Friday, May 22, 2015

What to do in Toronto

Well, here's a non-training random post for you. A friend of mine is visiting Toronto this summer with her husband and they are staying the swanky Yorkville neighborhood. She asked me what to do. Here are my not-as-lame-as-they-used-to-be-but-still-not-super-amazing recommendations. If you have some, add them. Thanks!

1) Walking Tours

a) Get a cab to the Beaches neighborhood on Friday or Saturday (Queen Street East). It's like a small town in the big city...and yes, toronto has a big beach area. Expect to do a lot of walking and then treat yourself to an ice cream. You could paddleboard there, too.

b) Get a cab to High Park...big park, lots of walking, has a small petting's like a poor (Canadian) man's Central Park. :)

2) Restaurants:
- Patria (Spanish), Bar Isabela (Spanish), Jacob (Steak), Montecito (bit of everything), Canoe (amazing view), Buca Yorkville (BEST Italian in the city)

3) Drinks - Thomson Hotel rooftop, Park Hyatt rooftop (Yorkville), King West (near Patria)

4) Thrill seeking?

Canada's Wonderland (amusement park) or the CN Tower Edge Walk. Neither of those are my thing, but a normal visit to the CN Tower is also good.

5) Rainy day stuff...Aquarium is okay, Royal Ontario Museum is good (ROM), afternoon tea at the Shangri-La hotel (great lobby and spa, too)

6) Sports ... catching a Toronto FC soccer game or one of the women's world cup games at BMO field...America should be crushing's a nice outdoor stadium...the baseball stadium is pretty boring, not really worth checking out.

7)'re in Yorkville, won't be too hard to find that, LOL. ... but you can also go up to Yorkdale, which is a mall.

What did I miss?

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