markets and festivals

Toronto’s coolest Asian markets, festivals and eateries light up summer nights with smokin’ street food, glowing lanterns and twinkling lights. Plan your field trip here.

8. Wake up to a globally inspired brunch

Start the morning (or afternoon) at an internationally inspired brunch spot. With over 100 global cuisines represented, you’re sure to hit your sweet spot.

9. Cultivate niche interests at a specialty museum

From “Toronto’s Downton Abbey” to the world’s largest hockey collection, these one-of-a-kind cultural institutions aren’t for everyone. (That’s what makes them so cool!)

10. Go on a family-friendly craft beer crawl

Summer is prime patio time! Catch the breeze as you sip a saison and nosh on kid-approved pub fare at these laidback breweries where the whole fam is welcome.

Also see: Special Offers: The Toronto Brew Pass

11. Groove to Toronto summer music festivals

Outdoor concert season has arrived! Catch your fave artists at summer’s hottest music festivals. Classical, jazz, Afrobeats, salsa, electronic, indie and more: there are no missed notes here.

12. Book a table with a view

From rooftop patios to hidden courtyard cafes, these patios with views are the perfect places to spend an hour or two on a summer afternoon.

13. Explore the Scarborough Bluffs

Head east to explore the unique landscape of the Scarborough Bluffs. From birding to beach hopping, paddling to hiking, there’s a cliffside park for every interest.

14. Dine at a MICHELIN-recognized restaurant

Make a reservation at Toronto’s most coveted tables. With 15 MICHELIN Star, 21 Bib Gourmand and two Green Star sustainable restaurants, there’s something for every appetite.

15. Grab a beach read at your new fave bookstore

Load up on #BookTok must-reads at local-fave bookshops across town. These indie bookstores focus on literature, genre reads, BIPOC voices, kid lit, queer culture and more.

16. Cycle the Toronto Islands

Slow the pace by touring the car-free Toronto Islands by bike. Rent wheels on the mainland or island, then beach hop, paddle, play, eat and explore at your leisure.

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