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Things To Do In Toronto

Your Guide For Things To Do In The City

Written by Jordan Carter

Toronto is considered one of the best cities to explore in all of Canada because of it’s sheer size, density and things to do in the city! It offers endless options when it comes to dining, going out and activities whether you’re a local or a tourist. From its world-class museums and theatres to its vibrant nightlife and culinary scene, there’s something in this city for literally everyone.

You could immerse yourself in the plethora of cultures, enjoy a night out at one of the many renowned nightclubs or bars… or simply explore the city’s many hidden gems. Toronto is the city that has it all, and we’re here to guide you through it!

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Rom Toronto (Royal Ontario Museum)

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

If you’ve ever driven by these abstract-looking buildings, you’re looking at the ROM Toronto, also known as the Royal Ontario Museum. This 200,000+ sqft museum is home to over 13,000,000 (yes million) pieces of artwork, and historic specimens across its 40 galleries and exhibits. The ROM is known for its collection of dinosaur fossils, meteorites, historical artifacts, and more. If you appreciate history and art, the ROM is an amazing place to go with friends, on a date, or even with your family.

Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend

Toronto offers a huge range of activities to suit every taste. Food enthusiasts can explore the city’s diverse culinary scene, with numerous restaurants offering a range of flavours. Film buffs might enjoy a visit to TIFF Bell Lightbox, while history and culture seekers can explore the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Theatre lovers can catch a play at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. For night owls, Toronto’s vibrant bars and best nightclubs provide an exciting nightlife. And for a more relaxed day, the Toronto Zoo is a great destination for families and animal lovers.

Party At Toronto’s Best Nightclubs

Looking for the best clubs in Toronto? Look no further than our list of Toronto Clubs which you can check out on our website! Sometimes Toronto clubs can be a gamble depending on the time of year so it’s best to do your research and look for a club that suits your music taste and style before going. Also, be sure to register yourself for guestlist for whichever club you choose so you avoid wasting time going out, only to be denied entry!

If you’re looking for some good Toronto clubs to go to with your friends, here are our two favourites that you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time partying at:

44 Toronto

627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

44 Toronto is one of King Street West’s best clubs, featuring a dark and energetic clubbing experience within a luxury nightclub setting. This venue is known for it’s amazing production with it’s top of the line lighting and sound systems, service, and music. If you’re looking for a club that is always busy, 44 is your spot. 

This venue typically plays either EDM and Top-40 Mixes, but on Saturdays will sometimes play Hip-Hop and Rap. This venue is relatively large, and features many booths lining the walls around a large narrow dancefloor. 44 also features special events where notable rap artists and DJs will come to perform from time to time.

You can visit here to get on 44 Toronto guestlist, or you can visit this page to check out their booth minimums, bottle menu, and book 44 Toronto bottle service.

Door 3 Toronto

667 King St W #2, Toronto, ON M5V 1M9

Our next favourite spot to club in the city is Door 3. Also located on King West, this venue has more of a personal feel to it. As one of the longer standing clubs in the area, Door 3 is one of the few remaining true Hip Hop clubs on King West, which really adds to its appeal in our opinion.

This venue is great if you’re looking for a fun night out with friends and you’re a fan of Hip Hop and R&B. With relatively inexpensive bottle service, this is a really good venue for those who want to party in Toronto on a budget. Door 3 is one of those clubs you won’t regret going to on a Friday or Saturday, because it does a good job of attracting a good quality crowd every weekend. 

You can visit here to get on Door 3 guestlist, or you can visit this page to check out their booth minimums, bottle menu, and book Door 3 bottle service.

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Check Out Toronto’s Bars

If you’re looking for a place to grab a pint with some friends, Toronto has many amazing bars. Some of the most recommended bars in the city include Wheatsheaf Tavern on King West, Black Bull Tavern on Queen West, and or Prenup Pub near the University of Toronto. If you’re looking for something a little more busy or upscale, look no further! 

Here are our two favourite bars in Toronto currently:

Ruby Soho

587 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Our first bar recommendation is Ruby Soho, located on King Street West, a popular bar located on the corner of Portland and King West, this bar is extremely popular among young professionals looking for a casual yet trendy bar spot to enjoy drinks with friends at. Whether you’re looking to just get a drink, or get a snack to eat, Ruby is a great choice. Ruby features a large selection of on tap beer, late night food, a good vibe, and it even has skee-ball! Visit here to get more info about Ruby Soho.

Lobby Toronto

1032 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H7

Finally, we have Lobby, a more upscale bar that is essentially a supper club/lounge which is something that is becoming more and more common in Toronto. This beautiful venue is located on Queen Street West, just west of Queen West and Ossington Street. Lobby features a chic and floral tropical ambiance that really has a 70s/80s upscale Miami bar feel to it. If you’re looking for a boujee spot to spend your Friday or Saturday night, Lobby Toronto is a great place to go with a small group of friends, or for a one-on-one date. 

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Eat At One of Toronto’s Best Restaurants

With over 7,500 restaurants across Toronto this city has no shortage of amazing places to dine at. Any cuisine ranging from French to Asian, Italian to Carribean, to say that Toronto has it all would be an understatement. While it wouldn’t make sense to list all of our favourite restaurants here, we’ll give you five of our favourite restaurants, ranging from inexpensive to upscale, so you can get a small taste of what the city has to offer!

