InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
Start your day with delicious breakfast at our newly renovated Signatures Restaurant. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) located just across the street, Canada's largest museum dedicated to Natural Science and World Culture. Continue your day walking south through Philosopher's walk, a scenic footpath that runs through the University of Toronto enjoying a quiet respite from the busy city. Once you reach the south end, make a stop at the Hart House, and have Lunch at the Gallery Grill located inside this Gothic Revival building. Make sure to ask for the warm and cozy table next to the fire place.
Head west and visit the multicultural Kensington Market neighbourhood. Its roads, enhanced by street art and bohemian vibes, are full or food vendors, vintage and artisan shops as well as funky cafes and restaurants. Make a stop at the Blue Banana Market to get one of a kind local gifts and souvenirs. Continue walking down Spadina and Dundas St. enjoining our oldest Chinatown neighbourhood until you reach the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). If you do not have time to come back and visit this contemporary arts museum, walk around the building to the historic Grange Park and take a picture of the phenomenal Frank Gehry architecture at the back of the building. Head south just a few blocks and find Queen Street West, voted by Vogue Magazine as the World's second-hippest shopping district offering many Toronto based designers.
Indulge in Toronto's culinary offerings. The Entertainment District and King Street West have many dining options that range from casual, to 5 star high end and from local to continental or ethnic. In this restaurant row, we highly recommend an Italian dinner at the iconic Kit Kat Restaurant, which has pleased the Toronto crowds for almost 30 years! Finish your day at our beautiful Toronto Symphony (TSO) orcatching one of our Broadway musicals or acclaimed plays just across the street at the Princess of Whales or the Royal Alexandra Theatre or discover independent film art watching a movie at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, home to the Toronto International Film Festival.
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.