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7 Fun things to do this Summer in Toronto

Published: April 23rd, 2019

Summer is One of the Happiest Times of the Year in Toronto.

Sunshine and warmth bring the city to life as patio season, picnics in the park, festivals, markets and more kick off! This summer at Hotel X Toronto, after enjoying our resort-style amenities and it’s time to head out and explore the city, we’ve got plans for you! When you stay with us, you’re only a short walk or car ride away from some of the best things to do this summer in Toronto. We’ve curated a list of the ones we think you should try!

1. Relax Poolside at The Pond

Yes, we may be a bit biased when it comes to this recommendation – but once you’ve experienced The Pond for yourself, you’ll know. Find your comfy lounge chair and soak in the sun and glorious views. Sit back with a great read from our library in one hand and a refreshing summer cocktail in the other; you’ll forget you’re in the city altogether. The Pond is open to Hotel Guests only and we invite you to stay with us this summer to enjoy it!


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2. Head to a Concert at Budweiser Stage

Meet with friends for a pre-show cocktail or meal at Falcon SkyBar, Maxx’s Kitchen or Pétros 82 Lobby Bar before making your way just across the street to Budweiser Stage. This Spring and Summer, we’ll see some memorable performances by the likes of The Strokes, Florence and the Machine, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie and Sarah MchLachlan to name a few!


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3. Catch a Toronto FC Match at BMO Field

Immerse yourself in a sea of red while joining in on the chanting and cheering of excited TFC fans at BMO Field, Toronto’s Major League soccer stadium. Hotel X Toronto is a short 8 minute walk from all of the excitement, so bring the family, your friends, or that special someone and make a weekend getaway out of it! To purchase tickets or view the upcoming match schedule, click here.


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4. Enjoy Fun in the Sun at Ontario Place

You could spend a whole day exploring #whatsON at Ontario Place, right across the way from Hotel X Toronto! Free yoga classes, kayaking and paddle boating, segway tours and a bustling Toronto Market will make this waterfront staple a hot spot this summer. You can even catch an IMAX Film at the Cinesphere! Check out what’s playing here.


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5. Sip on Rosé at Canada’s Premium Picnic

The perfect picnic does exist! The Rosé Picnic will be taking place at the lush Stanley Gardens next to Hotel X Toronto on July 27th. Dance to live music, taste some of the trendiest wine in the world and taste gourmet food by celebrity chefs. Wear your best pink and white attire, bring your friends and enjoy the sunshine. The Stanley Gardens will also be home to Brunch Fest TO and the Beer Bourbon Barbeque this summer!


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6. Taste Your Way through Ontario Place

Ontario Place is home to a variety of Food and Drink Festivals this summer that are fun for everyone! When you stay with us, the Toronto Craft Beer Festival, Pizza Fest TO and Taco Fest TO are all a quick walk over the Ontario Place bridge. It’s about more than just delicious food and drinks – there are games and activities, live music and a buzzing summer atmosphere for you to enjoy.


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7. Explore The Canadian National Exhibition (The CNE)

Toronto’s iconic CNE makes its way to the Exhibition Grounds every summer from August 16th – September 2nd, bringing locals and tourists together to enjoy this next-level fun fair! Don’t miss the midway rides, live music, shopping markets, arts & crafts and famous culinary concoctions. Be sure to watch the exciting CNE Air Show from Falcon SkyBar at Hotel X Toronto for the best seats in the city!

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We’d love to welcome you to Hotel X Toronto this summer to experience Toronto’s urban oasis and all of the exciting activities and events in our vibrant city.

Visit our website and explore our exceptional offers to start planning your summer getaway today!

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