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If you are looking for a quick urban escape, few cities hit all the right notes like Toronto. With world-class museums, shopping, restaurants and nightlife—not to mention summertime favorites like Major League baseball and open-air music festivals—it’s got all the bases covered. To make the most of a long weekend, however, you need some guidance. Josh Alexander is happy to share some of his favorite places here. To see his full itinerary, visit AFAR Journeys.
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317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
Frank Gehry was born inToronto, but his dramatic 2008renovation and expansion ofthis Beaux-Arts museum washis first Canadian commission.He first discovered art on childhood visits to its vast collection,which spans the world. Now themuseum...
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100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada
When summer arrives in Toronto, there’s music in the air. Michael can arrange your trip to coincide with one of the city’s many cultural festivals. The Luminato Festival, which runs from June 10 to June 26, embraces dance, music and theater....
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55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
From 1832 until 1990, Toronto’s Distillery District was, as its name implies, the site of the massive Gooderham and Worts Distillery. After it closed, the space was unoccupied for more than a decade until it reopened in 2003 following an extensive...
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1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, Canada
The great American pastime, baseball, is just as enjoyable on a summer day in Toronto as it is on this side of the border. The Rogers Centre, formerly the Skydome, is one of the city’s most impressive, and expensive, construction projects costing...
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Chinatown, Toronto, ON M5T, Canada
Toronto's Chinatown is one of the largest in North America and truly feels like a step across the Pacific Ocean to Asia. The original Chinatown area was relocated to make room for Toronto's new City Hall, but a vibrant community now thrives....