*THE TOP 6 THINGS TO DO WITHIN A STONES THROW FROM THE THOMPSON HOTEL*
The King and Portland corridor has arrived in the last decade. Its post
modern architecture and seemingly endless choices of eat and drink venues
make it a destination spot for young professionals and people seeking fun
At the epicentre marks the Thompson Toronto. Here are 6ix things to do if
you’re in Central King West that we recommend:
*1. ATTEND FREE YOGA -0-*
- Notoriously expensive outings get balanced off by deep yoga asanas
without the need for deep wallets. Thompson Toronto features free Yoga
every Sunday in its state of the art Fitness Centre.
*2. SKIP WABARA AND PARTAKE IN BLOWFISH - $$$$*
- Wabara, housed in the Thompson is an awesome eatery, but it pales in
competition to Blowfish. A curated sushi palette is rewarded with arguably
the best food and drink of any sushi location in Central KW. The ambience,
think Miami with tonnes of LED and some house music. A little loud for date
night, but the drinks are on point through the Bar Fish cocktail
re-invention launched in 2015.
*3. EAT THE PHILLY CHEESE STEAK AT HOME OF THE BRAVE - $$*
- Everything you love about ‘merica all in one spot. Imagine a second story
hideaway with some old school hip hop playing and open kitchen where
concoctions include the city’s number 2 (so far) Philly Chees Steak or for
you poultry folks, the Kentucky Handshake. See suits and fitted caps all in
one greatly curated space. Tell Marv that Ravi from DowntownTOliving sent
*4. NOT JUST A BAR. MORE THAN A NIGHTCLUB. - THE EVERLEIGH - $$$*
- Fridays are fun for late 20s and early 30s at The Everleigh. Cameos have
included everyone from Maestro Fresh Wes to Stevie B. Pure Canadiana in
the decor with pin tucked leather seating and flying Canada Geese. A cool
space. If you’re raging against domestication and don’t want to be
surrounded by little party kids, this is a great place to enjoy. If you’re
skipping the table reservations, be sure to get a drink at the bar from
Fish. Tell him Ravi from DowntownTOLiving sent you.
*5. LEARN SOME WAR HISTORY AT VICTORIA MEMORIAL PARK - 0*
- Take a stroll through the meeting place for all dog lovers in the area.
Victoria Memorial Park is a tribute to the fallen soldiers of The War of
1812. Directly across from Thompson Toronto, it features a monument crafted
by Walter Seymour Allard in 1902.
*6. THE CLOSEST THING TO NONNA’S PASTA SAUCE - GUSTO 101 - $$$*
Imagine a loud Italian family feast, now throw that into a converted Auto
Garage with an awesome rooftop patio and ambient, vintage reclaimed
character. Gusto 101 offers awesome dining spaces and a cool “off-strip”