Collected by Jessika Mathurin
64 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7, Canada
I don't know of many places where you can grab a coffee, read a magazine, pull a pint, flip a tractor tire, swing a sledgehammer, and finish off with an organic wheatgrass and kale smoothie, but then I don't know many other places like the...
10 Temperance St, Fl 1, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4, Canada
The Chase is actually two restaurants: the Chase Fish & Oyster downstairs and the Chase upstairs. Fish & Oyster is for power lunches and first dates, with a seafood-focused menu. The oyster po'boys and fried chicken are favorites. The Chase is for...
11 Duncan St, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2, Canada
The Cocktail Parlor is bringing back the nightlife to the derelict Entertainment District in Toronto. This bar is very similar to the atmosphere and decor at Soho House but without the membership fee. Among high ceilings, low leather banquettes...
191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1J5, Canada
Montauk’s designer sofas have classic flair without losing their comfort. Sinkable leather sofa and tailored chesterfields are in full supply here. After testing one, we can’t guarantee you’ll want to be a couch potato. The showroom itself is a...
140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 1X6, Canada
Located right in the heart of the Financial district, Dineen is the prettiest place to get your morning java fix in TO. With its ornate European tiles, large chandeliers and gorgeous shelves, you'll want to stay in here all day. An ideal place for...
348 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8, Canada
Long before "organic" hit the mainstream, The Big Carrot was selling this philosophy in their grocery store in the 1980s. Now it's expanded with a fantastic cafe and juice bar, a buffet of options to choose from if you are on the go but want a...
478 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B4, Canada
The vegetarian, vegan and raw movement in Toronto has become more varied over the years but most establishments are all casual. Enter Grasslands for a fancier option to eat vegan. Formerly Fressen (and sister of Urban Herbivore in Kensington...
807 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y5, Canada
Just north of Leslieville and east of Toronto's East Chinatown is home to Hammersmiths at Logan and Gerrard. It's a non-descript location and you won't find the lines you will at Lady Marmalade just down the street. Savour pots of tea, munch on...
264 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V7, Canada
Located on the Dupont strip in the heart of the Annex and just north of Yorkville feast on a variety of organic and locally sourced dishes. You can eat in or take out at this sophisticated yet casual restaurant (which also has a colorful back...
1162 A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1L4, Canada
The Thrill of the Find is a women's boutique that stays true to its name. You can find desinger vintage from Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo and Diane Von Furstenburg in the front of the store but if you ask nicely, you'll be able to go into the back...
145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1, Canada
The best way to get in the mood for the holiday season is to treat yourself to a performance to the Nutcracker, performed by the National Ballet of Canada. Held at the Four Seasons Centre for Performing arts, the ornate theatre is a wonderful...
60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5, Canada
Home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, this curved glass building is also a premiere venue for the Toronto International Film Festival. During the year, this iconic building in Toronto serves as concert showcase and special event venue. National...
145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1, Canada
Opened in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts right in the crux of downtown at Queen and University is a gorgeous forum for performances from the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company (COC). For those looking for a...
688 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1C5, Canada
The “fringe movement” is a worldwide network of indie theatre festivals. As the name suggests, the movement is about celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. As a result, the shows are...
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
The Cavalcade of Lights, held at Toronto's City Hall near the end of every November is the inauguration of the holiday season. The Christmas Tree (or Holiday Tree, as some in our politically correct city call it) is lit and the skating rink opens....
335 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, Canada
Walk by the glass door in the midst of Queen West's shopping district, and you may miss one of the best value hotels in Toronto. The entrance of the hotel is a restaurant and up the stairs is your gateway to a sanctuary right in the heart of the...
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