Lifestyle and Shopping in Toronto
Leisure time will never be dull in Toronto, which has plenty to satisfy all tastes.
Hailed as Canada's shopping capital, Toronto outlets offer everything from top international brands to locally produced masterpieces. Eaton Centre is a popular arcade with numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment centres, while Yorkville, on Bloor Street, is the place to find London, Milan and Paris fashions; Queen St West also has some trendy outlets. The St Lawrence and Kensington markets are good for arts, crafts and vintage clothing, and there are some lovely art galleries in and around Bathurst Street.
There is an assortment of excellent nightlife hotspots for expats in Toronto to experience, from trendy bars and lounges to pumping night clubs and live music venues. Popular bars in Toronto are the Spice Route, 2Cats Cocktail Lounge and Pravda; the Dizzy Gastro Sports Bar is a favourite for sports fans. Trendy clubs include Park Lane, Tryst Nightclub and the Thompson Toronto Bar and Club. Live music can be heard at the Opal Jazz Lounge, the Sopra Upper Lounge and Live@Courthouse, and there are comedy shows at the Laugh Resort.