If you liked the Toronto Islands, try Trillium ParkThe Toronto Islands are one of the highlights for a first-time visitor to the city, especially in the summer months when you can pack a picnic, hop on a ferry, and enjoy a day at a beach. For something that doesn’t require a full-day commitment, check out the newly opened Trillium Park in Ontario Place. This green space is located right on the waterfront and, much like the Toronto Islands, offers great views of the Toronto skyline. The 7.5-hectare park includes the William G. Davis Trail for those who love lakeside strolls or bike rides, and even a waterfront fire pit to enjoy during those amazing Toronto summer evenings.
If you liked St. Lawrence Market, try the Drake CommissaryThe St. Lawrence Market is a fantastic spot where you can eat your way through the city while staying in one location. For this time around, head to the city’s west end and check out the Drake Commissary in the vibrant and rapidly evolving Junction Triangle. This 8,000-square-foot space is part of the Drake group of properties (which includes The Drake, Drake One Fifty, and Drake Devonshire) and boasts a restaurant, bakery, bar, and take-out food all in one location. The space showcases retro-chic interior finishes and is a perfect spot for brunch, lunch, or post neighbourhood-exploration drinks.
If you liked the CN Tower Edge Walk, try a helicopter tourIf you love experiencing adrenaline activities on your travels, you may have already tip-toed your way around the top of the CN Tower’s Edge Walk. If you’re looking for more incredible adventurous ways to take in the city, opt for a helicopter ride over Toronto with Toronto Heli Tours. Tours range from 8-15 minutes in the air and give you sweeping views of the city below, including major landmarks like the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, BMO Field, and the city harbour.
If you liked the Entertainment District, Distillery District and Kensington Market, try West Queen West, Parkdale, and LeslievilleI’ve always maintained that the charm of Toronto lies in its neighbourhoods and chances are you already checked out some of the more popular areas on your first visit, including the Entertainment District, the Distillery District and Kensington Market. This time, make a point to venture further out from the downtown core and get to know Toronto even more. West Queen West is home to old Victorian-style homes, boutique hotels and shops, vibrant street art, and was even named one of the coolest streets in the world by Vogue magazine. After, head further west and visit Parkdale, the latest neighbourhood seeing revitalization taking shape. Here you’ll find vintage shops, furniture and fabric stores, trendy restaurants and bars, and a large Tibetan and West Indian influence. On the east side of the city, spend some time exploring Leslieville. This family-friendly neighbourhood is home to a variety of coffee shops, unique fitness facilities, craft breweries, and small studios and art galleries.
If you liked the ‘Big 3’ breweries, try small craft brewpubs and breweriesIf you enjoy beer, you’ve likely already hit up Mill St. Brewery, Steamwhistle, or even Amsterdam Brewery on your initial visit to the city. But Toronto’s craft beer scene is booming and every year, new breweries and brewpubs are opening in the city, which means there’s a huge selection of brews to sample this time around. Some of the notable new spots include Folly Brewpub, Bandit Brewery, and Blood Brothers Brewery in the west end, while in the east end you’ll find Left Field Brewery, Rorschach Brewing Co, and Common Good Beer Co.
See it. Snap it. Share it. In every neighbourhood, around every corner, through every door
there's something that begs to be discovered in Toronto.
See it. Snap it. Share it. In every neighbourhood, around every corner, through every door there's something that begs to be discovered in Toronto.#OPENYOURCURIOSITY
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