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13 Fun Things to Do in Toronto During Spring

13 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


One of a Kind Show at the Enercare Centre, Toronto

Shop 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!

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

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

LOCATION: 255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON


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 May 7th and 8th at Exhibition Place, and admission is $12 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: 255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON


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!

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The flowers only stay in bloom for about a week or two, so the 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!

LOCATION: 1873 Bloor St. West, 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 (like in my photo above), so catch them as early as you can for those spring Instagram photos!

If it’s warm enough, you can even have a cute picnic here – bring a blanket and some snacks or grab some takeout from one of the best restaurants at the Harbourfront.

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


Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, Ontario

Ride your bike through Tommy Thompson Park

Tommy Thompson Park is one of the neatest 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!

They even do tours here for the annual Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park.

If you’re looking for more fun trails to cycle on, I’ve got a blog post all about the best Toronto bike trails.

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.

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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, ethnic grocery shopping, 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 Canadian food tour in Kensington Market, where you can learn what exactly “Canadian food” is while sampling bites from 7 local shops.

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


Explore the city during Doors Open Toronto

The annual Doors Open Toronto is coming back this year from May 28th to 29th.

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!

It’ll be the first Doors Open in Toronto since 2019, which is quite exciting.


OCAD GradEx Exhibition in Toronto

See art at the OCAD GradEx

Fancy seeing some cool art made by art students?

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

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

Peep it out from May 11th to 15th this year!

LOCATION: 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON


Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre

Watch a Toronto Blue Jays game

In the mood to watch some live sports in-person?

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The Toronto Blue Jays start their season every spring, and it’s worth even watching the home opener in person if you can (next year, of course).

Rogers Centre in Toronto

What I love about Jays games is that they’re actually 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


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 40th year this year, which is pretty cool!

While part of CMW is dedicated to the music industry itself, there are actual live performances by 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 2022!


See a show at NXNE

NXNE is a popular Toronto music festival that’s been running since 1995, and it’s happening June 14th to 19th this year.

There’ll be over 300 bands and performers performing at more than 20 clubs 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!


Watch a documentary at the Hot Docs Festival

You probably know of TIFF, but have you heard of Hot Docs?

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

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

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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 28 to May 8 at various venues across Toronto.


Best things to do in Toronto during Spring:

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

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

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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!