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Jun 4, 2024
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Jun 4, 2024

A Light Guide: Where to be this Summer in Toronto

The beautiful weather has flooded the city yet again. This trusted guide will infuse and build on both your levels of creativity and desire to experiment. Along with your taste buds as they will begin to water thinking of the sweet yet savory taste our city has to offer. Now Toronto is known for some of the most phenomenal restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new spot, a historical commodity, a rooftop patio, a boho bar, or just a cold air conditioned restaurant, all are great options and the city has such large contributions for each. With hints of diversity and liveliness the following restaurants are a perfect choice for any occasion. 

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The Broadview Hotel - For a stunning skyline view.

This restored boutique hotel in the Don Valley Village was built in 1891 and is known for their bistro and bar menu offerings. The hotel encompasses a 360 degree view with an extensive amount of sunlight for all its guests. Also, known for their asian infused plates and beer offerings from the brewery down the street. It is just on the corner of Queen and Broadview and has phenomenal reviews on the food, drinks and the scenery. 

- 106  Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2G1
- Hours: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
- IG: broadviewhotel
- Call: 416-362-8439
- Email: info@thebroadviewhotel.ca
- Reserve here with this link

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Bar Lulu - A fun and new place in the city.

A stunning casual spot in Toronto’s newest shopping center, The Well. West of Spadina and just off of Front street they offer a remarkable happy hour with all drinks half the original price between 2pm and 5pm. This bar transports you into vacation mode exploding with Asian and Hawaiian influences. With a vibrant, soft touch, the food ranges from skewers all the way to dumplings. This magnificent little spot has over ten, five star reviews all reflecting on the ambience, food and beverages. As well, they have underground parking for those driving into the city and accommodations for larger groups making it not only accessible for you, but the ideal social setting.

- 427 Wellington Street West, Toronto, On M5V 1E7
- Hours: 11:30am - 12:00am
- IG: lulubartoronto
- Call: 416-859-6512
- Email: info@lulubartoronto.ca
- Reserve here with this link

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Bar Raval - The European experience here in Toronto.

Located on college street in downtown Toronto this bar is exceptionally beautiful. If you’re chasing a different ambience for the night or for a delightful day this is the place. The inside will no doubt incite a light within you as you enter. The interior being inspired by the lovely Barcelona it takes a focus on a variety of cocktails, beer, wine and smaller appetizers. The musical essence of this little joint has been made to mention, as many people share in their reviews how impressed they were with the melody of the bar.

- 505 College Street, Toronto, On M6G 1A5
- Hours: 11:00am - 1:00am
- IG: bar_raval
- Email: sup@thisisbarraval.com
- Reserve: first come, first serve

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Paradise Grotto - The vacation spot you can access right now in Toronto.

Embrace summer time with some light fun! Paradise Grotto is known for their six dollar drinks and extravagant beach essence. Many favorites and sharebales are served here, if you like tacos or burgers this is the place for you. The cocktail list is known for lighting people up as the names of the drinks are just as wonderful as the drinks themselves. In addition, each cocktail is island inspired and infused with non-traditional offerings. The service is known to be astonishing just like it would be if you truly were at a resort.

- 270 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2E2

- Hours: 4:00pm -11:00pm

- IG: paradise.grotto

- Reserve here with this link

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Joey Eaton Centre - Keep it classic and close to home.

With such spacious seating, consistency and delectable cuisine you are guaranteed to be satisfied. Right in the heart of Yonge and Dundas, you can finish some shopping with a refreshing glass of wine and a filling entree. Joey’s is known for their contemporary dining and broad international food options. All seating is inside with one large wall completely open to the outdoors, creating a patio ambience without the chill. Right on the subway line, accessible to all of you coming onto the city via public transit.

- 1 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3

- Hours: 11:00am - 1:00 am

- IG: JOEYeatoncentre

- Call: 647-352-5639

- Email: joeyresturants.com

- Reserve here with this link

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