Where do we begin when it comes to seeing and experiencing all the exciting features the City of Toronto “ Canada’s largest city “ has to offer? With a population of 2.6 million people, it has innumerable restaurants, shops, sites and activities to see, do and try. Even if you live in this fair city all of your life, natives here still haven’t seen or experienced half of the wonders Toronto holds “ which is where we come in.
We compiled a short list of the most stylish things to see, do and experience in The 6 “ in no particular order “ that every stylish girl will want to and must-try while here.
Eat & Drink
Who needs breakfast when you can have brunch? Brunch is the most popular past-time in Toronto; restaurants offer brunch specific menus over the weekend (and even weekdays) that will make your mouth salivate. For a perfect mid-morning meal head to Patria, it offer authentic Spanish tapas which will make you and your friends feel as if you’re sitting in a restaurant in Madrid. House marinated olives, spicy chorizo and a potato omelette are just a few examples of the items you’ll find on the menu. And the best part, you can end your meal with churros “ yum!
The start or end of any good coffee break can only be completed with baked goods. The newly opened French bakery and café© Maman, in the city’s financial district, is where you’ll want to sip a cup of joe. Chef Armand Arnal, Michelin star chef of La Chassagnette, brings the south of France to The 6. One whiff and taste of the restaurant’s buttery chocolate croissants, nutty chocolate chunk cookies and madeleines will make you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. The only catch, Maman is only opened from Monday to Friday.
For dinner, hit up The Drake Hotel in the city’s hopping west end. Since 2004, this local landmark has been stimulating the senses of residents and visitors. With three culinary spaces to choose from “ café©, lounge and dining room “ you can pick the spot which suits your stomach’s mood. Add the awarding winning cocktails and nightly musical entertainment The Drake offers and you’ll quickly understand why this place has been a foodie and nighttime hotspot consistently for years.
When shopping for all your beauty, style and home needs Hudson’s Bay Queen store Street is your one stop shop. The many floors of this department store will occupy you for hours; popular British brand TOPSHOP, bridal haven Kleinfeld’s and the highly distinguished designer destination The Room can be found here.
Looking for local shopping? Then head over to Smoke + Ash which offer a well-curated selection of contemporary women’s clothes, shoes and accessories by international like Senso, as well as home grown labels such as Mary Young.
Two doors over is another local gem Brika. Here you’ll find a mixture of home, art, accessory and gift selections by highly skilled artisans and designers “ the perfect place to pick up a souvenir for your loved ones back home. And if you have a shoe addiction like us, you’ll want to walk a few blocks west to check out Gravitypope. The retailer’s 4,000 square foot store on the Queen West block will satisfy your footwear fetish and them some; brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, See by Chloe and Canadian-made label Manitobah Mukluks are ready and waiting to be the newest additions to your closest.
See & Do
On the top of our must-see list is Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today, an art exhibition which showcases one of the world’s largest collections of original Andy Warhol prints and paintings. Located in the city’s upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, this exhibition gives you the rare opportunity see the paintings of pop culture’s most prolific artist and his most recognizable works, including portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mick Jagger.
To end your Toronto tour, you have to travel 346m upward to the CN Tower. The view from here is undoubtedly spectacular, especially at sunset, and there’s no better way to see Toronto in all of its glory than from up above.