This past week I took a much needed girls weekend getaway to my favourite city– Toronto–to wine, dine, shop, and explore the best of the city.
Aaaannd we Instagrammed and vlogged it all! Now if you’ve seen my past travel vlogs you’d know how that every place I visit I like to try as many new things as possible. This time I tried some new foods, learned how to play pool, attended my first Raptors game and tried out Uber! Despite the 6ix being my native city, I guess I can say I’m a little more Toronto cultured now!
If you’re planning to make a visit or are looking for something to do, these are my top reviews and recommendations for what to do in Toronto:
Frank & Oak – 735 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
Super cool mens clothing shop on Queen Street West with a café in the front and a barber shop in the back.
The Cure Apothecary – 719 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E3
For natural beauty, skincare, and hair products.
The Store On Queen (TSOQ) – 662 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
Definitely recommend if you’re looking for chic, trendy and different party dresses, tops, skirts and accessories that will make you stand out amongst a crowd. The store has an amazing eclectic mix of pieces and exclusively stocks only a few of each style so no one else will have the same outfit as you. Plus the employees are super helpful and creative!
Early Bird – 613 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7
An Instagrammer’s paradise. No words needed.
Sorry Coffee Co. – 102 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1M8
Another Instagrammer’s type cafe but what’s cool about this place is that they feature local artists every few months with new typography designs and artwork on the cups. Annoyingly though, they don’t accept cash.
Trattoria Nervosa – 75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8 ★★★★
Nervosa is a cozy little house-like Italian spot in Yorkville. We went here for a late dinner and were seated on the top floor. The atmosphere is top notch here with their comfy but elegant two seater arm chairs and candlelit lighting (perfect for an intimate date night). I recommend ordering the Agnolotti which is roasted pumpkin ravioli with browned butter and sage parmigiano reggiano. I’ve never tasted anything quite like it before (so sweet, savoury, buttery, and smooth but light all at the same time)! You can’t do without a nice white wine at a place like this either, so get yourself a glass of Bersano Gavi. Unfortunately the LCBO doesn’t carry this Piemonte-made brand, which is a shame because its floral bouquet and crispness is too nice.