Wilbur Mexicana

552 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

For quick and inexpensive eats, Wilbur is our go-to spot for some tacos on King St. West. Wilbur has a very laid-back and casual ambiance. Paired with its authentic Mexican cuisine, it makes for a truly standout spot in the city, especially for those on a budget. The menu boasts an array of tantalizing options, from authentic-tasting tacos to hearty burritos. Our favourite part is the self-serve salsa and hot sauce bar, allowing for a more personalized culinary adventure. For those seeking a taste of Mexico in Toronto, Wilbur Mexicana is a must-visit destination. We highly recommend it for a casual yet delicious dining experience.

Rolsan

388 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2G5

Our list wouldn’t be complete with a Chinese restaurant, so next on our list is Rolsan. Again, another somewhat inexpensive option (depending on how much food you order), this restaurant offers all-day Dim Sum, meaning you can enjoy brunch day or night. Dim Sum features a range of delicious Cantonese dishes offered usually only during brunch hours at most traditional Chinese restaurants. This spot gets busy so be sure to arrive, get your name on the list, and be prepared to wait a bit. We recommend their har gow, siu mai, shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, or their deep-fried pumpkin with yolk. Whether or not you like Chinese food, this is a must-go spot in Toronto!

Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

104 Portland St, Toronto, ON M5V 2N2

At Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen, you’ll be wholly captivated by the vibrant flavors and its cozy, inviting atmosphere. Not cheap, but not overly expensive, this restaurant truly brings the spirit of Jamaica to Toronto. Among their mouth-watering dishes, we have to recommend their Jerk Chicken, a perfect blend of spicy and smoky, and their delicious Coconut Shrimp, which is delightfully crisp and flavorful. The Rum Cake for dessert is another must-try for all of the sweet tooths out there. Each dish is a testament to authentic Jamaican cuisine, making Chubby’s a culinary gem for those seeking a taste of the Caribbean. 

Osteria Rialto

1006 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2

Next, we have Osteria Rialto, probably the absolute best and most authentic Italian restaurant we’ve had the pleasure of dining at. Seriously, other reviewers may recommend some of the other popular Italian restaurants in the city, but we promise that this place is better on every level. We highly recommend the Buratta e Prosciutto as an appetizer, handmade Gnocchi or Ravioli if you’re looking for a nice Pasta dish, or Pollo ai Funghi (chicken cutlet, button mushrooms, and black truffles) if you’re looking for a larger plate to share. All in all, this is another restaurant you must try whether you’re a local foodie, or visiting Toronto!

Alo Restaurant

163 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5V 2L6

Our list wouldn’t be complete without recommending at least one French fine-dining restaurant. Alo Restaurant will exceed your expectations and then some. This is an upscale venue that offers an unmatched dining experience that emphasizes contemporary French cuisine and attentive service within an elegant setting. Known for its tasting menus that showcase the chef’s creativity with seasonal ingredients, Alo provides a culinary journey that’s both refined and innovative. While specific dishes evolve with the seasons, guests can always expect a memorable culinary adventure marked by both sophistication and depth of flavor. For a truly exceptional dining experience, Alo Restaurant stands as a pinnacle of culinary excellence in Toronto, which is why we had to recommend it!

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Catch A Movie At the TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

A visit to the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto is an absolute must for film enthusiasts and movie enjoyers alike. As the headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival, it offers a unique blend of cinematic experiences, from screenings of independent and international films to exhibitions related to the art of filmmaking. This hub for cinema not only enriches Toronto’s vibrant arts scene but also provides visitors with an insight into the world of film through interactive displays and exhibits. It’s a place where the magic of film comes to life, making it a key destination for anyone passionate about movies. 

Catch A Play At The Royal Alexandra Theatre

244 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1V8

The Royal Alexandra Theatre holds cultural and architectural significance in Toronto, having offered over a century of theatre experiences to its visitors since 1907. Originally named after Edward VII’s wife, this historic venue is a staple of Toronto’s entertainment district, and is a cherished destination for those who like theatre. 

With its stunning interior, which artfully blends classic design with modern elegance, the Royal Alexandra Theatre hosts a diverse range of productions, ranging from musicals and dramatic plays to lively comedy shows. As part of Toronto’s vibrant entertainment scene, a visit to the Royal Alexandra Theatre not only promises an evening of outstanding performances but also a deep connection to the city’s cultural heritage, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Toronto’s thriving live performance art landscape.

Visit The Toronto Zoo

2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7

The Toronto Zoo is one of the city’s best attractions, especially for families and wildlife enthusiasts. It’s recognized as one of the largest zoos in the world, offering visitors the chance to see over 5,000 animals across over 500 species. The zoo’s expansive grounds are divided into geographic regions, showcasing animals in areas that replicate their natural habitats. It’s not just a place for observation; the zoo focuses on conservation efforts, educating visitors about wildlife preservation. A day at the Toronto Zoo promises an engaging and informative experience for all ages.

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