Let’s talk guys about an exciting opportunity I got to visit Toronto, Canada for. Daniel from Grand Rapids Contracting and I were contracted to travel to Toronto to complete a renovation of a short-term rental property. The opportunity to work in a new city is exciting, but what makes it even better is that we had a whole weekend to explore Toronto after the project was completed. From iconic landmarks to unique food, Toronto had a lot to offer. In this blog, we talk about the highlights from our weekend in Toronto.
Day 1: Exploring Toronto
After landing, we headed straight to your hotel to drop off our luggage. Our first stop was the CN Tower, one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world, offering breathtaking views of the city. If you’re feeling brave, try the EdgeWalk, where you walk around the tower’s edge, 1168 feet above the ground, harnessed to a safety rail.
Experience the rich history and culture of Toronto through a visit to The Royal Ontario Museum. Over six million artifacts, including dinosaur skeletons, ancient Egyptian mummies and exquisite Canadian art are waiting for you in this remarkable place! Let your explorations begin today at the ROM – it will be an educational journey that you’ll never forget.
For lunch, go to St. Lawrence Market, one of the oldest and largest food markets in the world. Here, you’ll find vendors selling everything from produce to artisanal cheeses and baked goods.
After lunch, take a stroll through the Distillery District, a pedestrian-only village that is home to some of Toronto’s best restaurants, galleries, and boutiques. The district is a great place to relax and soak up the city’s atmosphere.
In the evening, catch a show at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, which has been a Toronto landmark since 1920. The theater is home to many popular musicals, including “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” and “Wicked.”
Day 2: More Adventures in Toronto
The next day, start your day at the Toronto Islands, which is a short ferry ride away from the city center. The islands are a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the outdoors. You can rent a bike and ride around the islands, go kayaking, or have a picnic on the beach.
Then, take a stroll to the Art Gallery of Ontario! With over 90,000 pieces of art gracing its walls – such as those created by Canadian legends Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven – it is sure to inspire. Moreover, admirers can enjoy works from European masters Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. It’s an experience that you won’t soon forget!
In the evening, head to the Queen West neighborhood, which is known for its street art, independent boutiques, and trendy restaurants. The area is a great place to grab dinner and drinks before heading back to your hotel.
Toronto is a city full of attractions and things to do, even if you only have 48 hours. From the CN Tower to the Toronto Islands, there is something for everyone. So, make sure to schedule some free time during your trip to explore the city and all it has to offer. We hope you enjoyed reading my recommendations of things to do on your weekend trip to Toronto!
P.S. The short-term rental looks AMAZING! Pictures of the listing coming soon. If you plan to stay in Toronto, let us know!