WHERE TO STAY
For folks who are looking for a hotel, we have negotiated a special rate of $199 (plus tax) per night at the Hilton Toronto. A night here can easily cost over $300 so it's a good deal and it's very centrally located downtown close to lots of restaurants, shops, transit, etc.
145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON
Check out our custom reservation portal below. No need to pay in advance and you can cancel your reservation up to two days prior to your scheduled arrival, in case your plans need to change.
WHERE TO EAT
Spots we love Closer to the hotel downtown:
Pizzeria Libretto - Authentic Neapolitan pizza. Adam’s favourite food and a favourite haunt for celebrating the big and little things in life.
Burger’s Priest - Best burger. Keep it simple with a double cheeseburger cooked old school on the griddle or get adventurous with their secret menu.
Drake 150 - No relation to the rapper, but we still pretend he’s tied in. Go for the burger and brown butter Old Fashioned cocktail.
Wvrst - Beer and cider hall. Casual vibe. Great homemade sausages with everything from bratwurst to kangaroo. Add some toppings along with your duck fat fries and some tasty dipping sauces.
Momofuku Noodle Bar - Brooklyn born noodle bar. De-lish and not too pricey. Head upstairs for fancier and more expensive eats.
Quantum Coffee - Nerdy coffee spot. Need we say more? A nice walk along Queen West if you're not feeling Starbucks.
Our All-city favourites:
Lady Marmalade - Worth a cross-town trip if you’re breakfast aficionados like we are. The best brunch in Toronto. Expect long lines and come early.
Te Aro - Since Adam discovered this place a few years back, this single coffee shop has grown into a small empire of sourcing, roasting, and distribution across Toronto and beyond.
Rhum Bar and Cocktail Bar - Okay, so we cheated and made two places into one, but they’re across the street and owned by the same people. Haitian street food followed by craft cocktails.
Black Camel - If your adventures take you further uptown, be sure to drop by this Rosedale institution. Go for the pulled pork with BBQ sauce and whatever else you fancy.
Ed’s Real Scoop - Because what would a list of all-city favourites be without Mia’s favourite ice cream and gelato shop?
Summer’s Ice Cream - Martine and Sami’s (Mia’s parents) favourite ice cream place in TO - you can probably sense a Hochar family trend here.
For the digitally inclined, many of the fancier places can be reserved easily in advance on the Open Table app.
WHAT TO DO