Getaway to Toronto: a weekend travel plan



It's summertime, which means it's time for you to pack a bag and check out all that the 416 has to offer. Not that we are biased, (we totally are) but Toronto is definitely a must-see travel destination in Canada.


Toronto is home to some of Canada's best, including iconic shopping destinations, tasty eats - and Drake. In fact, Vice News recently reported that Drake is responsible for 5% of Toronto's tourism economy. Whether you're on the Drizzy train or not, there are plenty of amazing sites to see and places to try.


Friday


7AM: Flight to Toronto

Carpe diem! Rise and grind and get your butt on a flight into Toronto Pearson or Billy Bishop Airport for your weekend packed full of activities and delicious eats.


12PM: Lunch

  • Option A: Wilbur Mexicana located at 552 King St. W has some of the best tacos in the city with plenty of fresh salsa choices to spare.

  • Option B: Sky Yard at the Drake Hotel located at 1150 Queen St. W is the perfect summer rooftop patio to enjoy a nice sunny afternoon.

3PM: Entertainment and Sightseeing

  • Option A: Take a few hours to walk around Toronto's Kensington Market and hop into the many vintage clothing stores and delicious bakeries.

  • Option B: Take a stroll through Hyde Park and stop by the mini zoo, gardens and dog park. Hyde Park is most known for its cherry blossoms that take bloom in early spring. This is also a great spot to let out your inner yogi with yoga in the park.

8PM: Dinner

Check out these delicious eats along Queen Street West.

  • Option A: Carmen located at 922 Queen St. W dishes out amazing paella & tapas. Every dish at Carmen has a Spanish flair, which is perfectly accompanied by this spot's cozy interior.

  • Option B: Attention all vegheads: Hello 123 located at 1122 Queen St. W has amazing vegan and vegetarian eats suitable for any food lover.

  • Option C: Kōst located on 44th floor of Toronto's Bisha Hotel, this spot has amazing panoramic views of the city.

10PM: Drinks

  • Option A: Pour Boy located at 666 Manning Ave. or 583 College St. is a great place for affordable late night drinks and snacks.

  • Option B: If you're looking for something a little more upscale, try Cactus Club Cafe located at 77 Adelaide St. W and enjoy their breezy rooftop lounge.



Saturday

Day two in the 6ix. Get ready for some good food and fun activities.


10AM Brunch:

  • Option A: Mildred's Temple Kitchen located at #104 85 Hanna Ave. in Liberty Village is the perfect place to get your morning started (with buttermilk pancakes).

  • Option B: Baddies located at 679 Lansdowne Ave. has the perfect menu to accompany with an espresso or two.

12PM: Sightseeing and Entertainment

  • Option A: Take a ferry ride or water taxi over to Toronto Island and spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or give stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, or kayaking a try.

  • Option B: Check out one of Toronto's many outdoor markets. Trinity Bellwoods, Dufferin Grove, Evergreen Brick Works, or Leslieville are known as being some of Toronto's best farmer's markets.

7PM: Dinner

  • Option A: Gusto 101 located at 101 Portland St. has some amazing menu items. Plus, you can't go wrong with their $1/ounce wine special.

  • Option B: El Cabillito located at 220 King St. W has an amazing hidden patio and tacos to match.

10PM: Drinks

  • Option A: 416 Snack Bar located at 181 Bathurst St. is a Toronto hotspot with asian-influenced dishes meant to be shared.

  • Option B: Wide Open located at 139A Spadina Ave. is classified as an"unfussy watering hole" with affordable drink specials for each day of the week.



Sunday


10AM: Brunch

  • Option A: Aunties and Uncles located at 74 Lippincott St. serves delicious brunch at a more than affordable price.

  • Option B: Hello Darling located at 827 Landowne Ave. is a great mostly vegetarian brunch spot with coconut bacon that is to die for.

12AM: Sightseeing and Entertainment

5PM: Flight home

There you have it. You have survived a packed weekend in Toronto.



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