How to Spend a Day to Get the Most out of Downtown Yonge

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It’s no secret that the many neighborhoods which make up Toronto all have unique personalities, and different attractions to tempt you. Of all of these exciting areas, you can’t miss a visit to Yonge. With arts, culture, shops, entertainment and tasty dining options there really is something for everyone. You could spend a lifetime in this neighborhood and never get bored. However, if you only have one day, read on for the best way to spend it to get the most out of Yonge.

Breakfast Around Yonge-Dundas Square

Stack of pancakesOf course, for a big day of exploring, you’re going to need a big breakfast. Head to The Senator on Victoria Street to enjoy the most important meal of the day in style. Choose from a varied menu including eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruit, cereal – there’s something for everyone here, and delicious coffee to go with it! When you’ve finished eating, you’re only steps away from the next stop: Yonge-Dundas square, which is not to be missed. If you’re visiting during the summer, you might be lucky enough to catch a free concert or festival. If not, you can still take a walk around and admire the dancing fountains.

Shopping and Lunch

girl shoppingWhen you’re ready to move on, it’s only a two-minute walk around the corner to The Eaton Centre, where you can shop til you drop at over 250 stores. Prepare to do a lot of walking in this massive shopping center, but don’t worry as there are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can stop to refuel ready for the afternoon. Enjoy lunch at The Eaton Centre’s urban eatery, where there’s a variety of high-quality food options to suit all tastes, whether you’re craving sushi, noodles or a burger – you’ll find it here.

Architectural Landmarks

After lunch, take a short walk to the Ed Mirvish Theatre where you can enjoy musicals, dramas, comedies and more in an elegantly restored 1920s landmark. After the show, it’s worth wandering down Yonge Street itself to browse in the eclectic mix of stores, if you’re not too tired of shopping after a morning at The Eaton center! Take a right onto Queen Street, and you’ll find yourself at Old City Hall. Take in the beautiful architecture of the building, and if you’re visiting in winter, you can enjoy ice skating here. Don’t forget to take a photo with the Toronto sign before you head off for dinner.

Dinner and Nightlife

Dinner and drinkingJust moments from Old City Hall you’ll find Richmond Station, serving up high-quality meat, fish and vegetarian meals to suit all tastes. Once you’ve eaten, there’s still time for one more stop before bed. After all, you can’t leave without sampling the famous nightlife of Yonge Street! Enjoy an evening stroll to Bar + Karaoke Lounge where you can sip on your choice of delicious cocktails, soju, beer or wine in between singing your heart out to your favorite songs. The perfect way to end a day out in downtown Yonge.

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