We know in this day and age places are going PAPERLESS!! Which we love, but it can also make it harder to find recommendations, and information all in one central place when you are planning your trip. So we thought we would help you out and make things easier for you by creating a virtual Brochure Wall. We recommend you bookmark this page to refer back to when planning your itinerary. We are always happy to provide recommendations so don't hesitate to send us an email!
The Step by Step Team
This BIPOC family owned business in the heart of the downtown Toronto Dundas West neighbourhood is sure to make you feel cozy and safe. The environment is welcoming & unique. All of their rooms are themed and decorated using art from local artists.
Planet Traveller Hostel
This hostel is unique for it's innovations with green energy and building design. The hostel uses solar panels & geothermal heating and is situated in Kensington market. To learn more about it's construction read: The Case for Climate Capitalism by Tom Rand.
The Gladstone Hotel
The Gladstone Hotel is Toronto's oldest continuously run hotel. It was built in 1889 and has been running for over 125 years. It is situated close to Exhibition Place which is ideal for conference goers.
The Drake Hotel
If you're into the indi music scene you definitely want to check out The Drake Hotel. This boutique hotel has 51 rooms and sits ontop of the Drake Underground performance venue which has hosted notable guests such as: Billie Eilish, Beck & M.I.A.
Visit the Toronto Islands
Taking the ferry ride over to the Toronto islands will ensure you get your perfect Toronto skyline view. It's a little over 9$ for a return ticket to and from the island for an adult. During the summer months ferries run every half an hour. Dress warm because the island is always a little bit colder than the city.
Niagara Falls Day Trip
Our friends over at Niagara Toronto Tours offer an AMAZING day trip to the falls. They will pick you up at a central Toronto location and show you not only the falls but the wine country of Niagara on the Lake as well.
If you are planning on visiting Casa Loma ADD THIS TO YOUR itinerary. It is a City of Toronto FREE museum with FREE tours and it is located across the street from Casa Loma. The historical estate is also home to beautiful gardens, an apple orchard, etc.
Casa Loma is the only FULL size ccastle in Canada. It was designed by legendary Toronto architect E.J. Lennox and is the largest private residence in Canada with 98 rooms. They also host special events so be sure to check out their website for what is currently on.
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
The Royal Ontario museum has a vast collection of artifacts from many cultures around the world and many time periods. It currently is hosting an intriguing exhibit called T.Rex The Ultimate Predator. If you can't find time in your day to visit they have a monthly event called: The ROM after Dark which is a 19+ event that has curated arts & drinks as well as pop up performances.
The Art Gallery of Ontario
If you are 25 or under today is your lucky day...the AGO is FREE for you! The Art Gallery of Ontario is full of amazing art, some of our favourite are the beautiful landscapes from the famous Canadian group known as the group of seven. They were best known for their art trips that they would take to Algonquin Park to paint landscapes. Fun Fact: The original Toronto art studio of theirs is located in YORKVILLE. Very close to the ROM.
St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market has been continuously running since 1803. It has been named the No. 1 food market in the world by National Geographic Magazine. It's run by lots of multi-generational familiest and you can find many exotic foods inside. We highly recommend the tarts at Carousel Bakery or the Eggplant or Veal parmigian sandwhiches from the place with all the italian flags on the lower floor (They don't display their name in an obvious place, you'll see what we mean).
PSST This is where the Greatest Hits Walking Tour ends.
The CN Tower
The CN Tower is the Toronto classic, you CAN'T miss it during your stay. Originally built as a broadcasting station today it is a major tourist attraction that towers 553m above the city. If you're brave enough there is a glass floor and an edge walk experience. If that doesn't suit your fancy you can always try out a 360 degree meal at the revolving resteraunt. If you're trying to save some money, we hear that the brunch is pretty reasonably priced!