How to Spend Your Long Weekend in Toronto

Get excited, because this weekend is a long weekend! There’s nothing better than getting an extra day of your week to relax and get to do things you don’t normally have the chance to do. Instead of staying home all weekend, get out of your house and explore all of the great activities Toronto has to offer! Here are some ideas for places to visit:

The Sorauren Farmers' Market

Head over to the Sorauren Farmers’ Market, located directly across the street from 35 Wabash! Pick up some fresh produce, enjoy freshly baked goods and soak up the summer sun!

The Beach

Toronto has many beautiful beaches for relaxing, tanning and swimming. Pictured above, the Scarborough Bluffs are one of the GTA’s hidden gems. Another great beach located at the Toronto Waterfront is Sugar Beach that is filled with pretty pink umbrellas and white sand. Head over to Woodbine Beach if you would like a more social scene.

Centre Island

Take your family on the ferry to Centre Island to enjoy a fun filled day at the Centre Island Theme Park. The Island has lots of places to grab a bite to eat and relax.

Distillery District

The Distillery District is filled with amazing shops and restaurants. It is filled with culture and is a great place to take pictures. On Sundays, the Distillery District hosts a market with local, fresh, unique, and artisanal products.


Take a morning or afternoon to visit the Royal Ontario Museum and see all of its magnificent exhibitions. Make sure to check out Chihuly and experience groundbreaking explorations in colour, light, and form by Dale Chihuly—a pioneer of the studio glass movement and considered to be one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Immerse yourself in a world of 16000 aquatic animals at Ripley’s Aquarium located directly across from the CN Tower. The aquarium features several aquatic exhibits including a walk-through tank! It will be open on August 1st, but make sure to buy your tickets in advance.

Summer is going to be over before you know it! Use this weekend as an opportunity to try new things and visit new places. Have a great long weekend!