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TravelCiiN: Toronto

Living & Leisure February 10, 2020

 

Where To Stay…

The Ritz-Carlton

Close to the financial and performing arts district, this elegant luxury hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Offering marble bathrooms with heated floors. Club-level rooms provide access to a lounge with free food and drinks, as well as personal butlers.
Dining options include a polished Italian restaurant with a cheese cave and a stylish lounge with a patio. There’s also a high-end spa, an indoor pool and a gym.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

A mile from the landmark CN Tower, this relaxed hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from St. Patrick’s subway station and 8 minutes’ walk from the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Streamlined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers and some include kitchens or whirlpool baths.
There’s a casual bistro and a polished Asian eatery, along with a heated indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

 

Four Seasons Hotel

In the fashionable Yorkville shopping and restaurant quarter, this high-rise, luxe property is a 9-minute walk from Royal Ontario Museum.
The sophisticated rooms feature neutral tones and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus free Wi-Fi.
The hotel has a chic restaurant. There’s also a luxe spa with an indoor pool, plus a fitness centre.

 

Shangri-La Hotel

This upscale, Asian-inspired hotel in a sleek modern building is a 2-minute walk from Osgoode subway station, a 12-minute walk from the Art Gallery of Ontario and a 15-minute walk from the CN Tower.
The polished Asian-inspired rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus minibars, Nespresso machines, and marble bathrooms with designer toiletries.


Where To Eat…

 

Evoo
Italian cooking from an open kitchen, paired with wines in an intimate, relaxed dining room.

Byblos
Luxe, 2-story restaurant putting a contemporary spin on Eastern Mediterranean cuisine & cocktails.

Oyster Boy
Cosy oyster-focused diner with simple wood tables, seafood plates & while-you-watch shucking.


Miku Toronto
Flame-seared sushi is the specialty at this Japanese fine-dining destination with soaring ceilings.

Leña Restaurante
Argentinean eatery with a casual lounge for breakfast & lunch plus a posh dining room for dinner.

 

What To Do…

 

Bata Shoe Museum
In addition to the popular semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes, the Museum has three galleries for changing exhibitions, ensuring that each visit to the museum offers a new experience. Exhibitions generally run for a year, with 1-2 new exhibitions opening each year. Through the creation of innovative exhibitions the Museum strives to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages.

Art Gallery of Ontario
Spend a few hours enjoying the Art Gallery of Ontario, one of the largest galleries in North America. Witness modern and contemporary prints and a multitude of art forms—from graphic art to sculptures. The building itself is an architectural wonder renovated by renowned Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry.

Niagara Falls
Experience one of North America’s most spectacular sights with a day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Feel the cool mist on your face and hear the roar of the water from the Canadian side of this epic waterfall, enjoy lunch with an iconic view, and sip wine at a local winery on this full-day bus tour.

100KM Air Tour Of Toronto & CN Tower
Get some spectacular views from the skies over Toronto with a flight that shows you Canada’s largest city in comfort and style. This 30 minute tour gives you great aerial views of the city’s most remarkable sights, from the waters of Lake Ontario to the spire of the CN Tower.

 

Illustration By: Katerina Patapi (@kp.illust)

 

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