- The Second City51 Mercer Street, Toronto, ON, Canadarecommended The Second CityIf you like improv, you can't go wrong with The Second City--in fact, a bunch of SNL actors got there start with the company. The show lasts about two hours and focuses on political and social satire ... read morewith help from the audience. Be sure to buy tix in advance--they usually sellout a week or two before each show.
- Hockey Hall of Fame30 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5E Canadarecommended Hockey Hall of FameIf you love hockey, you gotta go to the Hockey Hall of Fame. It's got tons of memorabilia and equipment, NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup, when its not travelling), even a replica of the ... read moreCanadiens dressing room. Of course, there also are bios/info on inductees too. Almost best of all, there are areas where you can shoot pucks at a computer simulation of Ed Belfour. Or switch it up in another area where you can play goalie against a computer simulated Wayne Gretsky and Mark Messier. Any way you cut it, so fun!
- Mezes, Toronto 456 Danforth Averecommended Mezes, TorontoI came here with a date and a good friend of mine after she said that I must hit Greek-town while Toronto. The food was great...authentic and fresh. Like its namesake, you primarily share lots of mid ... read moresized plates of hummus, Taramasalata Greek Salads, Garides, Octopi, etc...highly recommended
- ONE Restaurant116 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ONrecommended ONE RestaurantI didn't get a chance to eat here...but I had a great time here at the bar. One is a huge space full of large high end photography pieces inside…tables outside wrap around two streets. One is bar far ... read morethe trendiest place I’ve ever been in Toronto…yet everyone we spoke with was friendly and very accessible. While enjoying more local beers and eventually switching to Hendriks G&T’s we met girls from all over including Serbia,Czech Republic, Turkey, the Middle Eastern, Lithuania and even Canadians. Toronto is a bit more cosmopolitan than the rest English and French Canada…
- Pravda Vodka Bar44 Wellington Street East, Toronto, ON M5E Canadarecommended Pravda Vodka BarCool looking spot with very good looking crowd. I was pleasantly surprised how good the food was…The Smoked Salmon & creme fraiche flat bread with capers was not only was delicious but I was surprised ... read moreto see how big it was for only $15 and loaded with salmon.The Tuna Tataki- was nice and rare…a hit with the ladies…we ordered two plates. Well I had to try their Pirogi w/Vodka dill cream with bacon and mushroom …heart attack in a bowl …but so worth it..it was sooooo good. From there we kept drinking and hot the dance floor to burn off Pirogi and Vodka…
- Yorkville104 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canadarecommended YorkvilleThis is Toronto's hottest hood. It's a combo of Soho, 5th Ave and the West Village. It's loaded with great restaurants, bars, patio bars...and yes if you are so inclined...shopping. The crowd is very ... read moremulti-national which I really liked.
- CN Tower301 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V Canadarecommended CN TowerAmazing experience, and the best way to see the golden horseshoe! We skipped the edge walk, but the observation deck and glass floor had my stomach in my throat the entire time. Completely surreal, ... read moreespecially when a plane flies by below your eye level! (there is an airport on the island just in front of the tower, so the planes would be taking off or landing, but it still feels crazy)
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The Eaton Centre is a great spot.
- Toronto IslandsToronto Islands, ON M5V, Canadarecommended Toronto IslandsIf you need a break from the urban maze, hop on the ferry from downtown Toronto over to the islands. Rent (or bring) a bike along with you, and pedal past gardens, beaches, cafes and more places to ... read morejust chill. The skyline harborfront views looking back to the city alone are worth the trip!Sara Benson
This is a great, quick ferry trip away from downtown and a great place to explore during late spring and early summer, when the weather is warm.
- Centre Island Ferry DockToronto, ON, Canadarecommended Centre Island Ferry DockCentre Island is Toronto's Island getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Get on the ferry dropping you on the island, for a recreational oasis perfect for biking, jogging and picnicking. Make ... read moresure to check out Shopsy's, a great restaurant terrace on the water. It's perfect for big parties, especially given its spectacular city views towards the Toronto skyline.
- Shopsy's Island Deli BarToronto, Ontario, Canada
- Kensington MarketKensington Market, Toronto, ON M5T, Canadarecommended Kensington MarketIf there was one thing I wanted to see while in Toronto, it was Kensington Market and its artsy vibe. I headed towards Chinatown and landed into a neighborhood filled with charming old houses, vintage ... read moreshops and hipster locales covered in creative graffiti. My favorite thought was this delightful unexpected cafe - Sonic - that serves two purposes: features great street art and and serves some great espressos.Monica Suma
My favorite part of town. Definitely has most character!
recommended Sault Ste. MarieGorgeous scenery!! It is a long drive but worth it. Especially in fall or spring when the temperature extremes are not as bad. Could do it as a day trip from Toronto.D'Maris Coffman
Dunno if you have a car, but this is a decent day trip from Toronto.
- Harbourfront Centre235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON, Canada
- St. Lawrence Market92- 95 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canadarecommended St. Lawrence MarketWe went here on a Sunday and loved having food from one of the vendors. A nice urban market near the center of the city. An indoor market so the weather will not be an issue.Leigh Virkus
Especially good on the weekends - make sure you have Canadian Bacon.