1. Kensington Market
When first arriving in Toronto I said I wanted to see the “Berkeley” area of the city. We stumbled upon Kensington Market, and it was just that. This is where all the weed-smoking-liberal-hippies hang out. You have your choice of vintage shops, smoke houses, organic food eateries, and generally open minded liberal artists strolling the streets acting a fool.
2. Toronto Blue Jays Game
There is something pretty cool about going to see America’s past time in another country. They play in the Rogers Center, which is right smack dab in the middle of downtown, with plenty of bars and restaurants surrounding it for a pre-or post-game drink. You don’t really get the aggressive fanatic fans, most people just seem to be there to watch a little baseball and have a good time. The only weird thing is, they put lids on their beers!?!! I’ven ever seen that!
3. St. Lawrence Market
This farmers market was named the Worlds Best Food Market by National Geographic. I can honestly say, I had the best raspberries of all time from this market. They have pretty much anything you are looking for: all fresh, meat, seafood, fruits, vegies, pasta, everything. Plus they have a bunch of eateries in there where you can get hot food. This place is quite the experience for all you foodies out there.
4. Drake Hotel
No, Drake does not own this hotel, but after visiting, you might think that it was built with him in mind. This place is dope, hip, and eclectic. They have 19 unique hotel rooms, art exhibits, a club, a great restaurant, and countless bars. We hit up the club downstairs, as danced the night away while the local DJ’s spun a ton of great music.
5. FAS In Frank
I am all for vintage clothing, but my thing is, I don’t want to sort through it all. We were invited to a cocktail party at this vintage shop called Fas In Frank, and what I loved, was that it was setup more like typical clothing boutique. They had done all the work to sort through the junk to bring you the dope vintage pieces. Telling by all the cool kids that attend this event, I got this sense that this shop also serves as a hub for artists, creatives, musicians, and folks on the fashion scene in Toronto.