The great American pastime, baseball, is just as enjoyable on a summer day in Toronto as it is on this side of the border. The Rogers Centre, formerly the Skydome, is one of the city’s most impressive, and expensive, construction projects costing $570 million when it was completed in 1989. A large part of the expense was its groundbreaking design— the first stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof. The main draw of Rogers Centre in the summer is not only a chance to see the Toronto Blue Jays play but it’s also the venue for concerts from top performers. At Rogers Center, you can also skip the typical stadium hot dog for dishes from outposts of favorite neighborhood restaurants. When you’re ready to play ball and start planning your trip to Canada, go to AFAR Journeys for more details of Michael’s itinerary and eight other trips.
Toronto Blue Jays
Situated in the heart of Toronto, the Rogers Centre is home to Canada‘s only Major League Baseball team. Catching a Blue Jays game is a great way to relax and take a break in the summer time from a day of shopping and site seeing. Ticket prices are reasonable, finding parking nearby without being charged $25 can be a challenge, and remember that the stadium’s roof will be open as long as there is no rain so bring sunscreen and enjoy the game.