Huzzah! Second part of birthday week!
We went up to Toronto for two nights. Toronto is an extremely nice city. We are for sure going back one day, two nights was not enough!
Regardless of Toronto being the biggest city in Canada, the downtown area is extremely easy to navigate. You can walk, take the subway, or the streetcar. Yes, the streetcar. Maybe a bit out of date but I like it. It’s kind of cute and quirky. The weirdest things make me happy.
We stayed in the HoJos in Scarbourogh, pretty nice hotel btw. Due to this, we drove into Toronto so we didn’t rely too much on public transportation. We walked soooo much.
Let’s start our Toronto adventure. We began in Dundas Square. The Times Square of Toronto! I guess this is the heart of Toronto. It is right off Yonge Street, a cool street, it has everything! There’s a mall right next to the square and seems like food in every direction.
Yeah, I’m going to have to talk about food again. Right now. We found an amazing (and affordable!) place to eat right outside Dundas Square. It’s called ‘Asian Bowl.’ It’s an Asian fusion restaurant of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai. Lots of variety on the menu and everything we had was very fresh. We went up the street and got a bubble tea after we eat here. Nice ending to the meal.
We did try some sushi too. Is anyone surprised by that? We heard good reviews for Aji Sai. Terrible service, terrible food. If it were my first time trying sushi I would probably never have it again. I feel like I have to mention it as a warning to everyone.
The only cool thing about Aji Sai is it’s location to Chinatown. Sure, all Chinatowns are the same. They’re still Chinatowns though, it’s fun. We continued up to Little Italy after this. It’s just a short ride up on the streetcar from Chinatown. I really wanted a cannoli, I couldn’t find any. Does anyone know where there are good cannolis in Toronto? Maybe I just overlooked them…..
Aji sai was also located on Queen Street West. Very cool street, I recommend it. There’s lots of restaurants, cafes and smaller name stores. Fun shopping!
No trip to Toronto is complete with out getting personal with the CN Tower is it? Once again my little scaredy-cat side came out.
I liked the little underground mall by the CN Tower. I suppose this is part of the Entertainment District? We spent a lot of time walking around there.
So right before we left we stopped at St. Lawrence Market. We got a cheese fix there. Sushi isn’t the only thing we love! We totally decided we need to do an apartment swap next time we go to Toronto and get things from this market. Okay, I’m getting hungry.
Here we end with the lake front. It was a little cold but we had an extremely nice walk. Water fronts = awesome.
We actually did a lot in a little time. It was an amazing trip.