10 Things to do for Father’s Day in Toronto
Celebrate this special day with Dad: gift him a memorable weekend of togetherness and enjoy some of the events taking place in and around Toronto.
Ditch the ties and tools and go on an Ontario Getaway this Father’s Day!
I. Food & Wine Festivals
Celebrate Father’s Day and the start of summer by enjoying these great food festivals taking place in Toronto!
1. Taste of Toronto Food Festival:
Indulge in a ride full of flavors and taste mouth-watering dishes by the hands of acclaimed chefs from Toronto’s hottest restaurants. Sip, sample and shop the finest products at the boutique Producers Market. Details
June 15 – 18, 2017 @ Fort York National Historic Site – Garrison Common, Toronto | $8.00 & up
2. Wine and Spirit Festival:
From wine samples, craft beer, and pairing seminars in our Wine & Spirit School, to some of the world’s finest spirits, live music and a waterfront breeze, The Wine & Spirit Festival, presented by Sobeys, is the perfect event to indulge! Details
June 16 – 17, 2017 @ Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Dr, Toronto | $25 to $35
3. Taco Fest:
Tacos, guacamole, churros, tequila, hot sauce and everything Mexican! An electric atmosphere showcasing Toronto’s best and most celebrated chefs with an authentic Mexican twist. Details
June 16 – 18, 2017 @ Ontario Place, Toronto | $9.95
4. The Beaches Rib Fest:
Enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations, Craft Vendors and of course the Beer and Beverage vendors. Details
June 16 to 18, 2017 @ Woodbine Park, Toronto | Free admission
5. Taste of Little Italy & CHIN Picnic
The multicultural festival, CHIN Picnic shares the weekend and the venue with Taste of Little Italy.The weekend will be filled with multicultural entertainment including performances from the Italian, Portuguese & Spanish communities. The streets will be filled with vendors ready to showcase their special dishes, clothing & wares. An event for foodies and music lovers. Details
June 16 to 18, 2017 @ College St between Bathhurst and Shaw, Toronto | Free admission
II. Vintage Cars & more!
1. Yorkville Exotic Car Show:
Walk along the red carpet to get up close with some of the best examples of automotive design from around the world. Join us on Father’s Day 2017 to see over 120 classic and exotic cars, including SuperCars, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and more. Details
Sunday June 18, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Bay Street
2. VARAC Vintage Grand Prix:
Give Dad a special treat this Father’s Day weekend – a trip to CTMP to see beautifully restored cars from the past 50-plus years of motorsports, racing on our world-famous Grand Prix circuit. The event is organized by the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC), and this year’s feature events include the Canadian round of the 2017 Diamond Jubilee Formula Junior World Tour. This tour encompasses races in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, at famous tracks like Monza, Brands Hatch, Zandvoort and many more. Details
June 16 – 18, 2017
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Concession Road 10, Bowmanville
$15 – $35
Free Admission For Children 16 Years Of Age and Younger
III. Midways, and more! For the Family
For families with young ones and young at heart!
1. Mississauga Waterfront Festival:
Enjoy free fun with the whole family at one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals ten years in a row. From mouthwatering food to carnival rides to outdoor concerts, Dad will have a great weekend of fun. Details
June 16 – 18, 2017 @ Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga | Free
2. Flavours of Fairbank:
We’ll have FREE rides, kids’ activities and games, FREE music & entertainment and food & sidewalk sales from some of Eglinton’s fabulous vendors! Details
June 17 – 18, 2017 @ 5 Blocks along Eglinton Ave.W., Toronto | Free
3. The Apple Factory’s Strawberry Festival:
Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at The Apple Factory by enjoying a wide selection of family oriented festivities including live music, supervised bounce castle, children’s face painting, games and craft activities and a catered barbeque (Proceeds benefiting the Peel Region’s Children’s Aid Society). Details
June 17 – 18, 2017 @ The Apple Factory Country Grocer, 10024 Mississauga Road, Brampton | Free
4. Father’s Day Heritage Train Ride:
Looking for a unique way to show your dad how much he means to you? Why not treat yours to a trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway through the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine. Dads ride for ½ price when accompanied by a child. Details
Sunday June 18 |10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ York Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St, Uxbridge | $15 – $25
5. Orangeville RAM Rodeo
Bring your dad and the whole family to watch the live action sport of rodeo! Saddle up because Orangeville is going to get wild and western during the rodeo weekend! What better way to show your dad how much he means to you by bringing him to a live action-packed rodeo, just like the Calgary Stampede! Details
June 17 & 18, 2017
Gates Open/Vendors and Coors Beer Garden Open: 11:00 AM
RAM Rodeo Performance: 02:00 PM
Orangeville Fairgrounds, 47090 5 Sideroad, Orangeville
Youth(6-12yrs) $10.00; Children Under 5 are Free
IV. Do it for Dads Day
Participate in Do it for Dads Day Walk Run with your Dad. The Do it for Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Registration Open: 8:30AM
Walk/Run Start Time: 10:30AM
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lakeshore Blvd East, Toronto
V. Sky Fest
This Father’s Day weekend, take Dad and the whole family to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for a day of fun and flying. Many of the Museum’s vintage aircraft will be flown throughout both days. Discounted aircraft rides available. Details
Saturday – Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 5.00 PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope
Museum admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15, Before June 11 – Adult $18, Child $13.50.
