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Where to eat, stay and play in Canada’s largest city
Canada’s largest city is one of the world’s most diverse. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it caters to every need.
Debonair has you covered on Toronto’s hotels, the food and beverage scene and the top attractions.
Bisha Hotel Toronto
Located in the heart of the city’s stylish entertainment district, the property is the vision of lifestyle impresario and hospitality trendsetter Charles Khabouth, known as the “King of Clubs”. The focus is on laid-back luxury with an edge, personified through an entire floor designed by Lenny Kravitz. Bisha Hotel Toronto offers four highly curated culinary concepts, including a destination restaurant by celebrity chef Akira Back and a 44th-floor rooftop restaurant with an infinity pool and sweeping views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
The birthplace of the Four Seasons group, the fist property opened in 1961 just a stone’s throw from the current location. Set in the heart of Yorkville, it’s just minutes from the financial and entertainment districts and a short walk to gastronomic, retail and cultural hotspots. The 55-floor hotel has 259 rooms, including 42 suites, and well-regarded food, recreation and meeting offerings; the fitness facility complements state-of-the-art equipment with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views over Toronto.
Omni King Edward Hotel
Combining the heritage of the oldest luxury hotel in Canada with modern amenities and luxurious accommodations, The Omni King Edward Hotel offers a unique experience in the heart of Canada’s largest city. Built in 1903, it’s been reimagined for the 21st century. The prime location provides convenient access to the city’s top attractions. On the dining scene, the hotel is known for its Sunday Brunch, and its pet-friendly policy means you don’t have to travel without your small fur baby.
Consistently one of the city’s top-rated restaurants, chef and owner Patrick Kriss brings his Michelin credentials to this contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar, located atop a heritage building in downtown Toronto. The dining room offers two distinct experiences — the Dining Room and the Kitchen Counter, both offering blind tasting menus that highlight the finest in seasonal ingredients. The barroom, which takes limited bookings while mostly welcoming walk-ins, features classically inspired cocktails and serves an à la carte food menu.
Drake Mini Bar
Right across the hall from Drake One Fifty, the team behind that Toronto institution do big things in a tiny space. Similarly, plates are big or small, always with a focus on seasonality. The cocktail collection is expansive, the wine list eclectic and the beer is of the craft variety. This artsy space is great for people watching.
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
One of North America’s best restaurants, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse blends the timeless steakhouse experience with modern sophistication. The beef menu, which forms the heart of this operation, is composed of select cuts that are dry-aged in-house from some of the best ranches worldwide, including certified Kobe from Japan. It’s complemented by an elegant piano bar, a stylish nod to the past.
This signature icon of Toronto’s skyline was the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years, until the Burj Khalifa surpassed it in 2007. It draws more than two million international visitors annually, with popular attractions such as the LookOut and Glass Floor experiences, and EdgeWalk, the world’s highest full-circle, hands-free walk around the top of the Tower’s main pod — 356m above the ground. The less adventurous among us can still enjoy the view from the revolving 360 Restaurant.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Ice hockey is a religion in Canada, and nowhere is this more evident than at the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto. Here you can learn about the all-time greats, from players to teams and even games. It also offers a chance to see the Stanley Cup as well as important memorabilia, and you can test your skills in an interactive display.
Take a day trip or stay overnight at the Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls that collectively form the Niagara Falls. Various operators offer hotel pickup and drop-off, and include a Hornblower Niagara Cruise, which takes you up close to the tumbling wall of water. Stop at some of the key sites in the area, like Whirlpool Rapids, the Floral Clock and the quaint little town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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