11 fun things to do with dad this Father's Day in Toronto

Jun 14 2019, 2:46 am

Father’s Day lands on June 16, so you’ve only got a few more days to figure out how you’re going to celebrate the fine occasion with that dad of yours.

While surprising your dad with a round of golf is always a nice touch, if you really want to be the golden child you’re going to want to think outside of the box.

Whether you’re looking for something to do with your dad or something for your old man to enjoy on his own, we’ve rounded up 11 places to make the special day and night memorable.

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Father’s Day at the Miraj Hammam Spa

What: Every dad needs a little ‘me time’ and there’s no better way to achieve this than with a trip to the spa. Your favourite guy can unwind this Sunday with a number of special Father’s Day treatments including Hammam Steam Sessions, Personalized Massages, Men’s Caudalie Facials, and Men’s Hand and Foot Care.

When: June 14 to 16
Where: Shangri-la Hotel Toronto, Fifth Floor, 188 University Avenue
Price: Treatment packages range from $175 to $465

STK Father’s Day Brunch

What: From Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, STK will offer a prime rib special along with a Woodford Reserve special. Treat dad to a 12, 16, or 20 oz juicy Canadian prime ribeye steak, plus a side. And on Sunday, STK’s cigar bar will be available alongside cocktail and food specials. Reserve your table online.

Address: 153 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-613-9660

Bosk Father’s Day Brunch

What: From noon to 3 pm on Sunday, The Father’s Day Grill is taking over Bosk alongside Walter Caesar. The day’s menu includes striploin, ribeye, jerk chicken, and plenty more protein, plus sides ranging from a loaded potato to dill potato salad to cornbread. Each table will receive a Father’s Day takeaway gift that includes a bottle of Walter Caesar and rim seasoning, and Bosk’s house-made pickles. Make the meal extra special by opting to dine on the cozy patio!

Address: 188 University Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-788-8294

Taste of Little Italy

What: Billed as the city’s “most frequented and delicious street festival,” this event features local and visiting vendors hawking everything from Italian standards like spiedini, pizza, and risotto, to international delicacies represented by businesses in the ’hood.

When: June 14 to 16
Where: College Street, from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street, Toronto
 Admission is free

Taco Fest

What: Taco Fest is back! Now in its fourth year, the festival has announced it will return to Ontario Place for a weekend in June. The outdoor fiesta is a celebration of all things Mexican and showcases some of Toronto’s top chefs.

When: June 14 to 16
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Tickets: Available online

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

What: The 31st annual Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival is taking over the Toronto Islands this weekend, bringing together culture, sport, tradition, and fun.

When: June 15 and 16
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Toronto Island
Price: Free to watch

Foodalicious 2019

What: Toronto’s third annual Foodalicious Food Festival will take over Downsview Park this month. Enjoy food from some of the city’s top local vendors, while relishing in live music and attractions top-tier entertainers.

When: June 15 and 16
Time: Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Drive
Price: From $8.85

9th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show

What: This Father’s Day, Canada’s largest display of luxury vehicles will be parked along Toronto’s Mink Mile from Bay Street to Avenue Road as part of the 9th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show.

When: June 16
12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Mink Mile section of Bloor Street (Bay Street to Avenue Road)
Price: Free to attend

Afro Vegan Fest

What: Treat dad to mouth-watering African and Caribbean cuisine and the sounds of live music this year! A portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to Brandon Street Farms, a volunteer-run organic farm. Children 12 and under receive get free entry, so this is an ideal destination for family fun!

When: June 16
Time: Noon to 7 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Price: $5

Father’s Day All-You-Can-Eat-Jazz-Brunch

What: Treat your dad to Ricarda’s famous All-You-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch, Father’s Day edition! This brunch will feature swingy live Jazz music, wonderful amounts of delicious food, and of course, celebrating in style

When: June 16
Ricarda’s, 134 Peter Street

Father’s Day at the ROM

What: Celebrate your dad with a special day at the ROM filled with exciting themed experiences, hands-on art projects, storytelling, exhibits, and more.

When: June 16
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: Adults are $20

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