Sweet Like Maple Syrup: Toronto, Canada

By: Mollie Snyder

As summer is coming to an end, we started to reflect on our warm season of travel and Toronto is certainly one of the front runners for underrated cities in the world. The overly-friendly, shiny and pristine city is certainly a destination worth traveling to, especially in the warm summer months. The city of Toronto is very walkable, allowing for visitors to view the many tourist attractions they offer on foot. If you aren’t stopping by to have a hot cup of Tim Horton’s coffee, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame or feast your eyes on an exhibit in the Royal Ontario Museum, there is plenty more the fun-loving city of Toronto has to offer.

Noted as one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world, the CN Tower boasts views of the entire city of Toronto from above. On a day with clear skies, you can even see as far as Niagara Falls. We loved the 360 degree view from the top.

Inside The Eaton Centre 

Inside The Eaton Centre 

Steps from the CN Tower, we stopped by Steam Whistle Brewing Co, which gives customers 19 years of age and up a free sample of their refreshing Pislner beer upon arrival. After a delightful pitstop at the Brewery, we made our way down to the enormous Eaton Centre, the premiere retail destination in Toronto. The Eaton Centre is a celebrated Canadian landmark and shopping haven filled with over 235 retailers, restaurants and services in the heart of downtown Toronto. If you are looking for the most comfortable sweatpants in the world, (Yes, we are talking about ROOTS) look no further.

After a glorious day of shopping, we decided to end our lovely day with a stroll through the historic Distillery District of Toronto. The Distillery District features designer boutiques, artisan shops, unique cafes, art galleries, and award-winning restaurants. The streets of the historic district in Toronto made us feel like we were transported onto a beautiful alleyway in Europe. We saw many amazing shops, had a free sake tasting and finished our night with an amazing dinner at El Catrin, named as one of the Best Mexican Restaurants in Toronto by Toronto.com. The margaritas and tacos did not disappoint.  

Whether it’s catching a free concert at the downtown harbor, strolling down the clean streets doing some window shopping or having a bite to eat. Toronto has certainly raised the bar for other cities around the world.