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9 Virtual Group Activities (That Aren’t Happy Hour)
Mix it up for your next virtual hangout with these group activities you can do from anywhere, anytime. While nothing can replace sharing these experiences in person, if you’re feeling antsy in isolation or bummed about postponing recent plans to visit Toronto, we’ve got you covered in the meantime. Zoom happy hours are fine but these activities are sure to be a welcome upgrade for your next virtual date or FaceTime with loved ones. Cook dinner “together”. Food is meant to be a shared experience, just like this free online open-source cookbook. What started as a project between friends is now a widely shared collection of 100+ recipes from Toronto chefs, food personalities and amateur cooks. Choose a dish to cook together. Or if you’re feeling competitive, challenge a friend to see who can make the better-looking Jamaican peppa shrimp. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngTIFF from home. Go on a virtual movie date. Bust out your personal red carpet, Toronto International Film Fest (TIFF) is coming to you. TIFF Stay-at-Home Cinema showcases a collection of curated films via Crave so that we can all watch together. Join a live pre-show chat via social media (@TIFF_NET) with special guests, and continue to share your thoughts and join conversations as we all watch the screenings together. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">Turn your living room into the main stage. Many Toronto artists, musicians and dancers have taken to wooing audiences from their living rooms to empty venues for concerts and performances you can stream from home. Make art and keep calm. Studies show that art can help us through happy and challenging times. Engage your right brain and get creative with the Art Gallery of Ontario #AGOfromHome series. Try making your own soft sculpture at home and then compare your masterpieces before sharing with the masses online using the hashtag. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">Go clubbing at a LGBTQ+ party. A queer dance party every night of the week? Heck. Yes. Tune into Torontonian-founded Club Quarantine via Zoom at 9 pm to dance to the beats of Toronto and international DJs. Check out the etiquette before heading to the club. Have a watch party with some very binge-able shows set in Toronto. If you haven’t seen set-in-Toronto Workin’ Moms or The Baroness Von Show yet, what are you waiting for? There’s also Degrassi the Next Generation featuring a very young Drake, Orphan Black and more. Peek sights around the city in these series — whether they’re supposed to be Toronto scenes or not (ahem, Suits). Here’s what to watch and where to watch them. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">Settle into a filmed-in-Toronto movie marathon. The Shape of Water, Chicago (yes, Chicago) and Suicide Squad are only a few of the blockbuster hits filmed in the city (even if they aren’t necessarily set here). Get your Toronto fix by spotting some of the city’s most iconic places in these movies. Start a virtual lit club and curl up with a book based in Toronto. While Toronto may play stand-in for American cities on TV and the big screen, it takes a starring role in literature. There’s no better time to dive into the compelling coming-of-age novel Cat’s Eye by renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Or immerse yourself in the beautiful, national best-selling story of a lesbian avant-guard artist living in Toronto in What We All Long For. Follow up with a Zoom wine party to discuss. Spend quality time with the kids, courtesy of Toronto’s attractions. If you’re looking for creative ways to keep the young ones (and yourself) from going a little stir crazy while at home, Toronto’s museums, amusement parks and other attractions have pulled out all the virtual stops to keep the family entertained — virtual roller coaster rides and shark cams included. Check out all there is for them to do from home.
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Live Performances, Concerts and Festivals to Keep You Inspired At Home
From immersive theatre to concerts in living rooms, experience Toronto’s unique creative spirit in new (virtual) ways. While nothing beats watching plays and attending festivals in person, Toronto’s creative community is bringing imaginative and artful live entertainment right into your home. If you’re like many others stuck in lockdown and need to take a break from binge-watching, try the following experiences virtually for now. Check back regularly as we add more to enjoy from afar and see our calendar of virtual events and live streams. (Still binge-watching? Add any of these filmed-in-Toronto shows and movies to your queue.) Tune into a “live” concert. Toronto’s usually thriving live music scene has been put on pause but many of the city’s musicians have taken to serenading audiences from home. Check out CBC’s weekly rundown for a comprehensive list of what’s coming up, both from Toronto and across the country. URGNT’s mission is to have the city’s incredible (now empty) venues play host to our even more incredible musicians. The “ad hoc crowd-funded livestream series” will stream shows out to social-distancing audiences: 19 concerts from 19 different venues. A gofundme is active now so that musicians — and the other many roles that support the industry — can be compensated. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">Take part in the first-ever virtual Pride Festival. Virtual Pride 2020 is going online this year to showcase the talents of the LGBT2Q+ community in a new and innovative way. You can expect many of the usual traditions to be streamed including performances, special events, Festival Weekend (with a Virtual Pride Parade), and Stay Home Saturdays, which will feature the events you would have normally physically attended throughout Pride month (like Drag Story Time with the family). See it first at the largest documentary film festival in North America. More than 135 official 2020 selections screened as part of the Hot Docs Festival Online. If you missed the online festival, a large selection of films will be made available for an extended post-festival viewing window. Or, browse the Hot Docs Collection Picks, hand-picked by Hot Docs staff and available on a number of on-demand and streaming platforms like Netflix, CBC Gem, Crave, and Rogers VOD. Immerse yourself in an international art, theatre and music festival. This festival curates and showcases works by international artists whose projects have been disrupted by the pandemic. When Toronto-based Nick Green had one of his performances cancelled due to COVID-19 closures, he got to work creating the Social Distancing Festival: a hub of live-streamed performance art organized in a calendar by day and time. Glimpse into the living rooms of Toronto’s performance artists. TO Live, a network of three iconic local theatres and a spectrum of talent, has launched Living Rooms. The initiative — “a dazzling digital extension of theatre stages” — will feature performances from different local artists every day, broadcasting from the comfort of their homes. It’s a beautiful, intimate way to discover the talent in the city. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">Sit down to some quality Canadian theatre. The award-winning Expect Theatre in the Distillery District is committed to producing cutting-edge films, live performances, podcasts and educational programs exploring contemporary Canadian life. Their podcast, PlayME from CBC Podcasts, takes theatre scripts from top Canadian productions and transforms them into audio plays. Score front row seats to the orchestra and ballet. Watch members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and Principal Dancers at the National Ballet of Canada, Guillaume Côté & Heather Ogden, perform from their individual homes in this charming look at life under quarantine. Ballet enthusiasts can also take in Google Arts & Culture’s beautiful interpretations of the classic, The Nutcracker, as expressed by different international artists. Participate in immersive theatre – over the phone. In these times of social distancing, Against the March – an immersive theatre experience group – has introduced The Ministry of Mundane Mysteries, a personalized, weeklong subscription to a customized narrative in the form of daily phone calls. Break up your daily routine with “your very own micro mystery using the investigative power of good conversation”. Intriguing. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Also on the immersive over-the-phone innovative theatre scene, Convergence Theatre has launched Convergence Against Corona!, made up of two parts. The first commissions artists to create works of art based on anonymous “COVID Confessions.” The second part, The Corona Variations, consists of six five-minute phone calls, or “phone plays”. Check out their website to make a donation or purchase tickets. For more virtual events and live streams, see the Calendar of Events.
