TORONTO. WHAT TO SEE AND WHERE TO STAY
First of all, Toronto always been my desired city to visit. Seems like I somehow knew that no matter what, I will visit it one day and it’s gonna be even better that I expected. I imagined its streets with Canadian Flags, green maple trees and bright, smiling people walking by. Time passed and today I’m standing here impressed, by how precise my mind was, how that image from childhood transferred into a beautiful reality. Enjoy the story about Toronto Downtown, with some nice spots, Toronto Attractions, every tourist have to see and The Beverly Hotel, that we enjoyed staying at.
Our morning starts from driving. Again ) The forecast was very promising, but as it usually happens everything was exactly the opposite. Thankfully we passed storm right before the Niagara Falls and were lucky to get some amazing and almost cartoonish photos of this touristic magnet.
Border crossing was super fast and very straightforward and in 2 minutes we were driving in Canada. In a miracle of a moment everything has changed to a more familiar things. Navigation started showing distance in kilometers, gas was in liters and time had 24 hours! Finally everything the way it should be, right!
On this optimistic note, we drove into Toronto. And positive differences continued here as well. First, Toronto is full of nice looking people. I never saw a single moron wearing pants or shorts dangling from their skinny asses. The same applies to socks&flip flops. Why on earth some guys in US don’t actually care if what they are wearing, looks like sh*t? Young people in Canada look sharp, tide and it really pleased my eye to see them dressed well. It’s always nice to be around smart looking people. But lets talk about Toronto, it has a lot to offer!
It’s a very diverse and multicultural city with an amazing feel of freedom, safety and everyday enjoyment. Toronto Downtown is a mix of history and contemporary design and for every four, five glossy skyscrapers you’ll always find one old building in between with a nice European feel.
Toronto Downtown is very walkable and almost all surrounding areas can be easily reached and crossed in 2-3 hours tops. Lots of cafes and restaurants with cuisines from all over the world welcomes you on every angle. We found some nice spot, that offered a nice selection of seafood, to have a snack and it was really fresh and delicious (place is called Pearl Diver). Also want to mention a University of Toronto and St. George Campus. Very nice area to spend the rest of the day, walk or just sit on a huge green grass field in front of the Front Campus.
The other day we decided to play a regular tourists and see what everybody does. Dah! ) The Toronto CN Tower was the first in our list. This tall landmark is almost touching the sky and I bet you can see all the city form its height and even far further.
But the line of people to in front of the entrance had the same length so we moved on to the Bay Front, nice green walking areas, with a harbor and Island Park views.
The last spot that day was the exotic Chinatown. Almost five blocks of shops, pretty and not really, are spread across Spadina Avenue. Still, the best Chinatown we have seen so far was in San Francisco.
As I mentioned in a previous paragraph, Toronto is full of nice looking people. But also it is full of talented ones as well. We’ve met this guy @ersin_yilmazer on a busy street and his style with attention to detail were remarkable. Seems like a really talented guy.
THE BEVERLEY HOTEL
The Beverly Hotel is conveniently located in the Toronto’s most crowded Queen street and is surrounded by shops and restaurants. We chose it because liked the minimalist design and location convenience. The room had a large queen bed and a fancy, glossy-red bathroom.
From a nice features, the Beverly Hotel has a cool Rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy your favorite cocktail or hangout chatting with friends. Furthermore, minimalist design and all-around comfort are the two key ingredients of The Beverly Hotel cocktail, that you definitely will enjoy staying at and as a nice bonus you will be in a 5 minutes distance almost from any city attraction!
Our green travel companion fell in love with Canada and it was a love from a first sight. In addition, he even got convinced that his grandmother was half a maple tree and he has true Canadian roots!
HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska