Toronto: Mixing Business and Leisure

Kicking back in T-Dot 


Bleisure tips for Toronto, from Sherine Sutherland, chief concierge at the InterContinental Toronto Centre.

For a bleisure traveller with: 

One Evening Free

Visit the Distillery District, just a short walk from downtown. It’s a National Historic Site and also the site of Toronto’s first distillery. It has been revamped into a gorgeous pedestrian-only space that features unique cafés, great designer boutiques, art galleries and some amazing restaurants. 

One Extra Day

Start off with some of Toronto’s downtown attractions. Try Ripley’s Aquarium, which features more than 15,000 species of fish. Then the CN Tower—its Edge Walk is a can’t-miss for the adventure-seeker. To end the day, enjoy a theatre performance and dinner in the Entertainment District. 

Two Extra Days 

Toronto has so many exciting neighbourhoods to explore. Spend your second day wandering through a couple of them. Try Little Italy, Greektown, Little India or Chinatown. Or head to Bloor-Yorkville, which has lots of restaurants, high-end designer boutique shopping and the Bata Shoe Museum, home to footwear from all over the world. 

Getting There: WestJet flies to Toronto 88 times a day from 18 Canadian, eight U.S. and 20 international cities.