5 Things to Do on Father’s Day in the 6ix

What better opportunity to hang out with just dad (or commemorate your awesome times together) than on Father’s Day? While the Jays vs. the Orioles is sadly not a home game, there’s still some excitement to be had outside of the Roger’s Centre Skydome. If you’re looking for a special way to show dad how much you care (and have an awesome time while you’re at it), this list is a good place to start.

Get outside

There’s no shortage of hikes and parks in Toronto (did you know it’s called the green city?), and it’s a great option to get your heart rate up and explore. Take a trip to the island ($7 per person roundtrip), go for an easy hike in the GTA or simply show dad what the hype is all about by hanging out in Trinity Bellwoods.

See a show

NXNE culminates on June 19, so if dad’s been longing to see that great indie band, or even to revisit old stomping grounds from his youth, it’s a good option to check the schedule and see if there’s any shows you’d like to see together. There’s also Shakespeare in High Park’s version of Hamlet + All’s Well That Ends Well if live theatre suits your interests.

Visit a brewery (or bottle shop)

If your dad’s a beer lover, take him to visit a brewery in the city. While Steamwhistle and Amsterdam Brewery are two obvious choices, the city has welcomed some great microbreweries as of late. Why not take him for a bite at Bellwoods Brewery, or show him some of the more elusive bottle shops like Blood Brothers Brewing.

Visit Lee Valley and grab a beer

My dad can’t visit me in the city without stopping in at Lee Valley on King Street. Maybe this is a dad thing? If so, be the best daughter in the world and plan a trek to one of Toronto’s three Lee Valley stores, though I’d suggest heading to the one on King Street to ensure there’s ample selection for beer and restaurants afterwards.

Send him a video

If dad lives too far away to show him around the 6ix, there’s other great ways to show him you care. Father’s Empowering Daughters is a great global campaign started by Girls(20), and offers a platform to record a video, send to your dad and tell him how he’s empowered you to be a strong, courageous young woman. It’s also a great opportunity to support a feel-good movement around the world.

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