Matthew's Guidebook

Matthew
Auto/moto/aviation enthusiast, entrepreneur, global traveler, proudly Canadian, (over) indulges on delicious food. Also, I have yet to meet a stranger :) I pride myself on being honest, trus... read more

Things to do in Toronto

433 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the most beautiful spots in the city. Great for a job, nature walk, or just to chill.

587 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The ROM always has some sort of cool exhibit to check out. You'll know you're at the right place when you see the Michael Lee-Chin crystal.

610 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Canadian and European arts and exhibits. AGO First Thursdays (the first thursday of every month), the party starts when the museum closes.

516 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Are you into sharks and other exotic fish like I am? You definitely have to check out Ripley's then! Top Tip: On Tuesdays after 5pm, admission is discounted.

504 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome open market. If you're a cooking foodie, you definitely have to check it out.

908 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Toronto's tallest freestanding tower and Toronto's most recognizable building.

561 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Formerly the SkyDome. Where the Toronto Blue Jays and Argonauts play. Also a venue for massive concerts.

336 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're looking to go spend a day at the park, maybe play on the outdoor tennis courts, or want to see a lot of dogs, this is the place to go.

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Toronto's very own micro brewery. They also have good food!

260 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the heart of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Be sure to check it out, along with the King West afterparties.

307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home of the Raptors, Maple Leafs, Rock and Toronto's premier concert venue. Try StubHub or Kijiji for event tickets if you're buying last minute tickets, as the scalpers will try take your shirt.

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the grocery store for beer, wine and spirits. Unlike most other countries, you cannot buy alcohol anywhere else.

136 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of Toronto's most famous breweries. Locals usually take the tour, then head off to the Blue Jays game. You can also buy beer here.

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The University of Toronto - St. George campus. One of the best schools in the world.

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is usually where are the large trade shows are held, like the Canadian International Auto Show.

163 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Hall of Fame for Canada's official winter sport! Definitely recommended!

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WVRST

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$· 609 King St W·Map·Hours·Website·

98 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this place! Bench seating and go-up-to-order give it a cool atmosphere. So many different types of sausages to try as well! I recommend trying the game meats with duck fat fries.

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enough roller coasters to make a seasoned pro nervous. Always a great time, with fireworks on Canada Day.

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Most orchestral-based music acts (ex: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra) perform here. Pro tip: if you are a student, look into getting a TSOundcheck membership for super cheap tickets!

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Most of the Mirvish shows are held here.

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Looking for classic rustic Italian food? This is the spot.

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A pretty close spot to pick up a growler of beer. The deposit is a little high, though.

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Le Sélect Bistro

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$$$· 432 Wellington St W·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

So I haven't been here for dinner, but if it's anything like the brunch, it's worth a shot. Get the sausage.

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The name says it all. Tons of beers, and one of the best patios on King West.

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a Ping Pong Bar. Yes, you drink beer, and play table tennis. A great spot to crank up the fun and kick the night into high gear.

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I'll often dip here for lunch. Great vietnamese-style subs. Lunch rush can be insane though.

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best fast-food burgers in Toronto, especially if you order off the secret menu. They also have ice cream sandwiches, which are always a plus.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You haven't visited Toronto until you've stayed for weekend brunch! Saving Grace is a favourite of mine, but get there early as long lines aren't uncommon.

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Thompson Toronto

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550 Wellington St W·Map·Hours·Website·

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Technically, the rooftop patio is for hotel guests only... technically. It's a bit exclusive, but that adds to the appeal. Pretty good on weekends.

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A good weekend spot for dinner, then transitioning into a night out. As the name suggests, wine is its specialty.