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10 of the Best Parks and Green Spaces in Toronto
You’ll find more than a good spot for a picnic. Amongst the towering buildings, multicultural neighbourhoods and shoreline of Lake Ontario are a multitude of green spaces and parks. Over 1,500 in fact. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngToronto skyline views from Centre Island They range in size, amenities available and ambiance within them. For those who are looking to get active or to simply spread out and relax, these green spaces are highly sought after, now more than ever. With hiking trails, splash pads, tennis courts, and picnic areas, there’s a green space or park for everyone. Looking for a few suggestions? Below are 10 of the best green spaces and parks in Toronto. High Park Located in Toronto’s west end, this 400-acre, mixed-use park can really make you feel like you’ve left the city while remaining in the heart of Toronto. With forested areas, recreational facilities and wildlife spotting opportunities, there’s something for everyone at High Park. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Take a stroll along the many walking trails, let your dog run free in the off-leash dog areas, enjoy the tranquility around Grenadier Pond (the largest pond in Toronto), take a dip in the public pool in the summer months or skate around on the outdoor ice rink in the winter. There’s also a large playground and a small zoo for the children, baseball diamonds and tennis courts, and even a full restaurant, The Grenadier Café, where you can grab a bite to eat. Colonel Samuel Smith Park As one of the city’s largest waterfront green spaces, Colonel Samuel Smith Park sits on 195 acres of land, along the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto’s west end. With various trails, ponds and wetland areas, Colonel Samuel Smith Park is most popular for spotting wildlife. It’s one of the top birding hotspots in Toronto. It’s also one of the best spots in the city to photograph the sunrise over the skyline, so you’ll often see photographers roaming the park. The park boasts a variety of features including a number of trails, rocky beaches, lookout points, a playground, an off-leash dog area, a football field and a yacht club. In the winter months, you can also enjoy an artificial skating trail (the first of its kind in Toronto) that loops it way through the grounds next to the Power House Recreation Centre. Humber Bay Park Another great waterfront green space is Humber Bay Park. Located close to Colonel Samuel Smith Park just west of downtown Toronto, Humber Bay Park is divided by Mimico Creek, creating an East and West Park. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png It too offers nature opportunities along with skyline views of Toronto. Frequented amongst locals who enjoy leisurely strolls or relaxing by the water, both sections of the park jut out into Lake Ontario but offer slightly different experiences. The bigger of the two is Humber Bay Park West. A single paved road runs the length of the park with parking lots available throughout. Here you can enjoy a number of lookout points, rocky beaches and an off-leash dog area. Humber Bay Park East has one large parking lot and from here you can connect to a 2.5km loop trail, a butterfly habitat, a large rock beach and lookout spots perfect for snapping your Toronto skyline shot. Trillium Park Continuing along Toronto’s waterfront is the city’s newest green space Trillium Park. This man-made park is built on the former grounds of a parking lot, measures 7.5 acres in space and is perfect for those who enjoy walking, jogging, cycling, or a spot to sit and relax and watch the planes come and go from Billy Bishop Airport. The main feature of Trillium Park is the William G. Davis Trail. This 1.3km trail weaves its way through the park and connects to the larger Martin Goodman Trail that runs the width of the city and beyond. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png When you first enter the park, you’ll pass through the Ravine, which features large stone walls engraved with a moccasin to honour and celebrate First Nations’ culture and heritage. From here you’ll pass by a large open-air pavilion, a communal fire-pit, stacked boulders and rocks designed for spontaneous play and rolling hills, perfect to sit and enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Trinity Bellwoods Park One of the city’s most popular green spaces, Trinity Bellwoods Park is a 36-acre multi-use green space located west of the downtown core. Bordered by Dundas Street West in the north and Queen Street West in the south, Trinity Bellwoods Park is frequented by those living in the surrounding neighbourhoods looking to stretch their legs and get social. The park itself features baseball diamonds, tennis and volleyball courts, an off-leash dog area, a picnic area, a wading pool, a children’s playground and an artificial ice rink in the winter. But it’s the strong community aspect of the park that sets it apart from the other green spaces in the city. Throughout the year, various events are organized and take place in the park including farmer’s markets, artisan markets, movie nights, yard sales and even the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show. Christie Pits Covering an area of about 22 acres, Christie Pits is centrally located at the intersection of Bloor Street West and Christie Avenue. Originally called Willowvale Park, the area was nicknamed Christie Pits after the Christie Sand Pits which were housed here until the early 1900s. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png The park features a unique layout, sunken down below street level with sloping sides. About half the park is dedicated to picnic and play areas, while the rest is reserved for recreational activities including three baseball diamonds, a soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts, a skateboard park, swimming pool and splash pad and an ice rink in the winter. Drawing visitors from the nearby neighbourhoods, Christie Pits is also a community hub where you’ll often see events and activities organized to bring people together. Riverdale Park Located south of Danforth Avenue and spanning both sides of the Don Valley River, Riverdale Park offers recreational facilities, natural habitats and a skyline view that brings people flocking during sunsets. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Covering an area just over 100 acres, Riverdale Park is split into an east and west section and is connected by the Riverside Park Bridge that crosses the Don Valley Parkway, Don River and the train tracks. Riverdale Park West has four baseball diamonds and the Riverdale Zoo, while Riverdale Park East has the majority of recreational facilities including a running track, outdoor public pool, baseball diamonds and bike trails. Riverdale Park East is also where you’ll get that iconic skyline view, so situate yourself up on the hill by the northeast part of the park, pack a picnic and enjoy the sunset. Sunnybrook Park Sunnybrook Park was once the country estate of Joseph Kilgour, a prominent businessman back in the 1800s. At the time, it was known as Sunnybrook Farm, a 175-acre property that featured country homes and horse stables. When Kilgour passed away, his wife Alice donated the property to the city with only one requirement, that it be turned into a public park. Today, it is a mixed-used green space with recreational facilities, including cricket, rugby, and soccer fields, walking trails and picnic areas. The original stables have been preserved and currently serve as a public riding school and further strolls through the park and surrounding grounds will reveal some of its historic past. Bluffer’s Park Located in Scarborough, about a 30-min drive from downtown Toronto, Bluffer’s Park is part of the Scarborough Bluffs, a geologic formation that stretches 15km along the shores of Lake Ontario. There are eleven parks found within the Scarborough Bluffs but Bluffer’s Park is one of the most popular spots for locals and visitors alike. Situated right at the foot of the Bluffs, the park offers walking trails, lookout points and picnic and beach areas. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png The landscape surrounding Bluffer’s Park makes this location ideal for those who love to feel like they’ve escaped the city. On one side you get incredible, unobstructed views of Lake Ontario, while the other side features the towering Scarborough Bluffs, in all their rugged glory, perfect for both professional and amateur photographers. Paid parking is available on-site and the TTC runs bus service right into the park entrance. Centre Island For a green space worthy of a full-day visit, head to Centre Island. Located just a short 15-min ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Centre Island is part of the larger collection of islands, collectively known as the Toronto Islands. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png A popular destination during the summer months, Centre Island has something for everyone. There are picnic areas, restaurants and snack bars, beach areas, walking and cycling trails, the Centreville Amusement Park for kids, a large pier with 180-degree views of Lake Ontario and some of the best skyline views of Toronto. You can also explore the neighbouring islands of Ward’s Island and Hanlan’s Point, which house a residential area (yes, people live on the islands!) and additional beaches. Spanning a whopping 820 acres in total, there’s lots of space to roam and enjoy the outdoors without feeling cramped when you’re on the Toronto Islands.
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What’s Open in Toronto Right Now
A quick guide to the current stage of reopening Toronto. The city of Toronto is now in Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plans and we can’t wait to invite you to let yourself in once again. Public health and safety is still the top priority and we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, we encourage you to safely explore, discover and find inspiration for your next adventure through the city. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png As businesses begin to cautiously reopen, here’s what you can expect around the major attractions during this stage. As of July 7, Toronto bylaw requires wearing a face mask or covering in indoor public spaces. Check back regularly for updates as businesses continue to announce reopening plans. We recommend checking with the attractions and businesses directly for additional health and safety guidelines, such as requirements for face coverings and masks. AttractionsCN Tower The observation levels will reopen to the public on July 15. Timed entry tickets are available online. Learn more about health and safety measures for your visit. Ripley’s Aquarium The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with tickets sold online only with a pre-arranged time of entry. All programs, dive shows, and tours have been temporarily suspended. There will be no food or beverages for sale. Learn more about the aquarium’s safety measures before you visit. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngArt Gallery of Ontario (AGO) The Art Gallery of Ontario is open for members and annual pass holders. Timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance. The public will be able to buy timed entry tickets on July 16 and can start visiting the gallery on July 23. See the AGO’s new visitor guidelines for more information. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) The ROM is open for members while the public will be able to buy tickets on July 7 and can start visiting on July 11. The museum will be running on reduced hours of operation from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission will be limited and time-based, and all time slots must be booked in advance online. Food and drink will not be allowed in the museum and water fountains will be closed. Check the Visitor Policies for more details. Toronto Islands The Toronto Islands will be opening to the public on June 27 with updated safety measures for ferry service. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Visitors must buy tickets online in advance and will also only be valid for the selected day of purchase. Ferries will be running on reduced capacity for physical distancing and will have a limit of 5,000 tickets per day. All passengers on the ferry will be required to wear facial coverings. To reduce crowding, the City is encouraging visitors to travel outside of peak times, which are between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, and between 3:30 and 6:30 pm for the return trip. Centreville Amusement Park will remain closed for the time being under current provincial rules. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngCasa Loma General admission is available with updated safety measures at Casa Loma. Guests can now make reservations and dine in the estate gardens for an outdoor dining experience. Visitors will also receive complimentary admission to the gardens. Reservations are also now available for the Blue Blood Steakhouse patio. Toronto Zoo The Zoo is open for early access to members on June 27. Pre-booked time slots are required for members and the general public and tickets are available online only.  The Zoo is extending a 20% discount to guests as some areas are still not accessible during this time. You can also still book the Scenic Safari to enjoy the Zoo from the comfort of your own car. Check the Zoo’s FAQs to understand what to expect from your new zoo experience. Aga Khan Museum Timed entry tickets can be bought in advance online. Plan your visit with the museum’s reopening guidelines. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) The arts community, donors, members and frontline workers can visit for free from July 9–12. The museum will be open to the public from Thursdays to Sundays, starting July 16. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Timed-entry tickets are strongly encouraged as visitors will not be guaranteed entry without pre-booking. The museum will be running with limited capacity to support physical distancing. The café at MOCA by Forno Cultura will open later in July. The Art Metropole project shop Clouds & Horizon remains closed until further notice. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your visit to MOCA. Hockey Hall of Fame They will be reopening on July 15 with various health and safety measures in place, like a 70% reduction in capacity to maintain physical distancing, complimentary disposable face masks, stylus pens for touchscreen monitors, and disposable gloves for certain exhibits. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Priority Admission Tickets are also highly recommended (coming online soon) but walk-ins will also be able to check a live capacity tracker (also coming soon) to monitor the number of in-venue guests at a given time. Be sure to check health and safety guidelines to confirm requirements. Gardiner Museum On July 11 and 12, the Gardiner will be free for the public. On July 13, the museum will return to regular hours and admission. The museum will not be switching to a timed-entry ticket policy. General admission tickets can be bought online or in person but the museum will limit the capacity of individual galleries to allow for physical distancing. See other new practices and policies being implemented to ensure a healthy and enjoyable experience. Bata Shoe Museum The museum will be reopening on July 15 with limited capacity and an adjusted schedule. Visitors are being encouraged to buy tickets in advance from online ticket partners. See other reopening health and safety updates at the museum. Canada’s Wonderland The park will remain closed until further notice. Tour and guide services Indoor and outdoor tour and guide services have been allowed to reopen. Go Tours Canada is now open again at Ontario Place and the Distillery Historic District. Weekend tours are now available with Heli Tours. Restaurants, bars and patios Restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments (e.g., wineries, breweries and distilleries) can only open for dining in outdoor areas, such as patios, curbside, parking lots and adjacent properties. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png[*]Distillery District reopens as Toronto’s largest patio district [*]Introducing the new Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol[*]Toronto’s outdoor dining rules explained[*]27 Patios that will open in Toronto for the start of Stage 2[*]Top rooftop patios to visit this summer[*]Find restaurants open for delivery and takeoutRetail Shopping malls are opening under existing restrictions, which include food services reopening for takeout and outdoor dining only. What’s next? We will continue to update this information as we work under the government’s guidance on reopening our province. Check back regularly for updates.
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How to Experience Toronto Culture Without Leaving Your House
Grab a glass of wine, sit back and (try to) relax. Let’s take a virtual tour of Toronto culture — and its resilience — together. Thanks to all the platforms and tools we have at our fingertips, you can still experience Toronto — even if not IRL. Now, in the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns, Toronto’s community is shifting its focus to the digital space more than ever. Every day there seems to be new ways to experience the arts, talent and attractions in the city from the solitude of your living room. Build your own virtual trip through Canada’s cultural capital with these activities. Virtual Tours and Sightseeing Go on a sightseeing tour of Toronto — from above or on the ground. Hit full screen and away you go. Take a panoramic “helicopter tour” of the city. “Walk” around the base of the CN Tower, then check out the view from the top or do a scavenger hunt with their live cam view. Explore the stunning exterior of the ROM. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Or choose a spot in the city — trendy Ossington Street or bohemian Kensington Market — and go for a wander via Google Street View. (Take some inspo from The Agoraphobic Traveller, who travelled the world without ever leaving her house.) Your “travels” are only a search bar away. Tour Toronto’s renowned museums (no lines!). There’s free, unlimited entry 24/7 when you tour online! Google Arts & Culture offers a 360° walk-through for a sample of the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibits. Peruse the collections at the Gardiner Museum. Learn about the first men in heels with Bata Shoe Museum. Visit Aga Khan’s site dedicated to #MuseumWithoutWalls, complete with curator talks, virtual gallery tours, activities for the kids and more. The Art Gallery of Ontario has introduced a collection of virtual experiences where you can explore artworks, watch artist talks and learn DIY techniques. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPerformances, Concerts and Festivals Toronto performers continue to find innovative ways of bringing experiences to everyone at home. Enjoy “live” concerts, an international art, theatre and music festival or take part in immersive theatre – over the phone (remember that thing?). https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt=""> Ever wanted to get a peek into your favourite artist’s living room? Now you can as many of the city’s musicians, dancers and other performers have taken to wooing audiences from theirLiving Rooms. Check our rundown of “live” performances, concerts and festivals to keep you feeling inspired at home. Group Activities While the point of social distancing is to keep people (physically) apart, it doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected. Change out of your pajamas (or not) and join a queer dance party on Zoom. Have a watch party and engage with special celebrity guests on social media with TIFF Stay-at-Home Cinema. Or, take turns choosing filmed-in-Toronto movies and shows to binge-watch with your friends or family and compare notes afterwards. Find more group activities you can do virtually from anywhere and anytime. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">Globally-Inspired Cuisine Get some wild dinner inspiration from a Toronto Raptor. Basketball may be on hold for now, but you can always tune into How Hungry Are You?, Raptor Serge Ibaka’s (aka Mafuzzy Chef) YouTube series for an unconventional fix. The NBA star hosts players and other celebrities in each episode and feeds them some very unusual dishes that he’s cooked up, including snake and alligator claw. It’s more talking than cooking but very entertaining all the same. Also, check out his Instagramfor a peek into his now-quarantined-in-Toronto life. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt=""> Or choose from more than 100 recipes (and counting) in this online open-source cookbook, compiled by Toronto chefs, food personalities and amateur cooks. This free digital cookbook features recipes from some of the city’s top restaurants. If you decide to try it out, share photos of your home-made creation with #OpenSourceCookbook. If you live in Toronto and want to support local restaurants, consider ordering meals for delivery or takeout.
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Solve These Toronto Digital Puzzles From Home
Featuring photos of summer city scenes from locals and visitors. These puzzles depict some of the most photographed summer events and spots in the city. If you’re still social distancing, you can enjoy these sights from home. Celebrate LGBTQ+ culture with a throwback to a past Pride Parade. Take in some street art. Relive the glory of the Raptors’ 2019 championship run and celebrate Toronto sports. No summer is complete without a trip to The Ex (organizers are working on a way to bring event-goers the CNE At Home this year). Enjoy Toronto’s waterfront at Sugar Beach or the Toronto Islands. Locals and visitors alike can always be found striking a pose in one of the most photographed spots at Nathan Phillips Square. By the time you’re done with these, you’ll be inspired to start planning your next visit to Toronto. These puzzles are free to play online and bonus: you can’t lose any of the pieces. Pride Paradehttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPride Parade 2017 | @jgawreletz | Instagramhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">Graffiti Alleyhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngMural by @uber5000 in Graffiti Alley | @valentino_rocco | Instagramhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">Toronto Raptors Championship Paradehttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/[email protected] | Instagramhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">CNEhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/[email protected] | Instagramhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">Sugar Beachhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/[email protected]_s | Instagramhttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">Toronto Skylinehttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">Nathan Phillips Squarehttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngJigsaw Puzzle" alt="">How to Play[*]Click on the puzzle image.[*]Drag and drop the pieces to complete the puzzle.[*]Reload to change the number of puzzle pieces in the setting to decrease (or increase) skill level. (For an added challenge, race others to see who can solve them in the shortest time.) Support Local You can also show love to some local small businesses and artists while adding to your puzzle collection. Purchase custom-made puzzles by PieceTogether, where a portion of proceeds goes towards the making of the puzzle and the rest goes to the local business or artist.
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5 Toronto Christmas Markets for All the Holiday Feels in toronto near me
If you prefer a more intimate and curated shopping experience than the hustle and bustle at the mall, there are more than a couple of jolly alternatives. Toronto has many markets that boast thoughtful, Canadian products — not to mention plenty of tasty treats to sustain you and your friends as you cross items off the holiday to-do list. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngToronto Christmas Market lit up at NightToronto Christmas Market It’s hard to find a more festive experience than the annual Toronto Christmas Market. Hosted in the Distillery Historic District, feels as though you’ve stepped back in time amidst the strings of light, wooden huts and cheerful performances. A family-friendly tradition thanks to Santa’s House, carnival rides and a life-sized gingerbread house, you’ll be able to spend quality time with loved ones while picking up pretty trinkets for the home and food for parties. When: November 14 to December 22, 2019 https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngThe One of a Kind Christmas ShowThe One of a Kind Christmas Show With more than 800 artisans, this is a one-stop shop for gifts for the whole family. From baked goods to children’s clothes and stunning jewellery, you’ll be able to pick up something for everyone on your list, from the little ones to the hosts – all in one go. With so many stalls to visit, make sure to put your feet up and eat some treats in between. When: November 21 to December 1, 2019 https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngNathan Phillips SquareHoliday Fair in the Square You can’t get more central than this European-style holiday market and fair at Nathan Phillips Square. Now in its third year, the Holiday Fair in the Square builds on its central skating rink with artisan crafts, gourmet snacks, a Holly Jolly Midway as well as festive drinks at the ice bar. Perfect for an outing with friends or that special someone. And if the sound of it doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, the fair was created to raise awareness for Epilepsy Toronto with proceeds going to the non-profit. When: December 7 to 23, 2019 Etsy Holiday Market Every year, Etsy chooses a charming space to hold its annual event and this year that space is The Great Hall on Queen West. The market highlights some of the best local artisans in Ontario, so you’ll be able to support local in a fun and festive way at this one-day event. When: November 25, 2019 Veg Holiday Market The Toronto Vegetarian Association understands how dedicated its community can be when it comes to the veg lifestyle, so it has put together a unique holiday market to cater to its animal-loving members. For one day, 40 local, plant-based and ethical vendors will be at Artscapes Wychwood Barns. In addition to thoughtful cruelty-free gifts and vegan holiday treats, guests can enjoy an afternoon of presentations to learn tips and tricks when it comes to plant-based living during the season. When: November 24, 2019 https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt=""> From:seetorontonow
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5 Cozy Winter Hangouts in Toronto in toronto near me
