All work and no play… is simply not our motto. You might think that Toronto’s Financial District is just a place for getting business done, but there’s actually a lot to do there besides work!

There’s a ton of yummy food spots, all sorts of great amenities, and activities for all to enjoy. If it’s not the great dining or cafes, then you can unwind at the spas and salons or let loose at one of the many bars or nightlife destinations. If you’ve got a slot open in your upcoming weekend, then we’ve planned a day trip itinerary for you!

Here’s how to spend a day in the Toronto Financial District, complete with fun, relaxation, and lots of food!


Start the day with brunch


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For those who like to start the day with a hearty meal, we recommend Black + Blue Steakhouse. Enjoy their enticing steakhouse brunch with tableside caesar and mimosa carts every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Savor their mouthwatering Black Truffle & Mushroom Omelette or indulgent ‘Banoffee’ Pancakes. Experience an unforgettable brunch at Black + Blue Steakhouse with these exciting food items and more.

Where: 130 King St. West, Exchange Tower

If you like the royal treatment and you’ve got a bigger group with you, then try the Royal Brunch experience at Louix Louis in The St. Regis Toronto. You and your friends can indulge with 7 decadent sharing dishes, including exquisite options such as smoked salmon & caviar, a sumptuous array of pastries, or the truffle eggs benedict. This culinary extravaganza will set the stage for a luxurious start to the rest of your day!

Where: 325 Bay St., 31st Floor in the St. Regis, Toronto


Step into the Legends’ World: A Majestic Journey through the Hockey Hall of Fame


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Sports fans shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to check out the Hockey Hall of Fame, but before you get there, why not take a scenic stroll? Pass through the six-storey Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place on your way and marvel at the beautiful arches of this indoor atrium. It’s a great place to snap a post-brunch photo!

After you’ve gotten enough shots for your feed, explore the history of ice hockey with exhibits about players, teams, NHL records, and more at the Hockey Hall of Fame!

Where: 30 Yonge St., Brookfield Place


Grab a pick-me-up


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After all that walking, you need to grab a cup of coffee, right? Maybe a little treat too… Visit Mos Mos Coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up before your next stop. Create your own coffee order with adorable stickers, choose from flavours like taro or tiramisu latte, and add your favourite toppings. If you decide to stay awhile, you can sip your coffee on the patio with a CN Tower view.

Where: 1 University Ave Suite 100


Sample the culture


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Now that you’ve refueled, it’s time to experience a little art and culture! Visit the TD Gallery of Indigenous Art and marvel at the work of Canadian artists. While you’re there, make sure to check out the 7 life-sized bronze cows in the TD Courtyard. This display was created by Joe Fafard and is called ‘The Pasture.’

Where: 79 Wellington St. West, TD Centre


Unwind for a while

Feel like a mini-spa day without the spa-day price? Try this hack! Stop by the Sheraton Centre indoor-outdoor pool for a chance to soak and unwind. If you get a fitness day pass, you’ll have access to the fitness centre along with the heated indoor-outdoor pool and locker room with sauna and towels.

Once you’ve soaked and melted your worries away, stop by the Dual Citizen coffee bar in the hotel lobby for a bite to eat. They have everything from breakfast and lunch to coffee and cocktails. You can then take your treats outside to enjoy in the stunning waterfall garden.

Where: 123 Queen St. West


Wrap it up with a nightcap

Now that you’re thoroughly relaxed – drinks? If you’re a beer person, then you can’t miss out on the opportunity to stop at the CRAFT Beer Market for beer flights and bar snacks.  

Where: 1 Adelaide St. E

If cocktails are more your speed, head on over to Alobar Downtown for handcrafted sips and tasty appetizers. They have an extended happy hour every Saturday from 4 PM to 10:30 PM.

Where: 150 York St.


There’s always dinner 


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If you’ve really worked up an appetite – and it’s been a jam-packed day, so you probably have – then grab a bite for dinner at newly opened Restaurant Lucie. Prepare to experience world-class French dining with a contemporary menu featuring unreal French dishes and delectable cocktails. 

Where: 100 Yonge St.