How To Spend 24 Hours In Toronto, Canada
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Toronto is a dynamic Canadian city that has a lot to offer visitors. It’s impossible to enjoy the entire city in just 24 hours, but here is a quick guide to get you started.
Breakfast at eggspectation
You’ll have a tough time choosing between eggspectation’s exclusive dishes: crepes, soups, salads, omelettes, pasta, steak, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, or their famous Eggs Benedict and fresh squeezed orange juice. Freshly prepared with high-quality ingredients and attractively presented, this is the best spot to start your day.
Morning Bus Tour
Take advantage of a free hotel pick up with a bus tour with City Sightseeing Toronto. The bright red, double decker busses offer 20 stops along its route allowing you to hop on and off throughout the day. The popular Double Decker City Tour includes stops at major attractions such as CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Theater District, Chinatown, and many others.
Lunch at Frank’s Pizza House
Established in 1965, Frank’s Pizza House is one of the best and oldest pizzerias in Toronto, as well as a local favorite. Frank’s Pizza House is a family business that has been operated by the Taverniti family since 1992. Head here for lunch and grab a slice of pizza or one of their signature pasta meals.
Canoe the Rouge River
The Rouge National Urban Park is the largest urban park in North America. There’s almost 50 square miles teeming with wildlife and plant species – plus an urban campground. The gentle Rouge River is ideal for canoeing and a great way to spend the afternoon exploring the outdoors.
Dinner at Piano Piano
According to the website, Piano Piano is the Italian restaurant you always wished was just around the corner. Sophisticated and fun, Piano Piano serves deeply satisfying food that comes in just the right size. The menu features traditional Italian fare that’s been elevated to its most delicious self.
Lula Lounge is Toronto’s home to live Cuban, Brazilian and world music. Any day of the week you can enjoy reggae, jazz, hip hop, classical, funk, Brazilian, world music, dance and more as well as test your moves at a dance class with the help of a live band.
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If you have the stamina, head to after-hours-club, Coda open until 5am on Fridays and Saturdays. According to seetorontonow.com, you can expect to find a cavernous dance floor decked out with a state-of-the-art sound system and populated by a crowd of energetic EDM lovers.
Check out Toronto’s calendar of events to help plan the timing of your trip.