Albino Silva introduces progressive Portuguese fare to epicureans. A selection of their produce is flown in from Portugal.
Chiado Restaurant, nestled in Little Italy, boasts a critically-acclaimed progressive Portuguese cuisine. With an emphasis to seafood, chef and restaurateur Albino Silva creates a menu from the day's fresh catch. Savor delectable hot and cold tapas with port and vintage wine, followed by entrees such as grilled Atlantic salmon with a crust of marine salt and fresh herbs, grilled octopus with salsa verde and sardines marinated with lemon, parsley and olive oil. The interior reflects a European-inspired ambiance replete with chic furnishings and fine art. This restaurant is ideal for hosting private dining as well.
Address:864 College Street, Toronto, M6H 1A3
phone:+1 416 538 1910
The cuisine at this European chic restaurant is critically acclaimed for its use of traditional and contemporary Italian flavors.
A hidden gem in Little Italy, Campagnolo offers an Italian-influenced contemporary culinary style. Owner/chefs Craig Harding and his wife Alexandra Hutchison create an exquisite dining experience of warm hospitality and delicious fare. Specialties on the menu are roasted pork belly, aged beef carpaccio, pan seared Arctic char and flat iron steak. Groups of six or more can opt for their exclusive five-course Chef’s Table Experience. Enjoy your meal with a cocktail or glass of wine in the rustic-chic, European-style ambiance.
Address:832 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M6J 1V3
phone:+1 416 364 4785
Try dishes from Canada's east coast: donairs if you feel like snacking, or roasted Nova Scotia lobster for something more substantial.
Although you're not too close to the ocean in Toronto, Hopgood's Foodliner brings the freshest seafood to you, so you don't have to leave the city to experience delectable Nova Scotia lobster or Digby scallops. While you're here, you should definitely get a taste of some of eastern Canada's most popular street food: Halifax donairs. Spiced beef is wrapped in a pita and topped with special donair sauce, making the perfect snack for when you're on the move. For a more sophisticated dining experience, opt for the truffled pork sausage or cured arctic char. You'll also want to take the opportunity to sample some of Canada's best beers, which feature heavily on the drinks menu.
Address:325 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, M6R 2M6
phone:+1 416 533 2723
David's Footwear boasts a wide range of brand name shoes for men and women that are to die for.
If you love indulging your inner Diva, David's Footwear offers up a brilliant selection of the best designer shoes and accessories. The family-run boutique displays only the finest international designers ranging from Christian Louboutin and Chloe, to Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik. Women's shoes aside, there is a great selection for men as well, featuring brands such as Hugo Boss, Cole Haan and Zanotti. For the ultimate luxury experience, drop into one of their stores.
Address:66 Bloor Street West, Discovery District, Toronto, M5S 1L9
phone:+1 416 920 1000
Over the Rainbow
For a wardrobe in need of sprucing, there is no better cure than the trends that Over the Rainbow has in store.
Located in the posh Yorkville area, Over the Rainbow offers a wide selection of the latest fashion for the urban-chic shopper. Carrying all the latest styles, this jean mecca satisfies loyal customers with their experienced staff and wide collection of designer brands. Though more costly than average - a pair Citizens of Humanity, Rock & Republic or True Religion can range a little high - it is an investment for quality over quantity. With jeans in more styles and sizes than anywhere else in Toronto and alteration services available, Over the Rainbow has the perfect pair of jeans for even the most discriminating shopper.
Address:101 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, M5R 1C1
phone:+1 416 967 7448
Prairie Girl Bakery
Toffee chocolate or strawberry daiquiri, whatever you choose at this cupcake shop, your taste buds will surely approve.
Prairie Girl Bakery is the perfect place to taste decadent treats. Rumored to be the best in town, Prairie Girl Cupcakes has several locations across the city. Offering up a mouth-watering array of sweet-treats; adults and kids alike won't be able to resist the vanilla-chocolate aromas of freshly baked cupcakes. With a selection of gluten-free and vegan cupcakes, it's perfect even if you have a restricted diet. With new flavors and specials, there's always something new to try. They'll even deliver and cater for special events.
Address:18 King Street East, Unit 106, Toronto, M5C 1C4
phone:+1 416 504 2253
Not just for drinks, visit the Jazz Bistro for fantastic live music and yummy eats.
