It’s simple, Toronto is Canada's top city.
Think of it as the country’s answer to the Big Apple. The vibe is addictive and the crowd just as vibrant as that of its US cousin.
Being located along one of Canada’s greatest lakes (Lake Ontario), you’re equidistant from a relaxing day on the Toronto Island Beach, or a night of hipster heaven in the ever-quirky Ossington District.
I’ve put together a list of my top five activities to experience in the city. If you don’t fit these into your visit, you’re missing out!
1. Grab Some Grub in Chinatown
If you love your grub, then you’ll love Toronto’s Chinatown! In the city’s little China, you’ll find exotic restaurants, grocery stalls right, left and center, and some of the best Chinese food in all of North America. If spice is your thing, try the Gerrard Indian Bazaar where you’ll smell the mouth-watering spices of the restaurant before you see them!
2. Munch At the Market Mecca
St Lawrence Market is the Toronto foodie’s Mecca! Located downtown, it’s the perfect location to go gung-ho and have a day full of food. Who says six meals a day is too much, right?
Try Uno Mustachio’s Veal Parmigiana Sandwich or the Peameal Bacon Bun at Carousel Bakery. Try the Hot House Restaurant & Bar, which has been voted the city’s best Sunday brunch for five years running. You’ll be booking flights in bulk after a Hot House brunch!
3. Shop Till You Drop
Toronto has amazing shopping areas, from huge malls such as the Eaton Centre to trendy boutiques and vintage stores in Yorkville and Queen Street. No matter what your style, I’d be shocked if you couldn’t find something to suit your taste in Toronto’s various shopping districts.
4. Drink Like a Rock Legend
If you are looking for a great bar, look no further than Queen Street West. The street’s famous haunt, The Horseshoe Tavern has hosted rock legends such as The Police, The Ramones and The Rolling Stones.
5. Jump On the Swings
If you’re visiting with family, the ultimate destination has to be Centreville Amusement Park. With over thirty rides and only a short ferry ride away from central Toronto, it’s a must for any kids who are visiting Toronto!
Travel Tip Shared by Nick Blake