How to Squeeze More Out of a Short Visit to Toronto

Posted by - September 22, 2017 | Category: Escapes

Toronto is one of the coolest cities in Canada—a booming multicultural metropolis packed with great art galleries, world-class restaurants, superb museums, and much more.

The city has so much to offer that you could easily spend weeks exploring. However, if you’re only here for a flying visit how can you choose the very best and more interesting things to see and do during your short time here? Read on to find out.

Some Quick Ways to Find Places to Visit in Toronto

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Toronto is blessed with a number of superb local blogs and websites that deliver timely reports on the most interesting things to see and do in the city., with its searchable event listings, is an excellent place to start. You can also use Groupon to find great deals on entertainment, attractions, and restaurants in the city.

BlogTO is another good one to follow.  For example, as this article was being written, the blog mentioned that aficionados of the Stephen King horror film It were visiting the creepy mansion that was one of the filming locations. Though don’t expect to go inside—exterior viewing only. It’s worth checking this blog for new and funky things to do.

Another fantastic resource is Atlas Obscura’s Hidden Toronto page, which offers a curated collection of unusual and intriguing attractions in Toronto, such as the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, the Bata Shoe Museum, and the Rainbow Tunnel (a bright sight for walkers along the Don River).

There is an overwhelming abundance of things to do in Toronto. One of the best ways to make your budget stretch further is to get a CityPASS, which offers you discounted admission to the top attractions in this Canadian metropolis.

Toronto Events and Nightlife

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The nightlife scene in Toronto is ever transforming and the best place to go for a great night out changes quickly as new venues spring up. To make the most of your visit and find the best party, check the local listings once you arrive.

The website of NOW Magazine features up-to-date event listings including art openings, film screenings, concerts, plays, and much more and is well worth a look.

Where to Eat and Drink

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Where do Torontonians find out about the best bars and restaurants in the city? They often start by checking NARCITY, a popular blog that reports on the best things to see, do, and eat in TO. For example, if you crave dim sum here’s a guide to the 15 best spots to find it. Yum.

EATER is another a fantastic resource—check out the interactive map of 38 great eateries.

With so many Toronto attractions to choose from, this city can seem a little bit overwhelming at first glance—but when you know where to look, you can make the most of your visit and squeeze more out of your time here.


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