Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, 2017. Yes, that’s less than a week away. Dads deserve their special day to kick back and enjoy time with family. Here are some of our favourite things to do Father’s Day weekend in Toronto 2017.
Toronto FC plays against D.C. United on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. at BMO Field. This is a perfect way to start Father’s Day! Tickets are $271, $253, $205, $191, $158, $124, $112, $97, $88, $85, $73, $62, $58, $48, $43 and $20 and can be purchased online.
John Legend at Budweiser Stage
Pop singer John Legend performs at the Budweiser Stage (formerly Molson Amphitheatre) at Ontario Place on Saturday, June 17, 2017. There’s nothing like an outdoor concert during these hot pre-summer days! Tickets are $133.25, $107.25, $83.25, $63.25 and $43.25 and can be purchased online.
Take Dad for a free Father’s Day brewery tour at Granite Brewery and learn about the 25-year-old brewery and the different ales they produce. Dads will receive a free half pint of beer at the end of the tour. There are also food specials to enjoy. Granite Brewery is located at 245 Eglinton Avenue East. Book Father’s Day brewery tour in advance as space is limited.
Take Dad out for a day enjoying nature as you paddle the Rouge River at the annual Paddle The Rouge on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Rent a canoe or kayak or bring your own. Boats can be rented and 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Paddle The Rouge takes place at Rouge Beach Park at 195 Rouge Hills Drive in Scarborough. Register online. For more information, please contact Sandra Malcic at 905-955-3286.
Single Kayak rental: $55
Pair Tandem Kayak rental: $90
Pair Canoe rental: $90
Family Canoe rental: $105
Fee includes 2-hour boat rental, paddles, life jackets, safety equipment, bailer, snacks and beverages.
If you bring your own boat, you can paddle at any time. Fees are Single $30; Pair, $50; and Family $75.
The Toronto Blue Jays play the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. and on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. Seeing a Blue Jays game will be one of the most popular things to do Father’s Day weekend in Toronto 2017. Sunday, June 18, 2017 is Father’s Day presented by Schneiders where the first 20,000 fans to enter the Rogers Centre will receive a Fire Up the Grill BBQ Apron courtesy of Schneiders. Also, dads should visit the 200 level West Jet Flight Deck, which will be transformed to include all of dad’s favourite things. Tickets are $339, $108, $98.50, $96, $91.50, $88.75, $60.50, $50.50, $47, $42.30, $$36, $23, and $20.70 and can be purchased online.
Take dad to Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms on Sunday, June 18, 2017 and your dad will get in free (group must include a minimum of one child). Each room involves a task such as finding a lucky loonie in the Canadian hockey team’s dressing room. Try and beat the record time. Sessions are 60 minutes. Adult $20 + HST; 14 and under $15 plus HST. Use promo code “FathersAreFree” when booking. Mysterious Minds Escape Room is located at 322 Bloor St. W., 416-922-6061.
Father’s Day Brunch at The Old Mill
Bring dad for a traditional Father’s Day Brunch Buffet or Dinner Buffet. Executive Chef Martin Buehner will prepare traditional Carved Roast Beef and Baked Bone-in Ham, as well as pork loin and lamb. Other buffet items include pasta, poultry and fish, seafood specialties, local and imported cheeses, salads, potato and rice dishes, and garden fresh medley of vegetables. Dessert includes cakes, tortes, mousses, pastries and sweets. Kids can also enjoy chicken fingers and fries.
Brunch Buffet Sittings: 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Buffet Sittings: 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Brunch Buffet: Adult $40.95 / Children $19.95
Dinner Buffet: Adult $43.95 / Children $19.95
Children under 5: Free
Taxes are extra.
Take dad to see Medieval Times where you will watch a Medieval jousting tournament with Andalusian horses while dining with the King. Meal includes garlic bread, tomato bisque, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, potatoes, pastry and coffee. Vegetarian option available. Dad will receive free admission from June 5-18, 2017 when you use code DAD17 with the purchase of a full-priced adult. For a $25 upgrade, you will receive a framed photo of Dad, an “It’s Good To Be King” koozie, and a 25 oz. glass stein with a choice of draft beer or soda. Adult tickets are $65.95, 12 and under $45.95; tickets can be purchased online. Medieval Times is located at 10 Dufferin Street (at Exhibition Place), 1-866-543-9637. Read about my experience at Medieval Times here.
51st Annual CHIN Picnic
The CHIN Picnic has moved back to its roots in Little Italy and will take place June 17-18, 2017. Take Dad down to College and Markham Streets to enjoy food and multicultural performances from the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese communities.
Let us know in the comments if you have other suggestions for things to do Father’s Day weekend in Toronto 2017.