toronto city guide

Vocier's City Guide - Toronto Edition

 This month VOCIER is taking you to the T-O, Tdot, Toronno, or simply Toronto. A city that is constantly at the top of the "best places to live in the world" lists, which means spending a few days here will be a breeze.

Toronto is one of the most multiculturally diverse cities, there's something here that is sure to please everyone. We are sharing our fave insider tips from VOCIER's very own marketing manager, and Toronto/LA native.

 

toronto food

EATS:

Insider Tip: You can't go wrong with Chinatown, check out Dumpling House.

 

toronto drinks

DRINKS:

Insider Tip: Take a stroll and  bar-hop for an adventure... start with Queen West

 

toronto hotels

SLEEPS:

  • Bischa - At the center of it all yet, the newest cultural hotspot
  • 1 Hotel - Design-lover's dream and in the center of it all
  • Shangri-La - 66 story glass tower with the best city views 
  • Hazelton - A treasured TO landmark luxury boutique  hotel
  • Hotel X - New, lakefront, and downtown
Insider Tip: Stay amongst artists at the Gladstone House for an alternative experience.
toronto art

ARTS & CULTURE

  • Aga Khan Museum - by Pritzker prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki. The museum is meant to foster a mutual understanding and respect between cultures. The collection comprises over 1,000 pieces of art and the museum sits on 17 acres.
  • The AGO - by renowned architect Frank Gehry (who actually grew up down the street!) With a collection of over 9,000 works of art, the AGO is a strong contender for one of the best museums in North Am.
  • Artworx - It is said that 2021+2022 are the years for public art in Toronto... if you like a more "off the beaten path" travel adventure and create your own tour. 

Insider Tip: Check all the locations above for events, workshops, etc. for a more immersive experience.

Vocier's toronto city guide 

DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

  • Kensington Market - this part of town is packed with some of the city's coolest bars, eateries, and shops. A maze of streets and alleyways is packed with brightly-hued Victorian-era houses.
  • St. Lawrence Market - 120+ food vendors selling food, ready-to-eat treats, and arts/crafts. It’s as much a place to shop as a community hub—check the program of cooking classes, workshops, and lectures.                                                                                                             
  • Scarborough Bluffs - hiking, a beach, and epic views of Lake Ontario.
  • Queens Quay – On the waterfront with cool sights like the Music Garden and Ripley's Aquarium, Steam Whistle Brewery, and a fun arcade, The Rec Room.

Insider Tip: There may be an awesome sporting event to check out depending on the season. T-O boasts the Raptors, the Bluejays, and the Maple Leafs.

TIME TO ESCAPE THE CITY?

Pro Tip: Do not forget to check the covid restrictions, some sights may require reservations or pre-booking.

Have any requests for cities to cover? Let us know in the comments below and we will put our VOCIER globetrotters on the mission.

 


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