Spring has officially sprung, and we could not be more excited to Honk around town! After months of cold, snow and little sunlight, you can be sure to find us Honkers out and about taking advantage of the spring weather at our favourite places.
Take a look below for a glimpse into our spring go-to’s:
1. Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market.
Saturday mornings at the market are our happy place. Hands-down the best crêpes in Toronto, this alone is worth the trip. The produce, flowers, family and bike-friendly programming are favourites amongst the office. The market isn't served well by transit, so best to take the car and giggle as you walk past the lineup at the pay station knowing you've paid on your phone with Honk so you can get to Chocosol that much quicker!
Bonus: 3 parking lots on-site that accept Honk.
2. Cherry Blossoms in High Park.
The Toronto island is under water, so High Park will be your only chance to get a glimpse and a whiff of these beauties this spring. Good for all ages, making a trip to High Park in late April or early May to admire the cherry blossoms is a highlight of springtime in Toronto. It gets super busy; so we suggest going early in the day to beat the swarms of tourists. If you've missed the cherry blossoms this year, High park is still a great destination for a picnic, a walk by the water or to take a peek at the animals in the zoo.
3. Run along the Lakeshore.
As soon as warm weather hits, runners seem to come out of hibernation and invade the city. We have a couple of runners at Honk, and you can be sure to see them running along the Lakeshore on weekend mornings. The Toronto waterfront has a series of amazing trails, good for biking, running, walking the (office) dog and generally enjoying the south end of the city.
4. Jays Game.
We'll just put it out there. They're off to a rough start. But to say Honk HQ is made up of sports fans is an understatement. You won't find any fairweather fans here and our loyalty has paid off, with the Jays being on a tear as of late. It'll be tight to make the playoffs but we follow our boys of summer, all the way through. (Updated: June 1st) And can you really beat a sunny Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre, with the Dome open?
Parking secret: 15 Fort York/11-15 Brunel Court has an unbeatable day rate of $8 (even on game days!)
5. Patio Season.
Last but not least - spring means patio season. Suffice to say, there are tons of different neighbourhoods across the city with great patios, and great deals.
Remember though: If you're driving, you should have a DD or use Honk to top up your time till you're sober.
Our top 5 patios for spring: