InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
Visit our city's most notable attraction, the CN Tower before the daily rush - it opens at 9am. Walk to the Harbourfront and visit the Power Plant art gallery which focuses on Canadian Modern Art. Enjoy a morning break on one of the patios looking onto the lake at Queen's Quay Terminal. Catch the Centre Island ferry to the islands for an unbeatable view of Toronto's skyline. Don't get off the ferry, return to the main shore to continue your wonderful day. Be sure to bring your camera, not ony is the city beautiful to see from the water's edge, the old ferries also possess a certain charm of their own.
From Union Station head out East along Front Street through the historical section of Toronto. Visit our city's renowed St. Lawrence Market. The main floor has over 50 specialty vendors for every imaginable kind of food. The sights and sounds and fantastic aromas are almost overwhelming. There are always buskers and performers here too, adding to the atmosphere. The basement has craft shops and many amazing lunch possibilities. For the hardy, you must experience a colossal sandwich at Mustachio. Otherwise, go back upstairs and enjoy an exceptional seafood chowder at Buster's Sea Cove. After a well deserved lunch, head upstairs to the Market Museum on the 4th floor for exhibits showing Toronto's history.
It's a ten minute walk from the market to the Distillery District. Canada's oldest collection of industrial red bricked buildings and Toronto's center for the arts and culture. Take advantage of Canada's sole location for Segway tours by taking a spin with an experienced guide. The district's many art galleries and artisan boutiques are all well worth a visist. Sample the chocolates at Soma -they are to die for! There are no chain stores or franchises allowed here, so everything is a unique experience. There are also excellent restaurants to choose from, including Pure Spirits an acclaimed destination for oysters and exceptional atmosphere and coffee in Balzacs. End your day relaxing under the stars listening to live music in one of the courtyards or take in a performance at the renowed Soulpepper Theatre.
Now primarily a city park, it was once the home of 10,000 residents. The main avenue, now a garden and pond display, was once the busy centre of town with hotels, shops and a church.
Completed in 1976, it is still the tallest free standing structure in theWestern Hemisphere. This mordern wonder of the world sees 2 million visitors each year. The glass floor is a must do but not for the weak. Plan to dine at the fine dining restaurant 360 which gives you a complimentary ride up!
Festivals and Events
It is hard to visit Toronto and not discover a special event or festival on any given weekend. Please see the Concierge for details or call ahead for some ideas.
To sightsee in weatherproof comfort. The PATH is Toronto's underground walkway linking 30 kilometres (19 miles) of shopping, services and entertainment.