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The 15 best bars in Toronto

The 15 best bars in Toronto

It shouldn’t come as a great surprise that Canada’s most populous city is packed with entertainment. No matter your nightlife style of choice, you’ll find it here, and the best bars in Toronto are very much among the best in all of Canada. If anything, going out in Toronto for the first time can be a little overwhelming, so let Time Out guide you through the best of the best when it comes to going out out in the 6ix. Toronto’s best bars cover all weather. Sun shining? Hit the outdoor terraces and bask in glorious sunshine. Has winter come a little early? That’s par for the course in Canada, but Toronto’s basement bars will provide plenty of warmth. Whatever the weather, a night on the tiles is one of the best things to do in Toronto, and you can also book a spa day to deal with the inevitable hangover.

The 12 best attractions in Toronto

The 12 best attractions in Toronto

It seems obvious to state that Toronto, as Canada’s largest city, is brimming with fantastic things to do. The Six’s finest attractions span everything from urban exploration to culinary masterpieces, not forgetting some of the country’s most thrilling museums – and, as you’d expect, the best nightlife in the entire Great White North. There’s nowhere else quite like Toronto, a city that manages to both preserve its areas of cultural importance and expand at break-neck pace. Get ready to explore both the city’s rich heritage and its exciting future – here are Toronto’s best attractions, according to us. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 20 best restaurants in Toronto

The 20 best restaurants in Toronto

Canadian cuisine flies under the radar somewhat, but that is how things are done here in the great north. Toronto is arguably the country’s culinary capital, a city where new flavours, techniques and ingredients are given room to breathe before blossoming into something very special indeed. The very best restaurants in Toronto are all the proof you need that this city knows what it is doing in the kitchen. Toronto’s gastronomy scene has embraced the diversity that makes The Six such a thrilling place, and you can taste flavours from all the continents here. There is no shortage of traditional stops, giving the hungry visitor plenty of choice when it comes to dinnertime. When you’ve run out of sightseeing energy and need some delicious sustenance before hitting the bars, you can do worse than making reservations at one of the spots below.

What to do in the Junction, Toronto’s coolest neighborhood

What to do in the Junction, Toronto’s coolest neighborhood

What’s the deal with the Junction?  Welcome to Toronto’s West Side. Lush, tree-lined streets and century brick homes make up the historic district of The Junction – a hip neighborhood that gets its name for once being the heart of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Bordered by the northern end of High Park and the trendy eastern arm of the Junction Triangle, this eclectic area offers a quiet place to call home, or a lively night out for visitors. The main street of Dundas West is alive with restaurants, bars, local boutiques and businesses, while St. Clair West offers more suburban amenities (lookin’ at you, Stockyards Centre) in an urban center of the city. Hop on a rental city bike and explore: you’ll find yourself amongst a multigenerational mix of trendy youths, urban professionals, young families, and low-key locals. The welcoming, familiar vibe makes The Junction instantly feel like home whether you’re here for the day, the week or a whole lifetime. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world Shop local Check out neighborhood vendors such as minimalist homeware store Mjolk, or Beau and Bauble (and Beau for Men) for trendy threads and funky accessories. Indulge at Take Note – a modern, well curated shop specializing in notebooks, pens and stationery.   Go outside Walk 15 minutes (make sure to wear comfy shoes), hop on the street car or subway and head over to Toronto’s largest green space, High Park. Pick up some goodies in the Junction and have you

The 15 best Italian restaurants in Toronto

The 15 best Italian restaurants in Toronto

Once upon a time, the best Italian restaurants in Toronto used to be… generic. Hybrid dishes like spaghetti and meatballs dominated the gastronomical scene, alongside fluffy, North-Americanized pizzas. To get a taste of "home," older Italian men would gather in neighborhood Italian bakeries to sip on espresso and frothy cappuccinos. Back then, these were considered exotic coffee options in Toronto but, today, they're as ubiquitous as a bowl of freshly made pasta. Times have changed: thanks in large part to the influx of Italian immigrants landing on our shores through the 1970s, the local restaurant scene has flourished into a destination for top-notch Italian dishes that folks from all over the country flock to. Today, eateries helmed by Italian-born chefs or first-generation Canadians with ancestral roots in the boot of Europe choose to serve regional dishes that are as varied as the landscape that originated them – co-existing alongside poutine and other only-in-Toronto delicacies to be embraced by frequent travelers. From a mushroom gnudi that will send shivers down your spine to eclectic wine lists that pair perfectly with spuntini (that's Italian for snacks), we dare say that dining at these spots should be added to the activities mentioned on our lists of best things to do in town. Don’t you agree? RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Toronto

13 spots for the best brunch in Toronto

13 spots for the best brunch in Toronto

When it comes to culinary offerings, this Canadian city is surely spoiled (poutine, anyone?): just browse through our picks of spots serving the best brunch in Toronto to get an idea of what kind of gastronomical excellence you're about to be treated to. The city’s diverse cultural landscape allows foodies the luxury of never having to settle for bland when it comes to choosing a great restaurant – especially when it comes to midday meals. Every neighborhood is home to a hidden gem that's waiting to be discovered by the hungover and the hungry (the city's nightlife scene will undoubtedly leave you begging for a pancake or three the next morning). Whether you prefer the tried and true classics or are looking to step out of your comfort zone, Toronto's melting pot of cuisine will deliver.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Toronto

The 10 best markets in Toronto

The 10 best markets in Toronto

From seasonal produce to artisanal hand-crafted goods, Toronto has a market for everything—and we mean everything. The city’s diverse cultural makeup—made apparent across the city’s top restaurants, theatres and neighbourhoods—and love for the locavore make for some of the most vibrant and bountiful markets. All across town, local merchants band together to offer visitors a unique shopping experience accentuated by endless aisles of antiques, rarities, vintage clothing and, of course, delicious food. You’re bound to find a treasure while eating lunch here. So, brush up on those haggling skills and get out there: it’s time to start exploring the best markets in Toronto.

The 11 best coffee shops in Toronto

The 11 best coffee shops in Toronto

Coffee addicts, rejoice: if you find yourself in Toronto looking for a great cup o’ joe, you’re in luck! This hustlin’ city is home to many coffee-centric cafes and badass, brew-slinging baristas. From micro roasters to quirky, eclectic locales, there are plenty of options to keep you caffeinated. Whether you’re on your way to work looking for a quick cup or a tourist fueling up while visiting the best attractions and parks or you’re simply looking for a spot to sit down and map out the best things to do during your local adventures, this list of best coffee shops in Toronto will help you out. You’re welcome.