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.
For more ideas, see Things to Do this weekend in Toronto
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 20 – 21, 2020 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
II. Father’s Day Brunch/Dinner/BBQ
Although Toronto restaurants are closed for dine-in, plenty of restaurants around Toronto are offering takeout and delivery options, some specifically crafting a Father’s Day menu for the special day. See the list for a selection of restaurants ranging from classic steaks, hearty comfort food, to amazing, unique brunch options to celebrate Father’s Day at home with quality dine-in food.
III. Food & More
If your dad likes Food truck food, book an order online and visit Street Eats Market Dive Thruon the weekend. Street Eats Market launches on Father’s day weekend at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Farmers’ markets are allowed to reopen in Toronto. If you want to cook your father a delicious meal, check out St Lawrence Summer Market, Evergreen Saturday Market, and other farmer’s markets in the city.
Curbside Collectiveis also hosting a mini Farmers Market & Street Food Pop-up on the front patio every Saturday.
If you want to shop for unique gifts, visit Kensington Flea & Artisan Market.This open-air market features a diversity of independent artisans & makers from across the city and beyond!
IV. Gogh By Car Drive-In: Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition
Were you able to snag a ticket to the immersive Van Gogh Exhibition that lets you into 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the masters’ oeuvre and illuminating the mind of the genius? Visitors will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works — from his sunny landscapes and night scenes, to his portraits and still life paintings. The installation includes the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889).
If you did not get a ticket to the drive-in exhibition. gift your father tickets to the walk-in exhibition that will take place from July to September.
IV. For the Family
In normal times there are plenty of festivals during this weekend from the famous Mississauga Waterfront Festival to many BBQ Festivals.
This year there are none of those kinds of festivals. But if you are looking for a fun event, get a ticket to these:
- Fathers Day at Twin Valley Zoo: Brant-Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, a 25 acre, family run, wildlife park, is giving free admission to all Dads on Sunday, June 21, 2020 | 10 AM – 5 PM
- Dinosaur Drive-Thru: You have the chance to drive your family through a land of Dinosaurs! Indian River Reptile & Dinosaur Park Drive-Thru Dinosaur Park is the perfect trip for you and the kids to go back to a place in time when these creatures roamed the earth, without having to leave your car!
- Toronto Zoo Safari Drive-Thru: The Scenic Safari driving routewill allow guests to see the Zoo’s animals from the comfort and safety of their own vehicle along a 3.4 kilometres route which takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
- African Safari: Enjoy 9 kms of drive through Game Reservesthat takes approximately one hour to complete and see lions, giraffe, cheetah, rhinos and over 1,000 other exotic birds and animals up close.
V. Go Hiking or Visit Nature Areas
Enjoy a leisurely walk with the family at any of these locations:
VI. Drive-In Movies
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VII. For Fitness Freaks
lmnts Outdoor Studio is a Hot Yoga and Fitness pop-up event that takes place outdoors in 50 private clear geodesic domes in which temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. There will be 5-6 classes daily from June 21 – July 31.
VIII. Go Golfing
Toronto area golf courses are open. Book a tee time!
IX. A bit of Culture
Though there are no in-person events, you can watch plenty of online theatre events from all over the world that you can stream for free. From The Metropolitan Opera to London’s The Globe theatre, there are plenty of famous productions you can watch online.
If you rather enjoy live concerts, there are quite a few of those too.
X. Virtual Pride
Since in-person celebrations are cancelled this year and celebrations have moved online. Virtual Pride is a celebration of our local queer and trans trailblazers and will feature a lineup of DJs, performers, drag artists, singers, and dancers; shining a concentrated spotlight on women in music and BIPOC artists.
Many fabulous performances are held for free which you can watch online.
Exotic Car Show
Yorkville Exotic Car Show is a fixture on Toronto’s Father’s Day scene. Though the actual festival is not taking place this weekend, the organizers will be showing off some fabulous cars onlineincluding the All-New mid-engine C8 Corvette.
Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo – Virtual Edition
If your dad likes to collect or sell memorabilia, join with him for the virtual edition.You can buy, sell, and trade in real-time with collectors and dealers across Canada and the USA and beyond.
For more things to do this Father’s Day weekend, see Weekend Activities in Toronto