Father’s Day Inspiration

POSTED ON June 13, 2022 BY Justine Smith

Dads, father-figures, mentors, grandpas, and uncles are some of the many special relationships recognized on Father’s Day. Our Neighbourhood offers a plethora of ways to celebrate on June 19th. No matter the unique interests of this important person you want to honour, you’ll find plenty of inspiration below to help you connect and strengthen that special bond. Of course, for more ideas, our Events Calendar is always up-to-date with the best and latest happenings in the district.

For the Whole Family

TOCA, inside The Ritz-Carlton – Father’s Day Brunch

Head to TOCA with family and loved ones to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. Located in the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton, TOCA is offering an extensive brunch buffet, complete with a special menu of Canadian inspired entrees such as cedar plank salmon, unique carving stations, interactive live action stations and complimentary beers for Dad by Folly Brewing. Reservations are available via OpenTable through this link

For Beer Lovers

Steam Whistle – The Roundhouse

Steam Whistle’s Biergärten, located in downtown Toronto, lends inspiration from some of Munich’s most reputable Biergärtens and Beerhalls. Steam Whistle employees are treated to a five-year service award trip to Munich, Germany gaining knowledge of the culture and traditions, to bring Steam Whistle’s guests an authentic Biergärten experience that is still recognizably Canadian.

If you’re not able to get together in person, you can deliver a great alternative! Check out Steam Whistle’s lineup of premium craft beers, FREE DELIVERY is available to select regions across Ontario.

If you’re toasting to a beer lover June 19th, you’ll also want to check out our recent blog, Downtown Spots to Visit this Patio Season.

For the Comedians

Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour

Saturday, JUNE 18, 7:00 PM at Scotiabank Arena

For the ‘funny guy’ who can’t seem to resist a good ol’fashioned dad joke, comic legend Chris Rock will be in town this Father’s Day weekend!

“Ego Death World Tour 2022 all new material introspective, very personal and very funny. Can’t wait to show you.”

Chris Rock, via Instagram

For Whiskey Connoisseurs

 Char No.5 Whisky & Cocktail Lounge – Located in the Delta Hotel

Char No.5 brings a speakeasy feel in the heart of the city, with classic cocktails and sharing plates, accompanied by smooth jazz and swanky R&B. From the old fashioned and negroni, to the espresso martini, pay gratitude this Father’s day over a superb drink. Sip, and escape back in time to Toronto’s premium whisky and cocktail destination.

For Sports Fans

Jr. Jays Father’s Day

Bring whoever you call “Dad” to Rogers Centre on Sunday, June 19. Together you can participate in fun games and activities, and catch an exciting game of Blue Jays baseball. Kids 14 and under can visit the Jr. Jays Zones to take part in many fun games and activities that will keep them entertained, such as running the bases like their favourite Blue Jays players! 

Grown children 19+ who want to enjoy a drink and soak in that sporty atmosphere, surrounded by the action up on the big screen, can check out our blog, Best Spots to Watch the Game in Toronto where you’ll find a great selection of sports bars to choose from! 

For the F1 Racing Fans


Saturday AND Sunday head to Rendezviews for Toronto’s official F1 Canadian Grand Prix Race Weekend Celebration! There’ll be lots of on site fan activation, race screenings on our BIG SCREEN with BIG SOUND and a Heineken contest for your chance to win tickets to the 2023 Grand Prix in Montreal! Reservations are now available.

For Tattoo Enthusiasts

Toronto Tattoo Show held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The 22nd annual Northern Ink Xposure brings in hundreds of artists from all over the world, June 17th, 18th and 19th, 2022. This show invites attendees to appreciate the intricate and impressive work of tattoo artists from around the world. What’s even more exciting is that the show fully meets all health and safety standards, so you can get tattooed on the spot by any available artist! There’s no better way to show your love than memorable, matching Father’s Day tattoos!