1 Queen Street West

Groove away in the hippest part of the city, awash with boho cafés, restaurants and idiosyncratic shops.

2 Distillery District

In a sprawling, one-time Victorian distillery, this enjoyable arts and entertainment complex comes complete with a raft of cafés and shops.

3 The Art Gallery of Ontario

A superb collection of Canadian art with the Group of Seven very much to the fore.

4 The Royal Ontario Museum

Recently revamped, the ROM has a magnificent hoard of applied and fine art drawn from every corner of the globe – but the Native Canadian galleries take the biscuit.

5 Gardiner Museum

A connoisseur’s collection of ceramic art with pride of place going to the South and Central American pieces, though the European collection follows close behind.

6 Toronto Islands

When the city gets hot and sultry, catch the ferry over to these balmy, leafy islands.

7 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

North America’s largest film festival, a star-studded ten-day affair held in September.

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