Best Places to Visit in Toronto Summer 2019

Whether you live here or just plan on visiting this summer, the fact remains that being Toronto means there’s always something incredible to see and do. If you’ve been racking your brain trying to come up with a roster of events for this year, then put your mind at ease. We’ve got 5 of Toronto’s best attractions for summer 2019.

The CN Tower

Attracting more than 2 million international visitors annually, the CN is the largest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and the most iconic landmark in Toronto. Standing at 1,825.3 ft high, this concrete testament to Canadian engineering features some of the best views of the city, a 360° revolving restaurant, and a glass floor that delivers a plummeting view to the streets below. Truly, one of the best places to visit in Toronto.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Holding 5.7 million litres of water and featuring marine and freshwater habitats from around the world, Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the most popular Toronto tourist attractions, and a favourite for Toronto sightseeing. A visit to this destination establishment will greet your senses with the vast wonders of Earth’s aquatic life, and inspire the minds of all who witness its spectacle. The perfect day trip that’s fun for the whole family, Ripley’s Aquarium will certainly provide an unforgettable experience.

Jay’s Game at the Rogers Centre

If you plan your trip accordingly and depending on where in the U.S. you’re from, it’s quite possible to watch your favourite baseball team take on the Jays on their home turf. Of course, if you’re a diehard Jays fan like the rest of Toronto, then you’ll fit right in just as easily. You can find the full schedule of games online, as well as purchase your tickets. Catching a Jays game during a Toronto summer is about as iconic as it gets, and a trip to Toronto just wouldn’t be complete without it.

Kensington Market

A quintessential neighbourhood of downtown Toronto and a designated National Historic Site of Canada, Kensington Market will delight your taste buds and titillate your senses. Filled to the brim with quaint shops, restaurants, cafes, and eateries, Kensington Market is a primarily pedestrian-centric area and represents the very best of Toronto sightseeing.  

North by NorthWest Music Festival

North by Northeast (NXNE) is a 10-day summer festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners and for digital interactive innovators, bridging the gap between technology and the arts. NXNE is an essential gathering spot for artists, industry professionals and fans. NXNE includes a major three-day music festival in the heart of the city at Yonge Dundas Square. The “festival within a festival” NXNE Festival Village on Yonge Street, June 15 to 18 features comedy, interviews and panels, art, great food and cool activations. NXNE Game Land returns June 8 to 10 at the legendary Concert Hall at 888 Yonge Street. The fest also takes over Toronto’s live music clubs with its ClubLand series of emerging musicians curated by K-OS, Jim Cuddy, Moe Berg and more with extended last calls at your favourite sweaty club/bar/pop up venues.