We all know the drill – when the sun goes down, the city often comes alive. And Toronto is no different.
Try out some craft breweries
Toronto’s largest waterfront craft brewery is within a short walk of the IABC Convention, located at 245 Queens Quay West. Amsterdam BrewHouse boasts a large restaurant and brewery on the harbourfront covering 14,000 square feet including four patios and incredible views of the Toronto Islands. It is based out of a landmark building that was built in the 1920s and has an authentic wood burning oven, an open kitchen, lakeside dining, and a retail beer store.
Another locally made craft beer can be found at Northern Maverick Brewery (115 Bathurst St, Toronto). The 11,000 square foot facility includes a 10-hectolitre brewhouse, beer store, bar and 400 seat restaurant. A feature of its menu that compliments its beer offerings, is the restaurant’s oyster bar and house made charcuterie.
Take a dinner cruise
As a lifetime boater, and someone who spent most of her teenage years working on a small cruise boat a couple hours north of Toronto, I can tell you a dinner cruise never gets old. Like, never. I would literally see something that I hadn’t noticed before on each and every cruise. So with that said, you can imagine just how much I recommend going out for a dinner cruise as a new way to see Toronto.
For a meal with an incredible view, drinks, and dancing, check out these dinner cruises in Toronto.
Practice your swing at a driving range under the stars
Downtown Toronto only has one outdoor driving range, and it is open daily from 8 a.m. until midnight, meaning yes, you can practice your swing by the light of the stars! The Docks Driving Range is located at 176 Cherry Street, just a few minutes from downtown. With unlimited balls, you are able to practice your swing on Toronto’s waterfront before relaxing with a snack on the fully licensed patio while watching a game on the range’s big screen TVs.
Visit the Distillery District
I would be absolutely remiss if I forgot to mention the Distillery District, located conveniently in downtown Toronto. With over 40 boutiques and shops, it is known for its atmosphere, dining, events, and culture. It is a mix of old and new, with Victorian Industrial architecture, 21st century design, and unique galleries, shops, bars, restaurants, and more. It is a place that you will be sure to find one-of-a-kind items that you can be proud to bring home, knowing you were supporting a local artisan.