Toronto is a city that is now at the forefront of everyones minds when it comes to city break destinations. It is the most populous city in Canada with 2.93 million people living there, and it’s easy to feel lost amongst the crowd with so much going on. Here then is a short guide to help you gain some insight into how to get the most out of ‘the six,’ as the king of Toronto, Drake, would say.
Find A New Favourite Painting
The city of Toronto is dripping with culture, and it has many museums and art galleries littered throughout its streets. If you only have enough time to go to one and one only though, head to the Art Gallery of Ontario. This massive cultural cathedral has a collection of more than 90000 works of art, so nobody should have a problem finding their own favorite piece, no matter what their tastes.
Catch Some Sport
The city is also home to the Toronto Raptors who, thanks to superstars such as Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol, were able to claim their first NBA Championship. They play at the state-of-the-art Scotiabank Arena located on Bay Street in the South Core District. Whilst sites like Oddschecker don’t have them amongst the favorites this year to reclaim the title, it’s still a great place to catch a basketball game.
A Bite to Eat
Make sure to grab a slice at Assembly Chef’s Hall
This is a city that has a variety of restaurants specializing in many different cuisines to mirror it being the most multicultural city in Canada. It can be difficult to narrow down exactly what it is your tastebuds desire. Well, with the Assembly Chef’s Hall, you don’t have to choose, just try the lot. This is a chef-driven community market that has everything on offer from pizzas to noodles to pasta dishes and an incredible ambience that will see you wilfully waste a few hours wandering round and sampling it all.
Where to Stay
Like all sprawling metropoles, there is a whole range of hostels and hotels to cater to every budget. However, if you have the cash to splash then head to the Bisha Hotel, located right in the heart of the city on Blue Jays Way. This relatively new addition to Toronto’s hotel scene is a delectable combination of old school cool and up to date modern aesthetics that will leave you having to drag yourself out of its comforts to witness the city outside. The rock legend Lenny Kravitz lent his tasteful eye to design one of the floors, which will have you in no way wanting to fly away.