It goes without saying that Father’s Day might look a little different this year with limited places to go celebrate and having to adjust annual traditions. 

With that said, there is lots of opportunity to get creative and adjust to our current climate by shopping local and gifting somewhat non-traditional gifts and experiences. 

Checkout our Father’s Day Guide, 2020 edition. Our guide has two goals in mind, to help you celebrate all the seasoned dads, new dads, and future dads, while supporting the local businesses we love. 

Beer & Brisket

Can’t go to your favourite restaurant or BBQ spot? Why not bring the BBQ home to dad! Liberty Commons offers everything from prepared chef kits ready for you to throw on the grill to fully cooked meals for the whole family. Whether you’re a family that grills together or prefers to just dine together Liberty Commons has you covered.

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for gourmet barbeque and local beer, their beer shop is also open and ready to help you pair your BBQ with the perfect beer for a true restaurant experience right at home. 

The Gift of Fitness

Got a dad who loves to keep fit or is always down to try something new? With F45’s new online classes you can buy dad the gift of at home fitness and motivation so he can stay on top of his game. 

Set fitness goals together, encourage each other, and best of all, meet each other online and workout together! F45Live is a great way to see dad on a regular basis while doing something you can both enjoy and benefit from. While you and dad get fit together, you’re also helping keep the doors of your favourite local gym stay open. 

With $30 weekly memberships and zero commitment options this is a great way for dad to try it out and to tide him over until he can get back to visiting his regular gym. Read more about the people behind F45 Liberty Village and F45Live here

Fresh Fades & Cuts

Although at home haircuts have become a fad and necessity, they do not compare to the full barbershop experience. While barbershops aren’t open yet, the days when they’ll re-open, and fresh haircuts are a reality again are near! Word on the street that this may be happening sometime in June. 

In anticipation of the days when fresh fades and haircuts are possible, plan a father-son barbershop visit with an IOU to visit Axe and Hatchet or The Village Barbershop – take the stress off dad, by keeping an eye on re-opening dates, booking your appointments, and simply letting him know where and when! 

Home Improvements

Make plans this Father’s Day to work on a home project and build something together. 

Now that we’re all spending time at home more than ever, there’s even more reason to make it into a home we you and your family love, the smallest upgrades like a coat of paint or pop of colour on the front door can make all the difference, and plus there’s nothing better than bonding with dad over a little DIY project, right? 

May it be dad helping you up your home and patio game, or you helping dad with those never-ending projects at his place, your local Home Hardware is open and ready to serve you so you can show up ready to get that project done. 

Beer Tasting & Cocktails

There’s nothing like a cold beer or refreshing cocktail on a hot day. Treat dad to an at home tasting experience. Pick-up some of your favourite local beers, or a fancy cocktail kit along with all the speciality glassware and create an experience and memories you’ll remember forever. It’s never too late to start new traditions. 

With a variety of store fronts now open like, West Elm, Kitchen Stuff Plus, EQ3, Structube, Canadian Tire, and Home Hardware, you have endless options to find the perfect glassware and accessories to create a boutique experience at home. 

You can also check out our list of Happy Hour take-out options in Liberty Village for places to pick-up local cocktail kits and beers. 

Cake Delivery

Bakery doors may be closed, but their kitchens are open! For the Love of Cake is still busy baking and creating delicious sweet treats.

You can find a full list of what they have to offer on their website and contact them directly, or you can even have your cakes delivered via Uber Eats. 

Surprising dad with a customized sweet treat to satisfy his sugar craving has never been easier or more delicious than this! 

Shop “Local”

Treat dad to an at home restaurant experience without having come up with all the ideas, walk the isles of the grocery store or stand in long LCBO line-ups. 

You can literally, shop Local! Local Liberty Village has transformed into your local one stop shop for all things delicious and indulgent. Pick-up everything from meal kits, fruits and veggies, meats, snacks, cheese, pantry essentials, and so much more. 

You can even have everything delivered for free, though DoorDash while you clean and set-up your patio before dad arrives, or save 10% if you decide to pick-up.   

Checkout what other Liberty Village restaurants are also doing to make mealtime easier for you and your celebrations. 

We hope this guide helps you create new traditions and memories. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandads, and dads-to-be! 

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