Sightseeing: Toronto, Ontario
Here are 5 must-see spots for Toronto, Ontario
Drop in for a champagne cocktail at the restaurant’s gorgeous light-infused onyx bar or stay awhile and satisfy your senses with their market-fresh menu prepared in their open kitchen by executive chef Dan Cordiero. Oozing style and charm, and an ultra-cool vibe, a night at Nectar is just as sweet as its name suggests.
Address: 488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON 416-979-1666
2) Kensington Market
Representing the true meaning of eclectic, Kensington Market bustles with an selection of shops, restaurants, and tiny cafes from an array of cultures including Portuguese, Caribbean, and East Asian. You’ll find dozens of fresh fruit and vegetable stands, dry goods and meat shops and some of the best vintage stores in the city, like Courage My Love a Kensington institution since 1975.
Address: 14 Kensington Avenue at Dundas Street West, Toronto M2M 1R6
3) Bloor Street & Yorkville
When only the best in designer names will do, head to Toronto’s Bloor and Yorkville shopping area where you’ll find row upon row of the city’s finest jewelry, clothing, and footwear boutiques. From Cartier to Gucci to Holt Renfrew and Chanel, it’s worth the trip to this haute-couture oasis, even if only for a little window shopping.
Address: 50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 1A1
4) Bata Shoe Museum
A museum that celebrates the style and function of footwear, the Bata Shoe Museum houses over 10,000 shoes collected over a span of 4,500 years with their flagship exhibition, All About Shoes. Roam in between one of four of the museum’s galleries viewing artifacts such as ancient Egyptian sandals and Chinese bound foot shoes. Guided tours are available upon request.
Address: 327 Bloor St. West, Toronto M5S 1W7
5) Distillery Historic District
Bursting with acclaimed galleries, gorgeous boutiques and tempting restaurants and cafes, the Distillery District offers a variety of big city sophistication amidst a small town setting. Founded in 1832, this historical district has transformed itself in recent years to be one of the hippest addresses in town all the while maintaining its historical Victorian Industrial Architecture. The backdrop to a number of blockbusters, including Chicago, Cinderella Man and X-Men, you never know what – or who – you’ll see.