The start of a brand new year is a great time to commit to seeing and doing new things, and Toronto is packed full of exciting offerings. Based on anonymized trip data, these are 7 of the city’s most popular destinations.
Top destinations in Toronto
Restaurant | Belfast Love
This “proper pub” believes in the art of stellar beer, unique cocktails, and hearty food. It’s the perfect place to warm up in the middle of winter. With an impressive inventory of parlour games and an even better stock of alcohol, you’ll be forgiven if you find yourself wanting to settle in for the entire day. Expect to find the usual pub staples, along with thin crust pizzas and healthy salads.
Where: 548 King St W
Bar | The Citizen
This laid-back neighbourhood bar offers anything you could possibly want – tasty food, craft cocktails, and a comfortable place to hang with friends. Turn up hungry and enjoy the Citizen Burger with homemade slaw, or treat yourself to a ribeye steak. This establishment prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients in every single dish. Sports lovers will be in heaven, as this hip hangout offers 16 state-of-the-art screens.
Where: 522 King St W
Landmark | CN Tower
The antenna on this Toronto landmark broadcasts over 30 television and FM radio signals across southern Ontario, along with wireless paging and mobile phone signals. However, it’s most known for its stunning views of the city. If you’re feeling brave, walk across the glass floor and down at the city from 342 metres in the air. Once you’ve survived the breathtaking – and potentially heart-stopping – experience, head to the revolving restaurant for a glass of bubbly and market-fresh cuisine.
Where: 301 Front St W
Attraction | Historic Distillery District
This Toronto gem is the product of developers who breathed new life into a derelict cluster of Victorian industrial buildings. Fifteen years after its grand opening, the area is booming with creativity. Independent boutiques sit alongside galleries and studios, while restaurants and cafés serve up delicious dishes and tasty treats. It’s the perfect mix of old and new, and a truly unique place to spend a day.
Where: 55 Mill St
Entertainment venue | Air Canada Centre
There’s always something going on at this entertainment venue. It’s home to three sports teams – the Maple Leafs, the Raptors, and the Toronto Rock lacrosse team. It also hosts major concert events throughout the year, with a seating capacity of almost 20,000 people. If all the excitement makes you hungry, check out one of the many eating establishments located in and around the venue.
Where: 40 Bay St
Park | Queen’s Park
This green space is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll while escaping the hustle and bustle of Toronto’s busy streets. The park is also the site of the Ontario Legislative Building, as well as numerous statues and monuments. Nature lovers will be pleased to know the park is full of trees which are categorized by species. There are also a number of paths for walkers and joggers. This Toronto favourite is beautiful in all four seasons.
Where: 111 Wellesley St W
Shopping | Yorkdale Shopping Centre
This mall is Canada’s leading retail destination, boasting 270 stores and services. It’s a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashion from the world’s most famous brands. For a more personalized experience, opt for a two-hour stylist consultation and private shopping session. You won’t have to walk far with your shopping bags, as the mall has partnered with Uber to offer four designated pick-up zones.
Where: 3401 Dufferin St
Whether you enjoy craft beer or live music, Toronto offers an abundance of places to discover in 2018. So what are you waiting for? Head out and start exploring all the great places this city has to offer.