Winter can be an exceptionally magical time in Toronto. The Distillery District looks like a postcard with its snow-covered cobblestone streets, Nathan Phillips Square pulses with energy as skaters glide by the illuminated Toronto sign and our parks turn into urban winter wonderlands filled with rosy-cheeked kids. The nights also become longer – which I’m convinced is nature’s way of giving us more time to enjoy food and drink at cozy restaurants and bars around the city. Ah yes, a great excuse to warm up by a fire, check out a winterized patio or indulge in a decadent treat. Each neighbourhood has its own gems, but here are six spots that top my list. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPhoto: The Drake Sky Yard. Photo Credit: Louisa Nicolaou.The Drake Sky Yard This popular rooftop patio transforms into one of the coziest spots in town during the winter months. Lined with heaters and blankets, the winterized space is beautifully decorated and is always filled with buzz. Art, music and food lovers flock here for the unpretentious vibe and memorable nights. (1150 Queen Street W / 416-531-5042). https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPhoto: Famous Last Words.Famous Last Words Certainly one of the city’s most unique watering holes, this literary-themed cocktail bar in the Junction neighbourhood is a bibliophile’s dream come true. Cozy up by the fireplace with a book and order yourself a clever, well-crafted cocktail — there are over 50 to choose from. These guys are serious about their books: they host book launches, book clubs and even lend out a Kobo to those who wish to read at the bar (which is meticulously made from Scrabble pieces). (392 Pacific Avenue / 416-792-5200.) https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPhoto: El Catrin.El Catrin A massive fire pit and dozens of heaters turn this sprawling patio in the Distillery District into a cozy spot during the winter months. Bundle up in their colourful blankets, order a round of margaritas (or my personal favourite: the Pepino Diablo cocktail) and nibble on Mexican cuisine with friends. The warm glow of the fire and unique ambience also make for a memorable date night experience. (18 Tank House Lane / 416-203-2121.) https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Bar Reyna As if Yorkville wasn’t charming enough during the winter months, Bar Reyna has stepped it up a notch with a secret garden. Yup, tucked behind the popular snack and cocktail bar you’ll find an enchanting winterized patio where you can escape the cold and share some Mediterranean nibbles with friends while sipping on specialty cocktails. The entire space has a warm glow that will brighten up any long winter’s night. (158 Cumberland Street / 647-748-4464) https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPhoto: Cactus Club Cafe.Cactus Club Cafe One of Toronto’s hottest winterized patios, The Deck pulses with energy throughout the chilly months. Their fully retractable snow-melting roof will protect you from the elements while the attentive staff will make sure you have all the food and libations needed for a fun night out. Located in the Financial District at First Canadian Place, Cactus Club Cafe is one of the largest restaurants downtown and a great spot for a power lunch or after-work drinks. (77 Adelaide Street W / 647-748-2025) https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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The Toronto Light Festival is Back this Winter in toronto near me
https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngSymbolic Peace Cascading across the old Victorian industrial buildings are rotating hues of red, blue and purple. Art and light installations fill the area and can even be found within some of the buildings. The art installations are fun and accessible to the general public and come from local and international artists. They take on various shapes and sizes and are made from a variety of materials including LEDs, metal, spray paint and even car hoods. A few familiar installations are back again this year, including The Electric Dandelions, The Guardians of Time, and Symbolic Peace. But dozens of new installations make this another exciting addition of the Toronto Light Festival. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngLong View Standing tall in the middle of the Distillery District is Long View by American artist Don Kennell. Made from car hoods, this imposing 35-foot tall polar bear serves as a symbol for the connection between carbon footprint and habitat loss. ‘Long View’ refers to the position polar bears take in the wild, standing up on their hind legs to see far into the distance. The artist hopes we too will take a long view when it comes to our environment and climate change. Some of the installations are interactive, including Double Helix I by American Dr. George R. Neil. Prominently positioned on Trinity Street and rising 75-feet in the air, the installation lets visitors literally take the reins of control. Consisting of 75 LED-illuminated 16-foot ribs suspended in the air, the installation takes shape as the two levers on one end are pulled, creating a beautiful wave motion overhead. Using fundamental physical properties, the artist hopes to excite participants’ curiosity in the principles governing large slow-moving waves. Tucked into the courtyard between Archeo and El Catrin restaurants is Juladi by German artist Elke Radtke who specializes in analog video art. Participants are encouraged to dance and have fun as a camera captures their movements and projects them onto a large kaleidoscopic screen. Another interactive installation is Strange Attractor by Crispell Wagner of the United States. Comprised of a human-sized cylinder with programmed LED lights, the installation comes to life when you stand within the cylinder as it spins around you. The optic nerve is stimulated as the LEDs flash in algorithmic patterns, resulting in changes in visual perceptions. The experience changes for both participant and observers depending on the speed in which the cylinder spins. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngError 101 New this year, the Distillery District has added daytime experiences by offering arts, culture, and entertainment-centric activities during the day on weekends, including art produced by some of Toronto’s leading mural artists, a heated outdoor bar selling hot beverages (Thursday to Saturday), and weekend brunch served on the El Catrin patio. The Toronto Light Festival is great for families, couples and even groups of friends and is free to attend. It runs from January 18th to March 3rd and is open every day starting at sundown (weather permitting). It also makes for some great Instagram posts, so be sure to use #TOlightfest on your images. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png#tolightfesthttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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5 Top Holiday Windows in Festive Toronto in toronto near me
https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Pick a December evening, just after dusk, to get the full flavour of our holiday windows in Toronto. Standing in front of the fantasy-fuelled windows means, for a brief moment, you can stop adulting and lose yourself in the magic of the holidays! https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngHudson’s Bay Company 176 Yonge Street. FAO Schwarz has been synonymous with toys for over 150 years in North America and is front-and-centre this year in the Hudson's Bay windows along the south side of Queen Street, west of Yonge, across from the Toronto shopping landmark, the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. This year’s theme behind the scenes in Santa’s workshop transports you to the North Pole where holiday-seekers can expect Computers printing out lists of children’s names, presents on conveyor belts, and snowmen making snow angels. Plus, at the push of a button, you can get a high five from a robot! While you’re there: After checking out the Hudson’s Bay windows, head over to the City Hall rink, just down the street, and skate to disco and pop music. Just look for the Instagram-worthy TORONTO sign and you’ll find the rink. (Visitors can rent skates and check out the local food trucks parked along Queen East; free admission.) https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngSaks Fifth Avenue 176 Yonge Street. For a fashionista’s festive touch to the holidays, saunter around the corner from the Hudson’s Bay windows to the stunning Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows on the west side of Yonge Street. While you’re there: Cozy up to the octagonal bar at the glitzy Lena Restaurant or sit down to a meal with your friends in a velvet-lined booth. Or, for a more casual outing with a larger group of revellers, grab a table at the spacious Craft Beer Market at Adelaide and Yonge. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngHolt Renfrew 50 Bloor Street West. If you’re looking for stylish holiday windows, Yorkville is your go-to neighbourhood, particularly the north side of Bloor just west of Yonge. Once you stroll past the sparkling giant-size crystal ornaments in the windows of Swarovki’s, you’ll be greeted with the warm and fuzzy holiday displays of Holt Renfrew, whose windows are emblazoned with a “Gifts Come True” theme. Tasteful Christmas trees are bedecked with snow-dusted pine cones and are flanked by traditional shopping carts full of furry white teddy bears. While you’re in the Yorkville neighbourhood: Check out the stylish yet minimalist windows at Harry Rosen menswear (82 Bloor West) and then stroll down Old York Lane, the pedestrian walkway that links Cumberland Street to Yorkville Avenue. The tiny (and tony) shops along the lane get into the spirit of the season by incorporating Kate Spade handbags and other haute couture accessories into their holiday windows. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png The Toronto Christmas Market (which runs until December 23 this year) is a seasonal highlight at the Distillery District: lots of outdoor entertainment, a giant Christmas tree and festive fanfare throughout the 19th-century Victorian Era setting. A huge draw during the holiday season are the festive storefronts. Rather than one or two mammoth holiday windows, the small shops on the cobblestone back lanes in the Distillery District create one-of-a-kind holiday window displays. There’s plenty to gaze at on Trinity Street, but don’t miss the artfully-decorated storefronts on Gristmill Lane and Tank House Lane. There you’ll be greeted by hundreds of lights and giant Christmas countdown. While you’re there: Warm up with a cup of the city’s best hot chocolate at SOMA chocolatemaker (32 Tank House Lane). https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngRosedale Neighbourhood If you’re curious (okay, nosey) like me, the festive lighting on the century-old homes in upscale Castle Frank and south Rosedale could be right out of a Disney holiday flick. Take the subway to the Castle Frank stop and walk due north. While you’re there: One subway stop east will put you on the Danforth. Try the Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue) for a post-walk libation and live music. Or visit the Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Avenue) down in the Don Valley for a hot cuppa in the late afternoon before enjoying the house lights in Rosedale. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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What to See, Do and Eat at the Toronto Christmas Market in toronto near me
