5 Things You Need to Do in Toronto

It’s been 5 years since my friends and I met at our EPIK orientation in Seoul, South Korea. We were long overdue for a reunion, so we planned a fun weekend in Toronto! I thought I would share some Toronto destinations that are recommended by the locals. Let’s take a look at 5 things to do in Toronto, Ontario.

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Things to Do in Toronto

1. Take a road trip to Niagara Falls. The view from the Canadian side of the falls is exceptionally beautiful. It’s about a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto if you have a car rental. If not, book a bus or train ticket. More Info

2. Escape from the tower of Casa Loma. This was my first escape room experience and it was so much fun being in a castle! My friend Priscilla gathered a bunch of her friends and booked the event for us. It was roughly $38 USD per ticket. This is a group activity, but if you don’t have a group, they can add you to one! We escaped with 30 seconds remaining! Check out the link for more More Info.

3. Take a stroll down Graffiti Alley.  This is perfect for those photo-ops! More info.

4. Go ice-skating by the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillip’s Square. More Info

5. On a clear day, go to the top of CN Tower and check out the view! More info.

Bonus Tips: Where to eat!
When in Toronto, eat as the Canadians do.

Breakfast - Get photo happy at Peter Pan Bistro.  More info.  

This restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and ready for Instagram. I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict Nox.

Lunch – Have some true Canadian cuisine in the form of poutine.

Reportedly the number one poutine restaurant in Toronto comes from a food stall called Nom Nom Nom Poutine. They have homemade cheese curds and vegetarian gravy available. More info.

Dinner and Drinks - Venture to the Assembly Chef's Hall. More info.

This hall has a variety of restaurants in trendy open space. They truly have something for everyone. I recommend stopping by in the morning or late afternoon because the seats fill up quickly closer to evening.

Desserts - My friend Priscilla recommended trying some Canadian sweet treats such as Beaver Tails or ice-cream at Sweet Jesus.

Finding Accommodations: Going downtown!

My friends and I decided to use Booking to find a great room near the waterfront at the Glen Grove at Maple Leaf on 390 Queen Quay West Street. Get a $25 travel credit with my referral.

However, my favorite method of finding accommodations has always been AirBnb. I use it everywhere and recently booked a trip to Cape Cod. You can get a $40 travel credit when you book with my referral. There are some excellent deals to book an entire home, private room, or even a shared space like a hostel. Tip: I recommend booking a place that provides breakfast, so you can save some money!

Do you have a favorite destination in Toronto? 

Share in the comments below! 


Hello everyone! I am a Boston based blogger that loves all things travel and lifestyle. You can usually find me working away at my university job, snapping pictures, or trying out some new Korean food spots. I lived in Seoul for two years as a public school English teacher and am earning my Master’s degree in higher education administration.


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