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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.

Neighbourhood
“Energetic Chinatown hosts a variety of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese restaurants that range from dim sum and pho to modern fusion. The animated Asian open-air markets and shops along Spadina Avenue offer fresh fruits and vegetables, along with herbal medicine and souvenirs.”
288 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Scotiabank Arena is a multi-purpose arena locate Downtown Toronto. It is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Hockey), the Toronto Raptors (Basketball) and the Toronto Rock (Lacrosse).”
249 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The area is full of amazing and sometimes eclectic restaurants, shops & bars. Trinity Bellwoods Park is a local hang-out and a hub of activity from Tennis to kids playground & swim pad to dog park & baseball diamonds. The park hosts a local farmers market on Tuesday afternoons 3-7pm from May to Oct.”
289 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Dining options include a hip cafe serving locally sourced fare, and a private dining room. There's also a nightclub, a rooftop bar, and a sleek bar/lounge hosting cooking competitions, as well as live music events. Nearby parking is available (fee). Good vibe under the skyline ”
318 locals recommend
Cinema
“The headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival also has exhibits and several theatres that run film every day.”
265 locals recommend
Bar
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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.”
269 locals recommend
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.”
191 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The place to be for Luxury shopping in Toronto. Also, a great place to grab a coffee and get a little escape from the city. Yorkville is designed in a square all the shops are located inside the square which provides a nice getaway from the traffic of downtown.”
298 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Head to Gusto 101 this summer for a fun date spot. This popular Italian restaurant in Toronto is known for its amazing food, in particular, their pasta. In the warmer months, you can dine outdoors on one of their two patios.”
219 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“For anyone that cares for shopping, this is a place to visit. There are other sightseeing areas and good food that could complement your visiting experience to this mall. ”
53 locals recommend
Museum
“The Hockey Hall of Fame is an ice hockey museum located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1943 under the leadership of James T. Sutherland. The first class of honoured members was inducted in 1945, before the Hall of Fame had a permanent location. It moved to Toronto in 1958 after the NHL withdrew its support for the International Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston, Ontario, due to funding issues. Its first permanent building opened at Exhibition Place in 1961. The hall was relocated in 1993, and is now in Downtown Toronto, inside Brookfield Place, and a historic Bank of Montreal building. The Hockey Hall of Fame has hosted International Ice Hockey Federation exhibits and the IIHF Hall of Fame since 1998.”
148 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Come check out some interesting facts about science and try out some experiments for yourself.”
136 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“There is always something going on at the heart of the city. Check out their calendar for upcoming events! ydsquare.ca”
145 locals recommend
Brewery
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“"We went for a steam whistle brewery tour this past weekend, and it was a great experience. Not only do they give you an abundance of their beer to enjoy while on the tour, we actually learned quite a bit of information on what goes into making such a great tasting beer!! I would recommend taking this tour if you want to learn a little more behind the scenes of what it takes to make beer!! The cost is very reasonable, so is the length of the tour!!!! Cheers steam whistle for making learning something new fun!!!"”
158 locals recommend
Brewery
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“An experimental brewery with a great variety of local and guest taps. Cozy on the inside with expansive outdoor seating. If you can snag a table, stay as long as you can!”
219 locals recommend
Plaza
“You can't come to Toronto and not get a picture with the Toronto sign. The sign lights up at night and can be a nice spot to hang out with some take out food. Old city hall and new city hall are in the same vicinity. ”
124 locals recommend