STAY: The Gladstone Hotel – This hotel is the opposite of stuffy – we loved the vibe. Each room is uniquely designed by varying artists local to Toronto. The art installations are constantly changing!


8:30AM – 6PM The Niagara Day Tour — This is the part of the trip I was least excited about and it ended up being one of my favorite experiences. If you’re there, you really have to go marvel at the grandeur. I’m so thankful I let Kyle talk me into it.

8PM Dinner at La Banane – such a great atmosphere and THE FOOD. Wow.


Long run by the water. Starting at Gladstone — > Harbourfront Center — > Distillery District — > St Lawrence Market (4.9 Miles)

St Lawrence Market for breakfast and wandering

Walk down Queens Rd. West shopping – we stopped in a lot of places but we still shop online for Kyle at Frank and Oak

Canadian National Exhibition (didn’t buy tickets previous to showing up)

6:00 Hit the Distillery District for dinner

We had reservations at Baro (latin food) but for some reason we really wanted Mexican so we ended up at El Catrin which had great margs.

8:00 Broadway Show

Drinks after @ The Drake Sky Yard Patio

Though I wasn’t excited about having my photo taken, we do highly recommend late night room service and using an ironing board as a tv tray.


9:30 Church – If possible, we try to still go to church on Sundays, even when travelling. It’s fun to experience new places and worship alongside others. I wouldn’t say it’s an “always” for us when traveling – but we always love it when we do!

11:00 Brunch @ Bar Raval (don’t take reservations) – the design of this place is INCREDBLE. RUN DONT WALK.

This photo doesn’t do it justice – you have to experience in person!

Kensington Market shop + explore

Art Gallery of Ontario (walk from Kensington Market) – I love going to art museums when we travel. The architecture of this building was a bonus – so beautiful!

Check out Graffiti Alley on the way to the CN Tower

5:30 CN Tower glass floor view

6:30 Buy beers / wine for the sunset

7:00 Toronto Island Ferry ride to Ward’s Island, takes 15-20 mins and is $10/person 

Ate Poutine for dinner at a local bar — When in Canada!


Lazy morning and late breakfast at Saving Grace before heading home!