Father's Day in Toronto

5 events that will make the perfect Father’s Day gift this month

Figuring out what to do with Dad for ole Father’s Day in Toronto can be a bit of a head scratcher. Should the kids get him some steaks and let him do his thing on the BBQ? Should more socks be added to his ever-burgeoning gift pile of them? Or should a cheeky stand-alone card do the trick? The answer to all is no.

This year, we’ve got five fun city dates that are perfect for your dad (and kid). They’re so great, Mom will want to join. (She can’t, sorry.)

He who knows his food

For a dad who seriously loves his food, pick up tickets to the highly-anticipated Taco Fest. An always rockin’ foodie fest held at Ontario Place, this year’s event takes place June 17-19 and features the city’s best taco vendors, from Birria Catrina to Atomic10.

He who likes the sea

Wee tykes who aren’t able to take their dad to drink beer, may, however, offer him a trip on a pirate ship. Head to 585 Queens Quay W. for a Pirate Life adventure, where pirates big and small can join forces to seek out sunken treasure while out on the wild seas.

He who hearts the beach

Taking place from June 24-26, Toronto Beaches Rib & Beer Festival is an east-end shindig bringing Dad’s favourite loves together: meat, beers and the beach. What more could anyone ask for? Woodbine Park plays host and comes jazzed up with live tunes, BBQ competitions and lots of brews. Plus there are plenty of rides and crafts for the kiddies if they can only stand so much standing.

He who craves das auto

Does Dad love his car more than the average bear? Then hit up the Yorkville Exotic Car Show taking place on Father’s Day proper in Toronto to check out over 120 cars, ranging from the classic to the downright mind-blowing. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin are but some of the big names that will be dazzling on the red carpet.

He who loves a mystery

Tweens and teens can take their thriller-loving dad straight to Casa Loma for their dramatic escape series. If you didn’t know how to work together and communicate, you’ll soon learn. Get your noggins together to unravel the secret that lies beneath the Gothic castle.

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