Making the Most of Your Fleeting Summer

By Centennial College Modified on July 08, 2019

Ways to enjoy your summer while you're still in classes.


May 6th marked the beginning of most summer semester classes, giving you a summer filled with plenty of learning and warm weather. Now, I know that spending your summer in classes doesn’t sound like the most fun way to spend your time, but there are ways to make the semester a little more exciting.

Explore the city
The number one way to enjoy your summer is to explore Toronto and all it has to offer. Take advantage of the city, because whether you are an international or domestic student, there is always something new to discover in Toronto, especially during the summer. Take the time to go downtown, find local festivals and celebrations, beaches and farmers markets. There are also many tourist attractions you can visit, like:

Student association trips and events
If you’re looking for something easier to access while you’re still in classes, consider participating in your student association’s trips and events.Your student association holds various activities, trips and events throughout the summer semester to keep you entertained.

Try new foods
Embrace your inner foodie and try new foods and restaurants around the city this summer. There are hundreds of restaurants and food events happening in Toronto every summer. Go out and try that restaurant that you keep saying you’ll go to, but keep skipping every time you go out. Make sure to try all those weird, great treats at festivals and fairs such as the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Because it’s summer,you can go to all those patio restaurants and enjoy that ice cream after your meal. If you’re looking for somewhere new to try, go over to BlogTO and see their rankings of restaurants, cafes and bar patios in Toronto.

Get outside and do weekend activities
When you’re not in class, make an effort to get outside and enjoy the weather and the sun. Whether that means going for a walk, tanning outside, or doing weekend activities, there’s something for everyone.

One weekend activity not to miss is the CNE. Going to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is a Torontonian tradition to cap off the summer. The annual fair is packed with midway rides, live music, shopping shows and over-the-top culinary concoctions, among other festivities. As a fun activity for everyone, you won’t want to miss out on this extravagant affair.

Just enjoy the weather
There’s far more than this going on in Toronto this Summer. The most important thing is that you get out there and enjoy the weather while you can. Between food, events, activities and day trips, there are infinite possibilities of things to do in the city, so be sure to see what your school and Toronto has to offer.

Savanah Salazaar

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