Tony's Guidebook

I am an Australian living in Toronto and work at Nudge as the Director of Experience Design. Interested in people, art, literature, theatre, music, food and wine, travel and having a good time (but... read more

Things to do in Toronto

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One of Canada's premier art galleries, housed in a spectacular Frank-Gehry designed building - be sure to have an espresso in the second-floor Galleria Italia, a stunning space overlooking Dundas S... read more

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Toronto's most famous landmark

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Home of the Blue Jays: major league games under a blue sky (hopefully!)

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No visit to Toronto would be complete without a trip to this unique neighbourhood with its myriad of delis, bars and restaurants from Colombian to Middle Eastern. Browse the vintage stores on Kensi... read more

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This historic streetscape, site of the old Gooderham and Worts distillery, has been preserved and pedestrianized, and now boasts a collection of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and galleries, as we... read more

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The best cinema in town; ground zero for Toronto International Film Festival hype. Featuring two great restaurants: the casual O and B Canteen with its street side patio - great for people-watching... read more

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Toronto's hippest park - come for the scene, stay for the great coffee and ice cream from White Squirrel (at the southern end of the park, on Queen Street), or pick up fish and chips from Chippy's ... read more

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A gorgeously restored 1940s diner with great diner food (burgers, poutines, boozy milkshakes, and even some great salads) and super cheap drink specials ($2 beers!!!). Free wifi and open 24 hours.

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Come for the famous Bluegrass Brunch at this revered local music venue and watering hole.

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Don't miss this stunning Toronto favourite! The Toronto Islands is one huge park, featuring lovely beaches (hint: Gibraltar Point is the best and most private beach on the island, although the more... read more

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One of a kind, shoe museum run by the Bata family. The Bata's ran a famous shoe store in pre-WWII Prague, and were forced out by the Nazis.

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Local chain, good coffee, lovely space and free wifi

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A great little cocktail bar and restaurant on the hip Dundas West strip, serving delicious Haitian food and strong rum cocktails. Take home a jar of their pikliz (incredibly moreish spicy pickled c... read more

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One of Toronto's best music venues, in the achingly hip Dundas and Ossington area.

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A National Historic Site featuring original garrison buildings and cannon. Great for kids.

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Unique Building

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Fantastic sourdough bread, flatbreads, cakes and pastries. Pick up some burger buns to go with your burgers from Sanagans Meat Locker next door and have a cookout on the deck!

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One of the best Chinese Restaurants in the city.

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This Swedish inspired coffee shop features a peaceful backyard setting (complete with hammock) in the summer, and cosy chairs with blankets in winter, and a short but well executed menu of salads a... read more

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Arguably the best authentic Neapolitan style pizza in Toronto, in the heart of lively Kensington Market. Super friendly service, great for family dinners or date night.

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Our favourite of the many excellent coffee shops in Kensington, this place features wifi, two beautiful patios (be sure to check out the shaded garden patio, with its rose bushes and apple tree), g... read more

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A drinking hole beloved of locals, with cheap drinks and a friendly vibe. Find a mix of hipsters, academics, and baristas hanging out here. Grab a seat on the patio to soak up the street scene.

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A large pharmacy and drugstore, with most everything you could need and good prices on basics like milk and bread.

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Decked out with picnic tables, yellow umbrellas, astroturf, and white picket fences, the 200-seat patio replicates the best parts of a backyard barbecue, only better thanks to the elevated view and... read more

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“Equal Parts comfortable and elegant, the overall emotion wafts through the well-thought space.”

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Bike Share Toronto station locations can change, so check the website, but there is usually at least one station within a 2 minute walk of our house. Biking is a great way to get around Toronto - t... read more

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Simply amazing food at incredible great prices, in the heart of the vibrant Little Italy neighbourhood. Try the montanara (small fried pizza, $4). Cheap drinks ($4 house wine, beer, and negronis on... read more



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 30 Baldwin Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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One of the best of the many options on Baldwin Village strip, this French restaurant in a beautiful restored Victorian house also features a wraparound garden patio. Menu standouts include the stea... read more

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A beautiful bar and kitchen in a characterful old Victorian house in the heart of Kensington Market. The front garden patio is ideal for people watching on one of Kensington's most hippy-throwback ... read more

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Our local city-run pool is a mecca for hipsters and families. Free, open during summer months from noon-7.45pm. Don't forget to check out the awesome street food from the market housed in old shipp... read more