Post # 1
I’m going to be visiting Toronto for the first time with my SO in about 3 weeks and would love some suggestions on what to do/where to go. We are totally open to anything, love markets, museums, theater, restaurants, unique or kitchy bars, etc.
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated!! Thanks!
Post # 3
Where are you staying? TO is a great city and you’ll have a blast.
Kensington Market (just west of Spadina and south of College) – on Sundays they have “pedestrian sundays” and close off the area to traffic. There’s lots of vintage stores and its kinda a “hip” area.
Museums – The ROM (old-school museum) and the Gardiner Museum (ceramics) are across from each other at Bloor/Avenue. Just north of that is YORKVILLE which used to be “bohemian” (back in the 60s) but is now real upscale boutique-y. There’s some good pubs there – I personally like the Pilot and Hemingways.
The PUBS – So much fun. They’re more low-key and less meat-markety than in the States so have fun with that.
Roncesvalles – Eastern European historically but now artsy too.
Danforth – “Greek Town” – check when Taste of the Danforth is
Basically, just explore the neighborhoods because there’s so much to see and so much urban flavor.
As for food, though, I was never jazzed by it. I personally love Flip Toss Thai on Harbord west of Spadina, but it’s a hole in the wall thai place, not a sit down dinner. Susur Lee has a restaurant on King Street which I want to try when I visit for my wedding.
Post # 4
Ooh thanks!!! We’re staying at the Hilton Garden inn on Peter Street downtown. I’m definitely planning on trying out the Kensington market and the ROM has Harry Potter exhibit (which we LOVE).
Thanks for the suggestions!