SKATE: Pick a rink, any rink
‘Toronto’s 50 city-run artificial outdoor rinks deliver more free skating surfaces than any other city on Earth. The variety is stunning, too: there’s Nathan Phillips Square with its giant new “Toronto” sign, Etobicoke’s winding Colonel Samuel Smith Park skateway, the versatile covered rink at Greenwood Park, and the list goes on. Throw in privately-operated surfaces such as the lakefront Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre and the pastoral Evergreen Brick Works ice pad, and maybe Hogtown should be re-nicknamed Skate City’, according to Toronto.com. Here’s a list of BlogTO’s top rinks.
According to Toronto.com, Toronto is known for some world-class dining. Toronto has long had a reputation for being a melting pot of cultures, and that melting pot extends to the city’s culinary scene as well. Walk around a neighbourhood and you’re likely to see a Mexican restaurant serving up tacos next to Korean BBQ, close by a joint selling authentic wood-fired pizzas. The choices of where—and what—to eat are dizzying, but that’s the point. This is a city where you can just as easily find take out poutine worthy of Quebec as fine dining.
ATTRACTIONS: See them all!
You’re lucky because we’re already sending you with tickets to some of Toronto’s hotests spots. The aquarium is incredible and the CN Tower is a national monument and for the longest time was the tallest freestanding tower in the world. But while you’re there you should also check out the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. A trip to the Ontario Science Centre is also never a bad idea. You’re going to see incredible exhibits that are featured in some of the best museums around the world. If you want to see a castle you should check out Casa Loma, where there are always spectacular festivals in the winter. The best part about it is that Toronto offers a CityPass which gives you admission into all these attractions for one cheap price!
ARCHITECTURE: No shortage here!
Toronto has some of the oldest building in Canada, as well as some of the most artistic. From Old City Hall to the Art Gallery of Ontario building, your eyes will never be able to take everything in and will dart around continuously. My suggestion is to just take one of your days, if you can, and just roam the city. Hop on the TTC and get out to wherever you can imagine. There’s the distillery district, the Danforth, St Lawrence Market, or York for some shopping. There is going to be the best little shops, the coolest little niche restaurants, and the best cafes… but you have to get out there and find them.
My Fav Spots <3
Do what I would do, hit up the Bovine Sex Club, Cherry Colas, the Horseshoe, Lee’s Place, Rivoli (which also has great food) or one of the other amazing venues that plays some of the best in live music. If you need a list of some stellar local bands to see I can give you that as well!