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Pantages Hotel - Toronto Neighbourhood Guide

There are a total of 140 recognized neighbourhoods in Toronto. Knowing where to go to find things to do, see, and experience can be difficult if you haven’t been here before. Here are 5 neighbourhoods that are fantastic areas to explore:

Old Town

Rich in history, spanning back to the time when Toronto was still known as “The Town of York” is the Old Town. It’s a collection of six neighbourhoods featuring top travel destinations such as the St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District. If you like history and amazing local food, we suggest exploring this area of Toronto.

Kensington Market

Some say this is where Toronto’s soul lives. With bohemia celebrated around every corner, and diversity of culture represented in its shabby-chic storefronts, Kensington Market is a destination that one can only experience to understand why this area is beloved by the locals. Not to mention, it’s home to some of the best cafes and vintage boutiques.


The original hippie district has transformed into the city’s fashion destination. The streets of Yorkville are lined with designer boutiques and luxury storefronts. It’s here that you will find and experience high society’s tastes and preferences.


Newly revitalized, the Toronto Waterfront is the new destination captured in Instagram feeds. It’s here that you can access the ferry terminal that will take you to The Toronto Islands. Some of Toronto’s most popular restaurants like Harbour 60 or Amsterdam Brewery reside in this neighbourhood. It’s the perfect place for a stroll along the Iconic Wave Decks while you take in the epic cityscapes.

Entertainment District

The name of this neighbourhood speaks for itself. This is the area to explore if you want to watch a Jay’s Game or experience a Festival. It’s also the area where you can find most of Toronto’s top attractions, like the CN Tower or Ripley’s Aquarium.

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