Going Solo... in Toronto
Its history with Britain shows in the Victorian architecture, its status as a 21st century North American metropolis reflected in the skyscrapers. Toronto is a strong contender for ‘friendliest city’ and my favourite city to explore solo.
Grab a map and walk it, looking up at vertiginous skyscrapers as you go: head along Queen Street West for vintage t-shirt stores, cupcake shops (D’lish was a highlight), a portion of poutine (chips, cheese and gravy), and cool boutique hotels. BYOB is a must for cocktail enthusiasts, with all manner of bartender paraphernalia.
Step back in time with a stroll to the Distillery District for gifts and curios, coffee shops and quirky art. Hitch a boat over to the islands on Lake Ontario, for a picnic among willow trees and giant butterflies.
Head here for the full adventure, published in the Arbuturian: http://www.arbuturian.com/travel/travelfeatures/toronto-canada