Toronto, Canada

Heading to Toronto? Whether you’re going to check out the exciting food scene or catch a Blue Jays’ game, Canada’s largest city is awakening from its winter slumber. Warm weather brings everyone outside to the waterfront, parks, and nearby islands. Browse local produce and ethnic cuisine at Kensington Market. Listen to live music at Echo Beach. People watch as you sip coffee at a sidewalk cafe. And drink cocktails with a view as the sun begins to set.

Photo: © Shattle | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images
Photo: © Shattle | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

The Rooftop Lounge at the Thompson Toronto is the ideal place for that cocktail. This poolside bar has 360-degree views of the city and Lake Ontario. The CN Tower is front of you. Taste cinnamon sours and lavender sidecars. Munch on Saint-Andre cheese and fig compote. Relax in a cabana.

Photo: Thompson Toronto
Photo: Thompson Toronto

The hip lounge is part of the comfortable, food-focused Thompson Toronto hotel. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and dark hardwood floors. Marble bathrooms have heated floors. Yoga and Pilates classes are offered at the spa. The Thompson Diner creates St. Lawrence breakfast sandwiches and spicy Bloody Marias. Scarpetta and Wabora Sushi offer Italian and Japanese fusion, respectively. The living-room-style Lobby Bar offers maple Manhattans and jazz music.

It may seem like you don’t have to leave the hotel to enjoy Toronto, but the surrounding King West Village also deserves exploring. The area is known for art galleries, fashion, and, yes, more food.

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