Collected by Jana Maria Gudmundsdottir
93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canada
Toronto's St. Lawrence Market is crammed with 120 vendors, butcher counters, bakeries, ethnic eateries, and seafood shops. But there's one reason why most people come here: the peameal bacon sandwich, which is dished up at the Carousel Bakery....
Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada
A trip to Toronto without a visit to Kensington Market doesn’t make any sense. Despite its diminutive size, this neighborhood packs plenty of activity within its boundaries. Arrive hungry: Restaurants and cafés dish out bites...
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...
1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada
When the Drake Hotel opened in 2004, it not only enhanced the Toronto hotel scene, it helped revitalize the West Queen West neighborhood. This was long before the rapper Drake (no relation) became known as a Toronto ambassador. The design-oriented...
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...
1022 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K4, Canada
The word "detox" is not usually in my vocabulary but when I need to take a break from the caloric-inducing meals from my travels, my preferred place is Belmonte Raw, located in the heart of Leslieville. Not only do they offer a variety of cleanses...
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...
249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3A1, Canada
The Dakota Tavern is Ossington Avenue's infamous subterranean saloon, an open concept rock bar with glowing skulls mounted on the wall, barn doors leading nowhere, and high-backed whiskey barrel stools surrounding the old oak bar. The Dakota has...
The Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
479 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2N4, Canada
It's one of the most beautifully decorated places in the city. It's away from the tourist fray in the East End, but if you're lucky to have your cuppa here, you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the skyline from Riverdale Park. This is a...
93 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z2, Canada
Walk down Ossington any afternoon and you are bound to encounter a mysterious snaking line emerging from a rather nondescript space. Despite the fact that this is Toronto, not Reykjavik, locals have been queueing up Scandinavian style to get their...
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3, Canada
Though Le Sélect could be classified as a stereotypical French bistro—with its burgundy leather studded banquettes, black and white tiles and that je ne sais quoi—its French inspired brunch is a pleasant surprise. Condo dwellers get up early to...
405 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2N1, Canada
Roncesvalles is definitely a neighborhood worth visiting, and this gift boutique is a great excuse to do so. It's only been open for a year but has plenty of loyal followers and lots of fun finds ranging from baby gear to napkins with faux wine...
1151 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada
The famed Drake Hotel's motto is that they are a "hotbed of culture." This extends to their General Store but the items in here are anything but general. There's lots of curiosities here like those fun scratch maps, New York vs. Paris postcard...
9 Clarence Square, Toronto, ON M5V 1H1, Canada
Clarence Square is a nice, shady little square in downtown Toronto, near King and Spadina. The friendly French waitstaff at Le Neuf Cafe serve great coffee and pastries (with more substantial offerings later in the day, though I was there in the...
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