Wow, I can’t believe summer is winding down and it’s the middle of September already. Thankfully in Toronto right now it still at least feels like summer, but it’s depressing to know that winter is just around the corner. Why does winter go by SO slow and summer flies by? It’s not fair!
Anyway, my summer, as always, was amazing. I was non-stop busy which can be exhausting, I actually can’t wait for a weekend where I can do nothing, but everything I was busy with was so worth it. To recap another amazing summer, I’ve put together a little list of some of my highlights.
What were some of your highlights? Share them with me in the comments!
I always love attending concerts in the summertime, especially at Toronto’s outdoor venue, Budweiser Stage. This summer I went to Vance Joy, Keith Urban and a last minute Smashing Pumpkin’s concert. Nothing beats live music in the summer heat. Am I right?
This was my summer of weddings, I had a ton of my friends getting married this summer and because of that, I had quite a few weekend bachelorette parties to celebrate. I spent a couple weekends in the Niagara region wine touring, had some fun outings and activities right here in Toronto, and had a blast getting to celebrate with my friends in their last days before they were hitched!
For the September Labor Day weekend, three of my girl friends and I rented a cottage just outside my hometown of Orillia in Washago. Even though the forecast was supposed to be rainy, we somehow ended up with a sunny and hot weekend and our cottage was the perfect oasis. We canoed, caught up, swam and enjoyed the relaxation.
My sister getting married (and all the other weddings I attended)
Like I said, I had a lot of weddings this summer, five to be exact. The first wedding I had was in July and it was my sisters. She got married on boats in the water that our cottage is on up in Northern Ontario, the day went off without a hitch with beautiful summer weather. It was seriously such a blast! Following my sisters I had four more weddings all over Ontario (Orillia, Collingwood, Toronto, Cambridge), and it was fun to party with my friends and celebrate their love!
Toronto Festival of Beer
Always a highlight of my summer, the Toronto Festival of Beer takes place every July and it’s filled with hundreds of food and beer vendors from across Canada and beyond. The day is a long day of day drinking and this year we had the perfect weather. It’s always so much fun and neat to try different beers that you may have never tried before!
I just got back from San Francisco, California and absolutely fell in love with it. I had such a blast on my last minute solo adventure. This city may have stolen my heart for my new favourite American city. I loved the architecture, and there was so much to do. I ate my way through the food scene, went to Alcatraz, and caught the views of the amazing Golden Gate Bridge. There will be a ton more to come on my trip there coming to my blog. Stay tuned!
Since I was laid off from my job earlier this year, that means this summer I had a ton of free time. During the week when most of my friends were at work I took this as an opportunity to do a ton of things in Toronto, my city, that I haven’t had the time to do in the five years I’ve lived here. I did a ton of tours of different neighbourhoods (you can watch them in my Instagram highlights), went to Toronto Island a few times, hung out in some of the local parks, and overall just enjoyed my beautiful vibrant city that comes alive in the summertime!
Girls weekend in Windsor
I worked with a couple tourism boards in August to head to Windsor, Ontario for a weekend with one of my girl friends. I had never been before so it was fun to take a roadtrip to a new Canadian city and explore everything it had to offer. We got to sleep on a sailboat, went paddleboarding, ate so much food at all their good restaurants and explored everything the city had to offer.
Overall my summer was a blast! I’m so sad that it is over. I can’t believe how quick it went by. I’m already counting down the days until next summer!