Every year in November, the Distillery Historic District transforms into a holiday wonderland complete with twinkling lights overhead, the sound of carolers bouncing off the old Victorian industrial buildings and outdoor stands offering warm mulled wine. The Toronto Christmas Market, one of the largest in the world, is a magical experience. Here are some local tips on what to see, do, and eat at the Toronto Christmas Market. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngMarvel at the Giant Christmas Tree At the centre of all the action is the massive 50-foot white spruce tree. It’s decorated with more than 40,000 lights, 800 Christmas balls and a gold ribbon that runs 1.5 kilometres in length. It’s the perfect spot to grab a selfie with that special someone. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngGet Festive with Santa’s Elves and Carolers Santa’s Elves break out into song and dance as visitors roam the market. You’ll also find carolers spreading holiday cheer, dressed in early 20th-century clothing singing Christmas favourites in four-part harmony. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngWatch the Performances on the Main Stage Free performances can be enjoyed at the main stage including award-winning singers, brass bands, cultural dancers and carolers. Kids will love the daily Caroling Sing-Along, a 15 minutes Christmas carol sing-along led by the Toronto Christmas Market’s resident carolers. The elves will be handing out song sheets so everyone can join in! https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngHave a Bevvie in the Light Tunnel It’s Back! A 100-foot light tunnel filled with one trillion lights! Inside you’ll find a bar to enjoy tasty beverages, heaters to warm you up and twinkly photo opportunities to fill up your Instagram feed. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngMeet Santa! Pop by Santa’s House where you can meet the man himself! Santa will be making daily appearances and you’re welcome to snap your own photos to remember the occasion. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngDo Some Holiday Shopping The Distillery Historic District is lined with European-style wooden cabins housing various vendors selling all types of locally handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. From hand-carved wooden figurines to artisan Christmas ornaments, naturally-made body products to cozy, fashionable socks. If you’re looking for unique gifts, this is the place to get them! https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngTake a Walking Tour with Go Tours Canada Learn about Christmas traditions and the history of the Distillery District on a special Christmas Market walking tour with Go Tours Canada. These hour-and-fifteen minute long tours are filled with stories of Toronto, how Gooderham and Worts became the largest distillery in the world, and how the district has transformed into the area is it today. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngTake Advantage of the Photo Ops Keep the kids entertained with a ride on either the Ferris wheel or carousel while capturing the view from the top. There are also fun photo opportunities throughout including giant wooden nutcrackers, the light tunnel, the Christmas countdown, and Winter wonderland, a brand new pop-up activation sponsored by interact. This instillation allows visitors to create and take part in an animated photo of the 3D Winter Wonderland scene. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngEat, Drink and Be Merry One of the best parts of any Christmas Market is the food, and there’s no shortage of tasty choices here! Fuel up on artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, turkey legs and classic Canadian poutine. Or opt for potato tornados (an entire potato spiralled onto a skewer and topped with your choice of seasonings), Vienna-style schnitzel sandwiches, and spicy chorizo or Oktoberfest sausages grilled on a huge circular grill perched atop a wood-burning fire pit. For those with a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss the maple fudge, strudels, chimney cakes, Belgian-style waffle bits loaded with various toppings, or the hot chocolate from Wildly Delicious. No Christmas Market would be complete without a beer garden to wash all that tasty food down, and the Toronto Christmas Market has a handful to choose from. Snuggle up with your loved one beside a fire pit and grab a traditional glass of Glühwein (mulled wine) and soak in your surroundings. If mulled wine isn’t your drink of choice, grab a hot toddy, holiday spirits or good ol’ fashioned beer from Mill Street Brewery. Their Vanilla Porter or Coffee Stout are great choices on a cold winter day. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngOther Tips [*]The best days to attend (with minimal crowds) are Tuesdays and Wednesdays[*]Dress for the weather as everything takes place outdoors[*]Many of the vendors have gone cashless this year, so only debit and Interac are accepted at these locations[*]Book a reservation in advance if you want to dine at any of the restaurants in the Distillery Historic District (ie. Mill St Brewery, El Catrin, or Cluny)[*]Paid parking lots can be found around the Distillery District, but you can avoid the traffic and take public transit This year, the Toronto Christmas Market is running from November 14 to December 22, Tuesdays to Sundays. Admission is free from Tuesdays to Fridays and costs $8 for advance purchase and $12 day of purchase on weekends and Fridays starting at 6pm. The Market is closed on Mondays. All on-site tickets sales are cashless and must be purchased by credit or debit card. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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Let the Games Begin: 6 Top Toronto Game Bars & Cafés in toronto near me
Keep the fun and games going no matter what time of year with indoor activities guaranteed to make you forget about patio season. These unique game experiences are best enjoyed surrounded by friends and sipping on your drink of choice. Here are some of the top game-themed hot spots in the city: https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngTilt Arcade Bar For a small cover charge, Tilt offers a flashback full of arcade games from the past, pinball and a variety of other entertainment while you sip on a bevvy or eat arcade-inspired food made in-house and from scratch. If you’re looking to get up and move, play some Skee-Ball or battle friends at a good old-fashioned foosball table. Tip: Even though you won’t get the live DJ entertainment like on a weekend, consider going on a Monday or Tuesday when the cover charge is lower and crowds are smaller – which means games are more readily available. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngSPiN Whether you call it ping pong or table tennis, you’re guaranteed to get your fix of the game at SPiN and with 12 tables, great snacks and 2 fully licensed bars, it’s a perfect place for a cold night out as a couple or with a group of friends. The best part? You don’t have to go around chasing your ping pong balls – staff collect them for you as you play! Tip: There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a table if you don’t make a reservation but taking a chance means you’ll pay a lower hourly rate as a walk-in. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngBangarang The team from Track & Field Bar Toronto has opened a sister bar filled with games like cornhole and crokinole and dancing on the weekends. At Bangarang you can grab a refreshing cocktail or a tall can and head over to the one of the games for a fun night out. Games are first come first serve, although a reservation for a lane can be made at $40 per hour with tax included. Tip: Though the bar serves light snacks, if you’re hankering for a larger meal, you can order outside food to be delivered (or bring your own) and amp up the evening. Just remember, no nuts allowed! https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPower Up Bar What’s better than spending time playing video games on your favourite console? Playing on the latest generation systems with a group of friends while ordering food and drinks straight to you. Power Up Bar not only serves up tons of screens for fun, cooperative or competitive gaming but also seasonal cocktails, local craft beers and snacks that are taken to the next level (pun intended). Tip: It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to gaming or seriously competitive, Power Up Bar has a variety of different games and events for all skill levels so just ask staff if you’re not sure where to go to play at your own level or speed. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngThe Ballroom There’s something supremely unique about a bowling alley within an intimate and sleek bar setting, which is exactly what you’ll find at The Ballroom. Full bar and restaurant menus, high top tables, leather couches and lane after lane of 10-pin bowling right in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district makes it a hot spot anytime but especially when the city moves the fun indoors. Tip: Reservations are highly recommended and available for most days. While they do accept walk-ins, lanes can be booked up to six weeks in advance… and often are. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFor the Win Café & Bar A bar setting may not be everyone’s idea of an escape from the cold and luckily, Toronto has it covered. For the Win Café is perfect for any board game lover as it has 900+ games from around the world to choose from and an extensive list of hot (or cold) coffees and teas. With snacks and an unlimited play rate option, you could easily spend an evening of fun without having to step back outside until the end of the night. Tip: If you’re a fan of Jenga and looking for an added challenge, give Oh! Sushi Game a try where chopsticks and sushi blocks are used instead of your fingers and wood blocks. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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5 Running Routes with Views of Toronto in toronto near me
https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png It’s just as common nowadays, for visitors to swap walking shoes for running shoes when exploring in a new city – and actually go out for a run. With an urban running scene that is as diverse as it is welcoming, people from all walks of life come out whether or not the sun’s shining. It’s a great opportunity to meet incredible locals from sneaker heads and artists to youth and professionals, while exploring the views. Here are five scenic running routes, inspired in part by popular Toronto artists, Drake and The Weeknd: https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngEast Side TingEast Side Ting Although this isn’t necessarily the east side Drake raps about (that’s Scarborough, which is home to the beautiful Bluffs and incredible cultural foods), it’s as far as most visitors will want to stray away from the city centre on a shorter stay. It’s a great way to enjoy the nature surrounding the Beaches neighbourhood as well as the mom and pop shops along Queen Street East. I would even suggest running with a light knapsack packed with a bathing suit and perhaps a few treats from Dufflet. A dip in the Donald D Summerville Olympic Pool is a great way to cool down after this 7km run. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngA Sweeter RouteA Sweeter Route Slightly more west is where you’ll be able to grab an incredible view of the Toronto skyline. Starting at Sugar Beach, which is a lot smaller but arguably more beloved than the Beaches for its iconic pink umbrellas, this route follows the waterfront east until you hit Polson Pier with its unobstructed view of the city. From there, you’ll head north to the Distillery District with its gorgeous redbrick buildings and cobblestone roads straight through to St. Lawrence Market. I would suggest a pit stop here for a refreshment before heading back to Sugar Beach where you can also hit a patio for a cold beer and lake scenery. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngThe Mink MileThe Mink Mile Drake might rap that you can’t shop on Bloor, but at least you can run on it. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is the perfect meeting point. You can appreciate the Daniel Libeskind-designed crystal extension before heading east toward the Prince Edward Viaduct. Once you cross that bridge, head south on Broadview for another stunning view of the city in front of Riverdale Park. This might be a solid 8km run, but if you’re feeling particularly strong, you can even add a few hill repeats here. Then loop back around through the park (consider visiting some adorable farm animals), to Wellesley Street where you’ll hit the Village and finally back up to the ROM. