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Discover Toronto Part 4: How to Best Plan Your Toronto Staycation

Discover Toronto Part 4: How to Best Plan Your Toronto Staycation
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You don’t have to travel too far for a post lockdown getaway!

We love the city of Toronto and with so much to see and do, we have decided to join in on Toronto’s city-wide game of Never Have I Ever, an event that encourages people to find their own Never Have I Ever moment in the beautiful city of Toronto!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve published a series of articles highlighting our favourite places to discover in the city beautiful Metropolis including a list of can’t-miss attractions; the best places to wine and dine; and our favourite neighborhoods.

If you are planning a trip to Toronto and you want to check out any of these places (and more), we highly recommend signing up for the My Toronto Pass, a digital pass the helps you safely plan your trip around the city.

How it works:

The My Toronto Pass is a digital pass that provides visitors the opportunity to safely access and redeem special offers, value-adds, and unique one-of-a-kind experiences from participating businesses in Toronto.

The My Toronto Pass will be instantly delivered to your phone via text/email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download and it’s free to use. You just need to save the pass to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

This free, mobile passport features exclusive offers on attractions and entertainment for even more opportunities to cross activities off your #NeverHaveIEverTO list.

Visit a participating business, present the My Toronto Pass on your phone to the attendant or staff member and redeem available discounts.

 

 

Destination Toronto

Source: Destination Toronto

If you're heading to the city you will also need a place to say and thankfully, Toronto has something for everyone. From lavish five-stars to safe and reliable, budget-friendly lodgings, Toronto has hotels to suit every budget and taste.

Did you know various hotels in Toronto offer swimming lessons, tennis lessons, and even bike rentals? Maybe you’re looking for independent hotels that focus on art and design, European-style historic grande dames, or boutique hotels in the city’s coolest areas. Whatever the case, why settle for an ordinary stay when you can experience something truly special instead!

From Chinatown to Little Italy, via Koreatown, this is a vibrant, multicultural city with something for everyone. Whether you are in town for a weekend break or an extended vacation, you will be awed by the endless supply of great hotels found across the city.

Destination Toronto

Source: Destination Toronto

Here are a few hotels we recommend: 

Fairmont Royal York

Toronto's landmark hotel is the gateway to your essential Toronto experience. Located in the downtown core, it is minutes from the city's biggest events and attractions including: The CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The recent guest room revitalization offers downtown luxury, in a historic Toronto hotel. Enjoy a gourmet meal at REIGN Restaurant + Bar or champagne and cocktails at CLOCKWORK.

Hotel X Toronto

Hotel X features a split-level Mediterranean restaurant/bar has a terrace. There's also a rooftop bar, a lounge and outdoor pool, plus a gym, tennis and squash courts.

The Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel 

The Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel is within a 15-minute walk of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Air Canada Center, Rogers Center and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The hotel is connected to PATH, an underground network of shops and services.

Chelsea Hotel 

Amenities include an informal restaurant, a coffee shop and a cozy bar. There's also a 27th-floor indoor pool with an outdoor sundeck featuring city views, plus a waterslide, a fitness centre and saunas.

The St. Regis Toronto 

The St. Regis Toronto offers a central location, steps from downtown landmarks including the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena. Amenities include a fine-dining restaurant, a posh lobby lounge and a spa. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. Enjoy the evening ritual of champagne sabering in Astor Lounge.

Kimpton Saint George

Situated in West Queen West, one of Toronto’s most creative neighbourhoods, the reimagined Gladstone House maintains its emphasis on culture, art, and diversity, while ensuring the building’s rich history and iconic original architecture remain preserved. Toronto's oldest hotel features chic rooms, individually designed by local artists, offer flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and digital tablets. Some rooms have exposed brick walls. Suites add kitchenettes, while 1 features a private rooftop deck with views of the city skyline. There's a hip cafe, plus a funky bar with regular live music. Freebies include morning tea and coffee, available in 2 guest lounges, and loaner bikes.

Gladstone House

Situated in West Queen West, one of Toronto’s most creative neighbourhoods, the reimagined Gladstone House maintains its emphasis on culture, art, and diversity, while ensuring the building’s rich history and iconic original architecture remain preserved. Toronto's oldest hotel features chic rooms, individually designed by local artists, offer flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and digital tablets. Some rooms have exposed brick walls. Suites add kitchenettes, while 1 features a private rooftop deck with views of the city skyline. There's a hip cafe, plus a funky bar with regular live music. Freebies include morning tea and coffee, available in 2 guest lounges, and loaner bikes.

The Soho Hotel & Residences

The SoHo Hotel offers the ultimate luxury in a boutique hotel, with only 87 rooms on 3 floors. This upscale Downtown hotel is 1.3 km from the Harbourfront Centre and a 10-minute walk from St Andrew Station. Amenities include Moretti Restaurant and Caffe, and a fitness centre with a lap pool and steam rooms. A luxury sedan provides morning shuttle service to Downtown locales for free.

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This is your chance to explore a new neighbourhood, try a new restaurant, or cross something else off your #NeverHaveIEverTO list.

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