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15 Fun Things to Do in Toronto During Spring

15 Fun Things to Do in Toronto During Spring

Looking for fun and exciting things to do during the spring in Toronto?

After a long and dreary winter, we all just want to get outside and do something fun in the city.

10 degrees outside? No problem, a t-shirt and shorts is totally fine.

We’ve gotta savour the little warm weather we have here in Toronto, ya know?

Anyway, if you’re looking for things to do this spring in Toronto, I’ve got a whole list here to help ya out.

Don’t just sit inside and rot away on your couch – go out and enjoy the sunshine, my friend!

Here are fun things to do this spring season in Toronto.

And if you get caught in the spring showers, there are plenty of fun rainy day activities in Toronto that you can do.

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Things to do in Toronto during spring

High Park cherry blossoms in Toronto

See the cherry blossoms at High Park

High Park is a gorgeous spot to visit year-round, but it’s the cherry blossoms blooming during spring that drive visitors from all across Toronto.

Cherry blossoms make High Park one of the cutest spring photo spots in Toronto!

Also known as sakura, cherry blossoms are a delicate flower that typically bloom in late April.

There’s actually a whole site dedicated to updates about the cherry blossoms in High Park called Sakura in High Park!

High Park cherry blossoms in Toronto

The flowers only stay in bloom for about a week or two, so their lifespan is very short.

It’s usually packed during the peak bloom, so it’s best to visit during weekdays and early mornings.

Afterwards, head on over to iHalo Krunch’s High Park location for some of the best ice cream in Toronto (or even bubble tea made with their soft serve)!

Their High Park location is only open seasonally, and you can check them out beginning in the spring.

LOCATION: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Spring flowers at Toronto Music Garden by the waterfront

See the blooms at Toronto Music Garden

The Toronto Music Garden is a lovely lil’ park along the waterfront that’s absolutely stunning during the spring and summer.

Some of the flowers bloom super quickly (including the ones in my photo above), so catch them as early as you can for those pretty spring Instagram photos!

If it’s warm enough, you can even have a cute picnic here – just bring a blanket and some snacks.

Or, you can grab some takeout from one of the best restaurants in the Harbourfront neighbourhood – Impact Kitchen is a great option if you’re looking for healthy eats!

During the summer months, they also host outdoor concerts here, which is super nice.

LOCATION: 479 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, Ontario

Ride your bike through Tommy Thompson Park

One of our fave spring activities in Toronto is going biking around the city, and there are so many nice bike trails you can ride along!

Tommy Thompson Park is one of the nicest spots to go for a bike ride in Toronto – it’s a little urban escape within the city, and the views are fantastic.

It’s also one of the best spots to go bird-watching in Toronto, especially when the birds migrate during the spring.

Thousands of birds of over 300 different species pass through Tommy Thompson during the spring and fall!

There are even tours here for the annual Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park.

If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent a Bike Share right at the park!

LOCATION: 1 Leslie St, Toronto, ON

Cocktail Emporium in Kensington Market, Toronto
Photo by Kerry Meneses

Stroll through Kensington Market during Pedestrian Sundays

Kensington Market is one of the absolute cutest neighbourhoods in Toronto, and there are so many fun things to do in the area.

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market begin on May 31st every year, and run all the way until October 25th.

It’s exactly what it sounds like: a completely pedestrian-friendly, vehicle-free Sunday!

You can do all your vintage shopping, grocery shop at ethnic specialty stores, and just some good ol’ exploring without having to worry as much about bumping shoulders with strangers.

There are plenty of fun things to do in Kensington Market, including café hopping and vintage shopping!

If you’re looking to do fun guided tours in the area, I’d definitely recommend checking out this international food tour in Kensington Market, where you can sample 6 diverse bites in the neighbourhood.

Or, check out this 2-hour Kensington Market and Chinatown walking tour, where you can learn about the history of both neighbourhoods!

