Summer time in Toronto is the best. With flip flops, shorts, and tees, it's time to take advantage of the warm weather and spend time with family and friends. A great idea is to gather a group together to go barbecuing but the big question becomes which ones actually allow you to bring your own grill?
Nestled at the foot of Scarborough, Bluffer's Park is a great place set up a picnic with friends and family if you're on the East end of town.
Also located in Scarborough, this is a great family-oriented park in the middle of town that has a large playground for kids and a lake. In this park, you'll find picnic benches all around to set up your own BBQ/picnic.
This might be one of my favourite spots to BBQ. You get access to the beach, there's the perfect set up for beach volleyball, there's the boardwalk that can take you across the parks AND there's a ton of green spaces to set up your grill.
In the winter, Earl Bales Park turns into ski and snowboarding center but in the summer, the area turns into a lush green playground with a ton of open space to set up a gathering of friends and family.
On the west end you'll find Centennial Park which is full-service park of sorts. As a large regional park, there are a ridiculous number of features of this park to make this one of the most well-rounded parks in the city.
High Park is a staple when it comes to Toronto parks. It's quite literally a haven for picnic-ers, there are open and shaded green spaces all around the park to set yourself up. This will probably be your go-to park if you live in the downtown core.