A Few of Our Favourite Things to Do… in the Heart of Toronto
The city of Toronto has a lot to offer, and that’s why we consider ourselves lucky to call it home. Kimberfire’s head office is located in the heart of Queen Street East. And when we’re not busy working in the mines, we love to venture out to a few key spots to see what else is glittering around the city.
Royal Ontario Museum
Not only is the Royal Ontario Museum educational, its nightlife element is unique in attracting visitors of all ages and interests. ROM Night is every Friday night beginning in October and ending in November.
“The city’s most unique social destination includes eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences. We switch it up so every event brings new surprises!”
Terroni on Queen West
While this little gem is located in the opposite direction of our office, it is worth taking the time to go the distance to Terroni on Queen West. Best described as a place that is warm and welcoming, featuring an ambient scene and amazing food.
“Terroni’s first location opened in 1992, and is located in the heart of Queen Street West. Terroni is rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, wine, and culture.”
Located near High Park, Hugh’s Room brings back the concept of a dinner club with live entertainment. Hugh’s Room is a performance space for musicians and the like. The scheduling is managed so you can eat and listen to music and be out the door before 10:30pm in most cases. This way we don’t have to stay out too late when a great show is happening on a weeknight, and we can be as bright as our diamonds the very next day.
With two convenient locations to choose from, both in close proximity to the downtown core, Fresh always keeps me coming back for more. Delicious salads, nutrient-dense bowls, burgers, wraps, and desserts – all vegan! Some of their best menu items include, the buddha bowl, ace of kales salad, sweet potato fries, any and all of their juices and smoothies and, last but not least, their gluten free vanilla bean cupcake. Enough said.
Noted as one of the best, and described as one of the most historic concert halls in Toronto, Massey Hall has seen a lot of legends, from Stevie Nicks to Norah Jones and everything in between.
Welcome to the home of the largest collection of Victorian-era buildings in North America. From Victorian brick wall buildings, to artisanal coffee roasters, and alternative art galleries, nothing quite matches the Distillery District in Toronto. There is always something to experience, from the nightlife and entertainment, to exploring the sights of the restored buildings.
St. Lawrence Market
There is something about a market that features various eateries, bakeries, fresh fruit and most importantly, wine stands, that draws me in. In my opinion, there is no better way to start off your weekend on a Saturday morning than to visit the St. Lawrence Market.
My favourite stop-in is the ice wine shop, which offers samples. I always stop and marvel at the fruit stand, the plethora of baked goods (of which I buy many …) and the huge fish stand.
The market is a one-stop shop that allows me to restock my fridge and also pick up a quick bite as I browse. From sandwiches to fruits, cafes to baked goods, we love the abundance that the St. Lawrence market has to offer.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Trinity Bellwoods Park is a connection between Ossington and Queen West, two very popular and trendy neighbourhoods.
From hockey rinks to baseball diamonds, to an off leash dog park, anyone can find their niche here. After a Saturday morning of window-shopping on Queen Street, this park is the ideal place to disengage from the bustling boutiques and enjoy a relaxing picnic, jog, or even join in on a drum circle.
All That Glitters in Toronto
Don’t take our word for it though; get out and experience all that Toronto has to offer for yourself, and help us add to our list of hot spots. While you’re in the neighbourhood, why not stop by our offices and let us distract you with all that glitters?
Please be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more details on these hot spots.
So, what is your favourite thing to do in Toronto?
Samantha is a social marketing intern at Kimberfire. She is a believer in life-long learning and will always be concerned about the environment and animal rights. Healthy living and fitness, as well as adopting a happy lifestyle complete with a unique sense of style, is important to her. While she constantly finds herself wishing for more time in the day, some of her hobbies include baking, running, hiking and yoga. Samantha also has a passion for all things reading and writing. She hopes to continue to inspire her readers through her writing, and is excited to share her journey with you as she is driven to distraction by all that glitters.