6 Toronto Father’s Day Activities To Check Out With Dad This Year
With Father’s Day fast approaching on Sunday, June, 16th, it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil your special dad. Whether it’s your father or a father-figure that you’d like to honour on this special day, going out of your way to plan something memorable will mean the world to him, and is a great way to show your love and appreciation. This year, try taking him out for some quality one-on-one time in Toronto. At the end of the day, the thing that will make him happiest is getting to spend quality time with you (we know we know, cheesy, but you know it’s true).
We rounded-up the 6 best activities for Father’s Day this year to make the planning a little easier on you. Check them out below!
The Yorkville Exotic Car Show is on June 16th, and it’s the car show to end all car shows. With 110 classic and exotic vehicles on display including SuperCars, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and Acuras, there’s more than enough eye candy to keep dad occupied for hours on end. A large chunk of Bloor is shut down with a red carpet laid out for guests to peruse the cars, and one of the best parts is that the show has partnered with Prostate Cancer Canada to raise funds for prostate cancer research, so your money is going to a good cause.
With the races kicking off at around 1 p.m. on Father’s Day, Woodbine Racetrack is a fun and out-of-the-box idea for dad this year. With a number of dining options available on-site as well, you can choose to brunch before the festivities kick-off, or opt for a lighter lunch/snack, or make dinner reservations at one of the delicious restaurants. Plus, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll walk away with a little extra pocket change than when you walked in. Of course, dad might expect you to fork it over in the name of a Father’s Day gift.
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NXNE is a weekend of free live music, comedy, and immersive experiences that takes place all across the city from June 7th-16th. There are tons of incredible performers making appearances, both at Dundas Square (where some would call the “hub” of NXNE) and multiple other venues across the city. If your dad is a fan of show business, then a night of bar-hopping to check out a few up-and-coming acts is exactly the Father’s Day fun you should serve up.
Taco Fest runs from June 14th-16th, and is located at Ontario Place. This event isn’t only focused on serving up tacos, either; there will be a broad selection of guacamole, churros, tequila, Mexican street corn, and hot sauces to sample as well! While enjoying Mexican offerings from some of Toronto’s best chefs in this space, you and dad will be able to enjoy authentic Mariachi bands, salsa dancers, and live music. Not only can you and dad indulge in tacos but one of the events sponsors is Sol and it’s the perfect authentic Mexican beer to wash your tacos down with.
High Park is an area of Toronto that some might consider unexplored. But this Father’s Day, break that pattern by taking dad out for some fresh air and physical activity! With spring still in full bloom, you’ll be able to spot tons of stunning flowering, plant life, and get to enjoy it with your #1 guy. There are rivers, peacocks, dogs, and ice cream trucks galore, so turn the clock back with some good old school bonding, slightly reminiscent of a field trip, but oh so much better.
There is a home game for the Blue Jays on June 17th, perfect for a (slightly belated) Father’s Day activity; hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, and crackerjacks, plus dad, it makes for a killer evening. Whether you or your dad are sports fans or not, supporting Toronto teams and soaking up the energy the city has (especially with how well the Raptors are doing right now) is an easy way for the two of you to have some quality bonding time.
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