Typical Toronto



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This itinerary hits as many of the major tourist sites as possible on a very limited schedule. It includes some of Toronto?s special places, neighbourhoods and Toronto institutions such as The Docks. The idea is to get a feel for the nuances of the city and to sample the local culture.

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Day 1 - Toronto


Start your short trip to Toronto by hitting two unusual eclectic neighbourhoods. Kensington is known for it’s large and varied market and is car free on Sundays. After browsing through Kensington and soaking up the local flavour, Check out Queen West for a taste of one of Toronto’s funkiest neighbourhoods. Grab lunch at one of the many choices at Queen West if you’re famished or wait until you get to the CN Tower to eat at the revolving restaurant. The revolving restaurant is the quintessential tourist experience so it’s certainly not for everyone but even if you don’t eat there, a trip up the CN tower is a must for every Toronto visitor. After the CN Tower, head to Queen’s Quay and Harbourfront. This area includes boutiques, festivals, waterfront musing and is an important stop in Toronto. As day turns to evening, eat dinner at one of the Harbourfront restaurants, such as the Boathouse, and then head out to the Docks for an evening of partying, Toronto style. The Docks has a lot to offer, arcades, nightclub, beach volleyball and you can enjoy a view of the Toronto skyline while you party.


1

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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Location:

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

Contact:

tel: +1 416 384 2946


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360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower

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Location:

301 Front St West
CN Tower
M5V 2T6 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 362 5411
fax: 416 601 4722


4

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


5

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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Boathouse Bar & Grill

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Location:

207 Queens Quay West
Southeast Corner, Main Level
M5J 1A7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 203 6300
fax: 416 203 3354


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The Docks

Location:

11 Polson St
(at Cherry St)
M5A 1A4 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 463625 / 416 469 5655
fax: 416 469 5547


8

Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre

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Location:

525 Bay St
At Dundas
M5G 2L2 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 597 9200 / +1 800 905 0667 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 416 597 9211


Day 2 - Toronto


Your second day in Toronto is as jam packed as the first. Get up early to check out the shopping at Eaton Centre. (Check hours if this day is a Sunday because Canadian stores often don’t open until noon on Sundays). Don’t let the Eaton Centre overwhelm you, be sure to look for Canadian shops such as Roots, Club Monaco, Jacob, Artizia, and The Bay in order to grab some stuff you can’t find anywhere else. Lunch is at City Grill in the Eaton Centre. There is a good sampling of Canadian beer at City Grill, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel as you are slogging through the mall! After lunch do a blitz of some important Toronto sites, Nathan Phillips Square as well as the old and new city hall buildings. These are all within walking distance from the Eaton Centre. If you need a quick snack, stop in at one of the hotdog vendors in Nathan Phillips. The hotdog stands are the only registered street food vendors in Toronto and the buns are always fresh and tasty. If you’re not too tired, walk East and stop for dinner on the way – Cyrano’s is a local institution on King St E at Church, or continue right on to the Distillery District which is about a 45 min walk from Nathan Phillips Square. Once you arrive at the Distillery, reward yourself by enjoying a cold drink and some live music. This is another one of Toronto’s unique neighbourhoods and it’s always hopping with tourists and locals in the evening.


1

Eaton Centre

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Location:

220 Yonge St
Dundas and Yonge sts
M5B 2H1 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 598 8700
fax: +1 416 598 8762


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City Grill

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Location:

220 Yonge St
(at Dundas Street)
M5B 3H7 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 598 4454
fax: 416 598 5208


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Yonge Street

Location:

Yonge Street
Queen's Quay West north to City Limits
M4W 2H1 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 597 0255 (Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area)
fax: +1 416 597 0233 ( (Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area)


4

Nathan Phillips Square

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Location:

100 Queen Street West
M5H 2N1 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 392 1111 (City of Toronto Parks and Recreation Department)
fax: +1 416 203 6753(Tourist Information)


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New City Hall

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Location:

100 Queen St West
(at Bay Street)
M5H 2N1 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 392 9111
fax: +1 416 392 1553


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Old City Hall

Location:

60 Queen St West
(at Bay St)
M5H 2M3 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 203 2500(Toll Free)
fax: +1 416 203 6753(Toll Free)


7

Ontario Legislative Building

Location:

400 University Avenue
(at Queen's Park Crescent)
M7A 1A2 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 416 325 7500
fax: +1 416 325 7489


8

Cyrano's Steak and Seafood

Location:

73 King Street East
(at Church Street)
M5C 1G3 Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416 362 4342


9

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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