Toronto has hundreds of things to do, and when you have a friend visiting from out of town it seems like the options are endless, but it can sometimes be a little overwhelming! Luckily, we've got the best spots categorized for you to pick from the coordinate the perfect Toronto experience for your visitor!
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The Chase // 10 Temperance St
If your visiting friend is into seafood, you have to take them to Chase. The seafood offered is arguably the best in the city, and if you choose to eat on the patio you get great food and a killer ambience!
Nom Nom Nom Poutine // 707 Dundas St W
If your visiting friend isn't Canadian, you would be doing them a disservice if you didn't take them to get poutine at least once. Nom Nom Nom Poutine offers the best poutine in the city, so if you really want to impress your visitor with a classic Canadian meal, head over there!
The Fix Ice Cream Bar // 207 Queens Quay W Unit #150
Toronto seems to be the hot spot for over the top ice cream bars, but we're totally here for it. Though if there is one you should prioritize, it's The Fix! From the smores ice cream concoction to hibiscus vegan sorbet, there is an option for everyone to enjoy!
Wilbur Mexicana // 552 King St W
Tacos are another trendy food that Toronto spots just know how to do best. Wilbur Mexicana is a spot that is not only pleasing to the eye with a great ambience and presentation, but also to the stomach! Test out their massive range of hot sauces if you're brave enough!
Fring's // 445 King St W
Drake's own restaurant has to be on your prospective list for where to take your Toronto newcomer out to eat. If you both love the finer things in life and want a picture in front of that neon sign, visit during your friend's stay in the city!
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The Rec Room // 255 Bremmer Blvd.
Rainy day during your friend's visit? No worries! The Rec Room is the perfect spot to go whether it's nice outside or not. From games like virtual reality tag to more traditional games like skeeball, you'll have a blast!
Rogers Centre // 1 Blue Jays Way
Jays games are a fun and cheap way to entertain guests! Whether you use the game as a pre drink or you actually watch the game, you and your visiting friend will have an awesome time.
Scarborough Bluffs. // 1 Brimley Rd South
The Bluffs are one of the areas in the GTA where you can really show off how picturesque Toronto is! Plan a day trip out of the city with your visitor to go for a hike through the Bluffs and snap some candids!
Ed Mirvish Theatre // 244 Victoria Street
If you and your friend love theatre, Toronto's roster for musical theatre and plays is seriously impressive! Whether you want to see Beatiful at Ed Mirvish or maybe catch The Wizard Of Oz at Lower Ossington Theatre, you are sure to have a great night!
Thrifting in Kensington Market // 158 Augusta Ave
Kensington is a great spot to bring any guest new to the city! It's eccentric vibe will leave your visitor obsessed with the neighbourhood. So whether you want to tour through all the miniature thrift shops or visit the paleteria, a day in Kensington is a great idea for when a friend visits!
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The Ex // 210 Princes' Blvd
If your friend is visiting before the Summer ends, it's almost necessary that you take them to The Ex to witness and (if you're brave enough) experience some of the crazy food hybrids the midway has to offer!
The CN Tower // 301 Front St W
It sounds basic but the CN Tower technically is the main feature of the city, and you'd be doing a serious disservice to any visitor to Toronto by ignoring it! So pick it as a dinner spot so that you can enjoy a good dinner while taking in the view!
Canada's Wonderland // 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive
If your visitor is a roller coaster junkie, take them for a day at Wonderland! The short trip outside of the city will be worth it seeing as the spot has the largest array of coasters and rides in Canada!
Wine and dine in Niagara-on-the-lake.
The 2 hour trek is worth it if you want to wine and dine your visitor with a wine and biking touring! Plus if you've got enough time you can go visit Niagara Falls!
Plan a day trip to the Toronto Islands.
Whether you're visiting to have a beach day, explore the island or enjoy the rides, a trip to the Toronto Islands is one your visitor won't forget!
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The Addison's Residence // 456 Wellington St W
If your visitor is a party animal, take them to the Addison's! The tropical themed ambience and fun atmosphere will leave your visitor planning their next visit before their initial trip is even finished!
Reservoir Lounge // 52 Wellington St E
This jazz bar is seriously underrated and definitely should be on your to-do list when it comes to where you should take your visiting friend out. If you love live music, drinks and crazy talented musicians, you will love this place!
Oasis Rooftop // 99 Blue Jays Way
Take advantage of the last few weeks of Patio SZN by bringing your visitor to Oasis! It's the perfect spot to get drinks and have a killer night out while enjoying a view of the city.
The Drake Hotel // 1150 Queen St W
You can't show a newcomer to Toronto the nightlife scene without taking them to The Drake! From the eccentric patio vibe to the aesthetically pleasing interior downstairs, your visitor will be seriously impressed.
The Get Well // 1181 Dundas St W
If you and your friend have already enjoyed the club and patio scene, to switch it up you can check out The Get Well! The bar has awesome design elements to it and the drinks are great- it's the perfect spot for a low key night!