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The best of Toronto at your doorstep
Toronto is often cited as among the most diverse cities in the world, and Chelsea Hotel guests are within walking distance of the prime retail district, colourful local neighbourhoods and major tourist attractions. Toronto boasts a vibrant arts scene, a variety of outdoor activities as well as retailers that range from eclectic boutiques to luxury stores.

Music, Theatre and Performing Arts
Toronto has a large and varied live music scene that ranges from small clubs to arena-size auditoriums. No matter your preference, there's a venue to suit your tastes. Look for the latest Broadway sensation at the Ed Mirvish Theatre or the Princess of Wales. Experience contemporary drama at the Panasonic Theatre or step into history at the 100-year-old Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. Drop by Lee's Palace or Chelsea Hotel's own Monarchs Pub to discover the world's next rock star.

Festivals and Events
Even during the winter months, Toronto is likely to be hosting a festival or special event, some of which are among the biggest in the world. The beloved Canadian National Exhibition, North by Northeast Music & Film Festival, Caribbean Carnival Toronto, Toronto Jazz Festival and the Fringe Theatre Festival all fall between June and August, while autumn welcomes the Toronto International Film Festival, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Word on the Street.

Markets
No trip to Toronto would be complete without a visit to one of the city's many markets. Local favourites include Kensington Market, with its vintage clothing stalls, gourmet cheese vendors and premium coffee houses, or the renowned St Lawrence Market on historic Front Street, recently voted best food market in the world by National Geographic Travel.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
The ROM and the AGO both boast outstanding collections. The ROM's recent extension, The Lee Chin Crystal, itself is worth a trip, while the AGO's 89,000 regular pieces include one of the finest collections of Indigenous art in the country. Explore the permanent collections or browse a visiting exhibition at these buildings designed by Daniel Liebskind and Frank Gehry.

Toronto Neighbourhoods
Toronto's neighbourhoods each have distinct personalities that are perfect for exploration on any day of the week. Indulge in the cuisines found in the city's two Little Italys, four Chinatowns and Greek Town, stroll the streets of Yorkville, the city's high-fashion hub, or unwind in the relaxing Beaches district. A great Sunday can be spent at Roncesvalles Village, whose eastern European roots are still visible, or the popular Annex near the University of Toronto.

Downtown Yonge and Toronto Eaton Centre
Downtown Yonge is the ideal place to begin a walking tour of the city. Spanning the city's main north-south road from Queen to College, the area encompasses over 600 retailers, 150 restaurants and bars, as well as diverse entertainment venues and public outdoor spaces. At the heart of Downtown Yonge is the renowned Toronto Eaton Centre, named after one of the country's oldest retailers. As Toronto's most popular attraction, each week the Centre welcomes one million visitors.

Bloor Street West
The stretch of Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Yonge Street is dotted with luxury brands and chic retailers. The nearby Yorkville district offers a variety of dining venues, from quaint cafes to formal restaurants.

Queen West
Perhaps the quintessential Toronto neighbourhood, Queen Street West charms with its multicultural mix and eclectic vibe. Independent boutiques nestle beside used bookstores, while street merchants line the sidewalks in front of restaurants serving international cuisines.

The Distillery District
Historic and hip, the Distillery District attracts architecture buffs, art lovers and gourmands. The brick-lined courtyards and beautifully restored heritage buildings are home to art galleries, independent designers, specialty retail stores and restaurants, including the famed microbrewery Mill Street Brew Pub and the Boiler House.

Harbourfront
A decades-long project to redevelop the waterfront facing Lake Ontario, Harbourfront is now a popular year-round venue for art galleries, restaurants and special events. Stroll along the quay or see the local sights during a dinner cruise or sailing tour.