During my trip in Canada, we did a road trip in Ontario and stayed 3 days in Toronto. Toronto is the kind of city you don’t go to for the history but more for the vibe. It is better if you know where to go otherwise you might find the city a bit boring even though the architecture is quite spectacular.
Below is my guide for all the cool things to do in Toronto
3 days in Toronto, the cool districts
When in Toronto you will want to stay in the cool districts, aka the areas where everything is going on in Toronto.
Queen West is definitely THE place to be in Toronto. It was awarded second most amazing district in the world by Vogue Magazine. Just saying. It indeed has many cool shops, restaurants and bars. Ossington Avenue between Queen and Dundas is also a popular spot as well as Kensington market. And Chinatown is also not to be missed. You can book a tour of Chinatown and Kensington market here!
Cool restaurants in Toronto
Best tacos : Grand electric on Queen West
Mother dumplings in Chinatown for homemade dumplings
Bar Raval for tapas
For Korean Food head to Korea town
La Cubana for Cuban food
Brunch : Mildred’s but better to go during the week as there is a 2 hours queue during the weekend
So So Food club, a Chinese restaurant with the coolest interior!
Queen street shopping
On Queen Street you will find a lot of cool and hip stores. Perfect if you want to shop high street fashion
Vintage shopping in Toronto
Kensington market : for those who want to do vintage shopping in Toronto it is quite a paradise!
Best hipsters bar Toronto
Drake hotel, is THE bar everyone talks about at the moment. Not to miss!
Korean town for karaoke
The boat for dancing
Black dice on Dunda’s street is a Japanese Rockabily bar
Reposados on Ossington for Tequila cocktails
3 days in Toronto, visit the museum and art gallery in Toronto
Art Gallery of Ontario – also worth going for the architecture by Frank Gehry
Ryerson image center for the fans of photography
Art Galleries in Toronto
Dundas West a well known gallery that exists since +20 years
Struck contemporary for famous pieces of pop art
Stephen Bulger gallery for photography
The building at 401 Richmond, in there you will find artist studios and art galleries that you can visit
Graffitis in Toronto
There are great Graffitis a little bit all around the city so keep your eyes open. You will find most graffitis in Kensington market, and at Graffiti alley a 1km area tucked behind Queen Street West and between Portland Street and Spadina Avenue.
Enjoy your time in Toronto and don’t miss visiting the CN tower. A classic but really worth it for the view!