Zaid & Sofia's Guidebook

Zaid & Sofia
I like to dabble in fiction writing, read books, play tennis, watch theater, meet new people and attack neo-liberalism. Favorite music: Pink Floyd; Beatles... Favorite books: The Shock Doctr... read more

Things to do in Toronto

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You can get lost in the museum for hours!

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From Wikipedia: St. Lawrence Market is a major public market in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at Front St. East and Jarvis St in the Old Town district of Toronto. There are three buildin... read more

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Numerous reasons. The place is bubbling with life and character. You'll find an area of Toronto that is gradually being gentrified but still retains much of its old charm. It has restaurants, bars,... read more

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From Wikipedia: The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed wi... read more


The Drake Hotel

Everything Else
$$$$· 1150 Queen St W·Map·Hours·Website·

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Has multiple bars including a roof-top patio that is frequented by a younger crowd.

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A small, intimate restaurant that has a mini outdoor patio. They have a good selection of soft tacos and they are all delicious!

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Great sausages and hot dogs, with multiple meat options including rabbit, bison and venison.

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On first sight, Trinity Bellwoods is only a park. Upon closer inspection, in the summer Trinity represents urban Toronto. The park is abuzz with people of all shapes and sizes - playing sports (ten... read more

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A nice old-school diner that is a good place for brunch as they do pancakes, eggs and have enough choices for burgers, salads and other entrees. Prices aren't bad with meals costing about $10-15 pe... read more

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Indie coffee shop. Sparsely decorated with beige wooden furniture, the shop has a homely feel to it. There are a few tables that are normally hogged by students with their laptops, while the long b... read more

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Play ping-pong/table tennis while getting your drink on :)

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The islands are located south off the coast of Toronto, and can be accessed via a short but scenic ferry ride (from Queens Quay Station). The islands - which are a car-free zone, offer a great pl... read more

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North Indian Cuisine



Food SceneRestaurants
$· 18 Duncan St·Map·Hours·Website·

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Great Thai food!

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Cheap-drinks and generous serving of nachos

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Upscale bar with a good selection of wines aside and Italian cuisine.

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I recommend their ice cream cookie sandwiches but the rest of it is also pretty good. Personally, I tend to have the Chocolate Squared flavor.

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Enjoy traditional Pakistani food at the (ridiculously decorated Lahore Tikka House) but also walk the streets of the ethnic neighborhood, full of small shops owned by people of Pakistani/Indian ori... read more

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I loved their pancakes! They have an indoor as well as a patio, and serve alcohol. Perfect for a brunch.



Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$$· 472 Queen St W·Map·Hours·Website·

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Unique cocktails - even if they are a bit pricey

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Over a 100 years old, Revue Cinema is a designated heritage site. They often show old classics that you obviously wouldn't be able to see in mainstream cinemas. For instance, they recently aired Fe... read more

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From See Toronto Now: Toronto is home to Canada’s largest gay community and welcomes visitors from all walks of life. The Gay Village, or “The Village” as the locals call it, is a predominantly ga... read more

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An open public square that hosts an ice skating rink in the winter and features the iconic Toronto sign in giant letters.

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A multi-level bar where each floor is divided into several compartments. On a given night, you could listen to live music on one floor, have dinner on the patio upstairs (in the summer), play pool ... read more

50 local Airbnb host recommends Liberty Village is condo central - so not the place if you really want to get a sense of what Toronto's like. However, it has a lot of places to eat, drink an... read more

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The intersection of Fort York and Fleet is where the Harborfront 509 Streetcar stops. The streetcar goes all the way to Union station, which connects to Line 1 (Yonge/University/Spadina Line). To... read more