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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“A short walk, or just take the streetcar; this renowned mall features a range of low to high market shops; and is also connected to Hudson’s Bay, Saks and Nordstrom. ”
  • 796 locals recommend
Museum
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“ON SUBWAY LINE - They have a reduced admission rate Friday's after 4:30pm, but it will increase if there's a special event. Cool place, on the subway line. After you're all cultured, and need a recharge, go to the bar across the street called Museum Tavern, sit at the bar and get a Martini - enjoy the show.”
  • 705 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“FREE Wednesday Nights 6-9pm (refrain from bringing a backpack so you don't have to check your stuff... unless you want to... but the line-up is killer!) Pretty cool Canadian art along with some neat contemporary exhibits. They have Adult Nights the first Thursday of every month - drinks while looking at art and listening to beats, so civilized :) They also have Family Fun on Sundays from 1-4pm (Nov - Apr)”
  • 754 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Visit Ripleys aquarium for a fun way to spend the day. Only 20 minutes away by subway”
  • 616 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto”
  • 471 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Kensington Market is one of my favorite places to go in the city just to sit back and watch the scene. Soooo many people to see, so many flavours to sample. It's a true representation of the cities diversity. AND it's in China Town!!”
  • 804 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Take in a baseball game at Roger's Center. Take the Go Bus or Go train. Avoid the traffic. ”
  • 537 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Nice community to hang out, have a drink with friends. Great night time activity ”
  • 735 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A short walk away this global landmark also features a restaurant boasting a phenomenal view of the city. ”
  • 640 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“It's a nice market. It's the oldest one in the city. Go to Carousel Bakery and get a Peameal sandwich and people watch. In 2012 Natural Geographic rated it the No. 1 Food market in the world”
  • 656 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“If you love the adrenaline rush of roller coasters then Canada's Wonderland is the place to be. It's approximately 20 minutes car ride away with all the rides, water parks, food and much more to choose from!!”
  • 146 locals recommend
Park
“this is a great park to explore (lake,small zoo,restaurant and coffee shop)”
  • 523 locals recommend
Park
“A great place to get away from the concrete jungle (especially during the summer). Stunning views and great beaches. The cafe on the island is pretty cool too.”
  • 467 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The architect was E. J. Lennox, who designed several other city landmarks”
  • 295 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A Luxury shopping centre/mall which is 30 mins walk from unit or 5 mins subway ride”
  • 203 locals recommend
Park
“Walking distance away and features farmers and artisans markets in summer, as well as drum circles, an off leash dog area and tennis courts. Also a host of amazing restaurants and boutique shops on the way there.”
  • 419 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Great brunch, Great roof top patio and at night the drake underground opens up which has hosted the likes of MIA and Beck and humble local dj's, if you want to hit up the dance floor this is a good place to start. ”
  • 325 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Their truffle mushroom pasta is unreal! Better for an early dinner since they don’t take reservations after 7pm. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Brewery
“Made Toronto craft beer famous. It’s usually pretty busy but the bottle shop is always open! ”
  • 224 locals recommend
Brewery
“Sample one of my personal favourite brews at the source. It just so happens you can hit several places of interest in one area - even if they are slightly off the beaten path public transport path even in winter.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you crave Mexican food, this is our go to spot! Baja fish taco, Steak and Chicken Quesadillas...and a lot more! Price is $$.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Terroni is an institution and it's not very far: ~15 minutes on foot. In the summer, they have a spectacular backyard patio. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Pub
“Hunters Landing Bar Grill Restaurant is a great place to visit before or after a Leaf or Jay game and is known for its Great Food & atmosphere.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas made with simple ingredients and served in a bustling space.”
  • 152 locals recommend

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