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3 day week-end in Toronto

At the begining of the summer  we had the opportunity to visit the city of Toronto. This wasn’t our first time in the 6ix, but every time we spend some days in this beautiful city, we absolutely love it. This summer has been really busy for us, we always have stuff booked on week-ends, so it has been really hard to write our posts, but we do our best to keep you guys on the loop.

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On a Friday night right after work,  we flew from Montreal to Toronto and we landed at Billy Bishop’s. Following a 1h flight gate to gate, stepping out of the plane and then taking the underground tunnel you end up pretty much downtown. How cool is that?

There is also a free shuttle that takes you to Union station where you can take the subway to anywhere in the city. After a long day at work, we were a bit tired so we took a taxi straight to our hotel and check in. We dropped our luggage, changed and  went for drinks at a sports bar  to watch the Raptors Playoff Game, but unfortunately they came up short against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The atmosphere was pretty cool,  the whole city was wearing red and black supporting the their home team and they were really proud of their team despite the loss.

Here are some suggestions for your week-end getaway in Toronto:

Sights:

Gooderham Building

The red-brick building is a historic landmark of Toronto and is located at 49 Wellington Street East. This is pretty much the Canadian version of the iconic Flat Iron building in NYC.

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Square Phillips

Perfect spot to take a selfie in front of giant letters spelling out Toronto.

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CN tower-Must do activity in the city, make sure you get there early to avoid the crowds so you could take your best  instagram pictures of the city.

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Toronto’s waterfront-Walk along the new Queen’s Quay  which is the waterfront’s main boulevard, bike paths, board walks and awesome views of the city and Lake Ontario.

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Shopping:

Toronto is the paradise for those ones that like to shop: from High-end designer flagships to  vintage shops and local shops, Toronto has everything to offer.

Eaton Centre-This mall is huge and has it all, from endless underground tunnels that connect to everywhere in the city to high fashion boutiques and stores. This mall will please everyone that you are traveling with.

Stroll down the streets of Yorkville, where you’ll find all the high end boutiques and also nice restaurants, stop by Sorry Coffee you won’t regret it.

Parkdale-Walk alongside Queen St E,  fashion local boutiques, coffee shops and trendy restaurants all over this “hip” neighborhood.The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto The perfect Couple Guide to TorontoThe perfect Couple Guide to Toronto

Sports & Activities

Don’t miss out on a Blue Jay’s game ball on a hot summer day, you can find tickets on Stub Hub for really good prices.The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto

Where to eat

St-Lawrence Market– more than 120 vendors, merchants and artisans all in one place. Perfect to discover local products and eat  lunch or just to grab a quick bite.

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Brunch

Peter PanWe  just happened to walk in here, and we are so glad we did. Take the half & half mimosa (half orange juice half grapefruit juice) with a Croque Madame or eggs “bene”, make sure you ask to sit outside, there is a cute little patio in the back of the restaurant.

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Drake Hotel go to brunch spot in Toronto, spectacular rooftop space, cool vibes, mimosas and great eggs benedict. The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto

Diner

Pai– The taste of the food is as authentic as the food we had in Thailand, Best Thaï Food in town hands down. There is always a huge line up, since they don’t take any reservations, try to sit at the bar, you’ll get a spot quicker.

Momofuku– Located in Toronto’s Financial District, Momofuku noodle bar is the perfect choice when visiting Toronto,  get the spicy Ramen and a BBQ pork bun, you won’t regret it.The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto

Drinks

Alo Bar. Grab a drink and some exquisite appetizers at one of the top cocktail bar’s in Toronto, Michael will take care of you. If you are lucky enough and you made your reservation 90 days in advance, have diner at Alo restaurant right after. The best new French cuisine in town.

Drake one fifty– Situated in the heart of the Financial District, the Drake One Fifty offers a great atmosphere, grab a table outdoors and get yourself a local beer or a cocktail.The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto

Coffee spots & Juice Bars

Sorry Coffee one of the most beautiful coffee shops I’ve ever seen, the interior is out of this world and the coffee is also great. An excellent pit stop while shopping around this area.

Green House Juice & Co. Cute little organic certified juice store, great way to start your day right!!The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto The perfect Couple Guide to Toronto

 

 

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