Ultimate Travel Guide to Toronto
Toronto is one of the top Canadian destinations for tourists – and for good reason! The metropolitan center is filled with loads of fun stuff to do and see. From top quality dining options to massive theme parks, guests will never get bored when visiting this famous Canadian city!
Have ease travelling in and around the city with the award-winning transit system made up of the metro, cable cars, and city buses. The low cost and speed of the metro allow guests to get to all the top spots without spending time getting stuck in traffic!
Being one of the most multicultural centers in the world, Toronto has a huge variety of cuisine options for any palate. Below are three restaurant options from fine-dining to a more relaxed dining experience!
A top fine-dining spot in the downtown core, on the 54th floor of a high-rise skyscraper. Along with some of the best cuisine options in the city, it also comes with the best view of the CN tower! Get dressed up for a night on the town and feel the true magic of the city at this one-of-a-kind restaurant!
Located in midtown Toronto, this modern restaurant offers a chic design in a welcoming atmosphere. This is a more casual option in comparison to the fine-dining spot listed above. Sit back and relax in the cozy seating area with various comfort food options such as the famous local burger and fries!
Also located downtown is the vibrant Italian inspired restaurant, La Palma. This is a great spot to grab a drink with friends or even sit back for a full course meal. The restaurant is famous for their gnocchi and over-fired pizza!
Toronto has a huge variety of places to stay, from chain hotels to a variety of B&Bs – but what truly makes the visit special is a stay in a local hotel. The following spots offer unique touches for a truly local Canadian experience.
Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square
This hotel is all about comfort and luxury – with spacious rooms, state of the art fitness center, and a contemporary style lounge. Guests will feel fully satisfied with the proficient service and hospitable atmosphere!
One King West Hotel & Residence
Located in the heart of downtown is the luxury hotel, One King West. Feel like royalty staying in this local hotel, fully equipped with the top quality furnishings, restaurant, and pool!
Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto
Feel true sophistication when staying at this luxury downtown hotel. Modern and chic décor, filled with top of the line amenities!
Old Mill Toronto
Escape the busy downtown core and head to the Etobicoke region to find the quaint boutique hotel, Old Mill. This is the perfect escape for a more quiet and restful stay in the city. Take time for yourself at the on-site spa with a variety of massage options.
There is so much more to do in the 6ix than just the CN tower and Nathan Phillips Square! The bustling city is filled with activities for any preference! Whether you want to relax on a patio with a drink or catch some local events, Toronto is the perfect destination with non-stop activities! Listed below are some favourite spots amongst the locals!
Attending live sports games are a favourite pastime for Canadians! Depending on the season, be sure to attend the extravagant baseball game of the Blue Jays in summer, sit amongst the wild basketball fans of the Toronto Raptors in fall, or head to the rink for a hockey game of Toronto Maple Leafs in winter!
The Distillery District is a definite must any time of year! Step back in time and wander amongst the old, 19th-century buildings that once housed the vibrant whiskey scene in the city. The quaint cobblestone streets are filled with lively pubs, cafes, galleries, and boutiques. If you’re lucky enough to be in the region during winter, the Distillery District is home to the famous Christmas Market with amazing local vendors!
Saint Lawrence Market
This famer’s market is well known amongst the locals for selling some of the best local produce and other groceries for the perfect meal. With over 100 vendors, walk through the market, take in the local culture, and perhaps purchase some Canadian maple syrup!
Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM is a favourite spot for a truly cultural experience. Walk through and enjoy everything from art to natural history all in one place! Being one of the largest museums in all of North America and largest in Canada, be sure to book in at least a few hours to look around!
For a more nature-inspired experience away from the busy downtown core, head on a short ferry ride over to Toronto Island. This is a popular destination during the summer months, as locals flock over to enjoy the beach, swimming, walking trails, and greenspace!
For more on Toronto, check out the blog on ‘Top Outdoor Destinations around Toronto‘