|Pretty distinctive skyline|
Lets talk about Toronto!
|All those neighbourhoods you don't know the name of|
Here is a beginners list of things you absolutely need to see/visit/do in Toronto!
Since Toronto hosts quite literally every nationality in the world take advantage of all the diverse food options. You can get everything from Somalian cuisine to Peking Duck. A romp through Greektown, Koreatown, Chinatown, Little India, Little Italy or a simple walk down Yonge street from College to Queen or Lawrence to Eglinton will send you past dozens of restaurants which will call to your tummy.
|Condescending Wonka = BEST. MEME. EVER.|
By active night life I am referring to 'd club scene'. There are many MANY options if music and hip jiggling is your fancy. A lot of events are hosted by our very own SCSU. The Entertainment District downtown is the place to be most weekends. I saw David Guetta (before he was mainstream) at Circa and I can assure you live DJ > auto-tuned 'music'. Warning, though, clubs are full of greasy men trying to take advantage of the claustrophobic crowds, so go with a group. Safety in numbers! Karaoke bars are open really late and are an amazing way to steer clear of crowds.
When I talk about the safety factor I am of course comparing it to my hometown of Karachi, where I was not allowed to walk down the street to a grocery store for valid fears of being held up. I have walked around Dundas Square at 3am with 2 female friends without a care. Bearing in mind that's a well lit and patrolled area. Queen and Spadina in the same time frame ... not a good idea.
Now I am from a coastal town so I feel the need to see water. Hot sand on my feet and cold water to splash about in are those irreplaceable simple pleasures to me. There is the Beaches territory and the Scarborough Bluffs for those warm weather adventures.
|This sculpture at the Harbourfront is fun to down on.|
For all those art geeks (hello my people) there is the Distillery District. Walk through specialty shops, art galleries and cafes. This renovated distillery plays home to our snooty hearts' desires. http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com
|Sculpture is not for the weak.|
For all the classical music lovers and opera nerds (you are also my people), the Canadian Opera Company has a deal. Anyone under 30 qualifies for super subsidized tickets of $22 - $30 which is an amazing deal. For music students the Canadian Opera Company has an ongoing free concert series.
|Saw this live. Visual and audio pleasure overload|
So how is anyone ever bored in this town?
I don't really know, I find it challenging.
Got any suggestions? COMMENT!
Random note of the day:
While doing research for this blog I found THIS!!
Basically its a blog which sponsors people to be awesome! It's international too! This is the Toronto chapter.