1. See the cherry blossoms in High Park
It happens but once a year and only for about two weeks, but nothing makes you feel like spring has finally sprung quite like catching a glimpse of a sea of cotton candy-hued blooms. Just try not to go on a weekend or risk getting trapped in a vortex of photo-happy tourists.
Heights shmeights. Just don’t look down and you should be totally fine walking around outside 1,168ft (356m) in the air. The hands-free walk along an outside edge of the tower is known as “Toronto’s tallest urban adventure” and takes about 30 minutes. Don’t worry, you’re strapped in. You can even get married up there should you want to say “I do” atop one of the world’s tallest buildings.
3. Take the ferry to the Toronto Islands
Summer’s just not summer without jumping on a ferry to the islands. Whether you hit Ward’s, Hanlan’s Point, or Centre Island, it’s the perfect warm weather escape for the poor schlubs who don’t have a cottage. Or any friends willing to invite them to their cottages.