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Five Great Nieghborhoods to Visit in Torono

November 7, 2013 - Updated: November 7, 2013

 

Toronto is a great city one the things that makes Toronto stand out, is the city’s diversity. If you have the chance to explore the city on foot, you will notice multiple languages and see a variety of ethnic restaurants.  Toronto has a neighborhood to suit every visitor’s taste.

 

West Queen West

A bit of a trek from the city center is West Queen West. Known for its bohemian vibe, this area is haven for artists and designers. There’s a mix of restaurants, bars, stores, galleries and coffee shops and not a chain in sight. West Queen West is also home to chic hotels like the Drake Hotel and the historical Gladstone Hotel, where each guest room is unique and designed by an artist.

 

Chinatown
Chinatown

Toronto’s Chinatown is one of the largest in North America

Toronto’s Chinatown is one of the largest in North America, and thus quite a bustling neighborhood. Streets are lined with shops selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, jewelry and inexpensive souvenirs. Noodle shops, dim sum restaurants and tea-houses are plentiful. On Saturdays and Sundays, the sidewalks are filled with locals doing their weekly shopping, as well as tourists wanting an authentic Chinatown experience.

 

Bloor-Yorkville

For the best high-end shopping in the city, look no further than Bloor-Yorkville. This posh neighborhood is a playground for the well-heeled. Chic cocktail lounges, tony restaurants, and five-star hotels, like the flagship Four Seasons, are all concentrated in this district. For art lovers, there are many galleries, as well as Royal Ontario Museum. It’s a place to see and be seen, especially during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

 

Kensington Market

Perhaps the antithesis of Bloor-Yorkville is Kensington Market. This neighborhood definitely has hippie flair, and is an area that oozes with coolness and creativity. Graffiti art covers brick walls and there’s even a record store, Sonic Boom. Vintage clothing boutiques are plentiful, and it’s easy to spend an afternoon combing through all the racks. Lending to the eclectic vibe of the neighborhood are all of the ethnic restaurants. Places like Rasta Pasta, Hungary Thai and a Latin American food court are just a few examples of the culinary diversity in this small district.

Toronto Kensington

Kensington Market has a hippie flair and oozes coolness and creativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junction

For a small-town feel in the shadows of Toronto’s skyscrapers, head to the Junction. Originally the place where Native Canadian trading trails joined, the Junction has a storied past. Once railroad tracks were laid, bars, restaurants and hotels popped up to service the male workers. Lawlessness ensued, and alcohol was banned until 1998. Now the Junction is a very family-friendly area with impressive amenities. There are numerous cafes, coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, and even a brewery along the main street. Shopping options are plentiful as well. There are several antique shops and stores with uniquely repurposed items. The Junction community is very active, and there’s always some sort of special event. Check the Junction BIA Website for events such as music festivals and movie nights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toronto is a sprawling city, and there are so many neighborhoods and districts to explore. The Entertainment, Distillery and St. Lawrence Districts are all worth visiting, as are the Waterfront, the Beaches and Little Italy. Toronto’s diversity is just one of the things that makes it a great North American city.

 

 


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