As Toronto grows, so does its number of unique and identifiable districts. A true hub of multiculturalism, Toronto’s districts each have their own personality and charm, thanks to a range of distinct ethnicities as well as creative minds, and discovering your personal favourite is one of Toronto’s most wonderful charms. From hipster to food aficionado; let Black Tomato help you discover your very own district…
For fashionistas – Yorkville
The chic traveller simply cannot miss Yorkville, home to some of the very best restaurants and most fashionable boutiques. This is where the elite of Toronto society while away their days and party through their nights. Make sure you stop in at the Royal Ontario Museum for that essential dose of culture that’ll go some way to justifying a day in the shops.
For foodies – Entertainment District
Slick, modern and thoroughly Toronto is the Entertainment District. It’s an ideal location for the foodie traveller. Here you can find a wealth of restaurants and bars to suit any palate, along with some of the most elegant hotels in town. Don’t miss Cibo, this district’s hottest new wine bar, as well as the Bell Lightbox Cinema which is home of the Toronto International Film Festival.
For sightseers – Harbourfront & Corktown
The traditional tourist should definitely pay attention to the Harbourfront and Corktown districts. In Harbourfront you’ll find the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre stadium. The ferry to Toronto Island also leaves from here, which is a necessity for those stunning pictures of the skyline.
Corktown is old-school Toronto at its finest. Grand architecture is what you’ll see here as well as the all-important St.Lawrence Market, a colourful maze of market stalls from passionate local producers.
For hipsters – Queen West
For hipsters, artists and anyone looking for something a little bit different, West Queen West is the district of choice. Independent galleries, home-grown fashion labels, artsy cafes and buzzing bars adorn the street. Soho House, Toronto can be found here, as can Graffiti Alley –which is simply stunning, completely legal, and exactly what it says on the tin.
The best of the rest – The Annex, Koreatown and Little Italy
Intellectuals must check out the bookstores and cafes of the Annex, which is located just by the University of Toronto.
Koreatown is a fairly new district and the place to go for eclectic fashions, authentic Korean cuisine and, of course, karaoke.
Meanwhile Little Italy is filled with delicatessens and trattorias and ideal for a family day out. If it’s not food you’re after, indulge in some people watching in one of the numerous coffee shops found there.