It’s summer in the city and as Toronto swelters in the grip of one of the hottest seasons to date, we bring you the best ways to keep your cool. There are a number of ways to cool your heels that are far more fun than working late so you don’t have to return to your hot apartment. Let’s start with one that is especially close to my heart…
Ice Cream Heaven
Getting a cold cone is the very best way to end summer crankiness. Ice cream reminds us of the carefree summers of our youth and it tastes good too!
Perhaps it’s the perpetual smell of waffle cones cooking or flavours like burned marshmallow that have kept Toronto’s twelve-year romance with Ed’s Real Scoop going strong. Whatever the reason, Ed’s is tops when it comes to serving gourmet ice cream. You can find Ed’s at 2224 Queen Street East.
Greg’s Ice Cream on Bloor and Spadina uses only natural ingredients. Greg’s has over 100 flavours of ice cream at any given time with his signature ‘roasted marshmallow’ being the favourite. Like chocolate? Then you will be overjoyed to hear that Greg’s has more than 30 ice creams containing chocolate. Greg has been spreading the love with his happiness campaign and really delicious ice cream!
There are plenty of places to get your splash on in the city. High Park pool is open daily and free to the public. The pool features slides, showers and fun games for kids and adults alike. Check times for lap swims and family fun. Make sure you have change for the lockers though. Toronto has a wide selection of outdoor public pools to choose from, make your selection here.
If you don’t want to swim in a pool, there’s always the lakeshore. Toronto’s lakeshore area offers tons of swimming, sunbathing and fun beach activities for those wishing to escape the summer heat. You can also settle down with a good book in the air conditioned libraries dotted around town. This summer, you don’t have to melt in the summer heat, just cool down and carry on!