If you find yourself in Toronto for only a brief 24-hour period, you can still see some sites and take in some of the vibe that defines Toronto (or Tdot to the locals). It won’t be hard to make the most of your time and maximize your experience. We’ve compiled a list of must-see Toronto attractions to help guide you along the way.
Flickr photo via Roland Tanglao
First thing, if you want to fit in with the locals, you’ll need coffee and you’ll need it by the bucket full! Torontonians love their coffee and you can find them on the run with it on the way to work, during breaks, even on the way home. Tim Horton’s is a Canadian institution when it comes to coffee, donuts and breakfast food on the go- plus Timmies is cheap so it’s perfect if you’re on a tight budget. If you’ve got some time, and wouldn’t mind spending a little more than a toonie (that’s $2.00CAN), then there are a ton of unique coffee houses dotted all over the city where you can spend your morning reading the paper and doing some quality people watching. Dark Horse Espresso Bar is always a favorite, and Jimmy’s is also quite popular among the locals.
*If you’re in the city on the weekend, do brunch! It’s a great chance to get boozy and enjoy one of the most popular weekend activities in Toronto. Try Aunties and Uncles or the Beaver.