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3 days in Toronto – Cool things to do in Toronto – Food shopping and art guide

3 days in Toronto - Cool things to do in Toronto - Food shopping and art guide

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

Lakehouse diner

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

3 days in Toronto - Cool things to do in Toronto - Food shopping and art guide Queen street

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

Classic art museum in Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum – Best is to buy a ticket online to avoid the queue!

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!

3 days in Toronto - Cool things to do in Toronto - Food shopping and art guide CN Tower



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