St. Lawrence Market - Contains over 120 specialty vendors, noted for the variety and freshness of these fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, grains, baked goods and dairy products, along with for the uniqueness of the non-food items for sale. (As you requested, this will be our first stop after your airport pickup)
Queen Street West - Funky shopping, cafes luxury Oakville listings and bars with a lot of outside seating are available here. Anticipate seeing a lot of tattoos, a range of hair colors and piercings from check out toe and a lot of regions in-between
West Queen Street West - Great cafes, art galleries, antique stores, an older an upscale version of Queen Street West
The Beaches/Queen St East - Off the beaten path, close to the water, cute shops, parks, people walking their dogs on the boardwalk.
Yorkville - This high end area hosts numerous top restaurants, cafes, bars, luxury hotels and designer shops. It is a small area, worth a visit. This neighborhood could be the stomping grounds for the old money of Toronto.
King West/Entertainment District - this area is made up theaters, TIFF (Toronto Independent Film Festival theater), new trendy restaurants, clubs and Broadway shows. Anticipate seeing people within their 30's - 40's out spending their new found wealth.
Bloor Street West Village/Kingsway - This area includes multiple small, independent, casual restaurants. Everything from Italian and French to Thai, Japanese and fusion restaurants are available there. You can also find a great butcher, cheese shop and wine making shops.
The Distillery District - This old distillery was bought by three lawyers and changed into a week-end Mecca for art enthusiasts (lots of art galleries), foodies (a number of outdoor cafes and bars), shoppers and meanderers.
Waterfront/Lakeshore/Queens Quay - Situated on the water front, it's parks and a lengthy promenade. Very busy on the weekends when the elements is beautiful. Parking might be an issue. You will see lots and many individuals out walking, bicycling, roller blading and just our enjoying the sun. TONS of new high-rise condos have turned the area into a bit of a concrete jungle.
Little Italy - Located on College Street West, it was and is still home to a sizable Italian population. Home to numerous restaurants, bars and clubs.
Danforth /Greek Town - All kinds of restaurants are available here, and as you would guess, there's an array of Greet restaurants. Bars and shops are scattered across the Danforth.
Rosedale - Toronto's old money lives here. Gorgeous multimillion dollar homes are tucked from Yonge Street North. While on Yonge Street you'll find shops, cafes, bars, furniture stores and nice restaurants.
The Gay Village - Home to Toronto's gay bars and clubs.
Port Credit - Located from 20-30 minutes west of downtown Toronto is a river front city with a tiny harbor and is an upcoming area. Small shops and restaurants are available here.
Caledon - It is just a rural, yet cute little town about an hour or so from Toronto. A great restaurant, Terra Cotta Inn causes it to be worth the drive. The park like setting causes it to be just gorgeous!
Forks of the Credit - Located near Caledon, it's on the famous Bruce Trail. The park features the excitement of the Credit River, because it narrows and rushes via a deep gorge, plunging over a falls. Geological features that have been deposited or carved out by retreating glaciers, such as for instance kame hills and kettle lakes, surround the river. The park also incorporates a number of the upland, rolling pasture land that is typical of much of southern Ontario.
Niagara-on-the-Lake - Your wine region of Ontario. With wine tasting, small shops, cafes and restaurants, ponder over it the Napa of Canada!
Insomnia - Great for weekend brunch (Located on Queen Street West)
Blowfish - Great sushi in a hip and trendy atmosphere (Located on King Street West)
1800 Degrees - Sublime steaks within an upscale setting (Located in Bloor Street West Village, near Villa Four Nine Three)
Pizzeria Liberetto - Absolutely the very best pizza in Toronto (maybe even in all Canada!) (Located in Little Portugal)
Weslodge - Great for a glass or two and small bites. One of the very most gorgeous interiors we've noticed in a lengthy time. Great wine list and excellent Caesars (spicy bloody Mary) (Located on King Street West)
Sasafraz - Canadian cuisine, in a upscale atmosphere (Located in Yorkville). Great for a lengthy lunch.
L'Unita - High-end Italian cuisine (Located on Avenue near Yorkville)
Blu Restaurant - Named the very best restaurant by Concierge Association, high-end, upscale Italian (Located in Yorkville)
Babur - Vey casual Indian restaurant (Located in Queen Street West)
Centro - Top quality Italian restaurant. The well-to-do are found here. (Located in North Yonge Street)