After a productive day at the colloquium, you might want to visit some of Toronto’s great neighbourhoods:
- Bloor-Yorkville. A well-loved shopping area that used to be a hippie hangout in the 1960s and today is home to the “Mink Mile”.
- Queen West. A trendy mix of textile stores, tattoo parlours, chic boutiques, loft spaces, vintage stores, spas, bars and indie fashion outlets.
- Kensington Market. Often ranked as one of the best street markets in North America, it houses a mix of Caribbean, Latin American, European and Middle Eastern shops and restaurants and is also peppered with second-hand/vintage clothing stores, street musicians and cafés.
- Chinatown. Find the flavours of Szechwan, Hunan, Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese cuisines here.
- Church-Wellesley Village. The gathering place for the city’s LGBT community (Canada’s largest), this neighbourhood offers restaurants, shops, coffee hangouts and clubs where everyone is always welcome to visit.
Some of the city’s finest attractions include:
- Royal Ontario Museum. An architectural spectacle famous for its vast collections of antiquities from Egypt and Asia.
- Gardiner Museum: The internationally-renowned Gardiner Museum is Canada’s only museum devoted to ceramic art.
- Design Exchange: Covers various design disciplines including fashion, architecture, interior and industrial design, digital design and more.
- Toronto Symphony Orchestra
- Canadian Opera Company
- The National Ballet of Canada
- Toronto Blue Jays: Major League Baseball team, plays in Rogers Centre
- Toronto FC: Major League Soccer, plays in BMO Field (Exhibition Place)