Toronto's Top Neighbourhoods



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This short trip will take you through many different areas of Toronto. You'll get to do everything from haggle with vendors in Kensington Market to drink in the skyline on Toronto Island. You'll also get a taste of Toronto's lively Greek neighbourhood. The schedule is tight but you'll see a ton of the city in a short time.

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Forest Hill Village

Location:

Forest Hill Road
M5P 3M6 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 203 2600 (Tourist Information) / +1 800 499 2514 (toll free)
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Day 1 - Toronto


This is a day of browsing and discount shopping through Toronto’s unusual neighbourhoods on the West side of the city. Start off at Kensington market, and browse your way through Queen St. West, and into Chinatown. This day will give you a chance to gain exposure to several of Toronto’s neighbourhoods and get a flavour for how the city changes from street to street. After lunch, hop in a cab or take the subway down to Queen’s Quay. Although touristy, Queen’s Quay and Harbourfront offer art galleries, shopping, great restaurants and pleasant waterfront. From here, take the ferry or go on a Mariposa Cruise ship which is narrated and tourist focused out to Toronto Islands. You can spend the rest of your day on the Islands, taking in Toronto’s skyline and the various sights the main island has to offer. If you have any energy left, head over to the Entertainment District on King St. W. for a night of partying and clubbing. This area offers great nightlife and is very local. If you’re in the mood for some laughs, check out Second City which is a comedy club near the Rogers Centre.


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Gladstone Hotel

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1214 Queen St West
M6J 1J6 Toronto, CA

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tel: +1 416 531 4635
fax: +1 416 539 0953
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Kensington Market

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Location:

67 Kensington Avenue
(at Dundas Street West)
M5T 2K2 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 392 0880
fax: +1 416 392 1330
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Queen Street West

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Queen Street West & Bathhurst St
M5V 2B7 Toronto, Canada

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tel: +1 416 384 2946
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Bright Pearl Seafood

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346-348 Spadina Ave
(at St Andrew Street)
M5T 2G2 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 979 3988
fax: 416 979 3933
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Spadina Avenue

Location:

Spadina Avenue
M5T 2E9 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 203 2500(Tourist Information)
fax: +1 416 203 6753(Tourist Information)
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Queen's Quay

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Location:

207 Queen's Quay West
M5J 1A7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 203 0510
fax: +1 416 203 0432


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Harbourfront Centre

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Location:

235 Queens Quay W
(At York)
M5J 2G8 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 973 4000 (General Information and Box Office)
fax: +1 416 954 0366
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Mariposa Cruise Line

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Location:

207 Queen's Quay W
(Near Lower Simcoe)
M5J 1A7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 203 0178 / +1 800 976 2442
fax: +1 416 203 6627
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Toronto Islands

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Location:

84 Advance Road
(Bay Street and Queen's Quay)
M8Z 2TZ Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 203-0405
fax: 416 234-2857
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Entertainment District

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Location:

Entertainment District
(at Wellington)
M5V 3C6 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 397 0815
fax: +1 416 397 0815
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Second City

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Location:

51 Mercer Street
At Blue Jays Way
M5V 9G9 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 343 0011
fax: +1 416 343 0034
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Day 2 - Toronto


You will be covering a ton of ground on this day. Start out way downtown at the CN Tower. Head East from there over to St. Lawrence Market. Mosey your way through the Financial District, stop and check on BCE Place on your way, the atrium is pretty special and a great example of the creativity of Toronto’s downtown architecture. By the time you get to Berczy Park on your way to the Market, you’ll be ready for a rest. Stop at Solferino’s for a gelato and sit in the small park that backs onto the Flatiron Building. Although the St. Lawrence market is only open on Saturdays, it’s one of the city’s true gems. Bring your appetite because there are multiple places to sample cheese, meat, and even homemade pasta sauce at St. Lawrence Pizza on the upper level. Just a bit farther East and you’ll get to the Distillery District which boasts some interesting art galleries and SOMA Chocolatier. A little caffeine and sugar jolt will help you get through the rest of this jam packed day. After enjoying the market you’re going to start heading North to get a flavour for Toronto’s Gay Village at Church & Wellesley. This is about a 45 min walk from the Market so depending your stamina level at this point you may want to take the subway. Toronto’s Gay Village is pretty typical but it does have the distinction of being the location of the TV show Queer as Folk. Also, be sure to relax and enjoy the very laid back, chill atmosphere of the neighbourhood. Put your walking shoes back on and head up to Yorkville – you’ll notice the stark contrast again. If you’re a shopper, you’ll enjoy this neighbourhood! For dinner, head over to Toronto’s Greektown, a.k.a. The Danforth. The restaurants are bountiful, and it’s not just Greek. Stick around the Danforth for after dinner drinks or if you’re ambitious, head over to Toronto’s bar scene on College.


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Rogers Centre

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Location:

1 Blue Jays Way
M5V 1J1 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 341 3663 / +1 888 654 6529
fax: +1 416 341 3110
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Flatiron Building

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Location:

49 Wellington Street E
(Front & Wellington at Church)
M5E 1C9 Toronto, Canada

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tel: +1 416 203 2500(Tourist Information)
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St Lawrence Market

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Location:

92 Front St East
(at Jarvis Street)
M5E 1C4 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 392 7219
fax: +1 416 392 0120
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Distillery Historic District

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Location:

55 Mill Street, Building 32
(At Cherry)
M5A 3C4 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 364 1177
fax: +1 416 364 4793
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Danforth (The)

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Location:

Danforth Avenue
Suite 302
M4K 1N2 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 429 4479
fax: +1 416 429 9840
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Greektown

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Location:

505 Danforth Ave
M4K 1P5 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 469 5634
fax: +1 416 469 8200
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