InterContinental Toronto Centre
Begin your day enjoying the most important meal of the day at the eclectic Portland Variety, walking distance from the hotel and nestled into one of Toronto’s hottest neighborhoods King West. You will not be short of delicious options from Lemon Ricotta Pancakes to Brioche French Toast accompanied by fresh juices. From there, swim over to Ripley’s Aquarium, home to over 20,000 exotic sea and fresh water specimens. With plenty of galleries & exhibitions, the aquarium is the perfect place for friends, families or couples. Don’t forget to stop by the Aquarium shop to pick up a souvenir! By now I’m sure you are getting hungry – Don’t worry we have you covered. Joe Bird is right around the corner on the Toronto Harbourfront. It has a unique and entertaining atmosphere with exciting food & drink options.
Step back in time and make your way to the picturesque Evergreen Brick Works. A former quarry that operated for more than a hundred years, The Brick Works provided bricks to some of Toronto’s most famous landmarks such as, Casa Loma & Massey Hall. Now a city park, it makes the perfect place to spend the afternoon and relax in nature. Encircled is a series of ponds, a meadow and hiking trails that wind through a mini-forest and lead to a hidden view of the Toronto Skyline from the opposite side. The Brick Works features a Farmers Market, Flower Market and events such as, Nature’s Play for children with songs and fires & Walking Meditation: Breathwalk in Nature. Stop-by the converted industrial space Café Belong beside the gardens for a snack or some downtime and enjoy a great local farm to table experience.
After spending time in your cozy room, the evening has arrived. This calls for a Restaurant Crawl in Toronto’s pedestrian only Distillery District. Decorated with cobblestone pathways and 19th century buildings it is the perfect embodiment of Old Toronto and host to a web of amazing restaurants and shops. Start your Crawl with authentic margaritas and taco’s at El Catrin inside or outside at their heated patio – Hop over to Pure Spirits and throw back oysters in a restaurant that was once home to the whiskey operation during 20th century Prohibition – Dance over to your final stop and wind-down the evening at the elegant French bistro Cluny. Indulge in a sumptuously decadent dessert from Chocolate Master Chef Chris Kwok winner of the World Chocolate Masters Awards.
Visit the Toronto Islands
Ferry and water taxi access to the islands is within walking distance of the hotel. With 820 acres of space, the islands offer something for everyone. For the young and young at heart, there are the games and rides of CentreVille Amusement Park. Need a little more relaxation? Perhaps soaking in the sun on one of many beaches is more your speed. And for the fun loving athlete, check out Ward Islands flying disc-golf course.
Canada's most iconic landmark is right around the corner. At 553.3 meters high (1815.3 feet), the CN Tower was the tallest freestanding structure in the world until 2007. Still holding a spot in the top 10, the CN Tower is a beacon for Torontonians with it's ever changing light displays in celebration and commemoration of events and holidays. More than a tall and twinkling tower, the CN Tower offers attractions and adventures all in one. Dinner at Restaurant 360, includes a 72 minute rotational view of Toronto at 1151 feet. The glass floor on the observation desk can withstand a pressure of 595 psi. You can't help but look down to the ground 1122 feet below. And if that doesn't get your heart racing, you can always secure your place on the Edge Walk. Strap on a harness and take part in the world's highest full-circle, hands free walk on the outside edge of the main pod of the tower at 1168 feet above the streets of downtown Toronto. And, yes, of course....there is a gift shop.
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.
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.