August Weather Averages for Toronto

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in August

Temperature

August is one of the hottest times of the year in Toronto. Similar to July, daily average temperatures range from a high of 25˚C (77˚F) to a low of 17˚C (63˚F), with an overall average of 21˚C (70˚F). These temperatures are like those in Toulouse, France and Portland, Maine in the United States.

Sunshine Hours

August has some of the year's most sunshine with an av...

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  • Temperature Temperature 21°C 69°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 17°C 63°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 50 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 12 days

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in August

Temperature

August is one of the hottest times of the year in Toronto. Similar to July, daily average temperatures range from a high of 25˚C (77˚F) to a low of 17˚C (63˚F), with an overall average of 21˚C (70˚F). These temperatures are like those in Toulouse, France and Portland, Maine in the United States.

Sunshine Hours

August has some of the year's most sunshine with an average of ten hours a day.

Rainfall

Rainfall in August is much like the rest of the year with 50 mm falling over 12 days.

Humidity

Falling in Toronto's humid period between June and September, August has an average humidity of 85%.

Sunrise and Sunset

On August 1, the sun comes up at 6:06 am and sets at 8:40 pm, giving the resort 14:34 hours of daylight. On August 31, sunrise happens at 6:40 am and sundown takes place at 7:54 pm, with 13:14 hours of total daylight.

Wind Speed

You can expect moderate winds of that range between a high of 13 m/s and a low of zero, averaging at 4 m/s.

Toronto Hotels in August

Spoil yourself in a luxury suite with soaring views over the city and a spa tub. Check into a suite with access to a rooftop lounge or a mid-range choice that puts you close to the city's best shopping and nightlife. However you wish to stay on your trip, Toronto hotels can accommodate.

The Ritz-Carlton

Offering views of Lake Ontario from floor-to-ceiling windows, the Ritz-Carlton is close to major shopping, dining and attractions in the financial district. Enjoy guestrooms with fine Italian linens and marble bathrooms featuring heated floors and deep soaking tubs. Club-level suites have living rooms, personal butler service and access to a lounge offering complimentary food and beverages. TOCA Restaurant specialises in small plates with international flair while the DEQ Lounge has fire pits on an outdoor patio. Since you're splurging, why not enjoy an aromatherapy steam and a soak in a tea-infused pool at the luxury spa.

Thompson Toronto - A Thompson Hotel

Housed in a structure with a sleek glass facade, Thompson Hotel is conveniently located a mile from the CN Tower in the upscale King West Village neighbourhood. Deluxe accommodations have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the cityscape and Lake Ontario. Enjoy large flat-screen TV and marble bathrooms with heated floors in standard guestrooms, while suites add balconies, living rooms and dining rooms. Head up to a chic rooftop bar to enjoy craft cocktails with stunning views of downtown alongside an infinity pool. If you're up for gourmet comfort food, you'll find it at the 24-hour Thompson Diner.

Novotel Toronto North York

A modern hotel just off popular Yonge Street, Novotel Toronto North York lies a five-minute walk from the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Guestrooms have minimalist decors with flat-screen TVs, desks and pull-out sofas among the contemporary furnishings. Spend some downtime splashing in an indoor saltwater pool, soaking at a sauna or working out at a fitness centre with modern exercise equipment. Ample meeting and event space make the spot popular with business travellers. The hotel has direct indoor access to a subway station and welcomes pets.

Travelodge Toronto East

Located ten kilometres from the Toronto Zoo, Travelodge Toronto East has casual guestrooms with mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Kids under the age of 17 stay for free and will likely enjoy plunging into the indoor pool. Parents can work out at a fitness centre and soak in a whirlpool tub. Enjoy a steak and catch a game on TV at the sport-themed Shoeless Joe's restaurant and lounge.

Toronto Beach for August

Woodbine Beach

If you're into volleyball, Woodbine Beach is the place for you. The lakeside spot has 90 volleyball courts and often hosts competitions. But everyone can enjoy the wide stretch of sand and swim-friendly waters. With canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards available for hire, it's also a great spot to embark on a lake adventure.