One of a Kind Show at the Enercare Centre, Toronto

Shop local at the One of a Kind Spring Show

If you’re looking for unique stores in Toronto, you’ll find plenty of them at the One of a Kind Spring Show.

It’s a whole show dedicated to Canadian makers and companies, and you can shop all kinds of fun goodies and unique items, like these super cute Pokémon planters from Homebody Collective!

The OOAK Show happens at the Enercare Centre every spring and winter, and it’s definitely worth making a visit every year.

It’s happening March 27th to 31st of this year, and you’ll be able to shop from over 400 vendors from across Canada!

LOCATION: 100 Princes’ Blvd Unit 1, Toronto, ON

University of Toronto library
Inside the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.

Explore the city during Doors Open Toronto

If you love checking out unique buildings, you’ll definitely have fun during the annual Doors Open Toronto.

It’s a free event that gives you the chance to explore some of Toronto’s most significant and historical sites, and it’s actually very cool!

You get access to spots that aren’t usually open to the public, as well as free access to spots that usually charge an admission fee, so it’s definitely worth visiting.

Doors Open is happening on May 25th and 26th of this year!

OCAD GradEx Exhibition in Toronto

See art at the OCAD GradEx

Fancy seeing some cool art made by local art students?

OCAD University holds an annual GradEx exhibition featuring works from their graduates, and it’s always really awesome to see their creativity.

I’ve gone to GradEx a few times over the years, and it’s always so cool seeing how creative OCAD students are!

You don’t need to be an OCAD student to visit, and anyone from the public can check it out.

Peep it out from May 1st to 5th, 2024, with exhibitions happening both in-person and online.

LOCATION: 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON

Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre

Watch a Toronto Blue Jays game

The Toronto Blue Jays start their season every spring, and games are fun to watch even if you’re not a big sports fan (or not a sports fan at all).

I personally don’t watch any sports at home, but it really is fun going out to watch live sports in-person!

The home opener is fun to check out as well, and if you don’t know what that is, it’s the first game a team plays in their home city.

Rogers Centre in Toronto

What I love about Jays games is that they’re actually relatively affordable, so even non-sports fans (like me lol) are willing to actually go out to watch a game.

It’s always super nice when the roof is off, but if it’s rainy or gloomy (gah spring), the roof will be closed!

LOCATION: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON

Watch the Cirque du Soleil

Adam and I watched a Cirque du Soleil show a couple of years ago (KURIOS, if you’re curious), and we absolutely loved it.

They do all kinds of different acrobatic shows, and ECHO is what’s going on this spring in Toronto.

Future, the female protagonist, alongside other characters, learn that their actions have the power to shape the world, and they’re inspired to collaborate to create a world we all want to live in.

You can check the show out at Ontario Place from May 8th through July 21st, 2024!

LOCATION: 2150 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Hit up the Toronto Comicon

If you’re a comic book lover or pop culture stan, you’ll definitely want to hit up Toronto Comicon.

From panels with actors from your favourite TV shows to shopping fan art by artists, there’s plenty to see and do at Comicon.

It happens every March at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and there’s also Fan Expo that happens every summer in the same building!

You can check out Comicon from March 15th to 17th this year.

LOCATION: 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON

See a show at Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week is a festival celebrating all things music here in Toronto, and it happens every spring.

They’re actually in their 42nd year this year, which is pretty cool!

While part of CMW is dedicated to the music industry itself, there are actual live performances by emerging artists in different venues across Toronto as well!

Tokyo Police Club and Born Ruffians are both local bands I love, and they performed at CMW back in 2019.

If you’re a music lover, snag yourself some tickets to a show this June 1st to 8th, 2024!

See a show at NXNE

June is a great month for music lovers in Toronto, ’cause NXNE also happens during this time of year.

NXNE is a popular Toronto music festival that’s been running since 1995 (as old as me!), and it’s happening this year from June 12th to 16th, 2023.

