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8 THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO

Ice Cream Sandwiches

June–August • food

Sweet ice cream tacos, and salty caramel ice-cream with bacon and waffles—anything imaginable!

CN Tower Edge Walk

May–October • activity

How do you feel about heights? What about a free-hand walk on the edge of one of the world's highest buildings?

Summer Tour Around Weird Houses

May–September  • activity

A couple of eccentric houses are both amusing and scary

Black Creek Pioneer Village

May 01–December 23 • activity

This open-air museum shows Canada as it was two centuries ago

Canada’s Wonderland

late April/early May–October • activity

If your life needs a bit more thrill, the rollercoasters of Canada's Wonderland are perfect for you!

Boat Cruises

May–October  • activity

Explore the waters surrounding Toronto, and you will discover amazing city landscapes and islands

Toronto Caribbean Carnival or Caribana

August 02–06, 2018 • event

Toronto invites lovers of Caribbean culture to the largest North American festival of colourful traditions

Beach Season

June–August  • activity

Either an ordinary beach or a nude one for a change—the decision is entirely up to you

27 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Giant Pillow Fight

April 07, 2018 • event

A pillow warrior lives inside each of us, and it's time to let him out for battle!

Fresh Maple Syrup

March 03–April 01, 2018 | March 24–25, 2018 | April 07, 2018 | April 28, 2018 • food

This iconic Canadian topping is made of maple sap collected from tree trunks—what a generous gift from nature!

Hockey Season

October–April • event

The Toronto Maple Leafs are legendary: every game is a sensation, every move is epic

Luminato Festival

January 24–28, 2018 • event

10,000 artists from 40 countries, and a million visitors—the scale is impressive as is the art!

Halloween

October 31 • event

Experience the dread of Toronto's monsters that rise from the ground on Halloween night

World Poutine Eating Championship

October 2018 (TBA) • event

Over three kilos of steaming poutine are eaten in minutes for a prize of $5,000

Woofstock Festival

May 26–27, 2018 • event

150,000 animals compete in contests, partake in fashion shows, indulge in doggy delicacies, and simply have fun

Santa Claus Parade

November 19, 2017 • event

As winter approaches Toronto, Santas arrive to the city with the accompaniment of bright floats and marching bands

First Light

December 07–09, 2017 • event

After visiting 17th century Ontario, you'll see that such a life could be quite fun even without electricity and light bulbs

CN Tower Climb

April 07–08, 2018 • event

When you climp up 1,776 stairs, you'll be at the highest man-made point in Canada

Fall Fests and Fairs

September–November  • event

Maybe elsewhere autumn is associated with quiet depression, but not in Toronto where the revelry is in full swing

Doors Open Toronto

May 26–27, 2018 • event

A unique chance to discover the real city that is typically hidden from visitors

TIFF or Toronto International Film Festival

September 06–16, 2018 • event

Film stars and fans from all the planet's corners gather in Toronto for the world's biggest film festival

Bestival Toronto

June 11–12, 2017 • event

This weekend of music promises a great energy and adrenaline

Icycle Race

late February (TBA) • activity

Cycling on rough ground doesn't seem challenging enough any more? Toronto's icycle race may revive your competitive spirit

Zeppole

March 19–April 01, 2018 • food

This festive Italian pastry is widely consumed in Toronto, but only for a few weeks...

Lower Bay Station

May 26–27, 2018 • activity

This bricked over, abandoned subway station can still be reached via a secret gateway

Evergreen Winter Village

early December–March • activity

This natural playground offers the most dynamic winter holiday ever with plenty of outdoor games and other fun

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

May 27–28, 2017 • activity

Canada's first lighthouse is still haunted by the ghost of its first caretaker

Victoria Day Fireworks

May 21, 2018 • event

The sky is brightened with a 14-minute display of dazzling fireworks—all for Her Majesty

Toronto Marathon

May 06, 2018 • event

Every year 15,000 people from over 50 countries visit Toronto driven by a common passion for running

Canada Day

July 01 • event

This national holiday is a great occasion to see Torontians paint the town red, the city-wide firework party starts after dusk

Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 21, 2018 • event

One of the most popular races in North America

Ice Skating

late November–late March • activity

Enjoy this favourite winter activity at one of Toronto's most famous outdoor ice rinks

Snow Rollers

mid-January–mid-March • nature

These huge white 'doughnuts' surely raise questions. Like, what is a 'snow roller' and where does it come from?

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–March • activity

Steep and gentle slopes, snowboard terrain parks, and a tubing field—ski resorts around Toronto have tons to offer

Public Gardens Abloom

mid-April–May • nature

Tulips, roses, cherry blossoms, butterflies, and chirping birds—spring turns a large part of Toronto into paradise