In Canada, Father's Day is always the third Sunday in June. If you're looking for some ideas on what to do with dad, here are some ideas for things to do in Toronto for Father's day.
Taking Transit on Father's Day
On special days such as Father's Day, it's especially nice to avoid any parking or traffic hassles. Because Father's Day is on a Sunday, transit riders can make use of the TTC Day Pass which allows many small groups to ride all day for one low price.
But on Sundays service also starts later, with subway service generally starting at 9 am. So check your routes to make sure the timing will work for you then consider grabbing a Day Pass in advance.
Father's Day Events in Toronto
Here are some of the annual Father's Day events which are usually held in Toronto:
Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer
Toronto's installment of this national 5km family event takes place at Ashbridges Bay Park, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada.
Revolutionary War Re-Enactment at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village offers a fun way to spend Father's Day. If dad is a history buff you might way to check out the historic site's two days of re-enactment activities recreating Revolutionary War encampments and the Battle of Black Creek. March with soldiers, watch a live musket demo and try a beer from the Black Creek Historic Brewery.
Where to Eat on Father's Day
On Sunday Casa Loma hosts a special Father's Day brunch with several sittings in the late morning and early afternoon.
Reserve and pay for your brunch seats in advance.
Like they do for Mother's Day, the historic Old Mill offers a Father's Day lunch or dinner buffet as a way to celebrate dad and enjoy a meal as a family.
Head to a Summer Festival
Summer is full of festivals in Toronto and June is no exception. Several festivals tend to have events on or around the same Sunday as Father's Day, so if your dad's into music, art, cars, or tattoos there may be an event just for him.
- Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
- The North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference
- Northern Ink Exposure Tattoo Festival
- Beaches Rib Fest
Horse Racing and Baseball
On summer Sundays Woodbine Racetrack offers live thoroughbred racing and, as always, free admission. And of course, in June the Major League Baseball season is in full swing. Check the Jays home-game schedule on the Toronto Blue Jays official website.
Take a Father's Day Cruise
Would your dad like to spend his special day on the water? There are usually options for both Father's Day Lunch Cruises and Father's Day Dinner Cruises around the Toronto Harbour. Check out Jubilee Queen Cruises and Mariposa Cruises.