It’s a Friday and you have the day off work. What are you going to do with your time off? Go out into the city, and see what it has to offer, of course! And what better way to begin a fun filled day off, than hitting the hip Lola’s Kitchen for breakfast and a cup of Joe. This restaurant features local meats, organic foods, and a fresh from scratch menu. It is a delicious way to start your day off!
Once you have filled your stomach with delicious food, you may want to let it digest by taking in some of the sights. A hidden gem in the Downtown Toronto area is the Allan Gardens Conservatory. The structure was built in 1910, and is famous for its dome, which is called the “palm house.” The building houses many exotic plants and flowers, and is a great place to go, especially on a grey day. The conservatory is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, and admission is free, making it the perfect way to let your food digest before you get into more sight seeing.
After you have taken in the beauty of flowers and greenery, and your breakfast is happily digested, go ahead and spoil yourself by going shopping! The Eaton Centre is famous for its upscale shops, and gorgeous layout. If shopping in a mall is not your style, and you would rather do it downtown style, Yonge-Dundas Square will help you build up an appetite for spoiling yourself, but also for lunch.
After all your shopping is done, take a seat and enjoy some delicious food for lunch. A great little restaurant in the area is the Scullery. Their menu options change daily, with options such as salads, sandwiches, and homemade soups, with everything made fresh in house.
After lunch, burn off the calories by taking in the Royal Ontario Museum. Famous for its natural history exhibits, art collections, and more, the museum offers guided tours, children’s programming, and special exhibits that change seasonally. Admission is $14.00 for children and $20.00 for adults, and gives you access to guided tours, or self guided tours of over 30 exhibits and collections: A perfect way to burn off that lunch!
After walking around from exhibit to exhibit, you may find that you are starving again! The nice thing about being downtown Toronto is that there is a wide selection of places to eat out for dinner. With options ranging from Thai to pub fare, there are many different places you can choose from. For a cozy dinner, by the fireplace, the Pear Tree Restaurant offers Canadian, Cajun, French, Italian, and vegetarian cuisine, and is the perfect place to please everyone.
After you have had dinner, be sure to take in some of the live entertainment in the area. The Panasonic theatre and the Ed Mirvish Theatre both feature live performances of plays, as well as concerts. If music is more your forte, you can take in a concert at the Royal Conservatory of Music, or the Panasonice Theatre. Each of these places offers a different form of live entertainment, and all of them are conveniently located downtown Toronto.
After taking in so many local attractions, a great way to wind down the busy day is to take in some of the nightlife the area has to offer. Whether it is enjoying a cold beer on a patio or sipping a glass of wine by a fireplace, Sherbourne is located very close to some great bars. The Hair of the Dog offers top notch drink selections, and the atmosphere is classy. If you are looking for more of a relaxed pub atmosphere, the Beerbistro offers a laid back style with beers and pub style foods. Whatever your nightlife preferences may be, there is a bar for you downtown Toronto, and all of this is just a hop skip and a jump from Medallion Rentals’ 561 Sherbourne location.
So, after a long day, head back to your gorgeous apartment, and kick your feet up after a successful tour of what downtown Toronto has to offer, and remember: The Medallion webpage has information about all of the apartments they rent, and what each location has to offer!