Toronto: discover the city

Discover the city


It’s not surprising that Toronto provides tons of options to move, eat, shop and heal. It’s kind of a big city. Whether you’re having a staycation or a whirlwind weekend, we have the places to go to increase your vibrancy, big city style.


  • YYoga

    This gigantic studio chain hails from Vancouver and it is gorgeous. With large windows overlooking Toronto’s trendy Queen Street and some of Toronto’s top teachers, it is a great place to put down your yoga mat. They have a 30-day pass for $40 special for first-timers.

    333 Queen St W #327, Toronto


  • Spynga

    Spynga doesn’t make you choose between the part of yourself that loves to get a healthysweat on and the part of yourself that just wants savasana. Their signature classes combine half spinning, half yoga. You can always take a “pure” class if that is more your style. The studio is well equipped with state of the art bikes and black chandeliers hang from the ceiling for the ultimate in mood lighting.

    1415 Bathurst St, Toronto

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  • Octopus Garden

    Paying reference to Ashtanga’s “eight limbs,” Octopus Garden is for the student who wants spirituality with their workout. Classes are always held with experienced teachers, with varying levels and intensities. Grab a magnificent plant-based lunch or smoothie on the way out the door through the attached restaurant Urban Herbivore.

    967 College St, Toronto


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  • Fresh

    A visit to Toronto without a visit to Fresh is just plain unfortunate. With four locations (and counting), this vegetarian haven is always packed to the brim for good reason. With enticing smoothies, wraps, burgers, and the best sweet potato fries of your life, this restaurant would convince the staunchest meat-eater to take a break.

  • The Beet Organic Café and Market

    Located in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, this café is run by nutritionists. A
    chalkboard declares the daily specials, which always utilize local and organic produce.
    Meat eaters will love the house-made burgers and there are options for their raw vegan
    friends. During the summer, the patio is a popular spot to have a local beer (but
    Torontonians do not discriminate when it comes to patios).

    2945 Dundas St W, Toronto
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  • Feel Good Guru

    You may have heard, but West Queen West is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the
    world. If you haven’t heard, the people of West Queen west will be more than happy to
    fill you in. This raw vegan restaurant has incredible salads that they serve in Chinese
    takeout containers and they are so hearty, it is challenging to finish a whole portion.
    Consider getting a half portion so that you have room for their acclaimed (and healthy)

    135 Tecumseth St (Unit 2), Toronto


  • Titika Active Couture

    This Toronto-based clothing line has an edgy, feminine take on athletic wear. They
    manage to combine fashion with function and they aim to be as environmentally
    responsible as possible. Details like lace and ruffles make their sportswear stand out in a
    sea of yoga pants.

    357 Queen St W, Toronto
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  • Logan and Finley

    Logan and Finley is Canada proud and specializes in local, natural and built-to-last
    products. Lots of brands are Toronto based, like handmade cosmetics or reusable
    beeswax parchment paper. Clothing is inspired by those seeking an outdoor lifestyle and
    often made from sustainable materials.

    670 Queen St W, Toronto
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  • Pipler Accessories

    Pipler Accessories in Cabbagetown is all about accessories with morals. There is a story
    for every item that they sell. Accessories are on a mission: they either give back to
    charity, make a change or are made from sustainable resources. From watches to
    bracelets to hats, this is shopping you can feel good about.

    453 Parliament Street


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  • Laya Spa and Yoga – Queen and Ossington

    This spa is very friendly and small, standing out as a wellness facility that cares. With
    small yoga classes, comfortable slippers and organic tea, even if you don’t have a
    treatment you will begin to relax. Bring your own music if you decide to indulge in a
    massage or facial – they will be happy to hook up your IPod. Spa packages can be
    customized according to your Ayurvedic dosha.

    986 Queen St W, Toronto
  • Photography by Ryan Emberley

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