Leaving because it feels good to be somewhere else for a few days. How good it is to walk in places you don’t know, to discover and to have a crush. What we had for Toronto.
I had only been there once to cover a Celine Dion press conference – about twenty years ago… But recently, I was charmed, I found the city impressive, beautiful, clean. With skyscrapers, its lakefront, its blond sandy islands, and its teeming commercial streets. And we became Blue Jays fans. I will come back to this later….
But first of all, let’s go with the basics: hosting.
In Toronto, there is no shortage of hotels and bed & breakfast. You still have to know how to choose the right one, without ruining yourself… For having stayed there more than once, here are some suggestions: The Sheraton, the chic and old Royal York Fairmount or the dynamic Delta. Here are my impressions….
For its swimming pool and its location….
For summer, a vacation with the kids, and proximity to Toronto’s Eaton Center – a few steps away – I recommend the Sheraton Centre Hotel. In addition to being super well located, it has – and this is the big advantage, a very beautiful terrace with a large swimming pool – indoor and outdoor. And in addition, a beautiful and large terrace where you can spend long hours in the sun. Very popular in summer!
The crowned heads….
If you want to buy yourself a little luxury, a step back in time the Royal York Fairmont in Toronto is to be tried. (Again, choose the right weekends, where it remains affordable.)
One of the advantages of the facility is its location: directly across from Toronto’s Union Station. If you come by train – what we like to do – it’s more than ideal. The location is located in the business district, and near the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre, the Rodgers Centre.
Recently, the hotel has been renovated and the rooms – generally small – have been renovated, without taking anything away from the charm of the time of this mythical establishment where many crowned heads have passed…
We choose it in the fall, in the winter too. It lends itself very well to more cozy weekends and with its decorations, it is beautiful during the holiday season.
Young and dynamic Delta….
For a completely different atmosphere, really unlike the Royal York, I suggest the Delta Toronto. Young, dynamic, connected to the Congress Centre, and facing Ripley’s Aquarium.
The place is colourful, recent, and the rooms are well decorated and offer beautiful views of the city. As a bonus, the staff is very friendly.
In addition, there is also the restaurant adjacent to the hotel, the SOCO Kitchen + Bar, which offers a very good cuisine, in a friendly atmosphere – and in summer, a beautiful terrace…
The buffets for Sunday brunch are particularly successful (but expensive…)
Well now, we still have to try other places. I will come back to you with our beautiful addresses, and the outings to do with the children!