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngWeeknd RushWeeknd Rush For those looking for an easy jog around the city core, this is it. It’s only appropriate to begin at Toronto-born Frank Gehry’s first building in Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). From there, you’ll head north through a typical downtown neighbourhood to connect with College Street (Little Italy). You’ll pass some of the top restaurants in the city before cutting through Trinity Bellwoods to Queen Street West, a Weeknd haunt. He may have been raised in Scarborough (hence the connection to Drake), but constantly references Queen Street on his tracks. You’ll also be able to check out Kensington Market and Chinatown before looping around the Ontario College of Art and Design’s modernist wing on the way back to the AGO. You can break up this run quite a bit if you stop to thrift shop, eat and more. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngWest End RunWest End Run The longest run on this list is also arguably the most traditional. Sticking strictly to the west end waterfront, you’ll start at the Princes’ Gate before heading south to the latest trail paved by the city of Toronto. Circling a manicured park that leads into the abandoned Ontario Place, you’ll continue west until you reach the Humber Bay Arch Bridge, hitting a few minor sights along the way. Of course, the bridge itself is stunning to behold with its white beams and graceful lines. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a few running photos of yourself with the Toronto skyline in the distance. You’ll be able to enjoy that view for a while longer as you double back to the gates to finish the 12km run. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngHumber Bay Bridge Although you can run on your own or with your travel buddy, always consider joining a run club while you’re in town – there are tons to choose from. You never know what tips you’ll learn from the locals. Otherwise, don’t be afraid to ask for directions when stopped at a red light, we don’t bite. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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Try This: Fat Biking at Evergreen Brick Works! in toronto near me
Exploring Toronto on two wheels is one of my favourite things to do during the warmer months. With more than a handful of dedicated bicycle trails throughout the city, it’s a great way to spend time outdoors away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown-core. In the past, the last few leaves to touch the ground signalled the cycling season was nearing its end for the year. But cycling isn’t restricted to just the warmer months anymore. Fat biking has been gaining in popularity over the past couple of years and has now made cycling a year-round activity in the city. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt=""> Fat biking is essentially like mountain biking, except with a much wider tire and a lighter frame. The added width of the tires allows for more traction and grip on a variety of uneven surfaces such as sand, ice, and snow. With the increasing popularity of fat biking, navigating Toronto’s trails during all four seasons isn’t an issue anymore and, in fact, adds an extra level of adventure for those wanting to experience fat biking without leaving the city. And you don’t even need to invest in a fat bike all for yourself to experience it either! https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png The Evergreen Brick Works, in Toronto’s east end, offers fat biking group rides and rentals. I rounded up a group of my adventurous friends and headed out to test the bikes and see what the trails were like. Taking advantage of their close proximity to the Lower Don Valley Trail, a multi-purpose trail system running along the length of the Don River, group rides take off from the Evergreen Brick Works and head north. We followed the paved path at first to get comfortable with the fat bikes. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Fat bikes operate like any other bike, with gears and braking systems as you’d expect, but there’s a noticeable difference in the feeling of riding one compared to your regular bicycle. The first challenge can be getting yourself moving. If you’re starting on snow, you may find yourself free-spinning in one spot when pushing down on the pedals. Instead of starting from a stand-still, you’ll want to have your bike moving forward a bit before you begin pedaling. Also, because of the lighter frames, any movement in the handlebars produces a bigger movement than on a regular bike, as you don’t have the same traction that pavement provides. Once we had all settled in and felt comfortable on the fat bikes, our ride leader Alex led us off onto the unpaved trails. We navigated our way over ice-covered paths, worked up a sweat climbing snow-covered hills, and even tried attempting some wheelies. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png My favourite part about riding along the Lower Don Valley Trail is feeling like you’re not even in the city. Tucked into the Don Valley, well below the streets above, is a quiet oasis of trees and streams. It’s a perfect way to escape the city without leaving the city. There’s more to the Evergreen Brick Works than just the fat biking. I’d highly recommend planning a visit on the weekend and making a full day of your visit! In addition to their year-round Saturday Farmer’s Market, there is a new outdoor Street Food Market. Running on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 6pm, food trucks and converted shipping containers serve up tasty dishes sure to refuel and warm you up after your ride. Fat biking is suitable for all skill levels and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the cooler months. Just remember to dress in comfortable layers. The Evergreen Brick Works offers group rides on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, or you can just rent a fat bike and explore the trails on your own. Find more at: Three Ways to Get Fat Bike Riding at Evergreen Brick Works. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png All photos and video by Arienne Parzei. From:seetorontonow
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Jump into the Junction: A Neighbourhood Guide to Toronto’s Hip Hotspot
The Junction, one of Toronto’s most lively neighbourhoods, is named because of its geography: the intersection of where four railway lines in the area meet, and its adjoining area, the Junction Triangle (extending from Lansdowne to its main strip of Sterling Road). After a long battle to absolve prohibition in 1997, the neighbourhood boomed and has since become a sought-after place to live and visit. Here are my picks on getting the most out of the neighbourhood. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngSeeThe Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) This cultural hub transformed the former Tower Automotive Building in its new address at 158 Sterling Road. The 55,000 square foot space will feature five floors of gallery, studio, and exhibition space. Angell Gallery The third home of the popular art gallery, Angell has always been ahead of the trend and opened in Toronto’s newer gallery district on the Junction Triangle Dupont strip. With its contemporary, and evocative exhibitions, galleries and project spaces, this is a must-see for art lovers. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngEatThe Drake Commissary Culinary enthusiasts will now have a new eatery just across from the neighbouring MOCA, which includes a bakery, bar, and larder, as well as base for Drake’s Catering services. Whether you’re in the makeshift “living room,” in the 140-seat dining room amongst a curated selection of eclectic art, at the takeout counter, or coffee and cocktail bar, there’s a buzz from the chefs in the open-concept kitchen and the custom installations from local artists. Baddies Hipsters flock to the Instagrammable breakfast nook steps away from Lansdowne Station. If you’re not noshing on smashed avocado toast or the brekky roll on a bleacher bench, make sure you get an expertly-crafted flat white from its Australian owners. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngBaddies / 679 Lansdowne AvenuePhoto by Sophia HsinChica’s Nashville Hot Chicken Smack dab at the corner of Keele and Dundas Street West, Chica’s Nashville Hot Chicken is the perfect beginning to a food crawl. The retro diner setting takes second stage to the filling fried chicken sandwich and the meals, which consist of either a chicken breast or thigh, a side of coleslaw or corn salad, white bread, pickles and buttermilk ranch dip. When the Pig Came Home This deli house’s porchetta could contend for one of Toronto’s best sandwiches: crispy pork shoulder stuffed with fresh rapini, provolone, truffle sauce, chilli sauce and grainy mustard. Come back for the jerk chicken sandwich, the smoked meat deli sandwich that could rival Schwartz’s in Montreal, and the $5 peameal bacon sandwich as part of its all-day breakfast special. Vesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House Though there are a number of sophisticated Italian pizzerias and wine bars nearby (Nodo, Annette Food Market, Bricco), Vesuvio’s has been an institution of The Junction for over 50 years and spearheaded the neighbourhood’s reform on prohibition in the late 1990s. Classic Italian dishes and personal size pizza combinations either in its main dining room or take-out counter next door are popular with the whole family. Dirty Food Catering and Eatery Comfort food classics reign supreme at this local brunch staple. Opt for the fried chicken and waffles, two variations of eggs benny, grits, and biscuits & gravy. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngDrinkIndie Ale House Noted as being one of the best brew pubs in the city and constantly bustling inside, Indie Ale House is a triple threat. They serve varied and flavourful beer, have a fantastic gastropub menu that ranges from small bites to heartier menu items, and have a fully outfitted bottle shop to boot. Their sampler beer menu enables you to pick your favourite before investing in a pint or to try everything if you’re indecisive. The Gaslight This neighbourhood joint near Sterling Road in the Junction Triangle is popular amongst locals for their signature cocktail pitchers, cozy and hidden back patio in the summer, and mulled wine and thermos cocktails in the winter. Look out for their drink specials from 5-7 p.m. on weeknights. Famous Last Words Word nerds won’t feel out of place reading a book at the scrabble tiled bar while imbibing on a cocktail named after popular tomes. Noteworthy events include a regular book exchange, drop-in book club, themed book months and book trivia. Junction City Music Hall Blink and you’ll miss this secret music venue, created by the owners of The Hole in the Wall. (Look for the orange door beside Silk Restaurant and make your way to the basement.) Whether you want to play some pinball or check out a new high-calibre talent or sing your heart out at a tribute night or karaoke, this is one of Toronto’s best-kept secrets. