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!
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I. Go Fishing for Free
Go fishing with Dad for free! OFFE is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario licence-free.
June 15 & 16, 2019 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
II. Food & Spirit Festivals
Celebrate Father’s Day and the start of summer by enjoying these great food festivals taking place in Toronto!
1. 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 14 to 16, 2019 @ Ontario Place, Toronto |$9.95 to $14.95
2. 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 14 to 16, 2019 @ Woodbine Park, Toronto | Free admission
3. Taste of Little Italy:
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 14 to 16, 2019 @ College St between Bathhurst and Shaw, Toronto | Free admission
4. Mississauga Halal Food Festival:
If you are looking for great Halal food, then this is a must do! Details
June 15 to 16, 2019 @Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga | Free admission
5.Vaughan Poutine Feast:
Poutine Feast is a conglomeration of Ontario’s finest poutine vendors with a set goal in mind, to provide a fun and delicious experience for all who attend. We prepare a range of over 50 different flavours and styles (including vegan, vegetarian, keto and gluten free options) of poutine. Details
Jun 13 to 16, 2019 @ Mackenzie Glen Park, 220 Cranston Park Ave | FREE Admission
6.WINE & SPIRIT FESTIVAL:
Toronto’s first outdoor wine and spirit festival, is celebrating eleven years of bringing you some of the best wine, spirits, beer, cider, cocktails, food and live music in the world! Details
June 14 to 15, 2019 @Sugar Beach, 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto |$18 – $35
7. Foodalicious Toronto:
Foodalicious is a celebration and appreciation of Gourmet Street Food. We are bringing together up to thirty of the best Food Trucks, Food Vendors and Artisans Toronto has to offer. An amazing live music stage will provide music and entertainment to usher in the summer. Details
June 15 to 16, 2019 @Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Drive, Toronto|Upto $10
8. Newmarket Craft Beer Festival:
This festival will feature finely made Canadian craft beers, wine, ciders, and spirits. As well as delicious food, food trucks, family friendly activities, culinary activation’s, and live entertainment all day. Details
Saturday, June 15, 2019 |12PM – 9PM @Fairy Lake Park 520 Water Street
9. Springridge Farm Food Truck Festival:
Bring dad to the farm to savour tasty treats from one or more of the food trucks in attendance. We have a wide variety of trucks serving up delicious cuisine that is sure to please every palate. Details
June 16 to 17, 2018 @ Springridge Farm, 7256 Bell School Line | Free
10. The Father’s Day Ale Trail – A Day Trip to Guelph:
June 16th 2019 | 11 AM – 6 PM @ The Wooly Pub, 176 Woolwich Street Guelph
8. Ontario Craft Beer Week:
It is the last weekend of Ontario Craft Beer Celebration. Find a fun event/discount near you and enjoy the festivities with Dad!
III. Races & Vintage Cars
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 2018 to see over 120 classic and exotic cars, including SuperCars, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and more. Details
Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM to 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 Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) invites all to celebrate the 39th Annual Vintage Racing Festival and watch three days of racing which will include special feature races for MG and Triumph, the VARAC Grand Prix and much more! Details
June 14 – 16, 2019
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Concession Road 10, Bowmanville
$20 – $35;
Free Admission For Children 16 Years Of Age and Younger
3. Pepsi North America Cup:
Gear up for an action-packed night and witness the best of standardbred racing at the 2019 Pepsi North America Cup. The 36th edition of Canada’s richest standardbred race features a thrilling card of live racing with more than $2.5 million in purses, live music, interactive activities and food and drink specials. Details
June 15, 2019 | 4:00 PM – Midnight
Mohawk Race track, 9430 Guelph Line, Milton
$10 for guests aged 18+; Free those under 17.
4. Dragon Boat Race Festival:
Head to Toronto Islands for a day in the sun! The Festival includes competitive heritage dragon boat races for all ages and physical abilities, entertainment, cultural and heritage, and other fun things to see and do! Details
June 15 & 16, 2019
Centre Island, Toronto Islands
IV. 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 14 to 16, 2019 @ Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga | Free
2. 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. Details
June 15 to 16, 2019 @ The Apple Factory Country Grocer, 10024 Mississauga Road, Brampton
3. 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 16 |10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ York Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St, Uxbridge | $13.50 for Dads!
4. A Revolutionary War Re-enactment!
Join us this for a Revolutionary War Reenactment and play Track the Yankee Spy. Follow clues and hunt down leads but don’t miss watching on the Battle! Details
June 15 & 16 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Regular Admission. Brewery Tour – extra.
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 15 & 16, 2019
Saturday June 15 | 4 PM
Sunday June 16 | 1 PM
Orangeville Fairgrounds, 47090 5 Sideroad, Orangeville
Youth(6-12yrs) $10; Children Under 5 are Free
V. 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 16, 2019
Registration Open: 8:30AM
Walk/Run Start Time: 10:30AM
VI. 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 15 to 16, 2019 | 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. Helicopter rides will also be available for purchase.
Give your Dad thanks for all that he has done! Get the family together and celebrate Dad’s at the Den for Father’s Day weekend and cheer the Toronto Wolfpack as they play Dewsbury Rams. Details
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 1 PM – 330 PM
Allan A. Lamport Stadium, King Street West, Toronto
VIII. A bit of Culture
Toronto’s international multi-arts festival, Luminato runs at venues across the city. Featuring Canadian and international works that explore, celebrate and respond to Toronto’s diverse and multicultural make-up!
