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Spring has sprung so that means it’s time to come out of hibernation and start enjoying the many things there are to do in the city. The temperatures are increasing, the flowers are blooming and most importantly, the patios are opening! Being in the heart of it at all, there are no shortage of activities that both local Torontonians and our guests can enjoy so we’ve come up with a list of our favourite activities in Toronto this Spring… 


Cherry Blossoms/High Park

The first thing to do on our list is one of the most anticipated events of the season… The blooming of the Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Toronto’s High Park. Instagram enthusiasts do not want to miss out on this spectacle as the Sakuras make for some pretty awe-inspiring photos. These trees have been closely monitored for the last month or so because once they bloom, visitors only have about a week to enjoy and admire their beauty so don’t miss out! The blooming of the cherry blossoms brings in a crazy number of people so it’s recommended that visitors use the TTC to get there (High Park Station on Line 2). This easy-to-navigate TTC trip takes about 40 minutes from One King West or a 20-minute drive (if you dare)!

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Toronto Street Art

Is it just us or does everyone feel obligated to spend more time outdoors when the weather gets warmer?? If you agree, then we have a fun and free activity that will make going outside feel less like an obligation and more like a necessity! Walking outdoors, getting some exercise and admiring Toronto’s incredible street art – what’s not to love? You can find beautiful, vibrant murals throughout the city but the below spots are places you must check out to get some Instagram-worthy shots…

Graffiti Alley: Find the entrance between Queen St. and Richmond St., running about 1 km west from Spadina Ave. to Portland St. Get to this spot from One King West by a 6-minute car drive or 20-minute TTC trip!

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Kensington Market: As Toronto’s most vibrant and diverse neighbourhood, this area of the city is full of spectacular street art. From One King West, Kensington Market is an 8-minute drive and 20-minute TTC trip.

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Farmer’s Markets

We have another great reason to get outside… FOOD! But not just any food; food that is locally grown and cultivated found at Farmer’s Markets throughout Toronto. Although there are many to choose from, here are a couple that we think you’ll really enjoy…

St. Lawrence Market, North Market: On Saturdays from 5am to 3pm, farmers from across Ontario travel to downtown Toronto to provide shoppers with their seasonal produce. You can find this market at the corner of Front Street East and Jarvis; an 8-minute WALK from One King West!

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Evergreen Brick Works: This year-round market is the largest farmers’ market in Toronto, offering the widest variety of local and seasonal food in the city. It runs on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm and is only a 12-minute drive from One King West.

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Blue Jays Game

With spring comes baseball but more specifically; Toronto’s pride and joy… The Blue Jays! There’s nothing better than spending a warm spring afternoon or evening at the Roger’s Centre, watching our boys in blue hit some homeruns. Whether you’re a home-grown fan or a tourist visiting Toronto; going to a Blue Jays game is a must! Luckily for our guests, we bring them close to the Roger’s Centre, as well as nearby bars and restaurants. The Roger’s Centre is a short 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from One King West and the ever-popular Real-Sports Bar is 4-minute drive and 14-minute walk.

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B
udweiser Stage

Previously name the Molson Amphitheatre, the Budweiser Stage is an outdoor concert venue in Toronto, located on the grounds of Ontario Place. Starting May 16, this venue will host a variety of diverse acts, including genres like rock, pop, and jazz throughout the spring and summer months. Trust us, there’s nothing like listening to your favourite musicians with 16,000 other fans in the city’s fresh air! Our guests can reach the stage in a convenient 35-minute TTC trip or a 9-minute drive.
 
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