48 hours in Toronto!


Northern Exposure Top Toronto Recommendations:

I lived in Montreal for more than two years. I went to Toronto more than 4 times for short vacation or just two days. It’s a great city, the energy is very different than Montreal, more « americanized ». People are nice, friendly and proud of their city! What surprised me the most is the big differences between Montreal and Toronto, they are so different cities. I guess it’s because of the French influence for one and the English for the other!

Where to Stay: The Ivy at Verity Hotel, The Gladstone Hotel, The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, ALT HotelThe Royal Fairmont Hotel, The King Edward Hotel.

Or, if you can not afford these hotels, you can go to the EconoLodge Downtown Toronto, it’s really well located and pretty decent.

Where to Eat: George Restaurant on Queen, Cafè Diplomatico in Little Italy, Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant at the Harbourfront, Khao San Road, Big Smoke Burger, Rol San in China Town, Thai Noodle.

What to Do: Visit the Toronto Islands, take a Toronto Bicycle Tour, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the CN Tower observation deck or Edge Walk, eat everything.

(As a real Tourist from Montreal!) I loved the Steam Whistle Brewery, Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

When to Go: I would say between May and October.

How to Get There: YYZ/YTZ airport, VIA Rail, GO Transit, Amtrak, Megabus, Greyhound, Road trip. Depends where you are from!

How to Get Around: Beck Taxi, TTC, Uber, Walk, Bicycle.

Must See Neighbourhoods: Kensington Market, Queen Street West, the Distillery District, China Town, the Harbourfront, Yorkville.

Do need more? Check out the Northern Exposure City Guides.

Over to you, what do you love to do in Toronto?







Cécile lives in Chicago though is originally from southern France. She’s an avid traveler and is always excited by new adventures. After living in Ireland, Australia and Canada, Cécile is an advocate of having a routine but not staying comfortable for too long.


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