It’s been about a month since my feet touched the Canadian ground that is Toronto, a city of which I honestly had no clue what to expect, but did pleasantly surprise me in more than one way. I would personally define it as a shorter, more charming version of New York with a hint of (the English) London coolness. There are many different areas to discover – from the theater to distillery district, to the Canadian version of Times Square (similar, but shorter) or the big buildings and streets filled with men in suits, also known as the financial district. There are the cozy, alternative neighborhoods where you can stroll around and do some vintage shopping (Kensington market) or if you want to feel like you’re in a Harry Potter movie, just take a walk around the (huge) University of Toronto. Oh yes, they also have their own flatiron building!
If there’s one thing we have in common with our Canadian family, it’s that we both enjoy a good meal and a drink (or two). Visiting good places to eat was therefore always a number one priority, and the food did not disappoint. Devouring BBQ meat at Barque Smokehouse, eating all fancy at Fishbar or having the best goodbye lunch ever at Pure Spirits in the distillery district – trust me, there was never a plate left unfinished. I’m super happy Jillian and Mike were our Toronto-guides, ’cause there’s no better way to discover a city if you have the locals to show you around! Toronto, I hope to see you again very soon.