Eight blocks of live shows, restaurants and nightclubs.
As its name suggests, this is the place for a fun night on the town. Take your pick of activities, from live theatre and concerts to nightclubs and restaurants.
Each of Bar Hop’s two locations has three dozen brews on tap (including a number of local craft ciders), a selection of caskconditioned ales and almost 100 bottled beers. If beer’s not your thing, Bar Hop also offers a staggering number of uppertier spirits. 391 King St. W.; 137 Peter St., barhopbar.com
For more than 50 years the
Second City has presented shows reflecting world issues through original sketches and improvisation. The impressive alumni list includes Mike Myers, Eugene Levy and Martin Short. Check out the current revue, Party Today,
Panic Tomorrow, for a tongue-incheek look at life and politics. 51 Mercer St., secondcity.com
The Ballroom is a two-storey luxe 10-pin bowling alley with chandeliers made of bowling pins and ample seating for large parties. It also features a menu covering everything from burgers to ice-cream sandwiches, plus flat-screen TVs, a Ping-Pong area and spaces to lounge with a cocktail in hand. 145 John St., theballroom.ca
TIFF Bell Lightbox, the year-round base of the Toronto International Film Festival, is a five-storey complex with movie theatres, galleries and learning studios. Special cinema-related exhibits are held throughout the year. Also on-site: Luma restaurant and a gift shop. 350 King St. W., tiff.net
The Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays. Settle in behind home plate with a beef brisket pretzel sandwich or visit the TD Comfort Clubhouse to enjoy sit-down service overlooking the field itself. 1 Blue Jays Way, rogerscentre.com
Ascend the iconic CN Tower to reach the 342-metre-high glass floor and observation deck, or view the city from the SkyPod—the highest public lookout in the west. EdgeWalk allows daring visitors to shuffle around the perimeter hands-free,
356 metres up in the air. 301 Front St. W., cntower.ca
Jacobs & Co. is a haven for meat lovers. It even has a glass-enclosed steak-aging room that lets you feast your eyes on your upcoming meal. Mains include mouth-watering cuts of USDA prime, black Angus and Wagyu. 12 Brant St., jacobssteakhouse.com
Take a dip at Lavelle, where patrons rest on inflatable swans as they glide through rooftop pools with a 360 degree view of the Toronto skyline. Experience bottle service from the comfort of one of the rooftop cabanas, while you sample from the upscale contemporary French menu. 627 King St. W., chezlavelle.com
rogers Centre and Cn tower