10 Things to do in the city this summer

So the summer has started and you’re looking for some fun and exciting things for you and your crew to check out, huh? Check out some of the cool ideas below for an incredible Toronto summer experience:

1.       Royal Ontario Museum – Friday Night live 

The ROM is obviously a Toronto classic with it's numerous exhibits and cultures to explore. The current featured ROM exhibit is “Tattoos: Ritual, Identity, Obsession, Art” which explores the history and evolution of tattooing. Along with the amazing day-time wonders, the ROM has brought back their “Friday Night Live” events. #FNLROM is an amazing showcase party in the museum with an incredible lineup of themes, DJs, food vendors etc. Basically it's an excuse to get dressed up on a Friday night and have a great time while seeing the ROM in a new light (I’m not joking, they have those really fancy lights). Don’t forget – the ROM has a special student discount, and Tuesdays are free to all post-secondary students so don’t forget your one card!

Here's a photo of me enjoying life at the ROM

2.       Slide in the city

This is literally what it sounds like. You turn the city into a giant water slide and you slide though the summer. Happening July 16th in Toronto, it will be one of the most enjoyable events of the summer. Check out the link below to sign up!

3.       Way home

The lineup is always fire and has yet to disappoint. One of the biggest and dopest musical festivals, Wayhome is something you don’t want to miss out on.  Our SECT/ACS Assistant is a regular at Wayhome and says “It was so awesome, I am definitely going again this year” (and she saw Kendrick live so, always a plus).

Olivia and friends enjoying Wayhome

4.       Bike to the Toronto Islands

One of the easiest and chillest things to do this summer would be biking to the Toronto Islands.  Even if you don’t have your own bike, you can get city bike and grab a friend and head on down!

5.       Hike the bluffs

The Scarborough Bluffs are one of the most underrated Toronto attractions. They are Instagram worthy trips you can take with your friends. See photos below for further reference of how breathtaking the bluffs are.

I wasn't joking

6.       NXNE

North by North East is an annual music and arts festival held in Toronto. It consists of a week of free performances in Yonge-Dundas Square from June 13th -19th with an added video game component.  

Check out their page for more info: http://nxne.com/

7.       Pride Week

Pride week is a wide range of events in Toronto focused on bringing awareness to, and celebrating, the LGBTQ community. The ten-day festival between June 24th and July 3rd will consist of many fun activities including the pride-march, pride flag raising ceremony, human rights panel, concerts, cabaret and more! Check out the pride website for more details on the event.

Random stock image of how awesome Pride is. 

8.       Food Truck Festival

There is literally a festival dedicated to food trucks, and you don’t want to miss it. Friday July 29th – Sunday July 31st at Woodbine Park.  A giant cluster of food trucks, live music and fun!

9.       Caribana

Elaborate costumes, incredible DJs, lively dancing, Caribana never fails to be one of the most popular and exciting events of the summer. The Carnival kicks off August 1st and lasts the whole weekend.



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