Why Toronto Is Under-rated

The Food

Toronto is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world, which has had a very positive impact in the food culture. 

Foodie or not, the food scene is bound to light up those eyes. The city is brimming with independent and cultured bars and diners and has frequently featured on shows such as Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Pay a visit to some of the local districts such as the Annex or Dundas West and you’re guaranteed to find some quirky – and delicious – eats.

The Falls

Natural Wonder of the World Niagara Falls, straddling the US/Canadian border on the quaint little Niagara-on-the-lake (Canadian side) is a mere hour and a half drive from the centre of Toronto, making it the perfect day-trip destination and one that I think almost anyone would want to tick off the old list. Enough said? Yep. Thought so. You can book great and affordable day trips on sites such as Viator.

 The Views

I read elsewhere online that the CN Tower isn’t worth the admission fees. I couldn’t disagree stronger if I tried and anyone who says this has either been unlucky with the weather and got very low, thick cloud, or just simply hasn’t done it right. The best way to visit the CN Tower and take in the views, is in the 360 Restaurant. It revolves whilst you digest some of the best food Toronto has to offer, giving you seamless panoramic views of the city. A two-course lunch sets you back only $58 (no extra charges for admission) and the scenery alone more than makes up for that cost even if you find the food doesn’t… take it from this foodie though, it will.

The Sport
Year-round, you’re spoilt for choice on the sports attractions front in Toronto. Head to the Air Canada Centre between October and April for NBA or NHL, or down to the Rogers Centre at the foot of the CN Tower between April and October for some Baseball. Support the local teams, take in the atmosphere, interact with the Torontonians and you’re guaranteed to have an enjoyable night.

The Not-So-Well-Known

The Toronto Islands are one of the best places to visit in Toronto (in my humble opinion) and furnishes visitors with the best and most surreal views of the Toronto skyline. Accessible only by Ferry from Downtown Toronto (or it has its own, small airport if you’re up for arriving in true style), the remote feel of the Islands really detaches you from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Pop in past one of the cabin-style cafes for some rich coffee and home-made cake then head back on the Ferry feeling fully R&R’d. Beware though, if you’re planning to visit in the near future, the Toronto Islands have been subject to some severe flooding recently. Check out the status of this before you go!

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