At the Jazz Bistro in Toronto, you can come to enjoy an amazing dinner and show. Enjoy dinner from their incredible menu, which includes dry aged ribeye steaks and herb roasted pork tenderloin. Of course any meal must be paired with a glass of wine from their selection of vintages. The real draw, though, is the live jazz show during your meal, which features some of the best artists in jazz today. Be aware, however, that the price of admission will be added to your food bill.
Address:251 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 1T8
phone:+1 416 363 5299
Receive a classy cocktail from a bartender who is dressed to the nines and enjoy select seafood dishes while relaxing to piano tunes.
Geraldine offers a classy and unique experience for visitors. After exploring the many art galleries and cafes that Queen Street West has to offer, visit this popular cocktail bar to complete your trendy night out. The bartenders are clad in suspenders with newsboy caps, an antique piano is in the corner and vintage frames adorn the walls. On top of the charming interior, there are wonderful cocktails and seafood dishes - go for the Crispy Fried Smelts and Pan Seared Haddock - that would delight even the choosiest eaters.
Address:1564 Queen Street West, Toronto, M6R 1A6
phone:+1 647 352 8815
Drake One Fifty
Brown Butter Maple Old Fashioned - curious? Swing by, try this fabulous drink and while you're at it, sample the famous One Fifty Burger.
Want to impress your friends by taking them to the hottest restaurant and bar in town? To say that Drake One Fifty is cool is an understatement. It is a swanky cocktail bar, nestled in the hustle and bustle of the Toronto Financial District, that serves hip drinks and sophisticated food. While you're sipping on your Brown Butter Maple Old-Fashioned and chowing down on the Pan-seared Duck Breast, enjoy the live music performances - ranging from local Canadian bands, singers and DJ's - that Drake One Fifty has to offer. The interior is all elegance and features pop art from emerging Canadian artists. From monthly movie nights to cool photo booths and sushi Mondays, there is never a dull moment at Drake One Fifty.
Address:150 York Street, Toronto, M5H 3S5
phone:+1 416 363 6150
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Discover the world beneath the waves with a unique view of ocean life at this stunningly beautiful and educational aquarium.
Nestled in the heart of Toronto, adjacent to the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada gives visitors a view of the life under water. Opening its doors in 2013, this aquarium quickly became a popular favorite of locals and visitors to the city. Spread across 12,500 square meters (135,000 square feet), Ripley's Aquarium is home to over ten thousand species of sea fauna from around the globe. Visitors can come in contact with sharks and rays at their Touch Tanks, enter a chrome-filled world at the Rainbow Reef, or get acquainted with various jelly fish at the Planet Jellies. A visit to this aquarium will be a wonderful learning experience for the old and the young.
Address:288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, M5V 3L9
phone:+1 647 351 3474
Tired of busy city life? Take a break amongst the wooded walking trails. If you're lucky, you’ll see the blooming cherry blossoms!
A vast area, High Park is an ancient natural preserve that offers a pond, wooded areas, trails, open picnic areas and numerous recreational facilities for the entire family. Baseball, swimming, skating, and tennis are just some of the activities families and groups of friends can enjoy. You can also watch a play at the outdoor theater during the annual Dream in High Park, tour the greenhouse, or visit the park's zoo. Each of the attractions has its own specific phone number and opening hours, so please check the website for details.
Address:1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto, M6R 2Z3
phone:+1 416 392 8188
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Hockey Hall of Fame
Without question the favorite sport of Canada, you can learn about hockey's greatest players and best moments at this museum!
The Hockey Hall of Fame is the place where you can test your hockey trivia skills or goalie reflexes. The hall, located in Brookfield Place, features an interactive, hands-on account of the evolution of Canada's game. It's a trip down the sport's memory lane, fueled by displays, trophies, memorabilia, movies and video games. While you're there, you can get a souvenir photo taken of yourself beside the Stanley Cup trophy. Facilities include the Spirit of Hockey store full of collectibles. Hours are seasonal and vary during holiday breaks, so be sure to check the website for specifics.
Address:30 Yonge Street, Toronto, M5E 1X8
phone:+1 416 360 7765