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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.

Shopping Mall
“The Toronto Eaton Centre is a shopping mall and office complex in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview. It was named after the Eaton's department store chain that once anchored it before the chain became defunct in the late 1990s. Address: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1”
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Art Gallery
“Collection includes close to 95,000 works spanning the first century to the present day.”
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“Although this place is on the small side (this will not compare with the big aquariums in California or Vancouver), but they do a nice job of the space you have. Be sure to buy tickets online in advance so you can skip the lines.”
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“Friday Nights at the Royal Ontario Museum What is it: Dance with dinosaurs at this weekly bash that brings booze, pop-up food vendors and live music into the country’s largest museum. Nights are often themed around the ROM’s latest special exhibit or a seasonal holiday. Why go: We can all agree that booze and snacks make museums infinitely more fun to explore. Stay late to catch a lively dance party that often breaks out on the main floor.”
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“Funky. fun, friendly, hippie hipster vibe. One if not the most unique neighborhood in Toronto - possibly Canada as recently honored with its very own National Heritage Minute (aderstized historical vignettes documenting historical points of interests or interesting people and places that make Canada's culture and heritage one we stand on guard for!”
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Farmers Market
“Oldest, longest and most popular farmer's market and artisan crafts / specialty foods and goods market in the city. Fresh locale vegetables, meats, fishmongers, artisan cheeses and one of a kind gifts from local makers, artists, tradesmen and woodworkers. Try the famous Canadian Back-bacon peameal sandwich from The Carousel Cafe with dijon maple glazed honey mustard!”
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“The pedestrian-only Distillery District, set in quaint 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area's several theatres. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Landmark of Toronto. The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976. Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Address: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6”
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Baseball Stadium
“Rogers centre is a place to visit if you are a big baseball fan. On a sunny day, the sky dome will be open and it is a good photo shooting opportunity. Please take note that level 5 (the most affordable ticket) zone 524, 525, 523 are the best photo shooting zones. Baseball is not hot sports in Canada, so tickets are very affordable. It is way cheaper than watch a NY Yankees and LA Angels game. But parking is not very cheap, better park somewhere near Wellington Street instead of parking in the Rogers Centre. ”
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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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“One of Toronto's largest parks - a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo.”
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“A 14.6 hectare park on Queen Street West at Strachan Avenue once the home of University of Trinity College (Trinity College). The park sits atop the now buried Garrison Creek and features three ball diamonds, eight tennis courts, two volleyball courts, an artificial ice rink, a dog off-leash area, a picnic area, a wading pool and a children's playground. Located in the south-west section of the park is the Trinity Community Recreation Centre. ”
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“It's flagship building where the Drake Hotel started it all (not to be confused with the hip hop artist of the same name), this hotel/restaurant/rooftop patio/brunch spot/live music venue has something on at all times. Very tasty food, incredible cocktails and drinks and a good time all round. Its definitely a good spot to check out. And they've replicated their success 3 times since, so they must have a good thing going. (Mind the renovations going on during 2019).”
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Basketball Stadium
“The ACC (Air Canada Centre) Now known as the Scotiabank Arena! This is where the Raptors and Leafs play! Also the cities biggest arena for concert venues. If you are a music fan then you will want to take a look at whos playing here during your stay! ”
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“A prime example of modern Toronto’s commitment to its rich history, Casa Loma was first built in 1914 by financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The castle located in midtown Toronto, is now owned by the City of Toronto and is regarded as a treasured heritage landmark.Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 350,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually. The unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television and photo shoots. Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8”
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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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