Toronto: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

Last week Val and I headed downtown with some of our best friends to be tourists in our great city of Toronto. We planned the day the same way we would if we were visiting any other North American city. (Anyone that has travelled with me knows I like to pack in a lot of stuff in a day).

We started the day at 9am with a Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour at stop #1 (Dundas Square). We hopped off at stop #12 and walked over to meet our “Chocolate & Cheese Crawl” guide Trina from Chowbella (I highly recommend it). We had the most enjoyable and delicious food tour (one of the many of our food stops – Cheesewerks is pictured here along with the owner, our friends and the other tour participants—very cheesy).

Cheesewerks

Following a very full and satisfying 3 hour tour we walked back to stop #12 (I don’t like to miss a thing) and hopped back on the bus tour. We got off again at stop #17 to take a Toronto Harbour Boat Cruise. The weather was perfect Toronto summer weather – hot and sunny – and fortunately not very humid that day. We had a lovely cruise around the harbour and Toronto islands and then returned to yet again hop on our bus tour which we completed returning back to Dundas Square. Now close to 6pm, we walked up Yonge Street and enjoyed some of Buskerfest in full swing. We ended the evening at a wonderful restaurant “Adega” on Elm Street (Trip Advisor rated 63 out of 4371 Toronto Restaurants).

Our tour of Toronto was a terrific reminder of how great this city really is. For instance, Toronto is ranked the most multicultural city in the world, we have 6 major sports teams, 50 ballet and dance companies, it’s the 3rd largest city for theatre (next to New York and London), it has world class dining, hotels, landmarks and shopping. Toronto is amazing and despite some of the things I don’t like about this great city I continue to be a proud Torontonian.

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