Written by Katie Wegner
The only thing constant in this life is change, a fact that the City of Toronto embodies as tycoons, chefs, and retailers add to the evolving city landscape. This month, Business Review Canada provides a comprehensive guide to the latest and greatest that Toronto has to offer.
Where to Stay: Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
Luxury hoteliers have added Toronto to its list of hotspots and the City’s newest addition is the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto, which rises even higher than its namesake’s hair at 277 metres high. The Trump Tower, which opened January 31st of this year, offers visitors sumptuous lodging in one of its 261 rooms or a new home in one of its 118 capacious condos.
Where to Eat: Bymark Feeds Gourmet Carnivores
Mark McEwan of Top Chef Canada has elevated the hamburger to extreme gastronomic heights with his $39 Bymark burger; foodies go into ecstasies about the brie-and-mushroom infused burger paired with crisp onion rings. Bymark also offers Toronto’s movers-and shakers impeccable service, a simple elegant atmosphere, a full wine list, and delicious well-prepared food.
Where to Drink: Craft Beers at the Granite Brewery
Drink award-winning craft beer and ales at the Granite Brewery, which offers Toronto's best brewpub ales with quality pub fare and a friendly knowledgeable staff. You might want to get a reservation for St. Patrick’s Day.
What to Do: See a Maple Leafs Game
No visit to Toronto would be complete without watching Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul battle on the ice. If you stick around after the game, you might be able to catch a concert---the iconic Van Halen is playing on March 17th.
What to Do: Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame
Real hockey fanatics can visit the Hockey Hall of Fame which houses the Stanley Cup and all of NHL’s trophies in its Great Hall, get lost in the world’s largest collection of hockey memorabilia, and take a shot at a NHL goalie.
What to do: Walk on the CN Tower EdgeWalk
Toronto’s tallest building, the CN Tower, recently installed the world’s highest external walk, which was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records. Daredevils wanting to catch a bird’s eye view of the city can, literally, live on the edge by hooking themselves up to a harness to amble across the EdgeWalk which runs full-circle around the roof of 360 The Restaurant.
Be sure to check out September’s issue of Business Review Canada, which will be featuring the Toronto Film Festival as well as reviews of Toronto’s newest luxury hotels.