Toronto Edition: Top 5 Attractions

Back to talking about Toronto..I’m sitting in my bed trying to think of places I would recommend going, and it’s hard. There’s too little, but at the same time there’s so much to do. Living here for 10+ years don’t help. I swear. I tried to incorporate some local loves as well as your typical touristy places. I hope this post helps!

 

Distillery District

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Toronto Guardian

Type of Attraction: Sight Seeing, Shopping, Food

Estimated time spent: 1 – 3 hours

Estimated cost: USD0.00-?? (depends on how much you buy!)

Why? A local favourite, often ignored by tourists. This is one of my personal favourite neighbourhoods – it gives an old town vibe, with the variety of food, shopping, and sight seeing to do. If you’re here during Christmas, there’s also the Annual Christmas Market!

CN Tower

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Westin

Type of Attraction: Architecture

Estimated time spent: 1 – 2 hours

Estimated cost: CAD38.00+

Why? Here I present to you the classic tourist destination! CN Tower is always a must see for anyone visiting Toronto. To be quite blunt, it is one of the few things that make Toronto well-known! There are packages for the Tower, such as sky walk and tours. There’s also the 360 Restaurant, which provides a crazing dining experience.

Yonge–Dundas Square

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BlogTO

Type of Attraction: Shopping, Food

Estimated time spent: 1 – 2 hours

Estimated cost: RMB60.00-260.00

Why? This was THE SPOT to go during weekends as high school kids. We would always take the public transit for about 1.5 hours just to walk around this super downtown place with a billion of people and tons of traffic. We do some shopping at Eatons, grab a snack in the area, and head home. Here you will experience the crowd of Toronto and the congestion. Tons of events go on here on a daily basis. I hate to say this, but it does give off a fake New York vibe.

 

Yonge Street

Type of Attraction: Sight seeing, Architecture

Estimated time spent: 5 – 7 hours

Estimated cost: Depends

Why? I’m talking about from Finch, all the way down to Harbour Front along Yonge. If you got the whole day, and some fat to burn, this is what you do. I have never done the whole walk, but I have done it if you’d combine all my little walks that I broke it down to. Of course, I will break it down for you too, in case you really just lost motivation after finding out it’s a 3 hour walk.

Finch Avenue to Sheppard Avenue

  • Mini Korean town, you will find amazing cafes, boutiques selling Korean makeup and skin care, nail salons, and Korean restaurants
  • Recommend: Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu, Nome Izakaya

Sheppard Avenue to Lawrence Avenue

  • Parks, nature, and tons of fresh air
  • Recommend subway-ing down to Lawrence if you’re not interested

Lawrence Avenue to Bloor Street

  • Tons of amazing restaurants, small boutiques, pubs, and bars
  • Cafes are a bit thing here!
  • Lots of shopping can be done, so prepare your wallet!
  • Recommend: Grazie, Black Camel

Bloor Avenue

  • High end shopping heaven

Bloor Avenue – King Street

  • Boutiques, shopping, lots of traffic
  • Easing into downtown core

King Street – Front Street

  • Bars, food, and pubs
  • Prime location for night life

Queens Quay

  • Harbour front
  • Hop on a boat or just walk along the shore!
  • Super romantic

 

Toronto waterfront

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Waterfront Toronto

Type of Attraction: Sight Seeing

Estimated time spent: 1 – 2 hours

Estimated cost: Free

Why? Whether it’s day or night, I never get tired of the view from here. I like coming here alone, with my dog, or with friends. It’s a source of inspiration, a hint of motivation, and something to take with you for the rest of your life


 

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