Flight extra. Helicopter rides will also be available for purchase.
VI. Take him out for a Ball Game
Blue Jays plays Chicago White Sox this weekend Details
Friday, June 16, 2017 | 7:07 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 1:07 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 1:07 PM
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
$28.5 – $335
Or get him an autograph! Pickering Markets is having an autograph session with Baseball Hall of Fame – Roberto Alomar, the legendary former Blue Jays player on Sunday June 18th, 2017 | 12PM – 1:30PM @ The Pickering Markets, 1400 Squires Beach Road, Pickering
VII. A bit of Culture
Toronto’s international multi-arts festival, Luminato runs from June 14 to 25 at venues across the city. Featuring Canadian and international works that explore, celebrate and respond to Toronto’s diverse and multicultural make-up!
Summer In The City Flute Festival:
The first ever CFA Summer In The City Flute Festival will showcase guest flutists from Brazil, Canada, Peru and the USA in three days of concerts and masterclasses in downtown Toronto. June 18 to 20, 2017
Orchestra Toronto: Concert For Peace
A groundbreaking concert for peace brings together composers from Syria and the Iranian Composers of Toronto, who will premiere a new work just for Orchestra Toronto. Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 3:00 PM @ George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts
From Swan Lake by National Ballet to Confederation & Riel at Young Centre for the Performing Arts to various Second City shows, there is plenty on the live scene!
VIII. Battle of Black Creek
Over one hundred soldiers set up camp for this colourful Revolutionary War re-enactment with a full scale battle. Kids will love the rubber band shooting gallery and the excitement of the encampments and demonstrations. Go for a tour of Black Creek Historic Brewery and sample beers (19+). Details
June 17 & 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Regular Admission. Brewery Tour – extra.
Day Trip to Peterborough
IX. Father’s Day Food Tours
Express your love to your Dad this Father’s Day by spending quality time together with him while indulging in delicious treats.
We’ll take you to five distinct food shops, where you will be treated to multiple, delicious food samples at each destination, all while learning about the Roncesvalles neighbourhood and the stories behind it.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ 2201 Dundas St W, Toronto | $30
This Father’s Day, make your dad feel like chocolate royalty. On our Father’s Day Chocolate Tour, you will experience some of Toronto’s luscious chocolatey goodies, learn about chocolate history, and even witness an award-winning chocolatier work their magic making chocolate!
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM @ 443 King St W, Toronto | $39 Adults $35 Children, reservations required
On our Father’s Day Food Tour, we explore the history and culture of Kensington Market while discovering some of the mouth-watering flavours Toronto has to offer. Plus, chow down on a special dish created just for the tour!
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM @ 321 Spadina Ave, Toronto | Adult – $49.00; Child – $35.00
Instead of serving dad his scotch on the rocks this Father’s Day, infuse it with his chocolate! At our Father’s Day Chocolate Workshop hosted by Odile Chocolat, you will get to taste some delicious chocolates, roll your own scotch-infused chocolate truffles, and leave with a box of your beautiful handmade creations.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 5:00 PM – 6.30 PM @ Odile Chocolate, 829 Dundas St W, Toronto | $49 Adults $39 Children, reservations required.
X. Father’s Day Brunch/Dinner Cruises
a. Mariposa Cruises
Make this Father’s Day first rate by taking to the water and dine with the Captain – Captain Dad that is. Enjoy a delicious market-fresh brunch or dinner while you cruise along the beautiful Toronto Harbour. Details
Father’s Day Brunch Cruise:
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 02:30 PM
Adult $ 52.95 + charges
Child (4yrs – 12yrs) $ 25.95 + charges
Child (Under 4yrs) $ 0.00
Father’s Day Dinner Cruise:
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 05:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Adult $ 67.00 + charges
Child (4yrs – 12yrs): $ 39.95 + charges
Child (Under 4yrs): $ 0.00
b. Jubilee Queen Cruise Lines
A Toronto Father’s Day Cruise is the perfect Father’s Day Present! You and your family will enjoy a 2.5 hour (Lunch) tour of the Toronto Islands & Toronto Harbour while feasting on a fabulous menu prepared fresh onboard by our award winning chef. Details
Toronto Fathers Day Dinner Cruise
Saturday June 17th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Per Person: 64.95 + charges
Toronto Fathers Day Brunch Cruise
Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 11:30 AM – 03:00 PM
Adults $54.95 / Children (4 -11): $29.95 + chaarges
For more things to do this Father’s Day weekend, see Weekend Activities in Toronto
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