1 TIFF FILM SCREENINGS
We start off with one of the biggest tourist attractions in the spring: the Toronto International Film Festival. This is a decentralized festival that brings loads of events, conferences, and film screenings all over the city. It’s also likely that you’ll spot a celeb or two during its run.
2 HILLSIDE GARDENS
Spring is the time for the beautiful cherry blossoms to paint the sky and ground in white and pink. Take a trip to High Park as soon as you can during their blooming season, which usually starts in late April. The past few years have been great for Sakura fans.
3 ROGERS CENTRE
The Jay’s play in one of the nicest baseball stadiums that you will find in North America. It has a retractable dome for when the weather starts to warm up as summer comes around, but it is not uncommon for that to happen in the spring, too.
4 TORONTO FOOD & DRINK MARKET
Food is always the best when it is fresh, homemade, and unadulterated goodness. This festival brings hundreds of vendors and farmers together to show off their delicious food and drinks. Chances are likely that you may need to get the forklift to help you get back to your car after you’re done.
5 NIAGARA FALLS
While America’s side of the Niagara Falls gets the most attention, it is an undeniably thrilling experience to witness this massive display of nature’s power, no matter which side of the Falls you are on. Take one of the steamboats to get up close and personal with the forces on display.
6 THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM
Yes, this museum is about shoes, but you’re going to walk away with a whole new respect after touring this display. Nearly thirteen thousand shoes from all over the world are brought here to exhibit more than just an array of styles and fashion, but also interesting backstories and history lessons that you won’t find in any other museum.
7 BRONTE CREEK MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL
Visiting Toronto without tasting their most popular export is like visiting Chicago and skipping over the deep dish. Here you will learn all the work and planning that goes into extracting this exquisite product out of the trees and into the jars. There is also plenty of maple-infused products for you to sample and purchase on your way out of the sticky sweet festival.
8 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
The hockey fan’s ultimate destination is the perfect place to visit during the spring. There are guided tours, hockey fundamentals workshops, and, of course, the greatest collection of hockey memorabilia, topped off with the one and only Stanley Cup trophy.
9 TORONTO ZOO
The colder climate of Canada allows for a great variety of animals that are rescued and relocated to a new home at the famous Toronto Zoo. You’ll see giant pandas, polar bears, penguins, and beautiful white lions, to name a few of our favorites.
10 LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP
If you have kids who are lovers of science and engineering, you should look into getting them the LEGO Robotics Camp. This is where play is combined with education, teachings kids how the classroom translates into real life opportunities and doing what they love to do for a living.