Insiders share tips and secrets for making your trip to Toronto extraordinary.
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.
Toronto Subway Font
By Cathy Riches
Tourism Toronto’s new logo is a little piece of Toronto history.
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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.”
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toronto’s Winter Traditions
By Cristina Cantarelli
Although the sun 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 forget about the cold and frost!
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.
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.