Toronto City Guide: 12 Fun Things to Do in Toronto!


Looking for things to do in Toronto, Canada? This blog post is full of XX fun places to eat, drink, shop, and explore in Toronto! Thanks to Sorel for partnering with us on this Toronto city guide, they make the perfect fall and winter boots to explore and travel in, because you don’t have to sacrifice any style to keep your feet comfortable while you’re walking all day in a new city.


Best Things to Do in Toronto:

#1 The Perfect Pizza and Instagram at Oretta

Toronto has a ton of beautifully designed restaurants, with one of the most Insta-famous being Oretta. You can stop in to their cafe for a quick coffee and snack to go, or sit and stay a while enjoying yummy Italian food inside their gorgeous restaurant.


#2 Succulent Shopping at Portland Market

Maybe not the most practical if you have to fly home, but we always love a good plant store! Portland Market is an urban jungle oasis, full of gorgeous greenery and succulents to remember your trip by.


Things to Do in Toronto #3: Eat at Chubby’s Jamaican

Named one of the best restaurants in Toronto, Chubby’s Jamaican is a delicious, casual Jamaican restaurant with a healthy culinary twist. Whether you’re coming for the tropical rum drinks or the Jamaican wings, you’ll find a hit here.


#4: Sip a Cocktail Named after Drake at Her Majesty’s Pleasure

Drake is the unofficial spokesperson for the 6, so it makes sense that there would be a few drinks named after him! We are obsessed with Her Majesty’s Pleasure cocktail bar, and when you’re not calling for champagne, you can sip on the Champagne Papi cocktail.


#5: Call the Party Line at Convenience

Convenience is a retro convenience store, bar, and restaurant with a love of vintage, and in the pink bathroom downstairs you’ll find a cool “party line” to peak your curiosity while you wait to use the loo.


Things to Do in Toronto #6: Visit the Drake Hotel Rooftop

The Drake Hotel is not named after that Drake, but it is one of the hottest spots in the city. Even if you’re not staying there, it’s worth a visit to their creative rooftop for a cocktail, this is one of our favorite things to do in Toronto!


#7: Shop the Sorel Flagship Store

Sorel’s flagship store in Downtown Toronto is a gorgeous store, and you can find all their fall and winter styles here in one place! Whether you’re looking for a gift to bring home or a new pair of shoes to walk around the city in, you’ll find the perfect pair here.

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Things to Do in Toronto #8: Drink in the Dark

We love the dark, neon accented bars and restaurants in Toronto! While they don’t make for the best photos, they do make great experiences and are fun things to do in Toronto! We love SoSo Food Club for delicious, modern Chinese (with vegan options) and the cool speakeasy Mahjong Bar.


#9: Craft Beer Tasting at Otto’s Bierhalle

Otto’s Bierhalle is one of the prettiest breweries we’ve ever visited! This gorgeous, German-inspired bierhall has an extensive beer list and a great menu full of comfort food, sausages, and sharing platters.


#10: Shopping at Loversland

Technically, this is a bridal-inspired boutique, but it’s full of gorgeous garments that are perfect for yourself, or your engaged friend! Whether you’re looking for cute accessories for your beach vacation / honeymoon or some cute lingerie, Loversland is a destination for the romantic.


Things to Do in Toronto #11: Visit Kensington Market

Kensington Market isn’t actually a market, but it is a unique, eclectic neighborhood in Toronto that’s perfect for exploring. Whether you’re tasting beer at Kensington Brewing or plant shopping with your smoothie at The Organic Press, there’s lots to see and do! You can check out this guide for more things to do in Toronto’s Kensington Market.


#12: Stock Your Tiki Bar at the Cocktail Emporium

If you wish your house was more like a tiki bar, this is the place to be! The Cocktail Emporium in Kensington Market is a one-stop shop for all things cocktails, and the coolest spot to shop for unique cocktail recipebooks, stir sticks, and every kind of cocktail glass you could ever need.


Those are 12 of our favorite things to do in Toronto, but we know there’s so much more! Tag your photos #heynowtoronto on Instagram so we can see yours, and you can follow us on Instagram at @localwanderer for more travel inspo.

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