Dale's Guidebook

Dale
I'm a theatre artist who enjoys food, sharing stories, and exploring cultures. I love coffee and I love Toronto. As a host, I respect privacy, but I also enjoy conversation and helping people dis... read more

Things to do in Toronto

504 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rated #1 by National Geographic! North / Farmer's Market: Sat 5am to 3pm. South Market: Tu - Th - 8am to 6pm, Fri - 8am to 7pm, Sat - 5am to 5pm. Antiques Market: Sun - dawn - 5pm. 20-30 min walk

260 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Plenty of action, free events and concerts

489 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Designer boutiques, unique cafes, artisan shops, art galleries, performance venues and restaurants. Check out SOMA Chocolatemaker, Balzac's coffee, BERGO, Young Centre. Note: Uneven brick lanes

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dependable pub

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best Thai places. Busy spot since it's small. There is now another location on Wellington, and Kao San Road in the Entertainment district is owned by the same owner.

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Popular indie coffee shop

#7

Riverdale Farm

Parks & NatureParks
201 Winchester Street·Map·Hours·Website·

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open all year round daily from 9am to 5pm. Free. This park features: Historic working farm, scenic pathways, pig and poultry barn, zoo ruins. Also site of Farmer's Market on Tuesdays June to Oct.

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Board games! Trivia nights on M and Tu.

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A pretty greenhouse usually open Mon to Fri 9-5. Free.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Free drop-in lane and leisure swim and aquafit classes in a new facility

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Authentic Northern Italian food

#12

Tim Hortons

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$· 323 Richmond Street East·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open 24 hours. A Canadian coffee and doughnut phenomenon.

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

7am to 11pm daily. In the old Maple Leaf Gardens, featuring a cheese wall, ready-made meals, desserts, cafe, Joe Fresh.

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sells salads, prepared dishes, pastries, fine food products and gifts. Take-away only.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pizzas and a great back patio

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of my favourite little shops in Cabbagetown. Cheeses, deli meats, breads, antipasto, prepared foods, coffee.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gourmet pizzas and calzones. Used to be further down the street. I'm glad they moved closer!

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

M - F: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sa and Su: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. First 90 minutes of parking free.

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Labour of Love

ShoppingStores
242 Carlton Street·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for one-of-a-kind cards and gifts

#20

The Beer Store

ShoppingStores
534 Parliament St·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2nd one in the area

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

M - F: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sa and Su: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Limited) free parking behind the store.

#22

Spruce Home Decor Inc.

ShoppingStores
$$· 455 Parliament Street·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

They stock items made by local designers.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Live shows and events

#24

60 Carlton St

Everything Else
60 Carlton St·Map·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2nd floor in the Loblaws building

#25

489 Parliament St

Everything Else
489 Parliament St·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Health food store - bigger than it looks

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open till 12am everyday

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

New community centre with theatre space. Farmer's market outside of building on Weds June to Oct.

#28

512 Parliament St

512 Parliament St·Map·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

liquor store

#29

Starbucks

StoresStores
$$· 492 Parliament St·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Always good to know where one is in the area

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Open 364 days a year

#31

227 Gerrard St E

227 Gerrard St E·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

1 of 2 beer stores in the area

#32

499 Parliament St

499 Parliament St·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Health food store. Open till 9pm

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Riverdale Park East slopes down from Broadview Ave to the Don Valley. This spot on Broadview overlooking the park has one of the best views of the city, and is great for toboganning!

#34

pho u

RestaurantsRestaurants
398 Parliament Street·Map·Hours·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Great if you're looking for a quick fix of Vietnamese or Chinese food only 5 mins away. (If you're willing to venture further, try East Chinatown at Broadview & Gerrard.)