In this section of GoEnjoyToronto.com, I will include good places for visitors to see while in Toronto. If you are tight on money or do not feel like spending these places are FREE to walk and take a look around.
Address: 220 Yonge Street, Closest subway station: Dundas or Queen, Major intersections: Yonge Street / Dundas Street West or Yonge Street / Queen Street West
People that enjoy spending time at a shopping mall to shop are likely going to enjoy visiting Eaton Centre. This is arguably Toronto’s main shopping mall. If you like purchasing clothes this place should be paradise to you. Eaton Centre has a lot of the chain brands for clothes such as American Eagle, Roots, Abercrombie & Fitch and etc. ADVICE: The food courts in Eaton Centre can become very busy to the point of having no table to sit and the food courts can be very loud too, especially on heavy shopping periods. If you do not mind doing a little extra walking you can visit the food court in the AMC Centre, because this food court is quieter than Eaton Centre. These two food courts are about a five minute walk from the Yonge Street and Dundas Street exit.
Closest subway station: King, Major intersections: Front Street East / Parliament Street
If you are into one of the following: sightseeing of Victorian architecture (19th century buildings), shopping at independent stores, eating at restaurants or seeing something different, I suggest you consider visiting the Historic Distillery District. This area has a couple of streets of Victorian architecture with unique alleyways to walk through. There are also various shops that sell different goods with a lot of imagination such as art, furniture, clothing, gifts and etc. For example, while walking in this part of Toronto, I once saw a specialty sofa that can seat two people but it can also be split into two single sofas. Also, at the Historic Distillery District there is a mixture of places to eat. Meaning whether you are low on money or have excess money you have a choice of where to eat, because this district has a combination of fine dining restaurants and cafes. If you are into beer, you can visit the Mill Street Brewery.
Closest subway station: Queen's Park, Major intersections: College Street / Spadina Avenue
Kensington market is about a short walk northwest of Chinatown, at most 10 minutes. This part of the city is known for having a lot of independent stores, such as local fruit markets, non-chain brand clothing stores and etc. It is normal for many businesses in this area to have a creative appearance in the shop. For example, the price of baked goods from a bakery store has its price written cleanly on a piece of cardboard placed at the back of a loaf of bread. This gives the customer the impression they are purchasing bakery from a street market. This area is recognized for having a lot of laid-back adults enjoying a day in this section of the city.