Bars and Restaurants

Treat yourself to a night of fine dining on dry-aged steaks, seafood dishes at a dynamic eatery, finger food before a ballgame or massive burgers with gourmet toppings. Toronto's bars and restaurants offer just about any dining experience you can imagine.

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse has been serving some of the city's choicest cuts for over a decade. You can size up your meal as you enter the upscale eatery and pass a gleaming glass meat locker. Your dining begins with fresh-baked British-style pudding popovers. While the menu of mains changes, count on a 40-ounce cut that's dry-aged for 50 days. Choose regionally sourced beef such as porterhouse from Alberta and ribeye from Guelph, Ontario, or international offerings including Japanese Black Tajima Striploin. Pair your cuts with duck-fat fries and sauteed rapini. Jacobs is open daily from 5 pm to 10:45 pm.

Matisse Restaurant and Bar

With a name honouring a famed French artist, Matisse Restaurant and Bar brings artistic flair to its menu of Canadian cuisine. The eatery at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel also draws inspiration from around the world for dishes including Vegetable Korma with cardamom and coconut and Grilled Atlantic Salmon with soy ginger dressing. There are also a wide array of sharing plates to sample small bites including grilled cheese toasties with sriracha and parmesan cheese lavash with beet hummus. Why not cap the meal with their signature drink of smoke-infused bourbon? Matisse is open from Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 11 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 11 pm.

Arriba Restaurant

Set in the entertainment district, Arriba Restaurant offers soaring views of Rogers Centre stadium in a dynamic space. The spot is popular for pre-game meetups, post-game gatherings or watching the game on one of Arriba's TVs. The eatery specializes in sharing plates for groups and game-day favourites including Angus Beef burgers with smoked scallions, beer-battered Fish and Chips and slow-roasted barbecued baby back ribs. Arriba is open from Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 1 am, on Saturday from 7 am to 1 am and on Sunday from 7 am to 12 am.

The Burgernator

With a name like the Burgenator, you can expect to get seriously big burgers at the Kensington Market joint. Griddle-smashed patties are made with in-house-ground Black Angus beef and topped with hearty fare. Tuck into a Bazooka Burger with two patties, a fried egg, chipotle aioli and sauteed hot peppers. Their namesake offering has caramelised onions and sauteed mushrooms. Pair your burger with a milkshake or a Lebanese-inspired Laziza malt beverage. The Burgernator is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm, except on Sunday when it closes at 9 pm.

Things to do in Toronto in August           

Canada's Wonderland

One of the country's top amusement parks, Canada's Wonderland has over 70 rides including a rollercoaster with an 80-degree drop that hits speeds of 148 km/h. Command your own cockpit on the Skyhawk or fly through the sky free-form on the Lumberjack's axe pendulum. You can also spend the day splashing at an eight-hectare water park with a lazy river and extreme water slides for the more adventuresome.

Beach by Centreville Amusement Park

Two adventures in one day await with a ferry ride to Centre Island. The Centreville Amusement Park has over 30 rides geared toward younger children and more than a dozen dining options that parents will appreciate. Nearby Centre Island Beach is also a family-friendly spot with calm shallow water that's perfect for kids and plenty of room to play on the sand.

City Break at Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square is a wonderful place to spend a few hours on a summer day. Children and adults alike love to dash through the computer-programmed fountains that spout up from the square's granite centre. In summertime the spot hosts free concerts during the day, movie screenings at night and a variety of cultural festivals.

Gardiner Museum

Dedicated solely to ceramics, the Gardiner Museum showcases over 3,000 pieces that span from ancient Mayan times to modern works of art. Discover how ceramics have been intertwined with human history for centuries and then get your hands dirty with a workshop at a clay studio. Finish the visit by savouring organic cuisine with views of Queen's Park at the on-site Gardiner Café.

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