New to Toronto? Here is a Woodsworth approved list of some of our favourite restaurants and unique attractions to visit in Toronto.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. Fortunately for us, the ROM is located down the street from Woolworth College at 100 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada. If you are looking to immerse yourself in world culture and history or simply want to enjoy a quiet study session, then the ROM is just the place for you! Enjoy free admission to the ROM with your Student ID card.
The CN Tower is a National icon, engineering phenomenon, and a Toronto must-see attraction! The CN Tower is the largest free-standing structure in the world. The CN Tower also has a revolving restaurant called 360, which is on of the most popular restaurants in Canada. The CN Tower makes for a perfect place for an elegant evening with your friends.
The Distillery District is a place filled with artistry, delicious eateries, culture and entertainment. The Distillery District offers a combination of old and new architectural design, making it the perfect destination for artsy photos! Depending on when you visit, you may experience beautiful performances and displays of art by various talents.
Kensington Market is a multicultural neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto that is filled with unique shops, yummy foods, and bears a welcoming atmosphere! The Distillery is known to be good for reasonably priced vintage shopping. It is also filled with beautiful scenery that is bound to enhance your Instagram feed!
Snakes and Lattes Board Game Cafe
Snakes and Lattes is the perfect setting for a relaxed night with your friends. This cafe is guaranteed to bless your tastebuds with delicious beverages and light snacks. In addition to refreshments, the cafe also offers an array of board games for you and your friends! There are two locations conveniently close to campus - one is at Bloor St W and Bathurst St, and another at College St and Bathurst St.
Parks and Beaches
Do you prefer the outdoors? Toronto has a wide selection of beautiful beaches and parks that will become your favourite picnic spots. Some of our favourite places include: Centre Island, Woodbine Beach, High Park, and Sugar Beach. All of these places are easily accessible through the TTC, and faster routes can be found through Google Maps.
El Furniture Warehouse
Colloquially known as El Furny’s, El Furniture Warehouse is the ultimate student bar and restaurant with no dish over $4.95. Loud, dark, and cool— El Furniture Warehouse has everything from yam fries to salad. It’s the perfect spot to eat and catch up with friends in a unique environment between classes, but beware of long late-night lineups.
Combining authentic southern Italian food with a more upscale aesthetic, Fieramosca is solidified as our top date spot just a short jaunt from your One Love. With two versatile menus comprised of a wide selection of antipasti, soups, salads, meat, fish, pizza, and pasta, Fieramosca might be a touch too fancy for every weekend— but treat yourself to a fancy dinner after a midterm here and you will be immensely grateful for carbs and lemon sorbet!
Tiny and colourful, Ghazale is the go-to takeout spot for falafel and shawarma around St George and Bloor. The mix and match platter system keeps Ghazale busy, and it’s this in-and-out system that means your meal will always be hot and fresh. If you’re planning on grabbing Ghazale for dinner, prepare to be impressed by authentic middle eastern cuisine.
Are you a new vegan or vegetarian? Just looking to experiment with meat-free meals? Grasshopper has your back. Featuring a plethora of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals, sides, and fresh juices, Grasshopper Restaurant offers affordable cross-cultural comfort foods. With a narrow hallway of exposed brick and wood seats, Grasshopper takes a very Toronto twist to the traditional dine-in experience.
New Generation Sushi
If you’re in the mood for well-priced, authentic Japanese sushi and teppanyaki, New Generation is right around the corner. Craving dragon rolls past midnight on a weekday? New Gen is open until 2am Sunday to Saturday. With a friendly atmosphere and an almost overwhelmingly large number of options from rolls to bento boxes, New Generation caters to connoisseurs and the chopstick-illiterate alike.
Veda Healthy Indian Takeout
Looking to enjoy delicious curry while maintaining the battle against the infamous Freshman 15? Veda appreciates your struggle. Not only is the entire menu adapted for optimal health and flavour, Veda has a wide selection of vegan options, is 100% nut free, all curries are gluten free, and all meat is 100% halal. Go too hard at the gym? Veda delivers between 5:30 and 9:30 in the evening. With curry bowls, curritos, and sides like baked samosas and lemon squares, Veda welcomes you to the future of Indian takeout.