My Toronto

Insiders share tips and secrets for making your trip to Toronto extraordinary.

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Warm Up With Winter Cocktails

By Agatha Podgorski

The cocktail movement has officially exploded and during the winter months the creative contingent of bartenders and mixologists in Toronto find delicious ways to warm your insides.

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My Favourite Toronto Skating Places

By Kate Pocock

When snowflakes start falling and it’s cold enough to make ice, I excitedly grab my skates and head to one of Toronto’s unique outdoor rinks.

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Toronto’s Winter Traditions

By Cristina Cantarelli

Although the warmth hibernates for a few months, our city doesn’t! There are many winter traditions you can join in that will give you a local experience and make you enjoy Jack Frost nipping at your nose!

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My Toronto: Kensington Market

By Natalie Taylor

Like many locals in Toronto, we all have our spots. For me, the concentration of those spots –especially in the summer–is in Kensington Market. Kensington Market is my “spot.”

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Top 5 Bars on Queen Street West

By Emy Stantcheva

Queen Street West in Toronto has dozens of bars, watering holes, pubs and clubs. Here are five of the top ones.

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WE THE NORTH – A Raptors Game-Day Guide

By Jim Bamboulis

The Toronto Raptors have become one of the hottest tickets in town. If you’re coming to Toronto for a game, here’s how to do it right.

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Toronto Bar Bites

By Gizelle Lau

So you’re looking for a fun night on the town? Here are some great spots for some of the best cocktails, drinks and bar bites in Toronto.

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Top 5 Things To Do in Toronto

By Arienne Parzei

Every time I come back to Toronto after being away for a period of time, I’m reminded why I love this city so much.

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Where to Find Authentic Canadian Cuisine in Toronto

By Nicola Brown

In reaction to a dizzying array of international restaurants and bars, Toronto has begun gazing inward to embrace Canada’s own culinary history, elevating traditional recipes, regional specialties and local ingredients to world-class status.

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It Had To Be You: A Toronto Roots Music Odyssey

By Jay Amar

Toronto is enjoying an unparalleled folk and roots music revival. Tales abound…

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Welcome to Leslieville

By Ayngelina Brogan

Although Toronto’s East end is often closer than some of the more popular West neighbourhoods there is a bit of a mental block, especially as you need to cross the bridge to visit Riverside and Leslieville.

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Boomtown

By Jason Kucherawy

As a tour guide, I spend much of my time walking the city and talking to curious visitors and interested locals about urban issues, discussing the evolution of neighbourhoods, pointing out the addition of significant new buildings and public art, describing the growth of local businesses, and generally sharing my view from street-level.

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The Must-Eats of Toronto’s Historic St. Lawrence Market

By Lisa Ng

Wear your stretchy pants and bring your appetite as you graze your way through the St. Lawrence Market, National Geographic’s top food market.

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Salsa in the City

By Kristina DoRosario

The pulse of this culture lies within one of its most famed music and dance genres – salsa.

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Field to Table – To Mouth!

By Amy Rosen

I live in downtown Toronto, in a neighbourhood called Little Portugal, but at times it’s easy to imagine I live in Europe, since my neighbours have brought with them their green-thumbed customs from the old country to the new.

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Toronto’s Street Art

By Kate Pocock

Visitors can now see fantastic art murals sprayed onto buildings, attend gallery openings with local street artists in attendance, and get a feel for ethnic culture through murals in certain ’hoods.

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Toronto’s River Valleys: The Natural Soul of the City

By Jim Byers

If you REALLY want to know the world’s most cosmopolitan city, you need to explore the city’s parks; especially the endless acres of trees and rolling lawns and small creeks in Toronto’s extensive ravines and river valleys.

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From Love Beads to Lamborghinis

By Carol Perehudoff

Welcome to Toronto’s glamourhood of Yorkville. Like a well-maintained Real Housewife, Yorkville is a beauty that refuses to age – though she’s not averse to a few nips and tucks.

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Explore the World on the 506 Streetcar

By Corinne McDermott

While the goal with our kids is to show them the world, since we live in Toronto they can still learn about the many wondrous cultures that exist.

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Take Me Out to the Toronto Ballgame

By Jim Byers

One of the joys of a downtown baseball stadium in Toronto is the shared experience leading up to a game. On days the Blue Jays are in town, you’ll see boys and girls with their moms or dads or grandparents heading to the ballpark on Toronto’s extensive transit network.

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Best Holiday Windows in Festive Toronto

By Doug O’Neill

These are some of my favourite (holiday) things – and I can expect to find them each festive season in window displays throughout Toronto.

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Get Into the Spirit at the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District

By Adrian Brijbassi

Holiday spirit and spirits go hand in hand during Toronto’s most extravagant Christmas celebration.

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