If you want to enjoy the summer to the fullest but don’t want to blow your budget, then these Toronto activities have you covered. For $40 or less, you can take part in activities like rooftop roller skating and island exploration. You can also check out some totally free activities around the province for more summer adventures.
1. Visit the Zoo
Price: $27.99 per adult
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: If hanging out with cute animals sounds like your idea of a perfect summer day, then you’ll want to plan a trip to the Toronto Zoo, where you can see lions, monkeys, zebras, and more.
2. Skate through the sky
Price: $18 + per hour for skate rentals
Address: Multiple locations
Why You Need To Go: SUSO Skate Co., formerly Retro Rolla, is back for another summer of old-school roller skating, and this year, you can visit a brand new location in addition to The Bentway. The company has launched a rooftop skate trail at CF Shops at Don Mills, so you can skate through the sky.
3. Step into the world of Bob Marley
Price: $24.99 + per person
When: July 1 to August 14, 2022
Address: 1 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: An immersive Bob Marley exhibit is coming to the city, and you can explore six different spaces filled with memorabilia and more.
4. Pedal around an island
Price: $9.50 + per hour
Address: Toronto Islands, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Toronto Island Bicycle Rental has a range of bikes, from singles to 4-seater quadricycles. You can spend the day exploring the island and enjoying the water views.
5. Visit an open-air cinema village
Price: $22 for general admission
When: June 27 to July 16, 2022
Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Lavazza IncluCity Festival is transforming the Distillery District into a giant outdoor cinema, complete with screenings, performances, and gourmet tastings.
6. Spend a day at the CNE
Price: $20 admission
When: August 19 to September 5, 2022
Address: 210 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Canadian National Exhibition is back this summer, so you can enjoy next-level treats, rides, games, and more.
7. Check out a food festival
Price: Admission cost
When: Multiple dates
Address: 500 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Street Eats Market is hosting several festivals this summer, including an Ice Cream Fest and Burger Fest. You can dig into all sorts of tasty treats from different food trucks.
8. Toronto Harbour Tour with Live Narration
Price: $23.11 per adult
Address: 145 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2H4, Canada
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a convenient and relaxing way to explore the city when you set off on a boat tour of the Toronto Harbour.
9. Toronto Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
Duration: 2-6 hours
Address: CN Tower, 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada
Why You Need To Go: This is a customized walking tour so the exact itinerary will depend on the duration of the tour and the interests of the travelers and the Lokafyer. If you have any particular interests or would like to see something specific in the city, please request this in advance of the tour.
10. Hockey Hall of Fame
Price: from $19.79 per adult
Duration: 1-2 hours
Address: 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada
Why You Need To Go: A modern day ice hockey museum, where many of the greatest hockey stars are recognized for their achievements. Love the stained glass dome created by Andy McCausland’s company, Robert McCausland.