I visited Toronto when I was in Canada last summer and would absolutely recommend it as a travel destination. There’s never a shortage of things to do and I would agree with everyone who says it’s the Canadian version of New York. I only spent a couple of months in Toronto so I’m definitely no expert but here are some of my favourite things to do there:
Cabana pool bar
This was by far one of my best experiences in Canada. It’s pretty expensive but the vibes and views from the bar are incredible. They regularly have special guests and I went when Lil Jon was playing there. The place is always full of beautiful girls and it has such a ‘vacation’ feel about it. From the deck, you can see the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario, then turn around and feel like you’re in Ibiza. It’s also easily accessible by public transport which is a bonus.
Situated in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Yonge-Dundas square is where it’s all going on. It’s surrounded by shops, bars and theatres, and it’s where a lot of the city’s events are held. I went to the cider festival there in August and it was one of the best nights of my whole year.
The path along the lake-shore is super beautiful on a sunny day. I walked from the harbour to sugar beach although it stretches a lot further. There’s a bike path too- I would really recommend renting a bike from one of the many stations all over the city. It’s such a fun way to get around.
Sugar beach is a cute little beach park with deck chairs and iconic pink umbrellas. It’s a lovely place to relax. It’s also where I went to experience my first outdoor cinema.
This may be a cliche one but I really enjoyed visiting Canada’s Wonderland. Situated just outside of Toronto, in Vaughan, this theme park boasts one of the world’s tallest and biggest roller coasters as well as many other crazy rides. If you go, make sure to get a funnel cake, which may or may not put you in a food coma.
My top 3 free things to do in Toronto
Lastly, here are a few of my favourite eateries in Toronto:
Bellwoods Brewery, Ossington Avenue
The cutest little bar with a large home-brewed beer selection and cosy atmosphere.
Grow Op Eatery, Ossington Avenue
A vegan friendly cafe which sells tasty smoothies and acai bowls.
Against the Grain, Corus Quay
A lovely little patio bar right by Sugar beach where you can have yummy cocktails and fried calamari with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario.
Nome Izakaya, Yonge Steet
A Japanese restaurant with a stunning rooftop patio and delicious cocktails.