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Toronto is stealing the show with its panache, culture and style.

Get into the arts scene, discover local design, experience iconic attractions, taste culinary genius, celebrate like a local and see the city shine this winter. You’ll be surprised how much there is to do outdoors. Check out the brand new skating trail opening up under the Gardner Expressway and enjoy the simple pleasure of ice skating and hot cocoa at Nathan Phillips Square, the rink at city hall.

Visit during a seasonal event or festival, such as Winterlicious for the foodies or the Toronto Christmas Market, in the Distillery Historic District. The Toronto Light Festival, a new exhibit exploring the art of light, is also taking place at the Distillery January to March. Pull on your warm boots and a toque for an afternoon of great ales, lagers and cider at the outdoor Roundhouse Park for the Winter Craft Beer Festival. Take a walk to one of the Winter Stations, public art instillations that celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape in the Beaches neighbourhood.

There’s always something on at The Drake Hotel, listen to late night live jazz at Poetry Jazz Cafe or turn up the heat salsa dancing at Lula Lounge. Shop at local favourites like Roots Canada and Canada Goose or find quirky treasures at the One-Of-A-Kind Show & Sale November 23-December 3.

Use UP Express to travel downtown from Pearson Airport, get around the city via Toronto Transit.

Animated Toronto skyline
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Union Pearson Express
97 Front Street West, Suite 200,
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
A comfortable travel experience doesn't begin or end at the departure gate. UP Express is an innovative air rail link connecting the country's two busiest transportation hubs – Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto – with each one-way trip taking about 25 minutes. Services include airline check-in kiosks, luggage racks, onboard Wi-Fi and up-to-the-minute... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 869-3600
Interior view of a suite at Bisha Hotel
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Bisha Hotel
80 Blue Jays Way,,
Toronto, ON M5V 2G3
Situated in the heart of it all, Bisha is Toronto’s newest luxury hotel and cultural hub. Where laid-back luxury meets edgy sophistication, Bisha offers generous service, paired with bold interior design. Head up to the 44th-floor rooftop restaurant and dine poolside while enjoying unparalleled panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower, or get in touch with your artistic side while... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 551-2800
Art Gallery of Ontario
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Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West,
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from the cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an incredible art experience with... More Info
Open: Year Round
Web Site: http://www.ago.net
Phone: (416) 979-6648
Toll Free: (877) 225-4246
Peace Collective
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Peace Collective
131 Ossington Ave,
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z6
The Peace Collective is a clothing brand looking to make a difference and leave a positive impact on the country we love. With the purchase of every garment we donate $2 to Breakfast Club of Canada which provides a Canadian child in need with 2 healthy meals. You can find us in Toronto on Ossington or at one of our pop ups in Yorkdale and Square One; we also offer free shipping Canada-wide on... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 546-5877
Drake General Store
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Drake General Store
1144 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON M6J 1J3
The Drake General Store is a traditional hotel gift shop, a classic general store, a flea market stand, and a museum shop all rolled into one. We love classic and modern goods that fill us with whimsy and nostalgia. We love things that are sensible and things that are not so sensible. We love our neighbours (and our tourists, too). We are proud to be Canadian. And we love supporting homegrown... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 531-5042
Intertior view of a table at Boehmer Restaurant
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Böehmer Restaurant
93 Ossington Avenue,
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z2
Böehmer Restaurant is located in Toronto's trendy Ossington Village. Enjoy local and seasonal French-inspired Canadian cuisine in an airy, modern chic setting. Choose from our dinner or harvest menu, and select from a carefully curated wine selection or order one of our signature cocktails. We look forward to serving you. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 531-3800
Close up of glass of beer
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Bellwoods Brewery
124 Ossington Avenue,
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5
By far one of the most popular spots in Ossington Village, Bellwoods Brewery is a small experimental, craft brewpub and retail store in downtown Toronto. Bellwoods Brewery opened its doors to the public in April of 2012, and has been brewing full-steam ahead ever since. At a relatively small production capacity of approximately 2500 hectolitres of beer a year, this brewery is able to exercise... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 535-4586
Jazz band performing.
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Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave,
Toronto, ON M5T 2L6
Define yourself before your critic’s do, that’s the attitude and mood at Poetry Jazz Café. Tucked-in nicely amidst the rough edges and stark colours of Toronto’s Historic Kensington Market. Featuring a robust line-up of live Nu Jazz, Eclectic Soul and Spoken Word, powered by some of Toronto’s most innovative and revolutionary mavericks in the city. Escape to the candle-lit private back patio... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 599-5299
