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Best things to do in Toronto

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.

“Trinity Bellwoods Park is a public park located in the west end of Toronto. It is located near trendy Queen West Area where all the trendy hip restaurants are. Check their website for activities happening during your stay. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Yorkdale has the most of world famous stores and some amazing restaurants. If you're interested in brand name stuff, then you should go to Yorkdale Shopping Centre.”
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“Queen St West, or West Queen West as it's known locally, is Toronto's premier walking street, full of small shops and boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. It's not a tourist street; it's where Torontonians go to shop and play and live. You could devote an entire visit to just walking Queen Street, from Parkdale in the west, through the shopping district right through downtown. Further east, the neighbourhood of Leslieville offers great restaurants and a friendly vibe. Queen St continues even further east, eventually ending up in the iconic Beach neighbourhood, where the city meets the lake and where each year the Beach Jazz Festival, well jazzes up the scene.”
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“Toronto has the second largest Chinatown in North America. People will find bargains on exotic trinkets, jewelry, clothing and household items. Plus, of course, where there's a bustling Chinatown, there's delicious food, and Toronto's Chinatown is no exception. There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of restaurants serving not just authentic Chinese, but also Vietnamese and other Asian fare.”
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“Yorkville - Toronto's upper eastside, come here for fine dining and shopping for luxurious brands. Suggested Spots: Hemingways, Nervosa, Blu Ristorante Location: Get off at Bay Station”
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Performing Arts Venue
“Enjoy scenic waterfront views 365 days a year from Harbourfront Centre's pristine boardwalk. Stretching along the north shore of Lake Ontario, and located along the Great Lakes Waterfront trail, the boardwalk is often animated with street performers during the summer months and offers access to Toronto's marinas, shops and restaurants, with connections to the Water's Edge Promenade.”
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Movie Theatre
“Located in the first five floors of the Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower on the north west corner of King Street and John Street. It is the headquarters for the Toronto International Film Festival.”
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“Bellwoods Brewery is hands down the best place to sample toronto's local brews. I love their Jelly King Sour beer - they do a few different versions of it - raspberry is the best I've had. If you want a heavier brew - the Witchshark IPA is a winner. The food is very good also. They have a seasonal front patio with communal-style seating. The only issue is because the beer is so tasty - it draws a big crowd - so get there early, especially on a nice day. If you cant get to the restaurant, you can also pick up bottles at the bottle shop open until 11pm.”
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“Located in Toronto's east end are the best beaches in the city. It's a great place to take a long walk, skip stones, lie in the sun, or catch a game of beach volleyball.”
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Amusement Park
“Canada's Wonderland is a 134-hectare theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, a suburb approximately 40 kilometers north of Downtown Toronto. Opened in 1981 by the Taft Broadcasting Company and The Great-West Life Assurance Company as the first major theme park in Canada, it remains the country's largest. The park, currently owned by Cedar Fair, has been the most visited seasonal amusement park in North America for several consecutive years. As a seasonal park, Canada's Wonderland is open daily from May to September, with weekend openings in late April, October, and early November. ”
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Italian Restaurant
“Try for a table but expect to wait ~45 minutes. If you can, I'd recommend going to their sister restaurant, Trattoria Nervosa in Yorkville (same menu, better food quality). ”
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Dentist's Office
“This place has everything, its much more local mall feel compared to eaton's centre. There are a lot of low priced stores if you need to pick up something you forgot at home or want to discount shop without going vintage or dollar store”
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“Pose in front of the iconic Toronto sign, snap a pic or two of City Hall, which resembles a spaceship, and depending on the season, go skating on the frozen outdoor skating rink. Don’t forget to check out the various festivals and street vendors on-site.”
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“Toronto's version of Times Square. Lots of bright lights, restaurants, a movie theatre, and a shopping mall.”
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“Take a tour of the famous Steamwhistle Brewery, a very short walk from the condo. It is ideally located near the CN Tower, Rogers Centre and Aquarium if you get thirsty while touring!”
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Historic Site
“Eco-oriented complex with weekend Farmer’s Market (not every weekend though, check schedule!), yummy eats, shops, and nature trails. There is usually a lot of interesting events going on during the weekends, too. Free shuttle bus available from Broadview station.”
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