Itinerary for 48 hours of feasting, neighborhood walks and shopping, with a focus on tasty mid-range dining options.

Toronto is a vibrant city with plenty to offer for first-time visitors. Here's a 48-hour itinerary tailored for couples, digital nomads and all in between.

Day 1

Breakfast at St. Lawrence Market

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at St. Lawrence Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in the city. You'll find a variety of food vendors offering everything from fresh fruits to peameal bacon sandwiches.

Explore Distillery District

After breakfast, head to the Distillery District, known for its cobblestone streets, art galleries, boutiques, and cafes. Spend some time wandering around the area, admiring the historic architecture, and perhaps popping into a few shops.

Lunch at the Annex

Grab lunch in The Annex, a vibrant neighborhood near the University of Toronto. You'll find plenty of options ranging from casual eateries to upscale restaurants. Try some local Canadian cuisine or explore international flavors. A few great options are: Her Father’s Cide Bar & Kitchen, Fat Pasha (awarded Bib Gourmand on the Michelin guide) and MIMI Chinese (Michelin page)

Her Father’s Cide Bar & Kitchen and MIMI Chinese (Michelin page)
Visit the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Spend the afternoon exploring the Royal Ontario Museum, one of the largest museums in North America. It's home to a vast collection of art, culture, and natural history exhibits, including dinosaur fossils, ancient artifacts, and more.

Royal Ontario Museum
Dinner in Kensington Market

Head to Kensington Market for dinner, a bohemian neighborhood known for its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and street art. Enjoy dinner at one of the many cozy cafes or ethnic restaurants offering diverse cuisine options. A few great options are: Seven Lives, Pizzeria Via Mercanti

Nightlife in Queen Street West

End your evening with a stroll along Queen Street West, often referred to as Toronto's hippest neighborhood. Explore the trendy bars, live music venues, and art galleries that line the street. Grab a drink and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. A few great options are:  Apt 200, Bar Chef, Bar Fancy.

Bar Chef

Day 2

Breakfast at CN Tower

Start your day with breakfast at the CN Tower's 360 Restaurant. Enjoy panoramic views of the city while indulging in a delicious meal. After breakfast, head up to the observation deck for breathtaking views of Toronto skyline.

Explore Harbourfront Centre

After breakfast, take a leisurely stroll along the Harbourfront Centre, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Enjoy the scenic views, visit the art galleries, and perhaps take a boat tour of the harbor if weather permits.

Lunch at St. Lawrence Market

Return to St. Lawrence Market for lunch and explore the various food stalls offering a wide range of culinary delights. Grab some gourmet snacks or sit down for a hearty meal at one of the market's eateries.

Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Spend the afternoon exploring the Art Gallery of Ontario, home to a vast collection of Canadian and international art. Admire works by renowned artists such as Group of Seven, Emily Carr, and more.

Dinner at Little Italy

Head to Little Italy for dinner, a lively neighborhood known for its Italian restaurants and cafes. Indulge in delicious pasta, pizza, or gelato while soaking in the neighborhood's vibrant atmosphere. A few options are: Fonda Balam (awarded with Michelin's Bib Gourmand) La Palma, Dailo, Isabel, Quetzal (Michelin one-star)

One Restaurant (116 Yorkville Ave.)
Nightcap at Yorkville

End your evening with a nightcap at one of the upscale bars or lounges in Yorkville, Toronto's chic shopping and dining district. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine as you unwind and reflect on your memorable trip to Toronto. A few great options are: DBar at the Four Seasons, Paros, One Restaurant, Bar Reyna

This itinerary offers a mix of cultural experiences, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife, allowing you to make the most of your 48 hours in Toronto as a young couple. Enjoy your trip!

Cover photo: Bar Reyna. All images © Copyright respective establishments

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