Have you ever been to Canada? I’ve traveled there twice for work to visit a warehouse in Milton. Although Toronto is an hour away from where I was working, I couldn’t resist staying downtown and exploring the city. Below are all the fun things I got to do and see during my short time there!
Places to Eat & Drink in Toronto:
This ramen restaurant is delicious! It was right across the street from the Hilton which was extremely convenient, and honestly some of the best Ramen I’ve had! A co-worker of mine had told me to go in New York and I never made it – so when I saw it in Toronto there was no way I wasn’t going to go.
My co-worker and I ordered the Tsukemen and Chiken Tan tan Ramen – YUM!!
Drake One Fifty
This place opened in 2013 in the financial district of Toronto and features an annual art exhibition and weekly Dj’s. They have a little bit of everything on their menu (mostly American food), so you will definitely find something you like. We ordered the Heirloom tomato salad, truffle fries and a few pizzas.
This place is not owned by the rapper Drake who is from Canada – despite the confusion with the name haha. But Drake does own another restaurant called Pick 6IX if you’re interested.
Ki Modern Japanese +Bar:
Spiced edamame, Sushi and wine – the perfect way to spend a night alone in the city. A women on the plane ride over told me about this place and it didn’t disappoint. Really good sushi and super close to the Fairmont where I was staying.
Library Bar (inside the Fairmont Hotel)
This place is a must if you are into cocktails. It has an old school gentleman’s club feel. They hand out newspapers when you are seated and the drink I got had Honey in it that they source from a bee hive on their roof. How cool is that!
Because DUHH… haha I know we have these in the US but can’t go to Canada without getting some Timbits!
Morning Coffee Walks by the Lake
The weather was gorgeous while I was there, so I liked to get up in the morning and take a stroll by the water. I even convinced a few co-workers to come stay downtown with me one week, so I had a walking buddy a few days (always more fun to do activities with a friend).
While on one of our walks I noticed these orange figures in the water that looked super familiar. The closer I got I realized that they were an art installation that had been in Grand Rapids during Art Prize! Such a small world that I would run into them again!
Where I Stayed
1. Hilton Downtown Toronto
This hotel is pretty nice, has a lounge if you have status with Hilton (decent, but not the best lounge I’ve been at) and is in a great location.
2. Fairmont York Hotel
The fairmont was under construction while I was there but it is still a beautiful hotel and has really comfortable beds and robes – my main priorities while traveling 🙂
On my last morning I spent a few hours working at Dineen Coffee before heading to the airport (I always flew into Pearson International). I love the ambiance of this place, but it was super busy – so not the quietest place to work from, but oh well – the coffee was delicious!
Where is your favorite place in Canada? I would love to know, because I’m definitely going to plan a trip back there!
Thanks for stopping by!