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Father’s Day deals galore in Toronto

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If you’re looking for good ideas to celebrate Father’s Day in the Toronto area, you’ll be happy to know there are several bargains to  to choose from this weekend.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Fathers Day Weekend

Head over to Black Creek Pioneer Village (1000 Murray Ross Pkwy) where the Battle of Black Creek took place and see a reenactment June 15-16.

Event highlights:

  • Full-scale battle: Watch as 200 reenactment soldiers fire their muskets and demonstrate this historic event
  • Father’s Day feast: Don’t miss a special BBQ at the pavilion
  • $15 for adults, $11 for children. Parking $6 per car/day.

To plan your visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village: Click here.

Father’s Day Brunch at Casa Loma

A Royal Brunch served in the stately elegance of Toronto’s famous castle, Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace). Admission and self-guided tour of the grounds are included. This event takes place Sunday, June 16. Seatings: 10:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm and 1 pm.

Canada’s foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens (open May through October). Prices: Adults, $53.45; children (4-12), $28.45; children (1-3), $13.45.

To book with Casa Loma: Call Pegasus Hospitality Group for details and reservations at 1-416-533-1573 or email

Fly ‘N Cruise – Father’s Day Special

Treat Dad to some of the most amazing views of Toronto with this deal from Heli Tours (Billy Bishop Airport). Take him up and let him experience Toronto from 2,000 feet. Purchase a Helicopter Tour and when you check in you will get a ticket for a one-hour Mariposa Harbour Cruise, too.

Father’s Day At Stillwater Spa

During June, Stillwater Spa at the Park Hyatt (4 Avenue Road) in Yorkville is offering a “Father’s Day Away Package.” Dad will experience a 60-minute Swedish Massage, Sports Manicure and Sports Pedicure. As a bonus, you will receive a complimentary Essential Manicure with the purchase of this package. This package starts at $249. Call 1-416-926-2389 or email for more information. spa expert  Carol Perehudoff had an opportunity to write about Stillwater Spa in her article “Stillwater Spa a terrific treat for Mother’s Day.”

Old Mill Father’s Day Buffet

Another great way to show Dad how much you care is to take him over to the Old Mill in Toronto’s west end at (21 Old Mill Road) — where he can enjoy an array of delectable food. Call 416-236-2641 for more information.

Sitting times and prices:

  • 10:30 am-3 pm, Brunch Buffet: Adult $37.95, children $19
  • 5:30 pm-9 pm, Dinner Buffet: Adult $39.95, Children $20.

The 4th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show

If your dad likes cars, head over to Yorkville and walk the red carpet with over 120 beautiful examples of classic and exotic cars, including Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari and more. Admission is free for the show that runs from noon to 5 pm on June 16.

Beach BBQ & Brews Festival

Along with the Yorkville Exotic Car Show, another outstanding event happening this weekend is the Beach BBQ & Brews Festival, an annual festival taking place at Woodbine Park on the city’s east end.

Canada’s Wonderland Father’s Day Special

Okay, this isn’t exactly in Toronto, but it’s close enough and makes our list — especially if your dad is into thrill rides! Treat him to in-park specials and family fun at Canada’s Wonderland (9580 Jane St, Vaughan). Dads can enjoy a BOGO 50% cheeseburger at Coasters or get a free Tall Starbucks brewed coffee.

Safeway Father’s Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer Canada

This isn’t exactly a major tourist attraction obviously, but this event is happening on Father’s Day weekend and it is an opportunity to make a difference. Before heading off to do any of the fun things that have been mentioned in this article, you might consider walking with Dad to fight prostate cancer. Contact the organization at 1-888-255-0333 for more info, or email

What you should know

  • Prostate Cancer Canada is the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of this disease through research, education, support and awareness.
  • The threat of prostate cancer for men is far greater than is commonly known.
  • Researchers believe that to win this battle, a focused national approach in the fight against prostate cancer is needed.

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