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    Must Dos and Eats Toronto: Downtown Core

    Must Do and Eat Toronto

    Visiting the 6ix? Welcome to our home! Here is a list of must dos and eats in the Toronto downtown core that will give you the full experience! As the list is pretty long, I have taken the liberty to the bold the ones that are a must.

    To Do


    Must Do Eat Downtown Toronto

    • Visit the Distillery District (especially for the Christmas Market)
    • Take the ferry to Centre Island
    • Walk along the Harbourfront
    • Explore Kensington Market
    • Take a stroll through Trinity Bellwoods Park
    • Browse Yorkville
    • Go up the CN Tower
    • (See the cherry blossoms at) High Park
    • Book a tour at the Steamwhistle Brewery
    • Shop at the Eaton Centre
    • Window shop along Bloor Street

    Sports/Live Entertainment

    • Watch a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre
    • Go to a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game
    • Cheer on the Raptors
    • Watch a musical at the Ed Mirvish Centre


    Must Do Eat Downtown Toronto

    To Eat

    Cheap Eats (<$)

    • Bahn Mi Boys
    • Burrito Boyz
    • El Furniture Warehouse


    Must Do Eat Downtown Toronto


    • The Burger’s Priest $$
    • Holy Chuck $$
    • Bareburger $$

    Other Western/Specialty Foods

    • Crepes: Crepes a Gogo at Yorkville location
    • Chicken & waffles: Dirty Bird
    • Richmond Station
    • Luma
    • Canoe
    • Copa Cabana
    • Steakhouse: Jacob’s & Co. Steakhouse


    Must Do Eat Downtown Toronto

    • Sansotei Ramen $$
    • Kinton Ramen $$
    • Momofuku Noodle Bar $$
    • Pai Northern Thai Kitchen $$
    • Light Cafe
    • Khao San Road $$
    • Kinka Izayaka $$
    • Guu Izakaya $$
    • Miku $$$

    Coffee Shops

    Must Do Eat Downtown Toronto

    Sit & Chat

    Ice Cream/DessertsMust Do Eat Downtown Toronto

    • Seven Lives Palateria $
    • Kekou Gelato $
    • Bang Bang Ice Cream $$
    • Sweet Jesus $$
    • Eva’s Original Chimneys $$
    • Uncle Tetsu’s (Angel Cafe) $
    • Roselle $$
    • Millie’s Creperie $

    See something that should be on the list? Visited one of these places and want to write about it? Have some more questions? Leave us a comment below!

    Stone & Fern is a travel and lifestyle blog started by friends who have a passion for exploring cities, capturing moments, and trying new food. This is part of our Check In city guides series. To see more of North America, click here.

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