Summer is finally here and it's time to enjoy Lake Ontario!

There are lots of great ways to enjoy your summer, but when you live in Toronto or Mississauga, you can spend your summer on the water!

Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre, located right at the edge of Lake Ontario just 15 minutes from our Yorkville apartments, is the best place to go for kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons or rentals. The centre is open weekdays from noon to 8pm and weekends from 10am to 6pm. Book a lesson with their trained professionals or rent a kayak, canoe, or SUP and explore the harbour or the lake.

See Lake Ontario like never before when you get your scuba certification and take a Lake Ontario Dive Charter. Aquarius Scuba, minutes from our Lake Promenade and Yorkville Communities in Toronto, offers scuba lessons and charters.

If you live in Mississauga, get your certification just minutes from our Orchard Court and Embassy Apartments at Mississauga Diving, then take a charter to scuba dive through the Lake Ontario Shipwrecks.

There are a few beaches that offer nice sandy shores and clear swimming water. Jack Darling Park in Mississauga is just minutes from our Elizabeth Tower apartments and Marie Curtis Park East in Toronto is within walking distance from our Lake Promenade apartments. Other nearby beaches include Sunnyside Beach and Woodbine Beach.

If you prefer to stay on the water, rather than in it, try a boat tour from Toronto Harbour Tours. Departing every hour between 11am and 5pm on weekdays and noon to 5pm on weekends from June through August, they will have departures every 30 minutes and evening cruises every hour starting at 6pm.

Looking for another unique summertime experience? Try sailing! Gone Sailing, located near the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, offers private charters, public shared sails, and even lessons. If you're near Mississauga, learn to sail at the Mississauga Sailing Club, just five minutes from our Orchard Court apartments.

Remember - enjoy your summer on the water, but always wear a life preserver and don't forget your sunscreen!