Julia's Guidebook

I'm an artist living in Toronto, Canada. I make greeting cards and watercolour paintings. I love traveling, art, music, good healthy food and great adventures. I'm always involved in curating art... read more
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Things to do in Toronto

433 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favourite get-away in the city. An enormous green space, full of trees, many squirrels , a big pond, a tiny zoo featuring beautiful llamas, lots of walking trails and fresh air. Go on a hike! Ve... read more

610 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The AGO is a beautifully curated gallery, many excellent shows come through town here. A huge collection of Canadian painters and artists' work. The building itself is beautiful and there is a grea... read more

516 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's our aquarium! Full of amazing sea creatures, but also full of tourists and large families. Do not enter if you are claustrophobic or don't like total chaos. But it is still a very beautiful aq... read more

908 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's famous! It's the CN Tower! Truthfully, I haven't been up in a looooong time. But I remember how stunning the view was! I do believe it's expensive and that the restaurant is NOT that good...BU... read more

576 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you are visiting Toronto for the first time, and it is daytime, do not miss a visit to Kensington Market. Truly unique experience, bring your camera and your appetite. Every type of food is here... read more


The Drake Hotel

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

239 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about the Drake (it can be a bit 'scenesterish', but the last time I went, there was a hilarious trivia night and it was full of wonderful people. The drinks are g... read more

336 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If it's summertime, everybody is hanging out in this park, looking good and feeling fine. Bring a picnic. Look for the albino white squirrel that lives there. I'm not kidding! Walk to the south end... read more

231 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go to the lake!! We have an enormous lake here, go suntanning in summer and go skating in winter (not on the actual lake, there's a rink) You can rent skates. Or take boat tour around the islands. ... read more

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of my favourite places to watch live music anywhere in the world. You go downstairs and you will be transported to Northern Ontario circa 1972...The best.

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfectly simple cafe, delicious coffee and morning pastries... and wifi. Hang out and watch the locals go by...

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wow wow the most delicious indian food ever!! This is a favourite. Bring your appetite.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A busy and cozy bar with great beer on tap and a yummy fresh menu. I do love their big back patio with wood burning stove(!). Another secret locals spot. Lotsa local musicians go there.

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An amazing local movie theatre dedicated to showing the best documentaries around. Toronto is a city that loves and supports excellent film-making!

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible ice cream sandwiches, banana pudding, tarts, cookies and even more desserts. These bakers are wizards. This place is a must.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible sipping tequilas, live music and a beautiful intimate back patio. A magical summer place.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great little bar, good food, lovely decor. Very close to Christie Pits park.

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A unique wonderful park shaped like a big soup bowl, with a big swimming pool open in summer. Lots of green grass to lie on and read a book in the sunshine.

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fast, fresh and wildly popular sushi place. Very inexpensive for great quality sushi and sashimi. Sometimes there is a line-up, but it goes fast.

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious Ethiopian food and a great place to drink beer and socialize.

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Also a great park to lie on the grass under the trees with a picnic. Sometimes there is free yoga classes going on in summer. Fantastic farmer's market happens every Thursday, even in winter 3pm-7p... read more

98 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you are here in summer, you have to go to the islands. It's a beautiful natural escape from the city, only a quick 15 minute ferry ride away, cheap and fun. Just head out early on weekends or yo... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great classic fresh chinese food open really really late, ... in the heart of Chinatown. Awesome!


Pho Hung

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 350 Spadina Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love Vietnamese food! I love the BBQ pork on rice noodles. They have vegetarian options too. This place is fresh, big and fast. And in a great spot, near Kensington Market.

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A cute, cool cafe where you can watch the hip Ossington crowd walk by. Big windows, delicious coffee and teas. Great neighbourhood to explore, walk south to Queen West.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Scottish pub! Great folks, cozy space, amazing food and imported beers and scotch. Can be very crowded at night, but that's part of the fun.

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cozy, you feel like you are in Paris at the turn of the century, the food is simple and the service is warm and helpful. Great front patio, too. It's the gorgeous atmosphere you are paying for!

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another amazing, scrappy venue to watch a live band in TO. This place has history and is a classic rock n roll bar. There are a thousand restaurants nearby if you need to eat. It's a student zone.

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is my local grocery store, they have excellent fresh fruit and vegetables and everything you need to cook a great meal. The owners are lovely and helpful too. Very affordable.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fresh sushi! Our local Japanese restaurant; they are fast, excellent and affordable.