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Best Touristy Places in Toronto - The Coolest Places in the City

Whether you thrive in serene landscapes or simply love to revel among the magnificent skyscrapers, Toronto offers it all! Bordering the scenic Lake Ontario on its side, Toronto strives to preserve its cultural hubs while paving the way for modern renovations for generations to come.

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Downtown Pedestrian Walkway

According to Guinness World Records, the Downtown Pedestrian Walkway is the largest underground shopping complex of the world with 4 million square kilometres of retail space. More famously known as "the path," the massive subterranean network winds for over 30 kilometres with places you can splurge on to soothe all your cravings and needs. Visited by more than 200,000 people per day, this bustling underground world connects more than 80 buildings. The Walkway provides access to hotels, subway stations, shopping malls, department stores, and a railway terminal.

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Evergreen Brickworks

Located in the Don Valley of Toronto where once a brickyard stood that dated back to the 1880s. Back then, it was used to produce bricks that have become memories of the thousands of houses you see in Toronto nowadays. It was shut down in 1984, leaving behind a crumbling building that held a despondent link to its thriving past. But in 2010, a company by the name of Evergreen made the initial steps to convert this place into a flourishing and vibrant public space. One can expect to participate in its hub of activities that offer something which caters to people from all walks of life. Farmers markets, beer festivals and excellent galleries held in the lush green surroundings invite tourist from near and far to enjoy a slice of joy courtesy of the Evergreen Brickworks.

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One Hour Cafeteria

Located in Chinatown in Toronto, One Hour offers simple dishes of savoury and sweet Asian dishes from chicken wings to noodle soups. The beef tendon is a must-try that would leave you craving for more! To satiate your sweet tooth, you can order from a variety of crepes, delicious drinks and teas. You can enjoy these delicacies in an open-concept space. One Cafeteria is an ideal space to meet new friends or to have some uninterrupted hours to get your work done. Many tourists visit this place to have a taste of Asian Cuisine.

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Yorkville

Spanning between Jung and Avenue Road from Dwarf Street, Yorkville offers many tourists a high-end shopping galore. The street is considered to be the most expensive of its kind in North America. Many fashion-conscious tourists from near and far visit this fashion destination in search of their favourite brands that are in their most authentic version. Summertime brings about great weather which drives everyone out to the patios of the restaurant to enjoy a mouth-watering meal along with a fascinating view of the surroundings.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

If you happen to be free on the first Thursdays of a particular month, head over to the Art Gallery of Ontario to witness some live performances with access to an array of delicious finger food and drinks. You can still visit the gallery on other days while staying at one of the many luxurious hotel suites in Toronto. One such example of a hotel suite is Pan Pacific Toronto from where you can drive over to the gallery in less than 30 minutes to gaze at the astounding architecture and the incredible exhibitions that showcase many portraits and artwork that soothe the artist in you.

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