After the New York Times has named Toronto the place to visit in 2016, people flocked to enjoy the wonders le6ix has to offer. Themed bars in Aboriginal art, this is what we recommend you see while you’re in town.
Have a drink in a refined bar (some) theme
You’ve probably read the headlines about The Lockhart, the Toronto bar with nods to the saga of Harry Potter by JK Rowling. But countless other themed bars invade the city, giving you many options for an inspiring evening with the locals. Try The Black Dice for a Japanese rockabilly experience (which includes sake cocktails and jukebox 50s that still works). If you like craft beer and arcade games, try to get well or to his younger brother, The Greater Good .
Take a hike (and admire Canadian art while you’re there)
If part of your vacation plans involves any break from the urban bustle, head north to McMichael , a national art gallery houses the largest collection of paintings by the Group of Seven in the country and an extensive collection of Canadian Aboriginal art. Near this beautiful gallery looking like a cottage, is another amazing attraction, the Kortright Conservation Centre , which hosts 16 km of hiking trails lush and inspiring buildings certified LEED (read: super durable).
Visit a farmers market
If you save a little money by eating at home, there’s no reason not to use this as a pretext for an excursion in the city. Toronto hosts a series of sustainable farmers markets throughout the year where you can buy organic products grown in Ontario, cheese and meat produced locally, as well as unique Canadian products such as maple syrup and honey specialty . Each market its own atmosphere – with some pride with handicrafts, while others prefer simplicity, strictly selling fruits and vegetables.
Forget the Distillery and try to iconic Steam Whistle Brewery
Today, the Distillery District may well flood the Instagram over everyone, but if you want to think outside the box, we suggest a visit to the epic Steam Whistle brewery , close to the Rogers Centre. Take a tour of where the magic and taste a pilsner Canada grade. Steam Whistle can support large groups of 10 or more – just make sure you make a reservation.
Spend the day at Kensington Market
With some of the best vintage shops, grocers, and international cuisine in Toronto, you’re likely to find what you need in the most colorful and eclectic neighborhood of Toronto. Get your hands on an old pair of trendy sunglasses and are fabricating a unique charm necklace at Courage My Love (try at A Homerun! And Bungalow for a vintage boutique experience).
Go take delicatessen products in the beef Sagan , the countless outdoor product markets and specialty shops like La Tortilleria (a taqueria with a Mexican grocery store). If all this exploration gives you a little thirsty or a serious craving, stop at Grant Van Gameren’s Kensington mezcal ceria for a cocktail, Seven Lives for tacos, or at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky for a slice of pie divine.