The PATH

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This net­work of pedes­trian tun­nels and walk­ways stretches more than 30 kilo­me­tres long and con­nects more than 1,000 restau­rants, re­tail­ers, ser­vices, and at­trac­tions, with links to pub­lic tran­sit in­clud­ing GO Tran­sit and sub­way sta­tions.

GO­ING PLACES

Canada’s busiest trans­porta­tion hub, Union Sta­tion—it’s even busier than Toronto Pear­son In­ter­na­tional Air­port—sees ap­prox­i­mately 300,000 com­muters daily, with trav­ellers ar­riv­ing and de­part­ing from GO Tran­sit, Via Rail, Am­trak, and the TTC. Though it’s cur­rently un­der ren­o­va­tion, many parts are open in­clud­ing the main hub, the GO York Con­course, and the York Street and Front Street prom­e­nades. Vis­i­tors can find food ven­dors such as Union Chicken, Pi­lot Cof­fee Roast­ers, Dan­ish Pas­try House, and Wvrst, as well as re­tail­ers like Naked Beauty Bar, Peace Col­lec­tive, and The Detox Market. 65 Front St. W., toron­tounion.ca

MANGIA!

Busy of­fice work­ers flock to Fab­brica, a grab-and-go out­post of chef Mark McE­wan’s rus­tic Ital­ian restau­rant for hand­made pasta, sea­sonal sal­ads, sand­wiches, an­tipasti, and an Ital­ian hot ta­ble. The main draw is the Ro­man-style pizza, a thicker and heartier ver­sion of a tra­di­tional pie topped with stronger cheeses, and heaped with sausage, sa­lumi, and veg­gies. Try the egg­plant grilled cheese, or the funghi pizza with roasted mush­rooms, truf­fle crema, moz­zarella, and pecorino.

TD Cen­tre, 66 Welling­ton St. W., fab­brica.mce­wan­group.ca

SPORTS AND SONGS

For­merly the Air Canada Cen­tre, now known as the Sco­tia­bank Arena is a mul­ti­pur­pose venue that hosts events, con­certs, and is also home to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA’s Toronto Rap­tors, and the NLL’s Toronto Rock. With seat­ing for nearly 20,000 spec­ta­tors, the cen­tre has seen per­for­mances by Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, U2, and the Trag­i­cally Hip, and was also host to the 2016 NBA All-Star Week­end. Grab a bite at sev­eral con­ces­sions in­clud­ing Hog­town Gourmet Hot Dogs and Real Sports BBQ Pit, while Rickards Brew­house, the Mol­son Cana­dian Brew­house, and Draught Deck are the place to grab a pre- or post-game pint. 40 Bay St., sco­tia­bankarena.com

WEST COAST EX­PORT

Rocky Moun­tain Soap Com­pany, which is known for its all-nat­u­ral body and hair prod­ucts that are en­vi­ron­men­tally and con­sciously pro­duced, has ex­panded west­ward from its head­quar­ters in the Cana­dian Rock­ies. The calm­ing Toronto out­post—awash in greyt­inted clay, oak and wal­nut fix­tures—stocks a range of prod­ucts in­clud­ing best sell­ers like the pome­gran­ate day cream, foot but­ter, tea tree de­odor­ant, and hy­drat­ing face serum. Rich­mond-Ade­laide Cen­tre, 120 Ade­laide St. W., rock­y­moun­tain­soap.com

HIGH STICK AC­TION

Im­merse your­self in Canada’s favourite pas­time at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which fea­tures the largest col­lec­tion of hockey mem­o­ra­bilia in the world. Go one-on-one against a life-sized, an­i­mated ver­sion of the NHL’s top goalies and shoot­ers like Sid­ney Crosby and Carey Price, call the ac­tion on a clas­sic game in the TSN/RDS Broad­cast Zone, and see a to-scale replica of the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens dress­ing room. And of course, don’t miss a photo op with the game’s most cov­eted prize, the Stan­ley Cup. Brook­field Place, 30 Yonge St., hhof.com

GRAB A BITE

If you’re look­ing for a quick break­fast or lunch, stop by Ma­man, a beloved New York City bak­ery-café that’s made its way north of the bor­der. This charm­ing spot serves cof­fee in pretty-patterned pa­per cups, along with a se­lec­tion of pas­tries, sand­wiches, soups, and sal­ads. If you have time, linger at the wooden com­mu­nal ta­ble, while nib­bling on the likes of a white choco­late, blue­berry, and laven­der cake. First Cana­dian Place, 100 King St. W., ma­man­toronto.com

JAVA FIX

Pi­lot Cof­fee Roast­ers is well-loved in the city by caf­feine afi­ciona­dos, known for their ex­pertly roasted beans, knowl­edge­able baris­tas, and pour-over cof­fee. There’s a se­lec­tion of es­presso and other caf­feinated drinks on the menu, plus cold brew and Ni­tro-in­fused cold brew, Kom­bucha tea, Green­house or­ganic juices, pas­tries, and grab-and-go fare like break­fast bowls and sand­wiches. First Cana­dian Place, 100 King St. W., pi­lot­cof­feeroast­ers.com

Union Sta­tion

Hockey Hall of Fame

Fab­brica

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