Toronto's Top Eleven Urban Settings
Toronto is having a moment. Our neighbor to the north is embracing its edge. Thanks to a population boom, growing skylines and a cultural renaissance, Toronto is poised to become North America's next great urban playground. With over 140 neighborhoods to explore, you just need the right guide to get you around.
1. Graffiti Alley
2. The Junction
3. Kensington Market
4. Allen Lambert Galleria
5. Toronto Islands
Take a break from urban exploration and hop on a 10‐minute ferry ride to seek solace and some sunbathing at the Toronto Islands. Whether by bike, kayak or strolling around by foot, the islands have much to offer. Catch a concert, get lost in the Centre Island Maze or simply lounge by the beach in these car‐free commons.
6. Distillery District
This former factory enclave was once home to the largest distillery in the British Empire and has been transformed into a pedestrian-only district teeming with Toronto's coolest boutiques, cafes, restaurants and art galleries.
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7. Allan Gardens
8. Library at Osgoode Hall
9. The Gooderham Building
10. Toronto Waterfront Wavedecks
Bike, skate, walk or run along one of the city's finest streetscapes on the newly revitalized downtown boulevard — with its gracefully curved boardwalks, called wave decks, that line the bustling waterfront. Enjoy skating in the winter and sunbathing during the summer in HtO Park.