winters might be glacial in toronto, canada’s largest city, but this multicultural pot, known for being one of the most welcoming places in the world, has a lot to offer to its visitors. from its bursting cultural scene to world-class restaurants, toronto has it all. so pack a pair of sneakers and a nice and warm coat and get ready to walk. there’s simply no better way to explore the city than by foot.START THE DAY IN YORKVILLE
filled with victorian-style houses, yorkville is one charming neighborhood. home to some of the most luxurious stores in town and pretty interesting luxury second-hand shops - don’t forget to check mine & yours - yorkville was the location chosen by streetwear brand kith for its first flagship store in canada. the two-story building also features a kith treats corner and a sadelle’s cafe.FOR ALL THE ART LOVERS, AGO GOT YOU
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve visited the art gallery of ontario, or simply, AGO and in all those visits I was surprised by the incredible exhibitions held at the museum. this time was no different. AGO’s current exhibitions include kaws: family, keith haring: art is for everybody and american photographer arnold newman’s building icons, to name a few. the building itself is also a stunner. it’s architect frank gehry first building in canada.IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD
time out magazine named it one of the coolest streets in the world and I have to agree. ossington avenue is indeed packed with some of my favorite restaurants in toronto. if you’re looking for something casual, try la cubana, as the name suggest it’s a cuban restaurant and the food is just delicious;
in the mood for some meat, then côte de bœuf is your spot. craving something sweet? give bang bang ice cream a try.
another favorite of mine and not far from ossington av.: bar raval. ranked #41 on north america’s best bars, bar raval has a vibe of its own thanks to the gaudí-esque interiors. perfect from some after-work tapas and, of course, some cocktails too.but if you’re a christmas hoard, don’t forget to catch the 2023 distillery winter village until december 31.
cátia santos reis "the world is yours but greece is mine” could be her mantra as cátia santos reis is yet to find a greek island she hasn’t fallen in love with. in the meantime, she keeps traveling the world. for CINCO editorial, the 34 year-old, will share her favorite things to do, visit and eat in every destination.
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