Toronto in August Weather and Event Guide

City Skyline with Sail Boat on Lake, Toronto, Ontario
••• Toronto skyline, with Lake Ontario in front. Peter Mintz / Getty Images

August Weather in Toronto:

 

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Toronto Heats Up in August with Events & Festivals for Everyone

August is a busy time in Toronto. Global and Canadian visitors descend on this vibrant, multicultural city when local schools are out and festivals and summer happiness have the city abuzz. 

If you're planning to visit Toronto during this warm and wonderful month, do so in advance.

Hotel rooms, transportation, tours and restaurants can fill up quickly. 

With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, you may want to turn up the air conditioning in your hotel room, but don't let the temperature damper your good time in Toronto in August.

Toronto's multicultural communities shine in August with Asian, Carribean, and Hellenic communities being three that put on food and music festivals that will have you forgetting the heat in no time.

Weather

  • Average August temperature: 21°C / 68°F
  • August average high: 28°C / 83°F
  • August average low: 16°C / 60°F
  • Visitors can expect rain about 9 days out of 31 in August.

What to Pack

  • Shorts; t-shirts; light-colored, long sleeve shirts; light, long pants; sandals; closed-toe shoes.
  • Umbrella
  • Bug spray if you're heading out of the city.
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • You may not use them, but it can't hurt to bring a light jacket or shawl.

August Perks

  • Festivals galore and lots of waterfront activities to enjoy.
  • Summertime means the full throng of summer visitors has arrived; something is always going on in Toronto in summer.
  • Summertime is patio season - a nice way to wile away the day or evening.
  • Perfect time for a visit to Toronto Island, including Ward's Island.

What's Not So Great about Toronto in August

  • Temperatures in the 80s and 90s and high humidity may be a turnoff to some.
  • High season means higher travel prices, fuller than usual hotels and restaurants and possibly longer lineups at Toronto's tourist attractions.

Good to Know about Toronto in August

  • The first Monday of August is a civic holiday in Ontario (and most Canadian provinces). Banks and most stores will be closed. Expect crowds that weekend.

Food & Wine Highlights

  • Taste of the Danforth: Celebration of Toronto's multiculturalism with special emphasis on Greek and Hellenic cuisine and culture.

Highlights for Kids

Event Highlights

  • Caribana (Carribean Cultural Festival)
  • Island Soul: Harbourfront Centre brings the Caribbean's finest musical, artistic, cultural and culinary offerings to spice up your summer!
  • Buskerfest: Street perfomers juggle, amaze and amuse visitors.
  • Krinos Taste of the Danforth Festival: Celebration of Toronto's multiculturalism with special emphasis on Greek and Hellenic cuisine and culture.