24 Hrs in Toronto - A TWD Guide

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Thursday My Darlings,

I hope you've been enjoying your week so far. I have been riding on my 5 year New York anniversary high lately, seeking out new adventures in the city including getting on my first citibike woot woot look out!! I can't thank you enough for the beautiful comments you left on my blog and Instagram for that post. Sharing 4 of my 5 years in New York with all of you on this blog has been one of the most rewarding things I've ever experienced. I'm so excited to continue evolving with all of you.

Anyway, as I mentioned on my illustrated scarf post, I spent a whirlwind weekend in Toronto a few days ago for a friend's wedding. So often in New York I have friends asking me for recommendations of what to see, do, where to eat, and shop in Toronto, so I thought it would be useful to compile a Travel Write Draw Guide to 24hrs in the city. Below are the links for each section so you can do a little more investigating if you plan to make a journey to this beautiful city in the near future.

WEAR: Toronto is a fairly casual city so pack your best gladiators and sunnies to hit the streets!

LISTEN: You can't visit Toronto and not listen to Drake in his hometown. Also, everything Majestic Casual sets the tone for this laid back city.

EAT: One of my favorite spots to visit in Toronto is St. Lawrence Market for the oodles of food porn inspiration. Also, I literally salivate over the thought of Holts Cafe's tartines on Bloor. Finish off your city stroll with a fresh macaron from Nadege on Queen Street West.

DO: I absolutely adore Toronto's beautiful architecture. We have world class designers behind our city's greatest art galleries and museums including the ROM and AGO. You'll also be able to catch a great glimpse of the contemporary OCAD University that sits above the city on crayon colored pillars.

SHOP: Toronto's shopping is a little more varied and spotty so be prepared to walk and hop on the metro to get from Queen to Bloor (Queen being much more casual trendy and Bloor catering to the Madison Avenue type). The best route would be to start at Queen St. and John St., walk west and head north to Kensington for some vintage hunting. Then you can saunter off to Bloor St. and explore Yorkville to see the best of high end shopping Toronto has to offer.

ON THE WAY OUT: Visit Niagara Falls!! While driving back from Toronto to New York on my last road trip, we found ourselves taking one wrong turn and ended up at this stunning waterfall. Honestly, this was the greatest error made in road trip history, or at least it was for me.

There is so much more I could recommend and advise in Toronto but for now I will leave you with this.

Much love,
Meag xx


  1. I haven't visited Toronto yet. I heard its beautiful! One day for sure! I made it to Niagara Falls and had dinner at Skylon Tower! The view is amazing from there and the waterfall itself- stunning! Definitely a must-see! I am always fascinated by city's unique architecture and would love to see Toronto's ROM and AGO!

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    1. @Purse Fixation how fabulous! Dinner near the falls is soo romantic. I absolutely love sitting by big bodies of water anytime of day, anywhere in the world (so open and freeing). Toronto is just a hop, skip, jump from New York so definitely plan a visit when you can xx

  2. Great simple summarized tip on where to go shopping in Toronto! I would suggest to have a walk around Queen St West and East as well, depending on what you are looking for. West for more like hip & chic lovers, and East is designed for young people and vintage lovers (LOVE this part of the street). While hunting for something more original I would skip the Eaton Centre and exchange it for a walk through the downtown - where in addition to great shopping spots, you get to admire the architecture of the historical streets in the centre and manage to save time. Here is a nice extended read on shopping in Toronto. Next time reserve few more days for exploring this lovely city, it deserves it!

    1. @Laurie Hannard thank you so much for the feedback!! I'm actually originally from Toronto but have lived in New York the past 5 years so I don't really know the secrets as well as I used to. Are you born and raised Toronto?! xx


  3. I loved this post! And omg we like the same music <3 I haven't been to Toronto but now it is definitely on my list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. @Lizz Visions haha that's amazing. You can't go wrong with some Drizzy and seductive nu disco tunes xx


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