Posted 29 Aug, 2019
YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST FOR THE GTA
Here in Canada, summer is a transient thing. It brings glad tidings upon its warm winds, but then, just as quickly as it arrived, it leaves again. We are faced with a long stretch of cold and dark for almost five months - and we dream longingly of summer’s return.
That’s why we all appreciate the summer months so very much. Yet, as summer is now drawing to a close, it’s high time we greet its decline with zeal and aplomb. That’s why we’ve made this end of summer bucket list - specifically for the GTA.
So sit back, relax, and decide which of these sublime summer activities you want to include in your end of summer bucket list.
Be a Tourist in Your Favourite Part of Toronto
It’s easy to forget that we live in a world-class city and one that’s replete with everything you would need to enjoy your summer bucket list. There’s oodles to see and do in this fair city, especially downtown.
You can take public transit to make your way to the lakefront, walk around Ripley’s Aquarium and explore (or re-explore) the CN Tower. Truly, the choices are endless when it comes to touring Toronto as part of your summer bucket list.
Go to a Blue Jays Game
Whether the Jays are doing well this year or not, it’s entirely immaterial compared to the fantastic amount of fun to be had just by getting out to Rogers Stadium and enjoying a sunny day with friends and family. There’s nothing quite like rooting for your favourite team irrespective of stats, odds or any semblance of reason.
As far as putting this one on your summer bucket list goes, you can’t go wrong. Even if you’re not particularly a big fan of baseball, you’ll still find the energy of the crowd to be an intoxicating experience, to say the least.
Throw or Attend a BBQ
It’s one of life’s simple facts - everybody loves a BBQ. Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores all love to gather outside with friends and family while they partake in heated discussions revolving around the best way to apply heat to food.
It’s a time-honoured tradition that appeals to all types of people, and one that is certainly a worthy inclusion on anyone’s summer bucket list.
Have a Bonfire
Yet another amazing summer bucket list idea, having a bonfire is the perfect way to send the summer off into the pale blue night. Whether at a friend’s house, a family cottage, or just by a pond, having a bonfire is a great opportunity to enjoy some roasted treats, sing a song or two, and stare into the hypnotic flickering of the dancing flames.
Watch the Sunset
Considering that the sun is setting on the summer season, what better way to pay homage to it than by enjoying the ending of the day through viewing a beautiful sunset. The very best sunsets are often observed while overlooking a still body of water. So if you can manage it, make your way to a picturesque lake or pond, break out the picnic blankets, snuggle up close to that special someone, and take in the majesty of our beautiful planet.
Have a Cottage Weekend
This is, without a doubt, the ultimate way to complete a summer bucket list. Whether it be your family’s cottage, your friend’s cottage, or weekend rental, there’s no better way to reflect on a great summer lived and breathed then by enjoying a peaceful repose up north on the lake.
Take the boat out on the bay, grab a rod and do some fishing, or simply walk down the beach for a pleasant stroll, cottages are a quintessential summer location - emblematic of the very spirit of the season.