Inspired by The To Do List (in theatres July 26th!) Shedoesthecity writers created their summer to-do lists that include everything from “doing it at the drive-in” to “more glitter, generally”. (See bottom to find out what you could win by emailing us your list! It’s AMAZING!!)

Meredith’s List

  •  Go pool hopping
  •  Don’t wear pants for one month
  • Bike from the west end to the beaches and eat Burger’s Priest 
  •  Go to a cottage (or three)
  •  Go to Toronto Island
  • Make five new friends
  • See an outdoor movie (aka Clueless on August 7

Monica’s List

  • Skinny dip. The fact that this has not happened yet is the definition of a travesty.
  •  Find my ice cream boyfriend (a man who works somewhere that serves ice cream, to be flirted with profusely until free cones are procured).
  •  Cycle to the island and have a picnic.
  •  Keep up this fun no make up thing I’ve been doing. Feels good to get the albino lashes out. 
  • More glitter, generally.
  • Bathing suits as bras. 
  • Take my mom’s dog for some walks. Me and the dog aren’t quite best buddies and I feel like it’s important to her that we bond.
  • Finally find the big giant floppy hat of my pallid dreams. It’s out there, somewhere…

Lisa’s List

  • Get everything out at Toronto’s nude beach. It’s time I get more European and less body conscious
  •  Hit a home run. (In my softball comedy league!)
  • Eat a whole lot of seafood in Halifax. (I don’t eat meat, and save seafood for vacations… very excited.)
  • Take time to read more often.
  • See 10+ Summerworks shows
  • Milk bath. (Gross or luxurious? I won’t know until I do it!)
  • Cottage time. (I’m from Alberta and this “cottage life” doesn’t exist there. Must. Get. To. A. Cottage.)
  • Late night swim in a public pool? Risky? Risque?
  • Solve a mystery. (Ultimate life goal. Someone find me a mystery, start me off with a few clues, and I’ll do it.)
  • Start “the wave” at a Blue Jays game. (Oh, the power!)

Jen’s List

  • Swim in a lake.
  •  Become one of those people who always has a jug of homemade iced tea chilled and ready to serve with fresh fruit garnish.
  • Pretend I live in the 1950s and do it at the Drive-In
  • Varnish my front steps and backyard picnic table.
  • Organize a foolproof filing system. (The least favourite to-do on this list but the most important one.)
  • Use the BBQ cookbook my boyfriend gave me and become the QUEEN of marinating meat in advance. Well, for at least one night. 
  • Scantily clad night biking that ends with coconut ice creams and sweet smooches. 
  • A road trip without a destination.

Send us your list for a chance to win our ULTIMATE SUMMER TO-DO LIST! 

Submit your list because we will be picking our favourite and awarding one lucky reader EVERYTHING from our Ultimate Summer To-Do List! 

  • 2 passes to the AGO!
  • $150 gift card for food and drink on The Drake Sky Yard (we’re thinking many, many mojitos)
  •  An exclusive personal shopping appointment at Topshop where a team of stylists will help you put together a head-to-toe look with a $200 TopShop shopping spree!
  • A complimentary nail art mani from Pinky’s Nails!
  • 2 passes to The To-Do List screening in Toronto!

Yep, that’s a pretty awesome WIN! Get creative because SDTC writers will pick our favourite list to win it all! Email your to-do list to Contest closes July 23 at 2pm EST. Winner will be notified by July 24 at 3pm EST.


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