There’ll be over 300 bands and performers performing at more than 20 venues across Toronto, so it’ll be an epic time!

Tons of big acts have played at NXNE in the past, including Billy Talent, Arkells, and Post Malone.

Prices are also quite affordable, and the festival pass (about $32) grants you access to all nights, all venues, and all bands.

Watch a documentary at the Hot Docs Festival

If you’re big on watching documentaries, you’ll definitely love Hot Docs.

The Hot Docs Festival is a part-industry, part-entertainment festival that happens in Toronto every spring.

It’s the largest documentary festival in North America, and the ultimate event for doc lovers!

You can peep it out this year from April 25th to May 5th, 2024 at various venues across Toronto.

They’re also celebrating their 31st year this year!

Shop vintage at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

If you love shopping vintage, you’ll definitely want to visit the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show.

It’s Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing, with over 100 different vendors selling pieces from the 1920’s through the early 2000’s.

It’s happening April 6th and 7th at Exhibition Place, and admission is $15 per person!

If you can’t get enough of vintage, you can peep out my posts on the best vintage clothing stores and vintage furniture stores in Toronto.

LOCATION: 180 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Lavelle Rooftop Bar in Toronto, Ontario

Sip on drinks at a cool patio

Torontonians will make any excuse to enjoy a good patio, even sitting on heated patios during the colder months.

Be sure to take advantage of a nice patio if we get any warm spring days!

I’ve got a good number of blog posts to help you put together the perfect spring/summer patio bucket list:

And if you’re just looking for somewhere cool to get drinks, check out the best spots for drinks or best cocktail bars in Toronto.

Best things to do in Toronto during Spring:

  1. See the cherry blossoms at High Park
  2. See the blooms at Toronto Music Garden
  3. Ride your bike through Tommy Thompson Park
  4. Stroll through Kensington Market during Pedestrian Sundays
  5. Shop local at the One of a Kind Spring Show
  6. Explore the city during Doors Open Toronto
  7. See art at the OCAD GradEx
  8. Watch a Toronto Blue Jays game
  9. Watch the Cirque du Soleil
  10. Hit up the Toronto Comicon
  11. See a show at Canadian Music Week
  12. See a show at NXNE
  13. Watch a documentary at the Hot Docs Festival
  14. Shop vintage at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show
  15. Sip on drinks at a cool patio

Of course there are plenty more fun things to do in Toronto during the spring, but these were just some of my favourite activities!

A little bonus event happening April 29th to May 5th, 2024: you can sample International Delight’s new Cold Foam in French Vanilla and Caramel Macchiato flavours!

It’s a completely free event, and you can check it out at the Eaton Centre.

Will you be doing any of these spring activities in Toronto? What are your favourite things to do in Toronto during the spring? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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Fun and exciting things to do in Toronto this spring, whether you're looking to get outside and enjoy some sunshine or do some cool spring activities indoors instead!
Is spring a good time to visit Toronto?

Spring is a great time visit to Toronto, because the weather starts to warm up and the city starts to come alive with festivals and activities.

When does spring start in Toronto?

Technically, spring begins around mid to late March and ends around late June. Actual spring weather tends to happen around late April through mid June. Spring is a very short season in Toronto!

What is the best month to visit Toronto?

April tends to be a bit chillier, but May and June are both great months to visit Toronto.

Does it rain a lot during the spring in Toronto?

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, and that rings true here in Toronto. May or June would be the most ideal months to visit if you’re hoping to avoid as many rainy days as possible.

Does it snow during April in Toronto?

We don’t really get snow often during April, but of course, it does happen sometimes. There was even an April snowstorm a couple of years ago!

What should I wear in Toronto in the spring?

Layering is key during spring in Toronto, because some mornings can be quite chilly, and it can warm up as the day goes on. Pack shirts, light sweaters, pants, and a spring jacket. Toronto is also a very walkable city, so you’ll want to pack comfy walking sneakers.

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