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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...
176 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 2E6, Canada
Tucked behind the popular Rose and Sons is the large yet clandestine wooden back patio of Big Crow. The CN Rail Train and lots of chatter provide the background noise for groups of friends gathering around over some incredible baby back ribs....
1330 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4, Canada
Brace the line ups because this is one of the most popular restaurants in Toronto. It's getting the accolades too: En Route named it one of their ten best restaurants in the country. The premise is simple: tacos, bourbon and loud hip hop and rap...
730 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H2, Canada
Founded by Canadian Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford of Food Network Canada's Restaurant Makeover and Pitchin' In, Ruby Watchco is her farm to table labour of love. For $49, you get a four course meal: an appetizer, main course, cheese amuse bouche...
711 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T7, Canada
Toronto's parks system connections are tremendous; it's nearly possible to get from one corner of the city to the other while stepping foot on nothing but green space (almost). Coronation and the Battery Park Trail are great lakeshore spots to...
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
I went to Toronto for the first time in the fall of 2010. I expected it to be colder, but I wasn't exactly thrilled that Toronto's fall was like New York's winter. So I was happy to spend a good amount of time indoors in galleries and museums. AGO...
229 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1R4, Canada
The Tour Guys take you on a guided tour of Toronto's Graffiti Alley. As you wind through the alley as well as other points of graffiti in back areas of downtown, you'll get an overview of the history and language of graffiti. It's a great insight...
93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canada
It’s funny… you live in a city for so long that you forget to go exploring. Sometimes you need to be a tourist in your own city to re-discover those famous places that seem to grab the attention of oh-so-many visitors. Like today, while taking...
65 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada
Union Station is a landmark in architectural design, and remains Canada’s most frequently used passenger rail terminal. Even if you’re not disembarking on a journey to another part of the country, I highly recommend visiting the station in order...
93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canada
I love going to markets when I'm on a trip. It's a place where you get a glimpse of people's every day lives. If I live in Toronto, St. Lawrence Market would definitely where I'd shop on weekends. It's a multi-level indoor market where you can...
181 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3, Canada
On the whole i'm a pretty healthy eater and iQ Food Co. is one of my go-to's for healthy eats. Those that know me, know that I'm a big Chai fan and so today I picked myself up a 'Chai Town' smoothie made with unsweetened almond milk, chai, raw...
25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5, Canada
Against the Grain specializes in creating international fare from thoughtfully sourced, local ingredients—served with sophisticated flair. Pair that with an expansive view of Lake Ontario (and a regional Canadian brew), and you've got the perfect...
27 Trinity St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
Brick Street Bakery has a few outlets scattered about town, but for a truly exceptional artisan experience, grab a freshly baked loaf of bred, a double chocolate nut brownie, a lemon tart, or a piping hot apple pie from the Distillery location and...
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3, Canada
A hidden gem in Toronto, Le Sélect Bistro serves a diverse selection of French dishes from brunch to dinner. Try out their moules au porc fume et à la maudite, which features Atlantic Mussels steamed in strong Québec Ale with smoked pulled pork....
1575 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1, Canada
Ashley Jacot De Boinod—the former pastry chef at Buca—has taken doughnut creations to new heights. Tim Horton's tim bits these are not. If you want a peanut butter, bacon, and marshmallow doughnut, order the Elvis. A beer doughnut?...
32 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
The distillery district in Toronto is one of my favorite neighborhoods. There are chic boutiques and artsy stores, random street art, and yuppie hangouts in the area. One of my favorite stops was the chocolate store Soma. I recommend stopping by...
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