Everyone loves a good barbeque! 

While BBQs on Park Property Management apartment balconies are prohibited, we don't want anyone to miss out on the fun meets and good eats that a BBQ brings together! We have some alternative ways for you to enjoy friends, family and food at a cookout.

Community Barbeques

Heading to a public park to get your grill-on is the next best thing to having a barbeque in your own backyard! There are many great parks that provide charcoal grills or let you bring your own small BBQ to use. The benefit to public parks is access to picnic tables, pavilions, and extensive greenspace to enjoy after you eat! *Your city may require permits for barbeques, please check your city website for more information.

Some of our favourite parks to barbeque in:

Bronte Creek Park in Oakville is a large park with plenty of picnic areas and several charcoal BBQs for public use.

Guelph Lake Park in Guelph has plenty of picnic areas that are great for BBQs, the beach is perfect for relaxing on, and there is a playground for children.

High Park in Toronto is centrally located with numerous picnic areas with community charcoal barbeques.

Visit the best barbeque restaurants

The next best thing to cooking on your own BBQ is having someone else do it for you! If you are craving something char-grilled, chances are you'll find a great restaurant serving some delicious barbeque in your own community.

Here are a few of our favourite BBQ restaurants:

The Crazy Canuck in Waterloo serves smoked in house pulled pork, ribs, poutine, and of course homemade BBQ sauce!

Smokin' Tony's BBQ in Guelph is perfect for smoked ribs, beef briskets, and grilled breakfasts on the weekends.

Chaps in Burlington are famous for their wings and ribs. You can enjoy your BBQ when you eat in, take out, or request delivery!

Home Grilled!

Yes, you can barbeque meals in your apartment! It just takes a little practice and some creativity. Any recipe can be grilled when you invest in a good grill pan and use your oven broiler. The Kitchn has some great tips for using your broiler for barbeque recipes.


Here are our favourite BBQ recipes you can make in your apartment:

Slow Cooker Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Oven Barbecued Chicken Thighs

Pan-Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Salsa

Grilled Marinated Vegetable Kebabs

Oven BBQ Ribs


Ribfests are #fingerlickingood

Last but not least, don't forget about the Ribfests taking place all summer long, at various stops throughout Ontario. Vendors from all over North America travel to compete for best ribs, best sauce, best pork and more! 


Happy Grilling!