Farzad's Guidebook

I'm a friendly, chill, down-to-earth guy who loves to meet new people. I'm also a huge fan of the city I live in and will be happy to share my love for Toronto with you. My day job is with CBC New... read more

Things to do in Toronto

433 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I've got lost in this park on many occasions. It's pretty huge with enough little parts that can give the impression you're actually out in the woods. Kids will love it. There's a petting zoo, play... read more

504 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Voted #1 food market in the world by National Geographic and rightly so. A word of warning: Do not go there if you don't want to spend money. You'll find anything you're looking for here and then s... read more

576 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whether you're looking for vintage clothes, fresh produce and meats, sustainable seafood or would just like to take in the scenery, Kensington is the place to be this side of Yonge St. It's also ri... read more

336 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We call the south side of the park, closer to Queen St., the Coachella side in the summer time. It's packed with Hipsters, artists and musicians, especially on weekends, often picnicking with barel... read more

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Famous Neopolitan pizza joint right down the street. Great food and wine at affordable prices. Gets pretty packed but will not take reservations. You can leave your phone number and go for a drink ... read more


Bar Isabel

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$$$$· 797 College St·Map·Hours·Website·

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oh the octopus. Amazing food. You should reserve way in advance unless you don't mind eating at the bar, which is, in my view, the best place to eat at Isabel.

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another fast food joint you should check out if you're on Queen West. Vietnamese style sandwiches (Banh Mis), tacos and you won't want to miss the kimchi fries.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is well known to locals but tourists will have a hard time finding it. It's a hole in the wall at the corner of Dundas and Ossington. What makes it so legendary is the crowd and the staf... read more

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a seafood lover's Disney Land. Make sure to sit at the bar. That's where all the action is.

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Italian food right downstairs. Very nice patio in the summertime.



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$$· 1442 Dundas St W·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best Thai restaurants in the city. It's usually packed, but you can also order takeout.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hidden gem on Dovercourt, a 2-minute walk away. Great food and an awesome patio.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's right downstairs and it is a favourite with many people in the neighbourhood. It's a sports bar named after the pitcher whose claim to fame was throwing a no hitter on acid. The guys who own t... read more



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$· 1128 Queen St W·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

File this under fast but amazing food category. It's not just soups. Their wraps are also delicious and quite big.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are bike rental stations across Toronto. It's the best way to get around the city, even on most winter days. Use Google maps to map out your cycling route for the most bike-friendly way of ge... read more


Mean Bao

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$· 167 Bathurst St·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

More great fast food at Queen and Bathurst. How can I describe their baos? Think Asian-inspired tacos in a steamed bun. My favourites are Tofu and Enoki Mushrooms, the Pulled Pork and the Chicken b... read more

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pricier than No Frills, but closer and open 24-hours

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great bar with amazing food. All you can eat pig roast on the last Sunday of each month. My 3 favourite things about this place: Beer selection, great atomsphere, the Canadiana outdoor decor.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another one for the fast food file. It's mainly a takeout joint, but you can dine in and have a glass of wine with your meal. Great homemade pasta, pizzas to die for and humongous salads.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great fast food in Kensington Market. Hawaiian pokes (po-kay). If you haven't tried them, you should. Sashimi grade fish, served in and with a bowl of fresh ingredients. Try the spam musubi while ... read more

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The cheapest grocery store with the biggest selection around. Comes complete with butcher and seafood counter.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nearby drug store that is open until midnight.