On Father’s Day weekend, NXNE will transform Yonge Street into a festival village and shut down Yonge to cars and opening it up for three days of fun with great live music, hilarious stand up comedy, a free gaming station, cool activations, great community group information areas and, a beer garden in Yonge Dundas Square.
Sound of Music Festival
Head to Burlington for a grand celebration. Free concert lineup for Father’s Day Weekend, June 14-17, on Burlington’s Downtown and Waterfront. The shows offer up a huge variety of music for all ages and a grand parade!
Markham Village Music Festival
Visit Markham Main St. to listen to music, dance, shop, dine and eat all kinds of food! Largest free, family-oriented music festival in York Region. There will be four stages of entertainment, craft & food vendors, farmers market and much more!
From The Book of Mormon, The Lion King to Black Drum, there is plenty on the live scene!
XI. Mirror Maze & Insta Pop-ups
Do something different this year! Luminato Festival has brought a large Mirror Maze to the Harbourfront and there are two fun popups with themed rooms, where you can take fancy pictures for your memory book or instagram wall!
- House of Mirrors: House of Mirrors is a reality-bending, sensory-altering, mind-dizzying experience that has enchanted audiences across the southern hemisphere. Sitting at over 12.5ft and weighing in at over 55 tonnes, this reflective wonder makes its North American debut, taking Toronto by storm, simultaneously mesmerizing, disorienting and delighting Luminato audiences.
- The Funhouse: The Funhouse is an immersive, experiential art maze that fuses visual art, music and interactive tech, taking guests on a choose-you-own-adventure-style sensory experience through 14 featured rooms. The adventure begins in a 1920s inter-dimensional hotel. As you descend down the rabbit hole, discover an alternate universe of art, interactive tech and music.
- HideSeek: HideSeek is an immersive pop-up experience inspired by childhood nostalgia. As an interactive activation with 12 multi-sensory rooms, this adventure elicits the whimsy and amusement of childhood by evoking the timeless sensation of nostalgia.
X. For the Gardener
- Oshawa Peony Festival: Take Dad to Oshawa to see hundreds of peonies in bloom! Many of the more than 300 Peony plants will be in glorious bloom in the gardens, and the same number of cut blooms will be on display during the Ontario Peony Society’s judged flower show. June 15 & 16 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- Gates Open Home & Garden Tour: Go on a tour of beautiful homes perched along the Scarborough Bluffs and be inspired with new and creative ideas for your own home and garden at the seventh annual Gates Open Home & Garden Tour. Saturday, June 15th | 10 AM – 4 PM
XI. Father’s Day Brunch
Father’s Day Dinner at the Historic Guild Inn Estate
Treat dad to a delicious prix-fixe 3-course dinner at The Guild Inn Estate on Sunday June 16th. Eat alongside Toronto’s blooming and historic Guild Park and Gardens with a selection of dad’s faves that are sure to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.Details
Sunday, June 16 | 5:00 PM – 8:45 PM
The Guild Inn Estate, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
Adults: $39.95 + tax, Child: $19.97 + tax
Father’s Day Dinner at Montecito
Spoil dad this Father’s Day with dinner at Montecito! Featuring high quality ingredients and family style portions, show dad your love with a celebratory feast he’ll be sure to remember. The menu will include a variety of dad’s grilled favourites, such as Ribeye Steak, Lamb Sausage, Lobster Tail, and Pork Chop, as well as family style appetizers like gnocchi and asparagus salad.Details
Sunday, June 16, 2019| 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Montecito Restaurant, 299 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
$55 for Price Fixed Menu.
Father’s Day at Liberty Commons
Celebrate Father’s Day in Liberty Village with a meal fit for that special guy in your life. We want Pops to feel extra special on his big day, so his entrée is on us! Yup, we’ll foot the bill for the dude who raised you right, which means you can pony up for an extra round or two of our $6 Caesars and radlers.Details
Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty St., Toronto
Free for Dad with paying adult/From Menu
Father’s Day Steakhouse Experience
To celebrate Father’s Day, STK Toronto wants to help you show your dad that he’s one cut above the rest. From Friday to Sunday, STK will be offering a Prime Rib Special along with a Woodford Reserve special. Treat dad to a 12oz, 16oz or 20oz Canadian prime ribeye steak with his choice of side! Details
Friday, June 14, 2019 to Sunday June 16, 2019
153 Yorkville Ave
Open Table Brunch/Lunch listings
Best Restaurants in Toronto Area according to Open Table (Click on the Restaurant names):
- AGO Bistro – Toronto, ON
- AquaTerra – Kingston, ON
- Bannock – Toronto, ON
- Beaumont Kitchen – Etobicoke, ON
- Brooklyn Tavern – Toronto, ON
- Cafe Belong – Toronto, ON
- Café Cancan – Toronto, ON
- Spencer’s at the Waterfront – Burlington, ON
- Table 21 Kitchen & Wine Bar – Etobicoke, ON
- Trattoria Gusto – Port Hope, ON
- Tucker’s Marketplace – Burlington, ON
- Cluny – Toronto, ON
- Drake Commissary – Toronto, ON
- Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph, ON
- Epic Restaurant – Fairmont Royal York – Toronto, ON
- FARMHOUSE Tavern – Toronto, ON
- Hot House Restaurant & Bar – Toronto, ON
- Hunter’s Landing – Toronto, ON
- La Société – Toronto, ON
- Lisa Marie – Toronto, ON
- Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Toronto, ON
- Old Mill Toronto – Toronto, ON
- OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery – Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
For more things to do this Father’s Day weekend, see Weekend Activities in Toronto
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