Name: Art Museum
Address: 15 King´s College Circle , Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
Hours: Tues 12-5pm; Wed 12-8pm; Thurs-Sat 12-5pm
The Art Museum is comprised of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC). They present year-round contemporary and historical exhibitions, alongside interdisciplinary public programs.
Sculpture / Printmaking/Bookarts / Photography / Performance / New Media / Installation / Film & Video / Drawing & Painting / Public Gallery
Name: Bata Shoe Museum
Address: 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Sun 12-5pm
With an International collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum celebrates 4,500 years of footwear history in four distinctive rotating galleries.
Design / Craft / Museums
Name: Mira Godard Gallery
Address: 22 Hazelton Ave, Toronto, ON M5R2E2
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
The Mira Godard Gallery has been in Yorkville since it´s bohemian days and exhibits well known Canadian and International artists.
Sculpture / Photography / Drawing & Painting / Commercial Gallery
Name: ROM Contemporary Culture
Address: 100 Queen´s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Hours: Check website for programming
Innovative exhibitions and events related to the ROM’s collections (formerly Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM). Each year a new theme is chosen and explored.
Sculpture / Printmaking/Bookarts / Photography / Performance / New Media / Installation / Film & Video / Drawing & Painting / Design / Craft / Public Gallery / Museums
Name: TD Gallery @ The Toronto Reference Library
Address: 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Hours: Mon to Thu, 9:30am to 8:30 pm, Fri, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Sat, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This recently expanded gallery is located on the main floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Exhibitions focus on book art, prints, maps and other print related ephemera.
Printmaking/Bookarts / Photography / Drawing & Painting / Design / Public Gallery
Name: The Gardiner Museum
Address: 111 Queen´s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-9pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
The only museum in Canada dedicated to the exhibition of ceramics this museum showcases a large permanent collection alongside contemporary exhibitions.
Design / Craft / Public Gallery / Museums
Name: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Address: 506 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Hours: See website for film and events schedule.
Homebase of the popular Hot Docs Film Festival the newly renovated Bloor Cinema screens documentary films all year long.
Name: Honest Ed´s
Address: 581 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-6pm
Scheduled to close December 31, 2016. This discount department store is a Toronto institution. If your looking for a bust of Elvis or a souvenir of Toronto that looks like it was made in the seventies this is the place for you. If not stop in anyway, the walls are covered with autographed photo´s of celebrities from the fifties and sixties and antique furniture is on display mixed in among the piles of cheap underwear and plastic closet organizers that fill the store.
Name: Japan Foundation Library
Address: 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON ON
Hours: Mon & Thu 11:30am-7pm; Tue, Wed & Fri 11:30am-4:30pm
Work on your Japanese language skills, flip through an english translation of Murakami or a popular Manga Title in the Japan Foundations library. Temporary exhibitions in the Foundations library and gallery are also worth a look.
Name: Philosopher´s Walk
Address: , Toronto, ON
A scenic walkway nestled between the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music. The Philosopher´s Walk offers a quiet route into the heart of UofT´s Campus.
Name: Village of Yorkville Park
Address: 115 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON
Sit on a billion year old piece of the Canadian Shield with a latte and count the BMWs that pass you by.
Name: BMV Books
Address: 471 Bloor Street West., Toronto, ON
The flagship store of this popular Toronto used book store chain has two stories of books on every subject and an extensive selection of DVDs.
Name: The Beguiling
Address: 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thu 11-7; Wed & Fri 11-9; Sat 11-7; Sun 12-6
Pick up the latest offering from Marvel or browse their wide selection of underground and avant-garde comics. The Beguiling also carries original artwork from comic artists like Chester Brown and Julie Doucet.
Name: Thomas Hinds Tobacconist
Address: 8 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON M4W 1J5
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm
An old school cigar shop with a walk in humidor. Go in and pick up a cuban cigar or a pipe, vices this stylish will never go out of style.
Toys & Hobbies
Address: 110 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Hours: Sun: 11am - 8pm Mon-Thu: 9:30am - 9:00pm Fri 9:30am - 9:30pm Sat: 9:30am - 9pm
Located beside Hermes and across Cartier´s this well-stocked and often overlooked Winner´s has some great finds. Seriously, who can afford to shop in this part of town?
Name: Gardiner Bistro
Address: 111 Queen´s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
Hours: Mon - Thu, 10am - 4pm, Fri 10am - 9pm, Sat&Sun 10am - 4pm
Lunch and brunch with a spectacular view of Queen´s Park. This place was formerly managed by the chef Jamie Kennedy.
Quick Bite / Meal / Brunch
Name: Snakes & Lattes
Address: 600 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1K4
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-2am; Fri-Sat 11am-3am; Sun 11am-2am
Grab a coffee and unplug with an old fashioned game of Backgammon or Settlers of Catan at this unique board game cafe.
Name: Sushi on Bloor
Address: 525 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y4
Hours: Mon-Thu 12-10:45pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-12am; Sun 12-10pm
One of the most popular places in Toronto for an inexpensive but tasty sushi experience.
Name: The Bloor Street Diner
Address: 55 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-12am; Fri & Sat 11:30am-2am; Sun 11.00am-12am
Located in the Manulife building the Bloor Street Cafe serves good food in a casual setting. They have a nice patio and several billard tables.
Name: The Hyatt´s Roof Lounge
Address: 4 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON
Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-1am
Remember when you were twelve and you got all dressed up and taken somewhere that impressed you because it seemed very grown up and fancy. The Rooftop Lounge with it´s dress code, dark wood, fireplace and view of the city skyline is that place. It´s a bit of a splurge but a good place to pretend to be a grown-up, or celebrate being a grown-up depending on your view of such things.
Name: Victory Cafe
Address: 581 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am
Located in the heart of Mirvish Village the Vic has an expansive patio and a large selection of micro brews. A Toronto writers hangout, the upstairs often hosts poetry readings and other literary events.
Meal / Drinks