Toronto Weather July Averages, Canada
What's the Weather Like in Toronto in July
With temperatures equal to those in August, July is the hottest time of the year in Toronto. Daily average temperatures in July range from a high of 25C (77F) to a low of 17C (63F), with an overall average of 21C (70F). These temperatures are similar to those Bordeaux, France and Asahikawa, Japan.
July also has the largest volume of rainfall with an average of 60 mm falling over 13 days.
Sunrise and Sunset
On July 1, the sun rises at 5:39 am and sets at 9:02 pm, creating 15:23 hours of daylight. On July 31, daybreak happens at 6:05 am and sundown takes place at 8:41 pm, with 14:35 hours of total daylight.
July has moderate winds with gusts peaking at 12 m/s and falling to zero. The average is 4 m/s.
If you're looking for a weather forecast for Toronto, you are advised to visit this page.
Hotels for Toronto in July
Check into a downtown oasis that feels a world away from the bustling city. Stay at an upscale spot in by popular neighbourhood eateries or a basic hotel that puts you close to the city's top attractions. From high-brow to no-frills, Toronto has a wide range of accommodations.
Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
While the beating heart of downtown may be just beyond its doors, the interior of Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square is a tranquil haven that contrasts its bustling urban environs. The boutique retreat has 167 guestrooms with luxury bedding, rich wood accents and rainfall showerheads. Upgrade to a suite for a balcony, kitchen and massive round bed.
Hockey fans will appreciate the PLAY Lounge while foodies will love a chic restaurant that serves a mix of tapas and locally-inspired cuisine.
Saint James Hotel
A short walk from popular Yonge-Dundas Square, the Saint James Hotel has 28 guestrooms in a charming red-brick building. Modern air-conditioned accommodations have large flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and pull-out sofas.
You can dine on healthy options such as soups, salads and wraps at the 24-hour on-site restaurant Freshii, and enjoy a cocktail at a large patio bar with a terrace and an open fire pit. While you can't work out on site, the hotel offers passes to a nearby fitness centre.
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
An affordable high-rise hotel, Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre lies near excellent shopping at both the Toronto Eaton Centre and Bloor-Yorkville district. Modern guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and pillow menus. Upgrade to a suite to enjoy a separate living area and a kitchenette.
Refresh at an indoor pool, work out at a fitness centre and relax on an outdoor patio with downtown views. Kids under 12 eat for free at the on-site restaurant, and kids under 19 stay for free at the hotel.
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown
With a central downtown location, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown is a six-minute drive from the CN Tower and a three-minute drive from city centre. Affordable guestrooms have flat-screen TVs and desks.
Upgrade to a suite for a spa tub, mini-fridge, microwave and separate seating area. The pet-friendly hotel also has a business centre and offers a complimentary continental breakfast.
Beaches for July for Toronto
Ward's Island Beach
While popular, Ward's Island Beach doesn't see quite the crowds that other more-frequented beaches get. From the ferry stop, you'll pass a small cafe where you can pick up drinks and snacks to enjoy on the sand. Look for pedestrian paths through the sand dunes and take a short hike to meadows that overflow with wildflowers.
Restaurants and Bars for Toronto in July
Enjoy fine dining on classic Canadian cuisine, traditional platters from Poland, vegetarian delicacies and Lebanese-inspired dishes. Toronto's culinary scene reflects the city's diverse international makeup.
Canoe Restaurant & Bar
For a view that's as impressive as the menu, dine at Canoe Restaurant & Bar. The stylish eatery has an enviable space on the 54th floor of a downtown skyscraper with soaring views of Lake Ontario that are sublime at sunset. The cuisine is decidedly Canadian, sourcing local ingredients for dishes such as pheasant with foie-gras-infused grain porridge.
Savour tender red venison with ice-wine jus, Swiss Chard and Jerusalem artichokes. Save room for a decadent dessert of butter tart. Canoe is open from Monday to Friday from 11:45 am to 10:30 pm.
Cafe Polonez specializes in Eastern European cuisine and traditional Polish fare. In an unassuming yet vibrant dining space, the casual restaurant serves hearty fare including traditional cabbage rolls, red beet borscht and pan-fried fish filets. Begin with a smoked-fish appetizer before discovering a beef liver sandwich or ham hock with potatoes and cabbage.
A host of vegetarian options are also available. Enjoy your meal with beer or spirits imported from the old country. Cafe Polonez is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm.
Vegetarian Haven lives up to its name with a menu of award-winning vegan delights. The Baldwin Village eatery has an intimate interior with exposed brick and mood lighting. Enjoy Asian-inspired gluten-free fare that's locally sourced with a variety of salads, wraps, noodle dishes and tofu offerings.
Organic juices are popular, notably the Body Cleanser with carrots, beets and ginger, and the California Sunshine with apples and lemon. Vegetarian Haven is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm, on Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm and is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Don't expect anything fancy at Mystic Muffin's counter. You can count on scrumptious apple cake that has made the take-out place a local legend. You can also find affordable sandwiches, soups and chilli. With roots in Lebanon, owner Elias Makhoul crafts dishes inspired by his heritage such as the Better Life Combo with spicy potatoes, chickpea and cabbage salads hummus, lentils, falafel balls and pita.
You also won't be disappointed in their baked goods including banana bread and bagels. Mystic Muffin is open from Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Things to Do in Toronto in July
Art Gallery of Ontario
With over 90,000 works spanning 20 centuries, the Art Gallery of Ontario houses some of North America's most significant collections. See revered European art from the 12th to 19th century. Enjoy a collection of pop art and contemporary works from the 1960s to today.
View the world's largest collection of sculptures by Britain's Henry Moore. Even the grounds are a work of art with landscaped gardens and a unique playground with design structures.
Rogers Centre never quite lived up to the hype surrounding its debut in 1989. Its once-innovative retractable roof is now seen as a lesser cousin to more recent open-air ballparks. But catching a Blue Jays game when the sun is shining and the roof is open is still a wonderful way to pass the day. And you won't have to run for cover if it rains.
One of Canada's oldest urban green spaces, Queen's Park was opened in 1860 with a ceremony featuring the Prince of Wales honouring Queen Victoria. Today you can still stroll quintessential English gardens and tree-lined paths. With little more than a few tables and a statue of the aforementioned prince, you're almost guarenteed to have a peaceful escape away from the city's busier public parks.
Centreville Amusement Park
Hop a ferry to Centre Island and spend a day at Centreville Amusement Park. Geared toward children, the theme park has rides and attractions including bumper boats, a Ferris wheel, twirling teacups and a vintage carousel. Play miniature golf, visit an animal farm or head out and explore the 250 hectares of nature that surround the park.