Amy's Guidebook

Amy
A professional chef, avid traveler, and now a mum. Food and family are my passions. I run my own business in Canada, teaching cooking and preparing food with love for busy families. I love to explo... read more

Things to do in Toronto

433 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Same square footage as Central Park in New York, our High Park is awesome year round. It is especially famous (and packed) during our cherry blossom festival in the spring. There is a mini zoo tha... read more

#2

The Drake Hotel

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$$$$· 1150 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

239 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Drake remains a hotspot in Toronto and always has something interesting happening. In summertime the rooftop restaurant & bar are super fun. Come winter, the main floor and underground are wher... read more

160 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wicked Tacos. Try the crispy cauliflower. Everything is awesome. Great patio out back in the season. Can't get in? Try their sister restaurant Electric Mud around the corner, or put your name on th... read more

#4

Gladstone Hotel

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$$· 1214 Queen Street West·Map·Website·

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Gladstone is another hip venue in the city, attracting local artisans and various characters. Paint night, live music, karaoke, trivia nights, open cellar mondays, 90s kid tuesdays. Check out t... read more

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dynamite BBQ. Everything is awesome! They fill up fast, but are worth the wait.

#6

Barque Smokehouse

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$$· 299 Roncesvalles Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome upscale BBQ joint. Hot spot for weekend brunches. Get your name on the list early and then grab a coffee at LIT or Extra Butter and wander the Roncy strip until your name pops up.

#7

The Ace

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$$· 231 Roncesvalles Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy seasonal and local fare. Cool diner style scene. Great brunches too.

#8

Parts & Labour

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$$$· 1566 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fancy a party, but don't want to venture too far? Parts and Labour always have a crowd gathering in their lower level. DJ's spinning and the room is thumping. This is THE hipster hangout. The upp... read more

#9

Chantecler

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$$· 1320 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a hot spot! Incredible french food. It's cozy and fills up fast, so book ahead or go early and get your name on the list, then pop across the street to Pretty Ugly for a drink until they ca... read more

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Divey but fun when there's a good band. Live Music. Check out their website for what's on

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dynamite coffee and in house baked goods!

#12

Easy Restaurant

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1645 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great breakfast spot. Opens at 9am. It adds up quickly, but is delicious! Go for the eggs divociados - that's my fave!

#13

Pizzeria Defina

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$$· 321 Roncesvalles Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favourite pizzeria on the Roncy strip. Authentic wood oven bakes up some delicious pizzas. Sides are yummy too. And, they always have fun specials on.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another fantastic coffee shop in the middle of the Roncy scene.

#15

Cafe Polonez

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195 Roncesvalles Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Roncesvalles Village is filled with authentic Polish delis, bakeries and restaurants. If you fancy an deliciously authentic Polish meal (and great value - the portions are HUGE). Head to Cafe Polon... read more

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another fave for us locals, who live in the Parkdale hood. A perfect little spot to grab a drink. Stay late or stop in on your way home for one last night cap, and you'll likely rub shoulders with ... read more

#17

Hopgood's Foodliner

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$$$$· 325 Roncesvalles Avenue·Map·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hands down, my favourite restaurant on the strip. Not cheap, but the food is gorgeous! East coast is the theme here. Grab a seat at the bar and let them suggest what's fresh and awesome. I love the... read more

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another great Vintage Shop further along Queen, close to Dufferin.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is truly my favourite restaurant in the city. If dining during the week, go for the ass in seat. It is the best value and you won't be disappointed! Mouthwatering, authentic Italian using loca... read more

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another fave coffee shop of mine.

107 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All your pharmacy and beauty product needs. Convenience foods too.

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This unique jam and tea shop makes all their preserves in house. They make for an awesome souvenir gift, and if you're lucky enough to grab one of their 4 seats, nestle up to a warm cup of tea or s... read more

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect place to start your evening. Great atmosphere. It gets packed fast. Everything tastes like fun. Grab two straws and go for the big bowl...why not?!?!

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This Parkdale landmark was just bought and revitalized by Toronto's famous chef Grant van Gameren of Bar Isabel and Bar Raval. A fellow Harry's regular, Grant and his Chef Nate want to maintain th... read more

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A hangout for us locals in the hood. Yummy small plates to share, while you enjoy some cocktails, perhaps before heading onward to some more adventurous nightlife action. Great patio out back in su... read more

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip, fun, great cocktails, good nibbles. A great spot to have some pre-drinks, apps, and even dinner too. Fun live events on some nights, so check their website.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great spot to grab a pizza, salad and wine.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Also voted one of the top vintage clothing stores in the city.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome Izakaya (Japanese BBQ). Small plates great for sharing. Book ahead if you can.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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