Best Bets for Toronto Father’s Day Gifts & Fun

Toronto Father's Day Gifts and Activities - SavvyMom

This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18; are you ready for it? Okay, we know that there is a lot going on right now, with kids’ sports and year-end events and summer rapidly approaching, so we’re here to help you get ready for Toronto Father’s Day 2023.

Below we’ve rounded up a collection of Toronto and area events happening on or near Father’s Day that we think dad and the rest of your family will enjoy. And because finding the right gift — even for a beloved father—can be tricky, we’ve also included a few suggestions on presents that we think he’ll love. We hope everyone has a wonderful Father’s Day!

Toronto Father’s Day Best Bets for Gifts & Fun

Father’s Day Buffet

The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto
Thursday June 15 – Sunday June 18

Who says brunch is just for moms? One of Toronto’s best-known spots for buffets is offering something special for Father’s Day weekend. Choose from a brunch buffet that includes eggs, prime rib carving station, fried chicken and more or a dinner buffet that features leg of lamb, Beef Stroganoff, and pork ribs. Both options also come with lots of appetizers, salads and of
course desserts. Pricing starts at $25 per person. And on June 15, 16 and 17, the Old Mill will also be serving Afternoon Tea “Kings Edition,” which runs $55 per person.

Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show

Bloor St. between Avenue Rd. and Bay St.
Sunday June 18

Car-loving dads will love this event that will see Bloor Street partially shut down and filled with some of the fanciest, prettiest, and fastest cars around including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, super cars, and more. Pose for pictures, learn what makes these cars so special and of course grab something to eat from one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants. The show is free to attend but there will be opportunities to donate to the event’s host, Melanoma Canada, an organization that supports melanoma and skin cancer patients and initiatives to prevent those diseases.

Beaches Triangle Streetfest

Dixon Ave. between Rainsford Rd. and Brooksmount Rd., Toronto
Sunday June 18

While the bouncy castles and face painting are more for the kids, we think dads will enjoy the barbecue food, bike tune-ups and the chance to win a bunch of prizes. Oh, and maybe some dads will also like the beekeeping demonstration and the chance to meet superheroes. The fun runs from 11am until 2pm but be sure to be there at 1pm for the “DADlympics,” which consists of a series of “father-friendly games.” Access to this event is free.

Father’s Day at the Eglinton Grand

Eglinton Grand, 400 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto
Sunday June 18

Take dad out for a meal he won’t forget at the elegant and stunning Eglinton Grand. This former movie theatre turned event space will be hosting dozens of families to four delicious course that of course include dessert! Full menu details will be shared soon but we’re sure it’ll be tasty. Pricing starts at around $30 for children, and kids under three are free.

Magic Dads

The Rec Room, 100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Sunday June 18

Up for spending Father’s Day is Mississauga? What about if we promised the experience would be a magical one? Two of the region’s top magicians, WonderPhil and Chris Westfall, will take to the stage at this event that will feature amazing illusions, music, and lots of laughs. Two performances are scheduled, one at 1:30pm and one at 4pm, and tickets for this hour-long
performance start at $25.

Pingle’s Father’s Day BBQ & Craft Beer Experience

Pringle’s Farm, 1805 Taunton Rd., East Hampton
Sunday June 18

Want to do something with dad that’s outside of the city? Then treat him to a barbecue and beer experience at Pingle’s Farm. This afternoon event will have the adults tasting five different kinds of barbecue and five different beers while the kids enjoy the playland and pet some farm animals. And everyone can partake in wagon rides and live music. Tickets for the barbecue and beer experience cost $55 while admission for kids is $7 (kids under two are free).

Three Men and a Baby Screening

The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto
Sunday June 18

Families with school-aged children might get a laugh out of attending a screening of this classic eighties comedy that stars Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenburg, and Ted Danson as three roommates who unexpectedly find themselves with a baby. The film is rated G but keep in mind that it is from the eighties so there might be some cringey moments. The fun starts at 4pm and tickets start at $12 for kids.

Toronto Beaches Rib & Beer Fest

Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E., Toronto
Friday June 16 – Sunday June 18

Here’s a tasty way to celebrate Father’s Day! Northern Heat Rib Series brings its rib and beer festival to the Beaches where it’ll be serving up delicious, award-winning barbecue; cold, refreshing beer and other beverages (including non-alcoholic options); and live music. There will also be a kids’ zone and even a dog show! Entry into the event is free but be sure to bring your credit cards so that your family can enjoy the delicious food.

Toronto Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Beer Bellwoods Brewery

126 Ossington Ave. & 20 Hafis Rd., Toronto

As one of Toronto’s best-known breweries, Bellwoods is a great spot to grab a gift for those dads that love beer. The brewery makes a wide variety of beers including pilsners, Indian pale ales and even a dark chocolate imperial stout, as well as a few non-alcoholic options. Drinks can be purchased at one of Bellwoods’ two bottle shops or ordered online for home delivery. In
addition to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Bellwoods also sells all kinds of merchandise including glassware, hats and even a mini-fridge bag.

Clothes from Peace Collective

Union Station, 65 Front St. West (concourse level of Front Street Promenade)
Toronto, & 7 Trinity St., Toronto

Toronto clothing brand Peace Collective will help dad look good while actively giving back⁠—every purchase made results in a donation to mental health research. Grab something from the national parks collection, get a crewneck branded with your neighbourhood, or explore the “fan shop,” which features clothing licensed by all the major sport leagues. Peace Collective has two brick-and-mortar stores as well as an online shopping option.

Something from Dickson Barbeque Centre

Three locations across the GTA

If dad is a grill enthusiast, then you’re sure to find something for him at Dickson Barbeque Centre. This place is packed with everything you need to grill (or smoke) out, as well as a few items that you don’t really need but that sure are fun to own. You could also go big and get dad a new grill (you’ll find all the top brands here in a variety of sizes and formats). Dickson also offers custom engraving on Yeti thermos, something to keep in mind for next year.

Something from Eataly

Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W., Toronto

While its pizza-making-with-dad class might be full, Eataly is still a good spot to grab dad the perfect gift. Fresh pasta, delectable olive oils, and all kinds of meats, cheeses and wines are just a few of the many editable items available to wow dad. There are also kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, and more. Or check out Eataly’s event page and see if maybe there’s an upcoming class or workshop that might be the perfect gift.

Tickets to Save No Points

1 Yonge St., Toronto
Until June 26

We’re popping this suggestion down under gifts because this theatrical experience isn’t meant for young kids. But it is for anyone who enjoys video games, which we think covers more than a few dads. The show describes itself with, “Video games, theatre and memoir collide as (creator/performer Sébastien) Heins places the control(er) in the hands of the audience, entrusting them to pilot his performance using state-of-the-art motion capture and haptic technology.” Intriguing. General admission tickets run at around $62, fees included.


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