The capital of the Canadian province of Ontario, the city of Toronto is a beautiful, thriving metropolis. A large city that has a small-town feel, the diversity in food in culture is what makes it a desirable market to live in. Toronto expert Kevin Crigger gives his best recommendations for where to eat, stay, and enjoy Toronto and all that it has to offer.
Where To Eat
Amal: Amal is a modern Lebanese culinary experience. The restaurant aims to imbue Lebanese culture and to feed and provoke your soul, but above all, nourish it with hope. After all, that’s what Amal means – HOPE.
More information here: http://www.amaltoronto.com
Blu Ristorante: Blu Ristorante is an Italian restaurant in downtown based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by Chef Eric Bucher, Chef Pradhan Jan, and Team. It was also named one of the Open Table 100 Top Restaurants in Canada for 2022.
More information here: https://www.bluristorante.com
Trattoria Nervosa: Trattoria Nervosa serves home-cooked Southern Italian food prepared with pride and love. Located in a little yellow house on the corner of Yorkville and Bellair, this neighborhood locale also has a rooftop patio offering a chic & chill setting for classic Italian dishes & drinks.
More information here: https://eatnervosa.com
Where To Stay
The Hazelton Hotel Toronto: This luxury hotel is Canada's only Forbes Five-Star independent luxury boutique hotel. The property boasts sixty-two beautifully designed rooms and fifteen exceptional suites that evoke grandeur with a splash of 1940s-inspired Hollywood glamour.
More information here: https://www.thehazeltonhotel.com
The Four Seasons: A luxury mainstay, The Four Seasons Toronto is an award-winning 5-star hotel. It is located in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood and includes Café Boulud, an exquisite French restaurant by world-famous Chef Daniel Boulud.
More information here: https://www.fourseasons.com/toronto/
The Ritz Carlton: Located downtown, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto embraces the cosmopolitan city edge alongside luxury heritage for an elegant escape. The design borrows from the city’s glamourous film and theater scenes, waterfront setting, and rail history.
More information here: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/toronto
Park Hyatt Toronto: After an extensive four-year renovation, the reimagined Park Hyatt Toronto welcomes guests back to the luxurious Yorkville neighborhood. Luxuriously appointed rooms and suites offer a peaceful respite in the heart of Toronto’s most fashionable neighborhood.
More information here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/canada/park-hyatt-toronto/torph
Things To Do
Royal Ontario Museum: Founded in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum showcases art, culture, and nature from around the world. Among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum is home to a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects, and natural history specimens.
More information here: https://www.rom.on.ca/en
Gardiner Museum: The Gardiner Museum is one of the only museums in the world dedicated to ceramics, boasting a world-renowned collection of more than 5,000 objects. They engage audiences with bold exhibitions, original programming, and innovative studio classes.
More information here: https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca
Philosopher's Walk at the University of Toronto: On the St. George campus of the University of Toronto is the Philosopher's Walk, a scenic walkway that links the heart of campus with the north edge. It follows the ravine of a now underground Taddle Creek and showcases many Toronto landmarks along the path.
More information here: https://www.utoronto.ca
Casa Loma: Casa Loma is a beautiful majestic castle in midtown Toronto that was built in 1914 by financier Sir Henry Pellatt. It took 300 men nearly three years to complete the almost 200,000-square-foot castle and it is now one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions and hospitality venues.
More information here: https://casaloma.ca
CN Tower: One of Toronto's most well-known tourist attractions, the CN Tower was built in the 1960s and was the tallest building in the world at the time. It is now a center for telecommunications and also features a harrowing experience of walking along the edge on a hands-free harness journey at over 1800 feet.
More information here: https://www.cntower.ca
For more information, please contact Kevin Crigger at 416-837-3296 or [email protected]