Toronto is known as a city of neighborhoods, each with its own flavour. Make sure to check these out on your visit here.
Yonge and Dundas
The official tourist centre. Packed with crowds, go here for tourist restaurants, shopping, theatre, live street performances and to people watch. Eaton Centre is one of the cities most popular shopping malls.
Toronto’s ‘Mink Mile’, where you go for luxury shopping and dining. Here you will also find the ROM – one of the largest museums in Canada. Close by are University of Toronto and Queen’s Park.
On Toronto’s revitalized harbourfront you’ll find the ferries to the Toronto Islands as well as bike paths and street performers. Close by are Union Station, the CN Tower, Skydome (Rogers Centre) and the Ripley’s Aquarium.
St. Lawrence Market and The Distillery District
One of Toronto top foodie markets, St. Lawrence Market is a historic building with an assortment of gourmet foods. Head over to the Distillery District, a series of restored industrial buildings which now house boutique stores and restaurants.
Theatres, nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Go here to party.
Queen West, Chinatown & Kensington Market
Here is where the bohemian crowd and hipsters hang out. You’ll find cheap eats, quirky clothing shops and good scenery for urban photography. Spadina has an assortment of Chinese food. Head over to see what’s happening at Trinity Bellwoods Park.
The Annex/Koreatown & Little Italy
This is the hang out for students and professors. Book stores, dive bars and a wide price range of eats. Check out Christie Pits Park for some calm in the middle of the city.
Church & Wellesley
The original center of the LGBT community, this is also known as the ‘gay village’. Go here for bars and restaurants, and to watch the annual pride parade