3 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Toronto This Spring

Cherry Blossoms | Toronto, ON

With winter behind us, now is the best time to head outdoors and enjoy all that Toronto has to offer. Our team put together this helpful guide of activities to try and places to see in the city this spring.

Check out the cherry blossoms

One of the most iconic things to do in spring in Toronto is to view the blossoming Sakura trees. While High Park is one of the more popular places to see cherry blossoms, you can find them at other local parks. In fact, Woodbine Park features a tree tunnel along a curved path near the pond, and it’s not too far from Downtown Ford!

Explore local architecture

Toronto has an interesting background and one way you can appreciate the city’s history is by viewing the architecture throughout downtown. The “GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities” mobile app is a great start for doing a walking tour, as it gives you pre-made routes and lets you create your own as well.

Visit Guild Park & Gardens

If you’re willing to travel a little further out of the city, try visiting Guild Park & Gardens in Scarborough. Here you’ll spot various sculptures, art pieces, and beautiful flowers no matter where you look. Built in 1914, the gardens span over 400 acres of land, so you’ll have plenty to see.

These are just a few suggestions on how to spend your time outside in Toronto this spring. If you’ve got more ideas, feel free to let our team at Downtown Ford know!

Say Goodbye to Winter with These Spring Maintenance Tips

Say Goodbye to Winter with These Spring Maintenance Tips | Toronto, ON

As winter weather melts away and the flowers begin to bloom, make sure that your vehicle is ready to take on the new season. Follow these spring maintenance tips and your vehicle will soon be ready for warmer weather. 


Change your winter tires out. Warmer weather means you won’t have to worry about battling snow on your daily commute. Make sure you bring your vehicle in to Downtown Ford to switch out winter tires for all-season options.


Consider a spring cleaning for your car. The salty roads of winter can really do a number on your car’s exterior and undercarriage. That’s why you should give your car a spring cleaning, both inside and out. This will ensure that road salt won’t cause damage like rusting over the course of your car’s life.


Top off your fluids. Routine maintenance is important, so make sure your car’s fluids are topped off as winter turns to spring. In particular, you’ll want to check the vehicle’s oil level, coolant, and windshield-wiper fluid.


Check your brakes. Road conditions during the winter can cause damage to your brakes. Get them looked over during the spring to ensure you can stop when you need to, even on slick roads.


If you need assistance with any of your spring maintenance tasks, stop in at Downtown Ford and our expert service staff will be happy to help.