30 Hidden Secrets & Best Places in Toronto

30 Hidden Secrets & Best Places in Toronto

I have been living in Toronto for over a decade so it's about time I share my
hidden secrets and best places to visit for the largest city in Canada.
Upon arrival at Toronto Pearson Airport hop on the UP Express to downtown Toronto
it will save you around 48 dollars compared to a regular taxi and includes Wi-Fi
This is where you start your adventure first you rent yourself a bike
at Bike Share Toronto these are all over the city and you simply can pay for them
with a credit card first stop check out the Sunnyside Pavilion especially on a
gorgeous sunny day like this, grab yourself some breakfast and the iconic
Canadian Caesar cocktail which contains vodka hot sauce and Clamato tomato juice
alternatively go to the Hunters Landing for another amazing breakfast
Here at Hunters Landing they have the Absolut Cure the most ridiculous Caesar in Canada
I mean look at this thing pizza Canadian bacon and a lobster tail
INSANE!
a bit east of downtown you'll find the renovated Distillery District which
includes the best looking coffee shop in the city called Balzac's and now it's
time for an ice cold crisp beer
Cheers buddy!
this district is also known for its local breweries, gorgeous restaurants
bizarre street art and delicious homemade ice cream
this is cinnamon and ginger-rhubarb
While on the East End check out this hidden secret called the
doll house the owner spent 20 years collecting dolls toys and other items
transforming her entire garden
Toronto's best-known tourist attractions include Dundas Square and the massive
Eaton Center shopping mall
but did you know that right behind this tourist trap
you'll find a brand new district called Little Tokyo this area has lots of
Japanese restaurants and shops from the best cheese cakes, ramen, tea shops
to delicious Japanese curry
why not go all out and jump on a helicopter tour
"Excited buddy?"
Now this price tag may be a bit steep
$100 dollars
but you will take in these mesmerizing views of Toronto
and if you're lucky you may see a baseball game from the helicopter
speaking of baseball why not attend a Blue Jays game at the
Rogers Centre, one of the most popular sports in Canada
and if you do
go all out by munching down on this insane foot long home run hot dog
look at that sucker!
next to the Rogers Centre you'll find the most famous building in Canada
the CN tower
now instead of just taking in a stunning views you can
go a little crazy and walk on the roof and even hang off the tower
the EdgeWalk will cost $225 dollars but you'll leave with the most
memorable experience of Toronto
right across the street from the CN Tower
you'll find the coolest new attraction in Toronto
the Rec Room
with a giant virtual reality room in which you can play the most immersive video game
you'll ever experience
"let's load up!"
"ohhh that is CRAZY!"
It was the most amazing video game I've ever played and it felt like I was
actually in the Matrix, now this insane VR experience will set you back $24
welcome back
oh my god, that was incredible!
that was absolutely the best thing I've played so far in my entire life
Kensington Market, the hippy district, and one of my favorite places in Toronto
here you'll find the freakiest and most unique shops in the city with something
interesting to see behind every corner
freaky fashion shops, street art
perhaps the most iconic piece is the garden car
to vegetarian restaurants and gelato
make sure to stop by the Blue Banana
for many bizarre household items from Canadian souvenirs to funky socks and underwear
which you may need after trying they're outrageous a hot sauce collection
now I'll take you guys to my favorite coffee shop called the Moonbean cafe
quality coffee at great prices
next, take your coffee and drop by
Graffiti Alley, the art in this alleyway is constantly changing and a
great spot for photography
this place stretches at least half a kilometer
just the 30 minute drive east of Toronto you'll find the magnificent
Scarborough Bluffs which includes these giant waterfront cliffs
walking around here can be very dangerous, use a lot of caution
Bluff's Park, a great spot for a romantic walk
so they even allow fire pits here at the park
which is pretty freaking dope
for the best beach in Toronto
Bluffer's Park Beach!
I personally consider this a hidden gem in Toronto since many Torontonians have
never heard of this spot
now on the West End of Toronto there's a bizarre little place called the
Cheltenham Badlands, this place literally looks like Mars on earth
due to poor farming practices and another great spot for photography
"it is definitely an interesting site"
Another hidden secret Toronto's half house on St. Patrick street
this house has literally been sliced in half
Casa Loma, the only full-size castle in North-America with the mind-blowing 98 rooms,
underground tunnels
perhaps the coolest exhibit at Casa Loma are the underground tunnels
secret passageways and a gorgeous garden
Casa Loma has been featured in many movies like the X-men
I knew about the secret passageway going upstairs
I did not know about the secret passageway going downstairs
Wanna vent out some rage? Try out the crazy Rage Room at BattleSports
In which you can destroy any object you may desire, from printers to tea sets
While going primitive, why not throw some axes at BATL Axe Toronto
this place is tons of fun especially with a good group of friends
now if you want to learn more about the history of Toronto and the
Canadian-American war of 1812 go check out Fort York
"LOAD ZE CANNON!"
Can you imagine the amount of destruction we could do
and make sure to try out their
traditional homemade ginger cookies from the oldest kitchen in Toronto
This fort became the City of York and was eventually renamed to Toronto which
literally means trees standing in the water in the native language.
I highly recommend visiting during the Canadian Indigenous Art festival during the third
weekend of June at which you can enjoy this incredible indigenous dance
and pick up some local indigenous souvenirs
for dinner I recommend you try
true Canadian indigenous cuisine at Kukum Kitchen
this place is known for the most interesting dishes in Toronto
especially the seal tartare and the elk
and their incredible halibut for a true tastebuds explosion
oh man
the Burger's Priest
for absolutely the best burgers in Toronto, try the California classic
you will never look at burgers the same way after devouring this beauty between
two buttered buns
or step it up at Figures Toronto for their unique comic book themed atmosphere
but if you are on a budget
check out The Dime on Queen Street for their super cheap $5 dishes at this
place you cannot go wrong
"all these dishes, $5 bucks"
even the burger, this place is amazing!
and if you are in need for a drink and a good daytime party check out
Cabana Pool Bar from which you can enjoy this epic Toronto skyline but I do recommend
going with a good group of friends
for cool rooftops check out Lavelle
a brand new rooftop lounge, this place is very popular with an upscale crowd and has an
incredible view of Toronto for another great view check out the famous
Thompson Hotel rooftop, visit during their Sunday afternoon day parties for a few drinks
and why not jump in their incredible rooftop pool
after sunset it is time for
the Toronto nightlife at places such as SPiN for ping-pong, Rec Room for VR and arcades
Ripley's Aquarium for a Friday night cocktail or dance your feet off at
Toronto's finest nightclubs and bars
but I will unveil more details on all these
places in my next video on the Toronto Nightlife!
CO-CO
the addresses to all these locations can be found in the description box below
or click here to download an entire map with more hidden secrets
and prices from my website reformatt.com
on this website you'll find additional photos my personal advice and even more hidden secrets
now here are a few bonus tips
a lot of tourists don't know this but Medieval Times
is one of the most ridiculous places for a themed dinner party
not really a secret, this is Toronto's main beer brewery
called Steam Whistle where you can even try some FREE beer
shooting weapons isn't something you can only do in the United States, in Toronto you can unload
some massive shotguns at Target Sports
and if you have been to Toronto before I would love to know where place you liked the most
by leaving in a comment below
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