You already know that Toronto is an amazing city. So, we won’t be here, telling you today just how great it is that you’ve decided to move to the community. Instead, we’re going to talk a little bit more about after the relocation itself. Toronto, as you well know, is a city rich with history, art and sports. After your move, you will definitely never be bored. But, visiting all the famous spots and sightseeing will soon get a bit old. Hence, today, we’ve compiled a short list of unusual and less-known things which you can do when exploring Toronto after your move. Let’s begin with:
When exploring Toronto after your relocation, be sure to stop and get a book at the Monkey’s Paw
This less-known place is a true treasure trove of Toronto. It is a small bookstore located on the 1267 Bloor St W. Completely unassuming to a random passerby, it is a bookworm’s paradise. Not only are there a number of rare book finds here, but they are also organized in a peculiar way. The owner, Stephen Fowler, places them in four categories: the beautiful, the arcane, the macabre and the absurd. So, where would you start reading when exploring Toronto after your move? And if you do take our advice and visit this peculiar place, we’d suggest also taking a look at the world’s first Biblio-Mat. If you give this custom-made vending machine 2$ a random vintage book will be yours for the taking! So, now that the bookworms have had their interests piqued, let’s see what else is there to do when exploring Toronto after your move!
Another hidden treasure of Toronto worth exploring after your relocation is definitely the Campbell House
Just like our previous entry, this is a spot which will take you a back in time for a bit. Located on the 160 Queen St W, it’s fairly easy to find. It is a large structure, in Georgian architecture, and the oldest surviving residence from the Town of York. In fact, it was built in 1822 and it served as a home for Chief Justice William Campbell for a long time. Now, however, it is a museum definitely worth a visit when exploring Toronto after your move. Even if you’re not a history buff, consider taking a stroll through the Campbell House and the surrounding park. You will find yourself a perfectly serene spot, reminiscent of the 19th century, while in the middle of the urban city of Toronto. Well, doesn’t this sound like a great spot for exploring the city after your relocation?
If you’re still exploring Toronto after your move, we’d also guide you to the Necropolis Cemetery
As we’re talking about history here, it’s time to mention a few ghosts and ghouls, no? When exploring Toronto after your move at the Campbell House you won’t hear any ghost stories. No, the city has another place for these horrifying myths which will be the cause of a few nightmares. So, if you are brave enough, be sure to visit the Necropolis Cemetery when exploring Toronto after your relocation. This less-known treasure is located on 200 Winchester St and it offers plenty of tours for the public. Whether you are interested in the ghost stories or the history of one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada, be sure to check this cemetery out when exploring the city after your move.
Exploring Toronto after your move should also mean making some time for the Rouge Park
If you or your kids aren’t fond of ghost stories, but prefer a picnic or camping, we’d suggest the Rouge Park. Due to its size, it’s well-known in Toronto, but, it has a secret treasure, as well. When exploring Toronto after your move, be sure to check out the Glen Rouge Campground. Yes, you read that right. You can go camping smack in the middle of the city. So, after you’ve visited the Zoo and gone cycling, take a weekend to go camping in this wonderful park. And if that isn’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of activities possible in this magnificent park. Be sure to check it out when exploring Toronto after your move!
And, if you are a food lover exploring Toronto after your move, pay a visit to The Citizen
This is a restaurant much like any other, with plenty of options for a meal. Located on the 522 King St W it comes highly recommended on Yelp, as well. Though, there is a little secret about this restaurant which we would like to share with you. When exploring Toronto after your move and visiting The Citizen, don’t look at the menu! Instead, order the Gorilla Nachos. This is a secret meal, absent from the menu, which consists of smoked cheese sauce, bacon, braised short rib, ham, chicharron and sour cream. Worth a bite? Definitely!
And finally, we’d also suggest going to the UofT’s Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research when exploring Toronto after your move
While this may not seem like a fun thing to do, hear us out. There is a secret treasure here to be explored by those curious enough. So, have you ever walked in a bamboo forest before? Here is the perfect chance to! In the middle of the city, at 160 College St, lies a hidden bamboo forest. Go ahead and take a walk through it and sit on one of the many benches to take a breather and read a book or enjoy the scenery. Exploring Toronto after your move should definitely mean paying a visit to these four-meter tall wonders from the east! And, if you feel like completing your experience with a meal from that side of the world, as well, we’d point you towards the Sake Bar Kushi on 257 Eglinton Ave W, which is close to this neighborhood.
So, with this, our list is complete and we hope that we’ve given you some ideas regarding exploring Toronto after your move!