Toronto is an amazing place that always surprises everyone. Here you will find something new every day to celebrate, get excited about, or engage in a heated discussion about Sam James which has the best coffee.
Toronto has a long roster of most popular activities including its flashiness and rightful place among North America’s most popular cities. This city still manages to beguile visitors and locals alike with its hidden gems. Here are the top 5 hidden gems you cannot miss out visiting!
1. Figures Restaurant
On the North of Bloor Street, a few steps up Avenue Road lies Figures, which is a high-end comic book-themed restaurant. This restaurant is located beyond a vintage toy storefront and serves amazing dishes and well-crafted cocktails in a space that is just excellent and fun to sit in. Figures is popular to be visited by celebrities, so there is every chance to bump into while your visit.
2. Donnelly Group – Secret Bar
This group acts as a secret bar and as a hospitality company which serves as a bar, a secret gift in Toronto will ever get. I swore I was lost the first time that I visited as I couldn’t believe that I had to walk through a barbershop, which was closed, to enter. It specializes in classic and old-world cocktails which are extremely balanced and traditionally made that you compare with every drink that you have found elsewhere.
3. Music Garden – Public Space
This is yet another hidden gem located off busy Queens Quay on Toronto’s harbor front lies the Music Garden — a gem of public space. It is a well-maintained and manicured space that hosts the annual Summer Music in the Garden series from June 27 to September 15, 2019. Here you can enjoy both the gardens and music free.
4. Casa Loma Tunnel – Ancient Castle
Casa Loma Tunnel is a 98-room castle which is the best place to serve every Toronto visitor’s itinerary as it has everything! It is a greenhouse with a stained-glass ceiling and a huge hall that has 60-foot high ceilings. It also features a 10,000-book library; bowling alleys; 30 bathrooms; secret passageways; and mahogany stables. This 800-foot tunnel under the castle is actually a hidden gem that needs to be experienced. It not only surprises you by its height and the distance it covers but also with its feat of engineering and architecture.
5. Vog Vault – Without Gravity
This Vog Vault, located within John Fluevog’s Toronto flagship store at 686 Queen Street West, is a vault that is memorable and mesmeric. Earlier it was used as a TD bank, hence the name vault in the back. Later, the Canadian shoe designer and his store designers transformed the vault into an attraction of sorts by making the world’s first gravity-defying vault. This small space is a trompe l’oeil that will surely surprise you and make you a popular figure amongst your Instagram followers.
These are some of the most promising and excellent hidden gems you cannot miss out if you happen to visit Toronto in your next vacation.