InterContinental Toronto Centre
Start your day off with a tall stack of pancakes at Aunties & Uncles, a local favourite. Then, venture to the unique neighbourhood of Kensington Market. It is one of Toronto's most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, known for its eclectic mix of vintage clothing stores, grocers, fresh produce, and cafes. Be sure to check out the stretch of Nassau Street, which has some amazing local finds. Stop in at Ideal Coffee for a fine cup of fresh fair trade coffee. Next, immerse yourself in Chinese culture as you then head to Chinatown and see the Chinese characters start to grace store and street signs. Shops and markets line Spadina Avenue along with authentic restaurants featuring Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine.
Later, head to Toronto's waterfront and enjoy a refreshing beer and some lunch on the patio at Amsterdam Brewhouse, one of Toronto's local breweries. Once you're finished, feel the cool breeze as you take a stroll along the Martin Goodman Trail or rent a canoe or kayak and paddle in Lake Ontario. Your day continues by boarding the ferry at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to take you to the Toronto Islands. Just minutes from the downtown core, you will find the city's largest parkland. Rent a bike and explore the greenery while taking in the best views of the Toronto skyline. Don't forget your bathing suit as you can soak up the sun on one of the beaches - and don't worry if you didn't - Hanlan's Point beach is clothing optional! Take the ferry back and be sure to stop at Beavertails to wrap up your afternoon with a delicious Canadian treat!
Spend the evening checking out the Ossington strip, an up and coming neighbourhood with many great bars and restaurants. Dinner at Boralia will give you insight into the historic origins of Canadian cuisine featuring many traditional Aboriginal dishes as well as recipes of early settlers from the 18th and 19th centuries. The menu boasts anything from rabbit to elk and bison to pigeon pie! Continue your evening with some live music at the Dakota Tavern, one of Toronto's best live music venues. Not ready to call it a night? Junked Food Co. will satisfy all of your late night cravings - open until 4 a.m. on weekends!
The Toronto Islands are considered to be the largest urban car free community in North America.
Pearson International Airport is the busiest in Canada and 4th busiest in North America.
St. Lawrence Market
National Geographic named the St. Lawrence Market as the "world's best food market" in 2012.
The PAT is the largest underground shopping complex with 30 km (19 mi) of retail space including approximately 1,200 shops and services.
Named one of the longest streets in the world, Yonge Street starts in Toronto and ends in Rainy River. It is over 1,900 kilometres long.