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Toronto is one of the most bustling cities in North America. No matter your age, there are always exciting things to do in the city and throughout the GTA. That’s probably why over 27 million people visit Toronto every year.
Summer is the perfect season to explore the city, whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town. There is never a shortage of things to see and do and neighbourhoods to venture into. Without the burden of the cold Toronto winters, summer allows children and adults in the city alike to enjoy their favourite activities.
Before this season comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the activities locals and tourists should take advantage of for a memorable summer.
Movies Under the Stars
Outdoor movie theatres are a great way to enjoy the warm summer temperatures and the latest films simultaneously. If you have a car in the city, a drive-in theatre is a unique evening activity that the entire family can enjoy. If you’re visiting Toronto and you have a rental car for the duration of your trip, you can experience a movie night under the stars from the comfort of your seats.
Explore the Markets
Whether you’re a local Torontonian or visiting friends or family in the city, everyone loves a public market. Markets are a great way to learn about local businesses and try new foods or purchase locally sourced products. In Toronto, St.Lawrence Market is one of the busiest and most talked-about markets in the city. Visitors can shop for organic foods and homemade goods from local businesses across the GTA.
Go For a Motorcycle Ride Around the City
If you’re looking for a unique way to explore Southern Ontario, consider renting a motorcycle and riding around our scenic cities neighbourhoods. Enjoy the fresh air and open road with the added thrill of a powerful motorbike. Plus, you can pack a small picnic and find a spot with a view for a memorable day out on the town.
If you’re planning on renting a bike for the day, it’s important to have the right equipment to guarantee your safety. Before you hit the road, you could drive up to Chatham, Ontario and speak to a specialist at Bobs Motorsport to ensure you have the gear you need to explore.
Experience Island Life
Many Torontonians have never been to Toronto Island, making it the perfect day trip for locals and tourists. From the waterfront, explorers can hop on a free fairy and spend the day out on the island at one of the numerous beaches or parks. If you’re exploring with a significant other or friend, there are even tandem bikes available — perfect for touring the houses along the trail.
Soak Up Arts & Culture
Toronto is home to some of the most prominent museums in North America. From Islamic and Persian art at the Aga Khan Museum to the history of shoes at the Bata Shoe Museum, there’s never a shortage of pieces of art and artifacts to soak up. This activity is especially perfect for any cloudy or rainy days in the city, where you’re unable to take advantage of outdoor activities.