6 things you need in your life to brighten up your Ontario summer


Put away your laptop or pen and paper (if you’re old school like that) because the sun is shining, the grass is green, the birds are singing, and that can only mean one thing: summer!

It’s time to kick back and enjoy all that summer in Ontario has to offer. And if you want something new and exciting, Nescafé is hosting a Day of Icy Moments event on July 30-31 (event details below) in downtown Toronto to celebrate the launch of the new Nescafé GOLD Iced Original Cappuccino and Salted Caramel Latte.

There will be ice sculptures with prizes inside (to be won once melted) and delicious frozen drink samples for the perfect midday pick-me-up.

Nescafé will also be keeping Ontarians cool for the rest of the summer with pop-up events across the province, where you’ll have the chance to sample what could soon become your new favorite drink. Locations include Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Kitchener, Thornhill, Ottawa, Willowdale and London.

So if you like to take a break and enjoy the moment, and are looking for ways to cool off this summer, here are some summer must-haves.

Show your competitive side in a game of Spikeball

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Summer is the best time for group sports and games. Hang on a Spikeball game and challenge your friends or family to a game. You are sure to have hours of fun – don’t forget to Stay hydrated.

Want to make things more interesting? Make a bet for the winner to buy everyone their favorite ice cream.

Treat yourself at lunchtime with the new Nescafé GOLD iced coffee

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Iced coffee is a cutting-edge summertime treat, perfect for any afternoon.

Take your cup to go and mix in a bag of Nescafé GOLD Iced Original Cappuccino or Salted Caramel Latte. It’s super quick and convenient – just add cold water, ice and stir! It makes the perfect cup every time with a creamy, velvety lather. This frozen drink is an easy and tasty way to treat yourself and enjoy some well-deserved “me time”.

Best of all, it’s made with naturally sourced ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. So you can feel good with every sip as you head to Sauble Beach.

Screen the latest blockbusters with a portable projector

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portable film projectors Plus, all those warm nights make the ultimate pairing for backyard movie nights.

Pop some popcorn, grab some lawn chairs and invite your friends over for a Marvel marathon or gobble up the latest episodes of Strange things.

Stay cool on the go with a portable fan

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Nothing worse than overheating trying to have a good time outside. That’s exactly when you pull out your handy portable fan because this summer there is no room for heat exhaustion.

Your little battery-powered companion still doesn’t do the trick? Head to downtown Toronto this weekend for instant refreshment during the Nescafé GOLD Day of Icy Moments event and cool off with ice sculptures and prizes. You can also grab tasty samples and awesome coupons.

Veg Out In A Pool Floatie with Cup Holders

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There’s something about lying in a float that’s so peaceful. One way to elevate that experience is to invest in one with cup holders so you always have easy access to your favorite cool drinks like the new Nescafé GOLD Iced Salted Caramel Latte.

Each convenient sachet creates an expertly crafted latte from high-quality coffee with a hint of caramel flavor. All you have to do is add cold water and ice for the ultimate sweet and salty combo to stay refreshed.

If you really want to step up your R&R game, add Nescafé’s New Original Iced Cappuccino & Salted Caramel Latte GOLD drinks to your afternoon routine. Don’t forget to visit the Nescafé Day of Icy Moments and Summer Sampling events happening across Ontario this summer. Try a delicious iced coffee and get coupons for a chance to win fun prizes.

Nescafé GOLD Frozen Moments Day

Saturday, July 30 – Meeting point: 229 Richmond St. W. (4 p.m. – 10 p.m.); Green P car park: Adelaide and Spadina (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday July 31 – Green P Parking Adelaide and Spadina (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.); 34 Hanna, Liberty Village (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Nescafé GOLD pop-up locations in Ontario (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Monday, August 1 – Toronto: Woodbine Beach; Toronto Ferry Terminal

Friday August 5 – Mississauga Port Credit/Waterfront and downtown Oakville; Toronto: Queen and Portland

Saturday August 6 – Kitchener: King Street (Farmer’s Market) and Blues Fest (near Italfest); Willowdale: Yonge and Hillcrest

Sunday, August 7 – Toronto: Stanley Park

Saturday August 13 – Mississauga: Celebration Square (near Italfest); Ottawa: ByWard Market

Sunday August 14 – Thornhill: Around Ribfest; Ottawa: Parliament Hill

Friday 19 August – London: Victoria Park/Richmond Row; Toronto: Trinity Bellwoods

Saturday 20 August – London: Masonville Area & Richmond Row; Toronto: the beaches

To learn more about Nescafé’s new GOLD frozen drinks, check out their website or follow them on Facebook, instagram, Twitter Where Youtube.


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