14 Jun, 2024
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Celebrating Father’s Day in Toronto

Top Activities to Make Dad’s Day Special

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring the vibrant city of Toronto with your dad? Whether he’s into sports, history, nature, or culinary delights, Toronto offers a variety of activities to make this Father’s Day truly memorable.

Here are some fantastic ideas to help you plan the perfect day.

1. Enjoy a Picnic at High Park

High Park is Toronto’s largest public park and offers a beautiful setting for a Father’s Day picnic. Pack a basket with dad’s favourite snacks, grab a blanket, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon surrounded by nature. The park also features walking trails, a zoo, and playgrounds, making it a great spot for families.

When: Anytime
Where: High Park, 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto

2. Take a Ferry to the Toronto Islands

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by taking a short ferry ride to the Toronto Islands. Spend the day exploring the islands’ beaches, bike paths, and gardens. You can rent bikes or kayaks, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the stunning views of the Toronto skyline.

When: Ferry service runs daily
Where: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W, Toronto

3. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum

For dads who love history and culture, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a must-visit. With its extensive collection of art, world culture, and natural history, there’s something to fascinate everyone. Spend the day wandering through the exhibits and learning something new together.

When: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto

4. Catch a Blue Jays Game

If your dad is a sports fan, what better way to celebrate than by catching a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre? Cheer on the home team and enjoy the electric atmosphere of a live baseball game. Don’t forget to grab some classic stadium snacks like hot dogs and popcorn!

When: June 16, 2024, at 1:37 p.m.
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins

5. Go on a Scenic Walk Along the Waterfront

Toronto’s waterfront offers beautiful views and plenty of spots to relax. Take a leisurely stroll along the Harbourfront Centre, where you can enjoy public art, outdoor performances, and waterfront dining. It’s a great way to unwind and spend quality time together.

When: Anytime
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

6. Experience Our Flight Simulator in Toronto

Flying a plane is now an experience accessible to everyone! Take control of ultra-realistic airliner simulators at Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre. It’s a thrilling activity that’s sure to impress aviation enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

When: Various dates available
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto

7. Go Fishing for Free in Ontario

In honour of Father’s Day, the province is offering free fishing this weekend. Father’s Day weekend is a great time to get out on one of Ontario’s beautiful lakes. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or trying fishing for the first time, it’s a perfect way to relax and bond with your dad.

When: June 14-16, 2024
Where: Various lakes across Ontario

8. Visit The Formula 1 Exhibition in Toronto

If dad’s an F1 fan, bring him to The Formula 1 Exhibition in Toronto! Taking over the Lighthouse Artspace spanning 20,000 square feet, you can explore six different rooms showcasing exclusive contributions from F1’s most iconic teams and personalities. In honour of Father’s Day, they’re also offering 20% off tickets for visits up until July 14! The offer expires June 17, so don’t wait!

When: Various dates available
Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace Toronto, 1 Yonge St, Toronto

9. Enjoy the Taste of Little Italy Festival

If your dad loves Italian, Toronto’s Taste of Little Italy street festival is taking place this weekend. It will have a variety of delicious food vendors, live entertainment, shopping, free tastings, and more. Running from Bathurst to Shaw Street, the festivities start this Friday, June 14, from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., and run all Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

When: June 14-16, 2024
Friday: 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: College Street from Bathurst to Shaw

12. Visit the Yorkville Exotic Car Show

Whether you or your dad are car fanatics or not, the Yorkville Exotic Car Show is an awesome outing to check out this Sunday. Running from Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, classic and exotic cars will line the streets of Yorkville, all in support of Melanoma Canada. You’ll get to see and snap photos with some of the most luxurious cars in the world, including Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, American super cars, and more.

When: June 16, 2024
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Yonge Street

Final Thoughts

Father’s Day is all about showing appreciation for the dads in our lives. No matter what you choose to do, the most important thing is to spend time together and create lasting memories. Toronto provides a fantastic backdrop for a day filled with fun, laughter, and love.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there! 🎉👨‍👧‍👦