Summer is finally here!! Say hello to the lovely green grass and beautiful weather to sunbathe and relax outdoors. Toronto calls for a relaxing picnic all Summer and what’s more enjoyable than a fun outdoor activity with your loved ones?!
Planning a fancy-schmancy picnic date can be a whole lot of fun but daunting sometimes. Here are our top recommendations on the best picnic spots around Humber North and Lakeshore Campuses to relish the process amidst food, friends and nature! So go on and grab your favourite snacks and a cute table cloth and enjoy the view!
Summer means it’s time for fun, relaxation and picnics with friends and family! Whether you’re looking for a lovely garden, a fresh urban getaway or a mixture of both, North Campus has beautiful picnic spot go-to’s that will make your picnic day fantastic!
Arboretum Secret Picnic Spot
Picture this; a majestic walkway with eye-catching flora and fauna, adorable little creatures, and a cool shade from the trees, all in one pleasant place. Where, you may ask? Why it’s the cozy picnic spot by Humber’s Arboretum! Take a brief moment to picnic and relax with friends, where you can indulge in a great time at this outdoor sanctuary. This new favourite picnic spot is located right beside Humber North’s Student Residence building, alongside multiple paths that can lead you to this great restful space.
The Backyard Lounge
Do you enjoy the outdoors, but plants and trees aren’t your thing? Well, We Got You at North Campus’ amazing outdoor lunch spot in The Backyard. At this location, there’s no need to worry about too many trees or possible bugs, as there is a great urban and open-air aesthetic! Have fun with friends and create great memories under the cool shade and large space that The Backyard provides. This great picnic hangout is located behind the F building of North Campus, so bring your friends and experience a great time!
Gazebo Picnic Hub
So you like the outdoors, love eating outside, but don’t have any sunblock? Well, the Gazebo Picnic Area in front of E-Concourse will have you covered – Literally! With the vast amount of shade, abundant seating, and warm vibe, you and your friends can enjoy the serenity around you while having fun laughs and sharing great stories!
Green grass, flowery garden, and Lakeview? Vibe Check!!! Lakeshore Campus’ scenic location has got you covered this Summer!
3rd Beach, Colonel Samuel Smith Park
This spot is perfect for you if you love beaches and skyline views! Only 5 minutes walk away from the Lakeshore Cottages is this beautiful fusion of sandy and rocky beaches backed with a green and flowery landscape. Breathe in the fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of the city while enjoying your fun outdoor lunch.
The field behind the H building
Do you have a large group of friends and want to enjoy nature while playing a fun game of frisbee? Colonel Samuel Smith Park stretches right across the H building and provides a vast space to play games, sunbathe, and enjoy your favourite food on a grassy field. The best part about this location is that it is minutes away from your classroom. So if you’re taking Summer school and want to take a fun lunch break with your friends in between classes, this spot is for you!
The field beside the Healing Garden, Lakeshore Blvd W
When we say Lakeshore Campus has it all, it really does have it all! Enjoy the beautiful shade the trees have to offer at the Colonel Samuel Smith Park stretch right beside the Healing Garden. This spot is another great location to enjoy field games like catch and frisbee across the dreamy lilac garden surrounded by open wooden architecture. It is situated near many popular restaurants and grocery stores like Popeyes, Subway, and Rabba. So grab your favourite takeout food or shnacks and let’s get munching!
If these spots sound amazing to you, why not take a fun picnic around Humber campuses?! With these Top 3 picnic spots, you’re sure to have a great time with your friends and family this summer!