We asked the concierges at the hotel InterContinental Centre to give us their top what-do-list in the city this summer, and here’s what they’ve shared.

“Whether it is your first time visiting Toronto or you are bringing the family to the city for the weekend, we have you covered on where to stay, play and eat this summer,” says Sherine Sutherland, Chief Concierge of the InterContinental Toronto Centre.

“Everyone loves the iconic attractions, but if you want the true essence of the city, follow our guide below for 48 hours in Toronto.”

A king Club Floor room at Hotel InterContinental Centre (courtesy, Hotel InterContinental)


Club InterContinental at the InterContinental Toronto Centre

They don’t call themselves the #Centreofthe6ix for no reason. With the most ideal location in all of Toronto, the InterContinental Toronto Centre is within walking distance to all of the major attractions in Toronto such as the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Air Canada Centre. And the newly renovated Club InterContinental isn’t too shabby either. A hotel within a hotel, Club InterContinental offers an abundance of complimentary amenities such as premium continental breakfast, car service, afternoon snacks and drinks (a kid’s dream) and WiFi, making your stay seamless. Oh, and did we mention that your room with a view includes a front row centre look at the CN Tower and Lake Ontario? www.torontocentre.intercontinental.com

Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson
(Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)


Blue Jays Game

Let’s be honest, Torontonians are die-hard Blue Jays fans, and if you’ve never been to a home game, you are missing out on a piece of Toronto culture and the electric vibe from 50,000 people. If you are visiting Toronto for the first time with your family or your significant other, this is a definite “must-see” event.

St. Lawrence Market (courtesy Tourism Toronto)


Market Mania

Toronto is filled with markets big and small, and it would be a definite miss if you didn’t explore them. Places like St. Lawrence and Kensington Markets will give you a sense of Toronto’s multicultural atmosphere. With delicious food and trendy stores, these two markets hit the top of the list. seetorontonow.com


Located right in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, Montecito is changing the food scene with their farm-to-table inspired California cuisine. With a menu that changes seasonally and highlights fresh Canadian produce, meats and seafood from local purveyors, you know your meal is going to be unbelievable. And did we mention their patio is the best place for a warm weekend brunch? www.montecitorestaurant.ca

Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery

Walking around downtown Toronto will work up an appetite. So if you are looking for a sweet afternoon treat, head to Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery. Known for their insanely delicious ice cream sandwiches, this hotspot will not disappoint. Make your own creation or order from their secret menu, either way, you’ll be on a sugar high for the rest of your travels. bangbangicecream.ca