02/07/2013

Toronto - Favourite Places & Spaces

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So we've been back in England for over a week and the Toronto void is still there.  I've been filling it with family and friends and the beauty that is the English Countryside.....it's helping.

I thought I'd write a little post about our favourite places and spaces in Toronto......just incase any of you fancy going......or perhaps it's just a reference guide for when I go back!  

Shop
//The Drake General Store - plus check their blog here. (Queen St W).  Amazing homewares clothing and accessories.....many of them Canadian and even some made in Toronto!
//Arts Market (Leslieville) - an amazing collection of items fromvarious traders......absolutely everything you could think of!
//St Lawrence Market (Front & Jarvis) - we went to the antiques market on Sunday and it was great.....The Boy picked up a 1958 Coca Cola cooler.  Apparently the food market is exccelent too.
//Kensington Market - Amazing place, great vibe, one of my favourite places in all of Toronto.
//Kid Icarus (Kensington Market) - One of my all time favourite shops EVER!  A print department and store front full of stationary, cards and even CUPPOW!!!!  I've been looking for a cuppow since forever and I've finally got one!
//Sonic Boom Record Shop (Kensington Market) - Amazing record shop, great selection, great prices, and fantastically helpful.....plus they carried stylus' too!

Eat 
//The County General (Queen St W) - Amazing for brunch/Lunch , we had the special Monday Bourbon Brunch! (Bourbon cocktails at lunchtime.....well we were on holiday and on public transport!).  PLUS the BEST coffee in Toronto!
//Lady Marmalade (Leslieville) - Beautiful food and a really amazing atmosphere.  I had teh Baked French Toast, stuffed with strawberries and raspberries and The Boy had the Yucatecan Pulled Pork Eggs Bennie. 
//The Burgers Priest (Queen St W)- The best burgers!  Nothing more needs to be said!
//Capital Espresso (Queen St W, Parkdale) - Great coffee, friendly people, great atmosphere.

Visit
//CN Tower - You MUST walk on the glass floor........the scariest bust most amazing experience.
//Blue Jays Baseball game at The Rogers Centre - We are now addicted to baseball! Let's go Blue Jays!
//Allan Gardens Conservatory (Gerrard St) - A beautfiful botanical gardens and a stunning Vistorian Conservatory.  Utterly beautiful.
//The Distillery District - An old distillery converted into a cool little location with shops and eaeries.  The shops were a little pricey and the service in the eateries was a little under par but it was a interesting area to have a mooch around.  Really lovely architecutre, loads of original features.

Relax
//The Beaches - Great to walk along the boardwalk, play volleyball, dip your toes in the water (too cold when we were there).  Plus great views of Toronto Downtown through the marinas.  Great atmosphere, loved walking through the streets here looking at the houses.  Really relaxed vibe.
//Centre Island - if nothing else, take the ferry ($7 each return) just to see the view of the Toronto skyline from the water!  Plus there's a crazy little amusement park on the island! 

We visited loads more places, but there was still so much we didn't get to do.......what would you recommend for our next trip???

Happy Tuesday my lovelies. xx

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