Top 10 ways to enjoy summer at Ontario Place

Top 10 ways to enjoy summer at Ontario Place

July 2, 2021

Looking for relaxation and scenic views of a weekend at a cottage, but don’t want to leave the city? Ontario Place has you covered. With sunshine and an assortment of family-friendly activities, we’ve picked the top 10 ways to enjoy your summer days.

1. Lavazza International Drive-In Festival
ICFF have taken over our Drive-In and are providing a selection of films celebrating Canada’s multiculturalism and the best of Italian cinema! GET YOUR TICKETS

2. Vista Eatery patio
Offering a casual dining experience and a licensed patio overlooking Lake Ontario, with a delicious range of local fare.

3. Segway Tours
Launching July 1, Torontonians and tourists alike will be able to experience a new Segway tour in the city. Experience the fun and photo-worthy tour as it takes you across the West Island through Trillium Park. RESERVE NOW

4. Lake Shore Boat Rentals
Escape the heat wave and cool-off in the water with kayaks, canoes, paddleboats or rowboats rentals for the full cottage experience. RESERVE NOW

5. Fire pit
Missing cottage life? Host your own camp fire by Lake Ontario while taking in the amazing views of the city. Don’t forget to bring some marshmallows! RESERVE NOW

6. Wigwam Chi-Chemung
Wigwam Chi-Chemung floating art installation is back on display including a phone line with the option to leave Elder Redbird a voicemail with questions about Indigenous culture, history and more.

7. Skatepark
Our skatepark is made of Freshpark ramps offers quarter pipes, rails, and fun boxes.

8. Recreational games
Gather some friends to play a game of beach volleyball, basketball or table tennis.

9. Over Floe by John Notten
A sculpture installation by Toronto Artist John Notten, as part of ArtWorxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-22, which floats in the inner lagoon of the West Island.

10. Have a picnic
This weekend is the perfect occasion to sit by the lake while enjoying a picnic. Bring some snacks from home, or support our local restaurants by ordering take out.

Visit our website for more details about What’s ON at Ontario Place!



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COVID-19 Update

With the park open for use, all visitors are asked to respect the following guidelines, as well as the current public health guidelines, when you are on our site to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Following the announcement from the Province on January 3, 2022, Ontario Place will be cancelling screenings at Cinesphere starting January 5, 2022. Our Customer Service Department will be reaching out to issue refunds to all ticketholders. If you do not receive a refund, please send an email to [email protected]
  • If you are sick or if you have been in contact with someone that is sick, please do not enter the Ontario Place grounds.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and other park visitors.
  • Please wear a mask if you are unable to keep a physical distance of 2 metres.
  • Group sizes must follow current Covid outdoor gathering guidelines.
  • Dogs must be on leash and dog owners should be careful to maintain a distance of the recommended 2 metres from other dogs and persons.
  • Use garbage receptacles provided to protect workers and to help keep the park clean.