A Perfect Day in Toronto

A Perfect Day in Toronto

Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda Stancati

There is something endearing about Toronto. It’s energetic atmosphere, multi-cultural community, and colourful fashion makes Toronto a truly exciting option for travelers. There is so much to do and see in this breath-taking city. Explore Yonge street, renowned as the “longest street in the world” and visit some of the local shops that call it home.  Venture down Chinatown and find bargains on exotic trinkets, jewellery, and other interesting paraphernalia. Walk around Toronto’s financial district and immerse yourself in its architectural beauty. Visit some of its popular 24-hours eateries and discover why Toronto is such an intoxicating destination to everyone.

To ensure a fun visit to Toronto, the tripcentral.ca team has put together an itinerary just for you!

Start your day by having breakfast at Aunties and Uncles, a quirky restaurant covered with antique treasures such as old books, retro magazine ads, and miniature cars. Order yourself some of its Banana Oatmeal Pancakes ($7.50) or the traditional, Breakfast Pocket ($8.75), which comes with scrambled eggs, peameal bacon, cheddar, tomato, and caramelized onions with Dijon and Aioli on Focaccia.

Location: 74 Lippincott Street, Toronto
Hours: 9am – 3pm

Next stop is the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Get in touch with the artist in you and discover the creative genius behind some of Canada’s greatest visionaries. Now offering more than 4,000 new and favourite art works, take this opportunity to celebrate the new and revamped AGO.

Location: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Hours: Monday (Closed), Tuesday & Thursday – Sunday (10am – 530pm), Wednesday (10am – 8:3pm)
Entrance Fee: $19.50 (Adult), $49 (Family), $16 (Senior)


After a relaxing break, drop by Eaton Centre, the largest mall in downtown Toronto.  Treat yourself to a shopping spree and enjoy from a collection of top retailers.

Location: 220 Yonge Street, Toronto
Hours: Monday – Friday (10am – 9pm), Saturday (9:30am – 7pm), Sunday (11am – 6pm)

Go outside and embrace the bustling energy of street performers often wrapping the streets of Yonge and Dundas. Take a stroll down NOZO, a retail store tucked in an inconspicuous basement south of Yonge and Gerrard. The space is a hybrid between a retail store and a dance studio – a tasty mix for individuals wanting to experience something new.

Street Performer in Toronto. Photo by Danielle Scott

Location: 370 Yonge Street, Toronto
Hours: Monday – Wednesday (Closed), Thursday & Friday (3pm-7pm), Saturday & Sunday (2pm – 6pm)

Discover more of Toronto’s hottest designer boutiques, by taking a journey to the Distillery District.  Home to more than 25 shops and boutiques, and various entertainment opportunities, the Distillery District is a must-see for anyone traveling to Toronto.

Explore its history by doing a Historic Walking Tour ($19 + tax, reservation required) from its foundation in 1832 to present day. Touch on topics such as prohibition, working condition, successes and failures, and get to know Toronto on a whole new level.

Summer hours:
Monday – Wednesday (10am – 7pm), Thursday – Saturday (10am – 8pm), Sunday (11am – 5pm)
Winter hours:
Monday – Wednesday (11am – 6pm), Thursday & Friday (11am – 7pm), Saturday (10am – 7pm), Sunday (11am – 5pm)

After a culturally enriching tour, get to know Toronto by dining at the infamous CN Tower. 360, the restaurant within this popular landmark features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto.

Location: 301 Front Street West, Toronto
Make reservations by calling (416) 868-6937

Let the hearty meal digest quicker by taking a walk around the Financial District (bounded roughly by Queen Street West to the north, Yonge Street to the east, Front Street to the south, and University Avenue to the west). Fall in love with Toronto at night and allow the charming stories of the beautiful buildings resonate with you. Then head towards Toronto’s Chinatown (along Spadina) and prepare yourself for one thrilling adventure.

When you’re ready to settle down, spend a night in one of Toronto’s luxurious and comfortable hotels. Start your search by visiting our Hotels in Toronto page and find the accommodation that best suits your needs. At your convenience, use this map to help find the hotel closest to all the attractions.

For more information contact one of our expert travel agents at tripcentral.ca to help you plan one memorable getaway!

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