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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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