September is the new August, right? Even though we are back to school, it doesn’t mean that summer fun has to end. As we set out to conquer our Summer To-Do List way back in June, we discovered some new destinations and activities that need to happen before the leaves turn colour and the autumn chill is here to stay. Summer, don’t go because we want to:
Splash: Isn’t that always the case 35 degrees and the City of Toronto outdoor pools close? But splash pads are still operational until September 20, 2015. One of our faves, Corktown Common, reopened end of August after having been off-limits all summer for the Pan Am Games. Get splashing.
Watch movies in the backyard: I thank my neighbour for hosting this summer highlight. Now that the sun is setting at 8 p.m., it’s the perfect time to do backyard movie nights with the kids. And you don’t have to be on Pinterest to come up with a plan – borrow a projector, gather some friends and screen it on the fence. (If you are Pinterest, then you’re thinking what we’re thinking: Drive-In Movie with cardboard box cars.)
Eat outside: Evergreen Brick Works Pizza Night on Wednesdays continues rain or shine until September 23. Or host your own gathering by reserving one of the city’s public wood ovens or fire pits (hello neighbourhood marshmellow roasting.) Two of 50 Reasons to Love Toronto with Kids in TOw.
Go to the Beach: I am definitely looking forward to finding no more sand in the house! But with the beautiful weather, you can’t deny some extra beach time in the city. Our favourite new spot is Bluffer’s Beach in Scarborough. The bluffs are beautiful and the last time we were there, we saw a few hikers up on this cliff. How do you get there? Do tell. That’s our plan for the next visit.
Watch the Skies: Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre on September 12. Kite flying at Windfest at Woodbine Beach on September 18-19. And a leftover from last summer, stargazing at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill. The family-friendly events are sold out this Fall, but mark your calendars to save a spot next year.
Hit the Road: You can do it – one last day trip to top off summer. Here are some destinations from Narcity Toronto. Us? We’re suckers for waterfalls. We finally made it to the gorgeous Elora Gorge and plan to check out some of these waterfalls (compiled by BlogTO) a short drive outside the city.
Live on summer.