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.
Your afternoon adventure starts at School Restaurant. one of the hottest Brunch spots in the city. Located at Liberty Village, this area is also a great stop for unique furniture, art galleries, hip coffee shops and urban restaurants. Its red brick Victorian industrial architecture, makes the area unique and charming. After lunch, head over to West Queen West district, voted by Vogue magazine as the second hippest district in the world. Ponder the latest gallery exhibit at MOCCA- home to innovative works from both emerging and established Canadian artists, or just take in the sights and creativeness of the shops along Queen West. You'll probably discover a passion you never knew you had!
Start your evening by indulging your sweet tooth at Soma, a local chocolate artisan with an excellent selection of bars, truffles, gelato, and wonderful small batch chocolate creations. Have a spicy Mayan hot chocolate, perfect for a cool winter day, or try Soma’s Old School chocolate, made with only 2 ingredients, much like it was centuries ago. For dinner, Le Select Bistro is a beautiful French restaurant offering a slice of Paris right here in Toronto. Housing one of the largest wine cellars in Toronto, their excellent sommelier will choose the perfect wine to pair with your Beef Bourguignonne or Duck Confit. End your evening with a quick stop on Queen West. By night, Queen West boasts a variety of live music venues, clubs, and lounges with something for everyone. A visit to Bar Chef is a perfect way to cap off your evening. Their cocktails, such as their signature Vanilla and Hickory Smoked Manhattan, are a treat for your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
Centre Island located a few blocks from the hotel
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.
One of the City's most visited attraction. The glass floor is found in the main section of the observation area, but there are two other floors to visit and a fine-dining restaurant.
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 sight see in weatherproof comfort. The PATH is Toronto's underground walkway, linking 27 kilometres (16 miles) of shopping, services and entertainment.
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.