Top Things to Do in North York

Top Things to Do in North York | Toronto, ON

If you’re planning on visiting us at Avenue Nissan and want to explore the nearby area, there’s plenty to do! Here are some fun things to do in North York that we think you’ll enjoy.

Museums and Art Galleries

Culture abounds in North York thanks to the many museums in the area. Visit the Gibson House Museum for a feel of the olden days with this red brick farmhouse and classic wood smoke smells. In spring 2023, the Toronto Holocaust Museum will open thanks to a generous $12 million revitalization donation from the Azrieli Foundation. You can also find a variety of art galleries in North York, from the Dreams Studio Gallery to Glafira’s Art Studio and more!

Outdoor Adventures

North York is home to more than 10 beautiful parks for all kinds of outdoor adventures. Stay in an urban setting at Lee Lifeson Art Park or Willowdale Park. Or head to a more woodsy area like Earl Bales Park or Gwendolen Park. However, G. Ross Lord Park is one of the bigger parks in the area and features bike trails, a fenced area for dogs off leash, and much more.

Let us know what your plans are the next time you visit us at Avenue Nissan in Toronto! We look forward to seeing you.

Top Toronto Festivals to Attend This Fall

Top Festivals to Attend This Fall | Toronto, ON

Fall is one of the best times to get outside and enjoy the many local festivals that Toronto has to offer! From appreciating incredible cinema to celebrating local artists and more, there are plenty of things to do this fall.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

If you’re a cinema buff, you have to check out the Toronto International Film Festival from Sept. 8-18 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. This year’s lineup is extensive and includes some movies that have been generating a ton of buzz, like “My Policeman,” “The Woman King,” and “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” If you can manage to snag tickets or even just head downtown, you might get a glimpse of some big-name stars walking the red carpet!

Redpath Waterfront Festival

For a more laid-back experience, consider visiting the 2022 Redpath Waterfront Festival from Sept. 17-18. Located on the Toronto Waterfront, this festival includes live entertainment on two stages, local food trucks, performance art and installations, and a replica of Theodore TOO Tugboat from the popular children’s show “Theodore Tugboat.”

Toronto International BuskerFest

To appreciate the quirkiness and unique skills of all kinds of performers, attend the Toronto International BuskerFest from Sept. 2-5 at Woodbine Park. Here, you’ll see aerialists, magic shows and mentalism, a museum of illusions, a hula hoop dance party, and more. There will also be a beer garden for adults as well as a family fun zone for all ages. The best part? This event raises money for Epilepsy Toronto!

Our team at Avenue Nissan is always excited when fall comes around because we can enjoy these unique Toronto festivals. We hope to see you soon!

Head Outdoors for Spring Fun in Toronto

Head Outdoors for Spring Fun | Toronto, ON

Now that the weather is warming up in Toronto, it’s a great time to head outdoors for some springtime fun! Here are some of our top picks for things to do this spring.

High Park Cherry Blossoms

You don’t have to travel to Japan to view the beauty of the Sakura, or cherry blossom, tree. Viewing these gorgeous trees is a Toronto tradition and you can see them in a variety of parks in the area during spring. Try stopping by Edwards Gardens, just 6km from our location, to see them for yourself.

Kensington Market

If you want to spend a weekend shopping and enjoying delicious food, consider stopping by Kensington Market. Right in the heart of downtown, you’ll find various vendors offering antiquities, unique art, and diverse food options. The area is free to walk around, but it’s always great to give back to the local community by supporting these shops, too.

Historical Building Walking Tour

Through the use of the “GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities” mobile app, you can easily go on a self-guided tour of Toronto. Visit some of the city’s top historical sights like the Campbell House Museum, Old City Hall, St. James Anglican Cathedral, and more.

Another great way to spend a spring day is browsing our vehicle selection at Avenue Nissan and taking one of them for a test drive. Contact our team to learn more about how you can do this!

Explore These Canadian Museums from Home

Canadian Museums Online | Toronto, ON

So, you’ve been stuck at home for a few months now and have binge-watched and baked to your heart’s content. If you’re looking for something new to do, consider checking out some popular Canadian museums. These online museum tours are a great way to pass the time — without leaving the house.

Canadian Museum of History

Take a step back in time and learn about the Canada of the past with an online tour of the Canadian Museum of History. Check out the “Morning Star” painting from Alex Janvier on the museum’s ceiling, getting even closer than you can in real like. From Inuit prints from Cape Dorset in Nunavut to a clickable playhouse that lets you check out old Canadian children’s toys, the online options in this museum are endless.

Art Gallery of Ontario

The entirety of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection is searchable on their website, so if you have a favourite you can easily find it. There are also multiple exhibits available to explore, including The Boxwood Project, which highlights Gothic carvings.

Canadian War Museum

Explore the online exhibits of the Canadian War Museum, exploring the various wars that Canada has taken part in. We recommend a look at the War of 1812 exhibit, which highlights four perspectives of the war: Canadian, British, American, and Indigenous.

While you’re online, check out our inventory at Avenue Nissan if you’re in need of a new ride —we offer everything from small eco-friendly cars to big family SUVs.

Don’t Forget About These 3 Holiday Events in Toronto

Holiday Events in Toronto, ON

Throughout the year, Toronto is filled to the brim with fun activities to enjoy — and the holiday season is no exception. This year, get into the holiday spirit with one of these holiday events in Toronto.

Toronto Christmas Market

Get your holiday shopping done early, while enjoying the magic of Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. This annual market takes place in the Distillery Historic District, and will be held Nov. 14-Dec. 22. The Christmas Market will be closed on Mondays, but it’s otherwise open every day during this time frame, allowing you to enjoy festive foods — and even meet Santa.

Aurora Winter Festival

There’s nothing quite like holiday light displays during the cold winter months. That’s why the Aurora Winter Festival is such an incredible event. This festival turns Ontario Place into a winter wonderland from Nov. 22 to Jan. 5 with beautiful light displays, an array of amusement rides, a skating rink, and a Christmas market.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Christmas

Time travel back to the Victorian times at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. During the holiday season, this village offers a range of festive activities, allowing you to discover what Christmas was like when Queen Victoria was still around. You can take part in a range of holiday activities and even take a horse-drawn wagon ride. These events will occur throughout December to help you get into the holiday spirit.

Here at Avenue Nissan, we hope you have a fantastic holiday season — and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a visit to one of these festive events.