En­ter­tain­ment Dis­trict

Where Toronto - - CONTENTS -

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.

HOUSE PARTY

Styled as an up­scale Bev­erly Hills home, The Ad­dis­ons Res­i­dence is a lounge-in­spired­club that boasts sev­eral rooms each with their own bars and vibe. There’s a liv­ing room, kitchen and rec room, each with homey touches in­clud­ing framed fam­ily pho­tos, a foos­ball ta­ble and pot­ted plants. 456 Welling­ton St. W., thead­dis­on­sto.com

BALL PARK

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

PREMIER CIN­EMA

TIFF Bell Light­box, the year­round 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

ITAL­IAN FARE

Kit Kat is one of the orig­i­nal fix­tures of King Street’s “restau­rant row”—a short block cater­ing to din­ers tak­ing in a stage show, movie, concert

or sport­ing event at one of the many nearby venues.

It of­fers homey south­ern Ital­ian cook­ing, in­clud­ing lots of pasta, an­tipasto and clas­sic favourites like veal on a bun. And yes, the tree grow­ing out of the kitchen is real. 297 King St. W., kitkat­toronto.com

BEST VIEW

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

BOWL­ING AL­LEY

The Ball­room is a two-storey luxe 10-pin bowl­ing al­ley with chan­de­liers made of bowl­ing pins and am­ple seat­ing. There’s also a menu with 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

BIG LAUGHS

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-in-cheek look at life and pol­i­tics. 51 Mercer St., sec­ond­c­ity.com

COF­FEE SHOP

Lit­tle Nicky’s semi-hid­den lo­ca­tion and French cafe vibe makes this charm­ing es­tab­lish­ment feel like a se­cret hide­away. Even if you’re just stop­ping in for a cup of the house blend, it’s hard to re­sist a home­made cookie or an or­der of mini dough­nuts, which are made on site right in front of you. 375 Queen St. W. (en­trance on Peter Street)

TIFF Bell Light­box

The Sec­ond City

CN Tower

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