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Food and drink

Just a few British Pubs…
 
All Firkins
All Duke of ….Somerset, Devon, Richmond, York
Anne Boleyn
Queen and Beaver
The Oxley  
 
Afternoon tea spots – The Windsor Arms, King Edward Hotel

 

And one in case you get that craving for a Full English Breakfast – some of them do a Sunday Roast too.

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2016/02/10_restaurants_for_a_full_english_breakfast_in_toronto/

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Things to do in the city

The Sightseeing bus

A great way to see the city, all the sights and get your bearing 

https://www.citysightseeingtoronto.com/toronto-double-decker-city-tour/

CN Tower and CN Tower Edgewalk

You have to do this at some stage of living in Toronto! 

http://www.edgewalkcntower.ca

St. Lawrence Market

Is a must, especially if you are still waking up early.  Go there before it gets busy in the late morning/ afternoons (make sure you check it is open as it closes on certain days). http://www.stlawrencemarket.com

Centre Island is great to go to, especially as you will have a great view of the Toronto city line.  Take a picnic, or hire tandem bikes when you are over there.  AVOID going at the weekend, it gets very busy.  It’s only open at certain times of the year, so check the timetable for the ferry http://www.centreisland.ca/buy-ferry-tickets

Kensington Market

There is a nice Margarita place on Baldwin Street, worth checking out some of the hippy-style shops and bars/ restaurants in the area. 

http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=home&l=1

The Distillery District

Cool and funky cobbled area.  Great places to eat and drink.

http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com

Roy Thomson Hall
This is the place that houses the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and hosts the National Geographic talks.  
 
TIFF
Alternative films and events.  Once a year Toronto hosts the Toronto International Film Festival in September.  
Expect to see film stars and celebrities in town during that month.  
 
Steam Whistle Brewery
I have never been inside, however I heard it’s worth a go
 
The Rec Room
 
Second City
If you like comedy
 
Websites to check out – sign up to the free newsletters so that you get notifications of new and cool stuff;
Blogto
The Grid
Now Magazine
The Torontoist
Narcity.ca

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When you first move to Toronto – recommendations

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