Saving Grace Breakfast
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Saving Grace
907 Dundas West,
Toronto, ON M6J 1V9
Choose from savoury or sweet for your breakfast or brunch at Saving Grace, a small, quirky restaurant on Dundas Street between Ossington and Bathurst. Saving Grace serves seasonally-inspired pancakes, french toast and waffles, basic egg dishes, sandwiches, salads, and of course, coffee. More Info
Phone: (416) 703-7368
Exterior view of Nathan Phillips Square
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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W,
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Located in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square is an events landmark in the centre of the city. During the summer, the square is in motion daily, with people watching concerts and dance performances, viewing art at outdoor exhibitions, shopping for fresh produce at the farmers’ market one afternoon a week, attending weekly children’s events or sitting mesmerized by the fountain, eating... More Info
Phone: (416) 203-2600
Colourful graffiti on a building
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Toronto Graffiti Tour with Tour Guys
304 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON M5V
On this two hour tour, you’ll stroll the back alleys and laneways of downtown Toronto with an expert local tour guide and learn about the history of graffiti, the different forms and styles, and the controversial place it occupies in our urban landscape. While strolling and viewing the graffiti, your guide will discuss the many sides of the graffiti issue and viewpoints of property owners, the ... More Info
Open: Jun 6 to Oct 24
Phone: (647) 230-7891
Toll Free: (800) 691-9320
Casa Loma - Toronto's Castle
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Casa Loma - Toronto's Castle
1 Austin Terrace,
Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
Experience Casa Loma, Toronto’s premier historic attraction brought to you by the Liberty Entertainment Group. Explore secret passageways, elaborately decorated rooms with period furnishings or take in the breathtaking view of Toronto from one of the towers. The five acres of flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase fountains and lush gardens. Casa Loma’s 800-ft. tunnel features an exhibit of... More Info
Open: Dec 26 to Dec 24
Phone: (416) 923-1171
The Fifth and Terrace Restaurant Toronto Rooftop Terrace
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The Fifth & Terrace
225 Richmond St W,
Toronto, ON M5V 1W2
The Fifth & Terrace is a boutique restaurant in Toronto with dramatic rooftop terrace, romantic ambience and delicious cooking. The dining room is an intimate space with fire side sofas and the terrace, a rooftop oasis with spectacular views of Toronto. Headed by Executive Chef JP Challet and Chef Robert Toppan, The Fifth's culinary team creates a modern cuisine to reflect today's tastes and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 979-3005
Lula Lounge's orange-tinged, chandelier-lit interior
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Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West,
Toronto, ON M6K 1T9
Lula Lounge is home to Toronto's vibrant salsa, Brazilian and world-music scenes. It's also a full-service event/concert venue. Each weekend, Lula offers tropical dinner, dance lesson and show packages as well as Sunday family brunch and salsa party -- with lesson! As an event venue Lula offers in-house sound services, full-service restaurant, meeting rooms and event planning. You know you... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 588-0307
Yellow car and a long line of people
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The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON M6J 1J3
The Drake Hotel is a cultural, entertainment and hospitality landmark in Toronto. We’re known for providing one of Canada’s most unique and sought after hotel and culinary experiences. Stop by for an early breakfast in the Café, a burger + beer in the Lounge, a delicious dinner of the whole roasted fish in our decor-rotating Dining Room or to say cheers with a Rust & Bone cocktail on our Sky... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 531-5042
Mildred's Temple Kitchen
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Mildred's Temple Kitchen
85 Hanna Ave,
Toronto, ON M6K 3S3
The open kitchen of this relaxed, modern spot serves international fare & brunch on weekends. We're located on the north-west side of Liberty Village with entry off Hanna Avenue. Our neighbours include West Elm and The LCBO. Our approach is via the steps (on king) or from Hanna - just follow the architectural trellis back towards the courtyard and consider yourself arrived. We have a full... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 588-5695
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Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive,
Toronto, ON M3C 1K1
Discover the connections between cultures and across time at the Aga Khan Museum, North America's first museum dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilizations. Set with a landscaped park, the Museum is a stunning home to historical and contemporary exhibitions, live arts and film programming, an exquisite Permanent Collection, and a vibrant educational program. Opened in September 2014, the... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 646-4677
The lights at Toronto Christmas Market
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Toronto Christmas Market
55 Mill Street,
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Each year, The Historic Distillery District plays host to Canada's only authentic Christmas Market. This year marks the 8th year of the Toronto Christmas Market. Styled after traditional Christmas markets that began in the 1400's in Europe, join us this year and rediscover the magic of Christmas! More Info
Open: Nov 16, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Phone: (647) 388-3538