Many of you have been asking me about how the inaugural Toronto 101 trip went so here are a few highlights that our group enjoyed during our tour. But first a little bit of background about our maiden destination:
- Toronto is Canada’s largest city with a diverse population of approximately 2.8 million people.
- The city offers vast amounts of art, history, and a fascinating waterfront with incredible nightlife. It is also the most prominent financial center in Canada.
- Toronto has over 8,000 unique restaurants due the massive variety of cultures that call this city home.
1. Toronto Islands
Did you know there is an island just a short 5 minute ferry ride from Toronto?! With endless outdoor activities from beach volleyball, biking, frisbee golf, and simply catching some rays on Lake Ontario, you are sure to be surprised by this summer gem.
2. Distillery District
What Toronto may lack in terms of year-round weather it makes up for in breweries. With 22 of them ranging from the large Molson operation, to craft establishments like Mill Street and Amsterdam your thirst is guaranteed to be quenched in this city.
3. St Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market was rated the best food market in the world in 2012 by National Geographic, and it lives up to the hype. Members of our group chose from Canadian favorites like the peameal bacon and veal sandwiches, to fresh fruit smoothies from this markets vast array of choices.
4. Yonge-Dundas Square
Basically this is Canada’s Times Square equivalent. Our group enjoyed the Franco-Fete music festival that was playing in the square the entire weekend and incredible shopping at the CF Eaton Center nearby.
5. CN Tower
I almost left this one out because of how obvious and cliché it is, but it’s that good!! You can never go wrong with cityscape views and the CN tower provides one of the best. It goes without saying that your trip to Toronto really is not complete until you take it all in from the tower’s observatory.