Traveling to Toronto, Canada and not sure what to prioritize visiting? I have some great recommendations for you! I found this city so amazing and loved it and I hope you will too!
Not going to the CN Tower is like going to Paris and not going to the Eiffel Tower. This is such a huge landmark of the city and the views are fantastic.
The best time of day would be to go about 2 hours before sunset to give you time to buy tickets and get to the top. Definitely splurge for the Skypod which gives you a nice 360 view and is less crowded. Take lots of pictures then go to Horizons which is the more casual restaurant and have some Canadian beers while watching the sunset. Then check out the city once the sun has gone down to get that pretty night view.
My Travel Camera – Sony A5100
BTW these photos were taken with my Sony A5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera which is the most incredible travel and selfie camera EVER. It’s a mirrorless digital camera which means it’s more compact than a DSLR. It has a beauty filter that helps blur the skin. It also color correct automatically to make your photos more vivid. AND you can automatically transfer photos wirelessly to your phone and post on Instagram immediately!
Shopping on Queen Street West
This is the main shopping area in Toronto and I went 2 different days so obviously it was one of my favorite things. Some of my favorite stores were Lavish & Squalor, Rudsak, Aritzia, M, Brandy Melville, Jealousy, Tatyana, and Urban Planet.
When you’ve shopped until your feet are dying and you’re starving to death pop into Mi Taco for delicious Chipotle-esque Mexican food and free Wifi.
Shoppers Drug Mart
One of my favorite places on Queen St. West was actually Shoppers Drug Mart which is a drug store that also has a ton of high-end department store makeup (Urban Decay, Lancome, Benefit, etc.).
Lavish & Squalor
Jealousy Beauty & Life Store
Tribal Rhythm Vintage
Gifts from the Earth Gallery & Boutique
NYX Makeup Store
Fring’s – Drake’s Restaurant
When I read on Thrillist that Drake has a restaurant in Toronto and everyone is loving it, of course I knew I had to check it out. Fring’s was nothing short of a culinary delight. The inside is gorgeous too and filled with flowers. It’s a little pricey, but the cool atmosphere, tasty food, and bragging rights were worth it.
Sweet Jesus Ice Cream
I mean, how could I resist a super popular ice cream place with an adorable name like “Sweet Jesus”? At Sweet Jesus they have mega sized cups and cones of specialty creations and they are really tasty. Prepare to wait in line, but it will go by quickly and it’s absolutely worth it.
Pravda – Vodka Bar & Lounge
When you want to go experience some nightlife and have a really fun time at an upscale (but not crazy expensive) bar/club/lounge definitely check out Pravda. You can get a flight of vodka’s with accompanying caviar, there’s a huge freezer tasting room behind the bar where the bartenders wear fur coats, and they have live musicians stand on the bar and play the Russian national anthem at midnight, what more could you ask for?
More Toronto Recommendations
Can you go to Canada and not try their Dunkin Donuts equivalent- Tim Hortons? I got the Tim Bits YUM.
Here’s a few more pictures I snapped while wandering around Toronto:
St. Andrew’s Church
For more Toronto recommendations check out A Tourist in My Own City.
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