Nov 18, 2016

Toronto City Guide


It would be simple to say that Canada’s beautiful eastern region is ideal for lovers of culture and history.

Find out about some of the best places to eat, stay, shop and play in this vibrant city.

Stay

Fairmont Royal York Historic elegance in the heart of the downtown area – this grand, landmark hotel opened in 1929 across the street from the city’s main railway station.

Recently refurbished, this sprawling grand dame of Toronto has over 1,200 rooms and is located minutes from the city’s major attractions.

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Eat

When it comes to food with a view, the sky-high revolving restaurant inside the city’s CN Tower has no rivals.

Considered one of Toronto’s finest diners, 360 The Restaurant has its own herb and vegetable garden and a menu drawn from fresh local produce.

Sotto Sotto is the go-to for classic Italian in the city’s Yorkville neighbourhood, while China meets France at DaiLo in the Little Italy area with cocktails and dumplings upstairs til late at LoPan.

Shop

Discover what Matt Damon and Minnie Driver already know and shop some log cabin-chic fashion at made-in-Canada lifestyle store Roots. Find leather, high-end boots and home wares.

You’ll find over 200 shops at the Toronto Easton Centre mega-mall, and if you want to splurge, head for the so-called ‘Mink Mile’ on Bloor Street for high-end designer wares.

Play

Carless and cobblestoned, the Distillery District offers unique shops and restaurants including Soma, a chocoholic’s paradise, and beer tasting tours at the local brewery.

Recently revamped by Toronto-born, superstar architect Frank Gehry, the Art Gallery of Ontario showcases ‘Canadiana’ in art and sculptures; while a day trip to Ward’s Island by ferry offers walking trails and beach cafes.