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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.

Museum
“Canada's Favourite sport! If you want to learn more about it then check this place out! ”
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Plaza
“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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Plaza
“Enjoy one of the most lit-up areas in Toronto (go at night!), and perhaps a local band, parade, or beer festival in Toronto's busy Dundas Square.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Located directly north of our house, this is a neighborhood staple. Great tacos at an affordable price with great beer and afternoon cocktails. ”
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Thai Restaurant
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“Nuit and Jeff Regular's casual Northern Thai spot serving dishes like salted crab and papaya salad.”
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Beach
“For summer time, I strongly recommend taking the ferry or water taxi from harbourfront centre to visit the Centre Island. There is also a small amusement park and farm on the Island so kids love it. The beach areas are great! Also have a very private naked beach if you can find it! You can swim, walk around or rent a bike. ”
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College Academic Building
“The University of Toronto (U of T, or UToronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises eleven colleges, which differ in character and history, each with substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs Address: 27 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S”
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Brewery
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“https://www.amsterdambeer.com/brewhouse Where beer meets food. Their 14,000 sq foot restaurant and brewery is located right on the Toronto Harbourfront with space for 1,000 guests, 4 patio spaces and landscape views of the Toronto Islands. Located centrally in the city of Toronto, just steps away from the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre and Union Station. Enjoy a fresh limited edition beer fresh from our on-site brewery, take a tour to learn how they make their beer or visit their beer retail store. Families and large groups are welcome, contact their in-house events team today to inquire about your next function. ”
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Festival
“et on a strip of College Street, buzzy Little Italy's main draw is its classic pizzerias, trattorias and gelato shops, as well as its international restaurants and produce markets. Sleek martini bars, trendy pubs, and concerts at the famous Mod Club round out the area's nightlife, which mostly attracts students and hipsters. In summer, locals and visitors flock to outdoor patios lined with casual cafes.”
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Farm
“An authentic 1850's farm in downtown Toronto. Get in touch with Canada's rural heritage at the farm located on the eastern edge of Cabbagetown. It's free and there is a farmers market every Tuesday!”
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Park
“This park boasts a conservatory that is filled with incredible plants. The setting is cool because the park outside has a lot of homeless people connecting and then there is this other world where everything is so beautiful juxtaposed against that. I love it. Also it's free. ”
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Sports Bar
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“Boisterous, sprawling sports bar with some 200 TVs, 100-plus beer taps & elevated pub grub.”
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Castle
“A famous old "Castle" in mid-town Toronto. Long story short it was some rich guy's house in the early 1900s. He went broke and the city took over the land as a museum. ”
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Pizza Place
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“Great Napolese pizza, thin crust with crusty rim and great ingredients. Favourite dish is the Beet Salad with Soft goat cheese & Pistachios”
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Soccer Stadium
“If you're a football (soccer) fan, you can come to BMO Field to see the Toronto FC play. The stadium is fully out door with a only a little cover so bring umbrella's if the forecast calls for rain.”
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Thai Restaurant
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“Authentic Thai food. It doesnt take reservations so expect line up if you go during peak hours. You can order take out to avoid the line. The restaurant is really close to the apartment. Our favorites are the papaya salad, pad thai and penang curry. Make sure you adjust the spice level as it can be really spicy.”
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