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Best things to do in Ontario

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Enjoy a premier shopping mall experience at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Mall offerings include hundreds of brand name stores, restaurants, and entertainment.”
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Art Gallery
“The architecture alone is worth the ten-minute walk: it's designed by Frank Gehry and is lovely to just walk around in. It's also a great way to see some of Canada and the world's greatest artists, and there's a kid-friendly space in the basement. Admission is free Wednesday 6-9pm, but it's otherwise still very affordable. There are also First Thursdays on the first Thursday of every month, where the AGO is open late and serves alcohol and food and there are lots of performances and activities.”
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Museum
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“The ROM is incredible during the day and there are so many exhibits to see. Some Friday's they have "Friday Night at the ROM" where Canada’s largest museum of art, culture, and nature into Toronto’s hottest 19+ social event. ”
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Aquarium
“Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment. It is located in downtown Toronto, just southeast of the CN”
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Monument / Landmark
“We recommend going to the revolving restaurant for lunch to take in the views over Toronto while you eat.”
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Farmers Market
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“This is one of my personal favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning... grab some fresh, local produce, fresh cut flowers, a coffee and a homemade baked good! Biggest farmers market in the city on Saturday mornings (huge white tent located behind the market). Antique market on Sunday mornings. The main part of the market is open Tuesday - Saturday. The have a great selection of fresh meat, fish etc including harder to find cuts of meat and seafood. Also, a great place to go to have lunch. Really good bagel places, bakeries, sandwich joints etc. ”
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Neighbourhood
“Very nice neighborhood with lot of small galleries, shops and restaurants. Don't miss El Catherine restaurant, Mill Street Organic Brewery (free samples), Soma chocolate store, Sake distillery (one of the best Sake spots) or Pure Spirit restaurant (Great Seafood and oysters). ”
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Art Museum
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“One of the biggest Museums in America with an amazing collection. The Modern Wing collections and Impressionists are my favorite. Also the best way to bring creative gift is to visit museum shop.”
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Neighbourhood
“This is my favorite part of the city! If you are in Toronto the last Sunday of the month, make your way to Pedestrian Sunday at Kensington. They close the street and lot of local artists, musicians are performing on the street. FOOD There is so much to try! I would start with tacos at Seven Lives - it's very small and always packed but definitely worth of wait. Try their smoked shrimp tacos! And just next door, there is the place with the best jerk chicken in the town - Rasta Pasta, don't miss this cool place. Cheese World shop at the end of Kensington street has amazing selection of cheese, olives and snacks. You can get cheese and than visit Blackbird bakery - their bread is unreal! Don't miss south American stands at Augusta street - you can get more tacos, churros, pupusa and much more. If you are craving beer, you should visit Kensington Brewery. It's a small brewery with board games. If you like live music go to my favorite bar in Kensington - POETRY JAZZ CAFE. They have live bands every night and really nice patio in the back. If you come around 8 pm you don't have to pay cover. If you come later on the cover is $10 but definitely worth it! If you just want to chill with glass of beer try Thirsty and Miserable or Ronny's. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Enjoy a short cruise in the Toronto Harbour to enjoy views of the Toronto skyline and visit the Toronto Islands. This tour features live narration designed to entertain and inform as you explore the region. ”
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Baseball Stadium
“The Rogers Centre (affectionately known as the SkyDome to locals) was the world's first stadium to have a fully retractable motorized roof! The stadium has been home to a plethora of sports events over the years, but also wrestling, concerts, monster truck rallies, ice skating and more. Be sure to check out what events are happening during your stay!”
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Capitol Building
“Don’t miss seeing Canada’s Parliament downtown Ottawa. Tours available by lining up across the street and getting a free ticket to see inside the buildings. ”
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Zoo
“One of only 2 free Zoo's in the US. The Right in the middle of Lincoln park and close to the lake. It's great to stumble into unexpectedly. Can get crowded on summer weekends. There is pay parking nearby. ”
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Park
“Rent the bicycle and cycle through High Park, stop by at the small zoo or visit outdoor swimming pool in the summer or rent the skates and skate on the pond in the middle of High Park. ”
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Baseball Stadium
“Left out the door and walk towards McDonalds. Bus stop will be on the south side of Irving Park Rd. Take the 80 Bus and get off at Clark. Turn right on Clark and follow the crowds.”
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Neighbourhood
“Millennium Park is definitely worth seeing. You can find a lot of historic and modern sights, as well as the Chicago Art Institute in the park. During the summer time you can enjoy concerts, festivals and outdoor activities out there.”
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