I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of spring, the only part I like about it is, that it’s one step closer to summer BUT that doesn’t mean The Mister and I just sit inside waiting for summer to arrive. Spring is all about reconnecting with each other because winter is an incredibly busy season for us so we like to get out and explore our city!
Here are some great spring date ideas in Toronto:
1. Go see a Blue Jays game
This can be a great time to cheer on the best sports team in Toronto! All the seats are really good at the Rogers Centre, and there are lots of other things going on like music and giveaways to keep you entertained. It can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Sometimes The Mister and I bring our own food, and sit in the nosebleeds and other times we get good seats and enjoy the ballpark food!
2. Have a picnic at Centre Island
Called Toronto’s island getaway, Centre Island is just a quick ferry ride from downtown and it feels like you’ve truly left the hustle and bustle of city life! You can rent bikes or bring a frisbee to throw around and enjoy a picnic. There are concession stands and restaurants but I think the part of the fun of Centre Island is bringing a picnic to enjoy.
3. Doors Open Toronto
For anyone who is just a little bit nosy, this is a great excuse to explore buildings across the city. This year it’s being held on May 23 and 24th and it’s showcasing the inside of private and public recreational sites, ranging from aquatic centres to athletics stadiums. The building lineup includes the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and the Toronto Track and Field Centre, which will serve as athlete training and warm-up facilities during the Games.
4. High Park Cherry Blossom Viewing
The cherry blossom peak only lasts about a week, and the timing depends on how cold or warm our winter is so this year it looks like it’ll be a bit later this year, but this is something you don’t want to miss! I can’t wait to see and photograph these gorgeous blooms!
5. Toronto Flower Market
The Toronto Flower Market is a celebration of locally grown flowers. It’s got a new location for its third year, located at Broadview and Queen and it officially opens for the season the Saturday before Mother’s Day. It’s a great excuse to get out AND get pretty flowers. It’s a win-win!
The Mister and I are hoping to enjoy ALL of these ideas this spring, and I hope you do too!