Jessica is a writer, editor and self-professed foodie. She loves exploring the city on two wheels, spends almost all of her disposable income at restaurants and never apologizes for Instagramming her food. After living in Toronto for almost a decade, she traded YYZ for YVR and is now the Vancouver City Editor for YP.
Throwing a bachelorette party for your bride-to-be bestie doesn’t have to mean buying tacky tiaras and penis-shaped paraphernalia. Host an unforgettable fling before the ring with your gal pals at these Toronto hotspots.
Halloween might be everybody’s favourite scary holiday, but Toronto's haunted homes and buildings will give visitors a fright all year round. If you fancy a scare, check out the local tours that will you guide you through the stories and corridors of these spooky spots around the downtown core.
Not every day can be casual Friday. Thankfully, Toronto is home to a number of big-name retailers and independent boutiques that carry smart suits and other tasteful wardrobe staples for well-dressed women. Channel your inner working girl and shop for office appropriate attire at these women’s wear stores.
Grabbing lunch or dinner around the TIFF Bell Lightbox? If you've a craving for thin crust, wood-fired pizza in an upscale atmosphere, stop in at one of these trendy King West trattorias where humble pizza pie gets the gourmet treatment.
With plenty of cinematic delights to take in, you’ll need to make sure your hungry brood is properly fuelled during TIFF. Forget the typical movie-theatre popcorn and indulge in a meal at one of these family-friendly downtown dining destinations around the TIFF Bell Lightbox. [Image credit: iStock.com/Nastia11]
Toronto’s west-end denizens aren’t coffee snobs per se, but they certainly know the difference between a fresh-pressed Americano and a flavourless cup of drip. Here are some top-notch cafés west of Spadina that are earning respect and adoration from some of the city’s most discerning coffee drinkers.
There’s no need to travel across the Don River to satisfy your caffeine cravings. These indie espresso bars have evolved into community hubs that keep east end coffee lovers loyal thanks to their talented baristas and top-notch food and drink.
Is there anyone out there who truly enjoys shopping for a new bathing suit? Probably not, but the colourful selection of suits and helpful sales staff at these Toronto swimwear shops might make the process a little less painful.
While the Danforth is known mainly for its long-established Greek community, this area represents the true cultural mosaic. It's home to a diverse set of restaurants, ranging from European to Asian, many of which offer amazing lunches for those on the go.
There’s no need to wait till Sunday to enjoy your favourite brunch dishes. Toronto is home to plenty of weekday breakfast joints where you’ll find savoury eggs Benedict, inventive Huevos Rancheros and melt-in-your-mouth French toast. Start your morning off right at these local breakfast spots.
Nothing ushers in the summer season like the smell of freshly cut grass. If your lawn mower’s on the fritz and you’re looking to replace or repair it, skip the big box stores and check out these Toronto retailers where the grass is definitely greener!
Amongst Toronto’s bustling downtown streets you’ll find a number of charming boutique hotels just waiting to be discovered. Next time you’re visiting the 416, forget the big-name hotel chains and check in at one of these unique neighbourhood gems.
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