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngCoffeeThe Good Neighbour Espresso Bar A block away from the Dundas West strip on Annette, sink into one of the leather chairs in the back while sipping your espresso or catch up with friends near the window in this light-filled cafe. It truly is the perfect neighbourhood cafe with a strong espresso to match. Full Stop Bunker up on the wifi and americano at this spacious cafe with eclectic decor that makes you feel like you’re at an airport in the 1970s with its mismatched chairs and airplane mural. If you’re at the Junction Farmers Market, you can grab and go with service at the back door. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngShop Smash Smash is a design enthusiast’s paradise, home to many salvaged doors, couches, artwork and other unique furniture. Its specialty is signs, many of which you’ll see in popular restaurants around town, including neighbour Playa Cabana. Its space is of great inspiration for explorers. Mjölk A curated selection of designers from Scandinavia and Japan can be found in this shop’s aesthetic, which sells everything from furniture and antiques to textiles, objects, and accessories. Red Canoe The unisex shop sells gear that is distinctively Canadiana and utilitarian, ideal for travelling. Gerhard This menswear boutique offers the best of locally-made clothing, accessories, and personal care including brands Naked + Famous, Arc’teryx Veilance and Malin + Goetz. Coal Miner’s Daughter The third outpost of this popular boutique, Coal Miner’s Daughter specializes in whimsical pieces for women; many made by Canadian designers. The Beau & Bauble The boutique sells an eclectic mix of treasures from women’s clothing and jewellery to tarot cards, candles and postcards. Look for their newest offshoot for men, Beau Men's nearby. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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Romantic Rendez-Views: Breathtaking Toronto Lookouts for Lovers in toronto near
https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngSkyline view from Toronto Islands There are plenty of opportunities for romance in Toronto beyond Valentine’s Day. This is a roundup of my favourite local destinations, both famous and lesser-known, to take in Toronto’s views and have a romantic moment with a loved one, should you be inspired. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngAttractionsCasa Loma Make your way uptown to Toronto’s only castle for views made for a king and queen. Access to the grounds and estate gardens is included in your admission, which includes the Secret Garden from May to October. The grounds overlook the Annex neighbourhood all the way to the CN Tower, making this one of the top wedding venues in the city. Make your way up the Casa Loma (or also known as the Baldwin Steps), where Spadina Road is split by Davenport Road, for a free yet magnificent vista of Toronto in all of its glory. It’s well worth the hike to the top for couples who like to explore. The CN Tower You can’t mention a scenic view in Toronto without calling out one of the world’s tallest towers at 553 metres. The fast-moving elevator and the glass floor will have you holding onto your date, while the floor-to-ceiling Lookout Window provides an expansive panorama of the city. Or, go another 33 storeys higher to the SkyPod, which is one of the highest observation platforms in the world. At dinner or over drinks, you’ll get a constantly different outlook from the Tower’s 360 Restaurant. Oenophiles will enjoy having a glass of vino from one of Toronto’s highest wine cellars. Adventure seekers can take their love to soaring new heights by doing the EdgeWalk, which allows you to walk around the outer edge of the Tower’s main pod at 116 storeys above the ground. If you muster up the courage to go, aim for a game day when you can see the open dome of the Rogers Centre. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngRestaurants & PatiosThe Broadview Hotel What once was tawdry strip club, Jilly’s, has now been transformed into a boutique hotel and opened a previously inaccessible rooftop that now boasts one of Toronto’s best skyline views looking over the River Street bridge. In the winter, warm up on the rooftop patio while you take in the west-side views. A perfect pre-or-post meal activity at the hotel’s newest restaurant, The Civic. Toula Restaurant Located on the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, you’ll find Toronto’s *other* rotating restaurant, featuring unobstructed views of the Toronto Islands. Post-Italian meal, take a stroll along the revitalized Harbourfront over to Toronto’s Music Garden for people-watching or making your own Secret Garden moments. Canoe Restaurant & Bar 54 floors up the TD Tower, Canoe is known as one of Canada’s best restaurants but even locals forget that if you can’t get a reservation, their bar is the perfect (and less expensive) way to celebrate a special occasion while taking in those sweeping views of Lake Ontario. Nowhere else will you get a selection of some of Canada’s finest wines in addition to a rotating list of seasonal cocktails. You can also bring your own wine for a $45 corkage fee. It’s the perfect “just married” pit stop after a City Hall wedding. Kōst at Bisha Hotel Kōst’s balmy interiors are a welcome respite from Toronto’s bone-chilling winters. Floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase Toronto from every angle surround tan and cream furnishings like cozy banquettes that make you feel like you’re in a cabana. Kōst is the new see and be seen spot on Toronto’s radar. 44 floors atop the Bisha Hotel, you’ll feel like you’re next door neighbours with the CN Tower, an impressive view that peers down on a luxurious swimming pool and sleek cabanas during patio season. Hotel guests and residents get swimming privileges but if you’re travelling with a special someone, there will be no greater romantic moment than a sunrise swim underneath the CN Tower. Lavelle Slinky pools surround the 360 view including jaw-dropping sights of the CN Tower and of the downtown core. Inside, book the corner booth for that “you feel like you could reach out and touch the Tower” view over their tasting menus (options of 7, 10, or 15 courses) or a shared Mont Blanc. First date? Sit side-by-side 16 storeys above King Street while you splurge on ritzy cocktails. Anniversary date? Time to pop the champagne or enjoy a bottle of Sancerre with each other. Membership grants pool and cabana access, perfect for a post-swim snuggle. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngOutdoors Toronto Islands The Islands are a Toronto icon and for good reason: their location provides a prime view of Toronto’s skyline. Though summertime is prime time to explore the back beaches and bike from one end of the island to the other (or shed a layer or two at the clothing optional beach at Hanlan’s Point), it’s in the fall and winter, where the crowds dissipate and you’ll feel like you have the Islands to yourself. The barren branches of trees add a dramatic perspective to the choppy and frozen waters of Lake Ontario for a romantic moment set out of a Jane Austen novel. Wander through the streets of Ward’s and Algonquin islands to gaze at the houses and stay a while by renting out a B&B for the weekend. High Park Toronto’s largest urban park is full of nooks and crannies for a rendezvous. Take your sweetheart to the lookout at Grenadier Park with views of Lake Ontario on the horizon, ideal for all times of the year. In quieter moments (especially late at night), this is an ideal end to a perfect date. If you can brave the crowds, take a stroll together through the blooming Cherry Blossoms in the spring. Grab a picnic and watch Shakespeare in the summer months. High Park is also a stopping point for an adventurous date. Ride your bike along the Martin Goodman Trail, make a pit stop at Cheese Boutique and bring your foodstuffs to the park amongst the trees for ideal people watching or gazing at each other. Scarborough Bluffs The jutting cliffs and surrounding marina on the edge of Bluffers Park make for a dramatic backdrop to an intimate moment. Though popular in the summer months as a beach destination, dreary spring or icy winter days will encourage a warm embrace. If you get a chance to watch crashing waves against the stacked up rocks, it’s even more romantic. Bring the blankets to cozy up! The Port Lands Once a gritty wasteland en route to Cherry Beach, the Port Lands is one of the lesser-known spots in the city to grab your partner and a glimpse of the glittering CN Tower and surrounding buildings. Best for a steamy make-out session in the car in frigid temperatures or a scenic bike ride and reward in the summer months. If you don’t want to hang out in the parking lot for the view, head to Cabana Poolbar, cocktail and comrade in hand on a slow night (like a Monday or Tuesday night). Riverdale Park East Riverdale Park East is now known as an Instagram darling for its sweeping skyline views, worthy of the photograph year-round. Break out the Hudson’s Bay blanket and bundle up in the winter on top of the hill. Up the romantic ante with a winter picnic post-toboggan or people-watching while wrapped up in each other. Skate, perch on the hill and then eat or drink after. First dates can thaw at Rooster Coffeehouse, matcha lattes in hand. In the summertime, enjoy free movies and sunset picnics atop of the hill, finish with Vietnamese coffee-flavoured ice cream at Wong’s Ice Cream in nearby East Chinatown. Consider catching the sunrise here before the city wakes up for even more romantic vibes. From:seetorontonow
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7 Summer Favourites You Can Experience Now in toronto near me
https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngRogers Centre / Home of the Toronto Blue JaysPhoto by Tim Gouw Spring brings more sunshine, warmer weather and longer days – perfect for a sneak peek at all this dynamic city has to offer ahead of the summer crowds. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the excitement and renewal of spring in the 6ix. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngA Different Type of Date Night#FNLROM At The Royal Ontario Museum If you’re looking for something a little louder, the Royal Ontario Museum hosts Friday Night Live (#FNLROM), a night of live indie bands, DJs, food and drinks. Each Friday is a different theme and guests can explore an exhibition or collection such as dinosaurs, photography or fashion throughout the party. Tickets are available online or at the door. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngMusic on the BeachElectric Island This outdoor summer concert and picnic series takes place from May through September on Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Islands. Some of the world’s best EDM artists take to the stage spinning essential techno mixes for excited crowds. Bring a picnic and don’t forget your glow sticks. CBC Music Fest The CBC Music Festival will celebrate spring and kick off summer on Echo Beach. This year, an all-Canadian line up will feature some of Canada’s top talents, including July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson and the Rural Alberta Advantage. This year, the concert will also be streamed on CBCMusic.ca, YouTube and Facebook. The festival is also family-friendly and will offer a CBC Kids’ Zone that includes crafts, activities, entertainment throughout the day and a selection of food trucks. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngTake Me Out to the BallgameToronto Blue Jays Game Toronto has winning sports teams. Our famed Boys of Summer play at the Rogers Centre downtown all week long. Catch a fly ball, kiss on the ‘Kiss cam’ and do the 7th inning stretch in the stands while world-class players slide into home. At specialty games, you can leave with a gift: Some people have gone home with jerseys, bobbleheads, or even umbrellas. Onsite concession stands offer Toronto neighbourhood-inspired foods, ballpark classics (think hot dogs and nachos), sit-down dining, local craft brews and ciders, as well as classic beers and bar rail. The Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre is not only a sporting experience, it’s a Toronto culinary experience too! https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngOutdoor EatsSpring Beerfest T.O. May brings the spring session of legendary summer event, Toronto’s Festival of Beer. Historic Fort York will host live bands, Toronto’s favourite food trucks and most importantly, Canada’s top craft brews, all for you to taste and enjoy. Try ten beers and ciders or fall in love with the first one you try and drink it all day. Fresh Ontario corn-on-the-cob, juicy burgers, delectable poutine and more are also available all day and into the night. As the sun sets, pair your beer with marshmallows and chill by the campfire. This is authentic Ontario cottage life in the heart of the city. Celebrate great beer, tasty food and #CottageVibes during the Victoria Day Long Weekend. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngPedestrian Sundays Starting in the spring, vibrant and diverse Kensington Market celebrates the warmer weather with car-free Sundays. Explore Kensington Market like a local, walk through the colourful foot-traffic only streets and enjoy tantalizing food, watch engaging performers and explore vendors with unique and eclectic collections. You are almost guaranteed to discover something new. Filled with other happy pedestrians; Kensington Market is the ultimate version of your Sunday stroll. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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Explore Toronto With Your Gal Pals in toronto near me
There’s always something new and exciting happening in Toronto, which makes it an ideal destination to explore for a girls’ weekend. If you and your besties are craving new experiences, Toronto is where you want to be and Yashy has the inside scoop you’ll need to spend a fun-filled weekend in the city. Depending on what your squad is looking for, here are some suggestions on how to experience some fun new spots in the city. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFor the Foodie Friends Toronto’s restaurant scene is constantly evolving with some of the best chefs in the world vying for your attention. For those looking for an elevated weekend brunch with a grandiose backdrop, Louix Louis’s Royal Brunch will have you enjoying everything from unlimited mimosas and truffles to foie gras, so pack your stretchy pants for this Toronto trip. Friends eager to be the next Chopped champion can get their hands in the mixing bowls by taking cooking classes. For a variety of cuisines, Aphrodite Cooks has Mexican, Latin American and Chinese sessions on their menu. Steak lovers will find their bliss at Marbl, a marble-clad restaurant that’s perfect for a girls night out. In addition to the decadent menu featuring Tomahawk Pork Chops and Agnolotti, there’s a champagne vending machine that will have you squealing with delight. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFor the Adventurous Shopper For a unique cultural experience, explore the diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto while getting your shopping done and soaking in the vibrant essence of each place. From fashion to home decor, Toronto’s shopping scene will keep your girlfriends entertained. Buy delicious treats to take back home in Kensington Market, where you’ll also find vintage heaven. Courage My Love’s unique storefront is as picture-worthy as the street art that can be discovered in this eclectic neighbourhood but it’s the vintage shopping that might pique your interest. For the trendiest bar tools and accessories, swing by Cocktail Emporium to stock your bar cart. If you can time your visit with Pedestrian Sundays, you’re in for quite the celebration as musicians, artists and performers take over the car-free streets for a party. If you’re looking for cute boutiques and buzzy restaurants away from the hustle and bustle, Toronto’s Uptown will satisfy your desires. A spring time stroll down Yonge Street between York Mills and St. Clair will allow you to take a peek at independent businesses and stop at local cafés to quench your thirst along the way. Pop by Melmira for your swimsuit and lingerie needs, shop Canopy Blue’s premium curated collection of female designers or check out Zumel & Co’s trendy and affordable lines. If your kitchen could use some bright colours and new gadgets, Cookery Store will have you ready to replicate some of the dishes you discover during this Toronto visit. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFor the Friends Who Thrive at Night No one’s turning into a pumpkin at midnight so explore some intriguing bars in Toronto. Your friends may think you’re just popping by the corner store as you walk into Convenience because what looks like a throwback convenience store is really a spot for cocktails on tap and DJs spinning on weekend nights. Be sure to grab a group photo by the Party Line for a most memorable souvenir to take back home. With the largest collection of sparkling wine and an oyster selection that changes daily, it’s time to soak in the bougie vibes at Coffee Oysters Champagne. Before you venture too far into your night, ask to see the champagne room hidden at the back where you’ll discover a cocktail lounge oozing 1920s Parisian vibes. A night of swanky theatrics awaits your troupe, costumed servers and all! Wine savants will be greeted by an impressive organic wine list and a suave setting at Apres wine bar. As one of the first wine bars dedicated to organic and natural wines, this is where you will discover some hard-to-find wines and learn facts that are sure to stump even the biggest vino in your posse. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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Top 5 Things to Do in Toronto in toronto near me
https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png" alt="">What to Do in Toronto One minute I can be in the middle of Chinatown, dodging pedestrians, mesmerized by the variety of exotic looking fruits on display. And the next, relaxing amongst the towering trees with a book in High Park and only the background soundtrack of laughing children and quacking ducks to be heard. What makes this city such a great destination doesn’t lie in a particular building, centuries of history, or a must-see attraction. To truly get the most out of visiting Toronto, you have to ‘experience’ this city; its diversity, distinct neighbourhoods, artistic expressions, green spaces, its waterfront, the people, cultures, and foods. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.png Choosing the top 5 things to do in any city can be daunting…. and it all boils down to what interests you the most – from performing arts scene, to checking out a 360-degree view from atop the CN Tower, Toronto has a lot of options for every type of traveller. There’s a lot to love about this city and even I’m still discovering new pockets to explore and things to do.In my video Top 5 Things to Do in Toronto, I set out to find the top 5 things to do in Toronto and what I came up with were the top 5 things to experience instead. No visit to the city would be complete without checking out at least one of them. There’s something for everyone with room to personalize your visit, and you’ll leave the city with a richer understanding of what makes Toronto such a phenomenal city. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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From Love Beads to Lamborghinis in toronto near me
Like a well-maintained Real Housewife, Yorkville is a beauty that refuses to age – though she’s not averse to a few nips and tucks. The flagship Four Seasons Toronto gives the area some fresh sparkle, and at its Café Boulud, the pop-art-meets-street-art portraits of Paris-born Mr. Brainwash add a layer of hipster punch to this celebrity chef Daniel Boulud venture. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngMore Than a Sexy Face Loosely surrounding Bloor Street’s Mink Mile, where Chanel, Prada and Hermès jostle for space, Yorkville (exit Bay subway station) is a flashy fusion of pricy condos, cafes, sleek boutiques and appealing (though fast disappearing) Victorian row houses. Underneath its Euro-chic sheen, however, it’s a living breathing village and the place I call home – which just goes to show that paupers can live here, too. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngRebel Rebel You wouldn’t know it today, but Yorkville was hippie central in the 60s, and rising stars such as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young crooned their way through the area’s groovy venues. Look for the plaque outside the Hazelton Hotel (118 Yorkville Avenue) that commemorates the site of the legendary Riverboat coffeehouse. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngYes! You Can Eat in Yorkville for Under a Million Dollars Pusateri’s (57 Yorkville Avenue has a gourmet deli, as does Whole Foods in the swanky Hazelton Mall. The Sushi Inn (120 Cumberland Street) is always hopping, and my regular breakfast haunt, the time-warped Avenue Diner, is steps outside the neighbourhood at 222 Davenport. At the splurge end of the scale, both Sassafraz (100 Cumberland Street) and ONE in the Hazelton Hotel are major celebrity haunts during the Toronto International Film Festival. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngDrink In warm weather Hemingway's (142 Cumberland Street) patios are fun and lively while the 18th floor Roof Lounge in the Park Hyatt Toronto (4 Avenue Road) is unbeatable for old-world sophistication and a stellar skyline view. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngArt For me, walking down ‘Gallery Row’ on Hazelton Avenue is a virtual family reunion. My sister, artist Catherine Perehudoff, exhibits at Gevik Gallery and my mother, landscape painter Dorothy Knowles, at Miriam Shiell Fine Art. Discover top Inuit artists at Feheley Fine Arts, and don’t miss the venerable Mira Godard Gallery, easily recognizable by the life-like bronze bull out front. Sculpted by beloved Canadian artist, Joe Fafard, it’s so realistic you might see a Yorkie-poo or other designer dog yapping furiously in its direction, much to the embarrassment of the pup’s Gucci-clad owner. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngYorkville Village Park Finally, a stop at our uber urban park on Cumberland Street is a must – especially if you have sore feet. Each section is a nod to Canada’s diverse geography. You’ll find Scotch pines in donut-shaped planters, wetlands, even a metallic waterfall. (Niagara Falls anyone?) Mostly you’ll be grateful for the billion-year old Rock, a 650-tonne mound of granite shipped in from the Canadian Shield – it’s a prime spot to park yourself and watch the models and millionaires wander by. https://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pnghttps://www.seetorontonow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lazy-filler-100x56.pngFrom:seetorontonow
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