Posted on January 10, 2018
#student living #toronto 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:

Entertainment

Need to unwind after a long week?

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Museums

Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Royal Ontario Museum established in 1912 is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto. It is the largest museum in Canada, and attracts more than one million visitors every year.
  • Bata Shoe Museum is a footwear museum in downtown Toronto. The museum collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits footwear from around the world. It was established in the year 1995.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario is an art museum in Toronto. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America.
  • Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1943 and is located in Toronto. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup.
  • Textile Museum of Canada, located Toronto, is a Canadian museum dedicated to the collection, exhibition, and documentation of textiles. It was established in the year 1975.

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Theatres

Watch a recital or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Revue Cinema is a film theatre in Toronto. Built between late-1911 and early-1912, it is a designated 'heritage' site. It operated continuously as a movie theatre from its opening until June 2006, making it the oldest continuously running movie theatre in Ontario.
  • Fox Theatre is a cinema in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. It has operated since 1914. The Fox Theatre has a single screen and shows a mixture of second-run movies, independent and foreign films, and classic favourites.
  • Massey Hall is a performing arts theatre in the Garden District of downtown Toronto. Opened in 1894 the theatre has seen many notable visitors be it audience or performer! Winston Churchill, Dalai Lama, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Justin Bieber are a few.
  • The Carlu is an historic event space in Toronto. Known for many years as the "Eaton's Seventh Floor", it is one of Toronto's best examples of Art Moderne architecture. Today, the space acts as a special events venue. Concerts, dinners, galas, weddings and fashion shows.

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Sports

Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of Toronto.

  • Rogers Centre, originally named SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Toronto. Opened in 1989 on the former Railway Lands, it is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball(MLB). It hosts games of baseball, basketball, football and soccer.
  • BMO Field hosts various games like Soccer, canadian football and rugby. It is an outdoor stadium located at Exhibition Place in Toronto, which is home to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
  • Aviva Centre, formerly Rexall Centre, built in 2004 is a tennis stadium in Toronto. The main stadium is occasionally used for seasonal concerts.
  • Varsity Stadium is a collegiate football stadium located in Toronto. It is home to the Toronto Varsity Blues, the athletic teams of the University of Toronto. Athletic events have been hosted on the site since 1898. The stadium has also been host to several concerts.
  • Monarch Park Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto. It is used mostly for amateur soccer, baseball, and athletics principally by the Toronto District School Board.

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Festivals

Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Toronto has it all.

  • Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity, is an annual ten-day celebration of the arts in Toronto launched in 2007. Over the past nine years, the Festival has presented over 9,400 artists from 40 countries.
  • Toronto Fringe Festival is an annual theatre festival, featuring un-juried plays by unknown or well-known artists, taking place in the theatres of Toronto. The festival started in 1989.
  • Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly and still commonly called Caribana, is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto. It has been billed as North America's largest street festival, frequented by over 1.3 million visitors each year!
  • Toronto International Film Festival (tiff) founded in 1976 is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually.
  • The Word On The Street is a Canadian book and magazine festival held each September in Toronto. The festival features author readings, workshops, information booths, marketplace, and reading- and writing-related activities.
  • Beaches International Jazz Festival is a 10-day music festival held each year in the lakeside Beaches community of Toronto in the month of July. Originally started in 1988, it is now one of Canada's largest free jazz festivals with nearly 800,000 attendees, throughout its 10-day span.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • CN Tower is a 1,815.3 ft high concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto. It was completed in 1976, and held the record for the world's tallest free-standing structure for 32 years from 1975--2007 and was the world's tallest tower until 2009.
  • Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is the 14th largest lake in the world. It boasts scenic views and several islands.
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto. It is located in downtown Toronto. The aquarium has 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world. The exhibits hold 13,500 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species.
  • Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto that is now a museum and landmark. Casa Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914. Due to its unique architectural character, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. It is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies.
  • Toronto Zoo opened on August 15, 1974. It is the largest zoo in Canada and is home to over 5,000 animals (including invertebrates and fish) representing over 500 species.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Kaiju is a Japanese & Asian Fusion cuisine in Toronto that is inexpensive restaurant that serves on all days from 11:00 am --- 8:00 pm and is shut on Sunday's.
  • Rasta Pasta is a Caribbean cuisine restaurant at Kensington Avenue is under CA$10 per person. Closed on Monday's and open on all other days from 11:00 am --- 7:00 pm.
  • Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos is an inexpensive Mexican restaurant at Kensington Avenue. Its open through the week from 12:00 pm --- 8:00 pm.
  • Mystic Muffin serves breakfast, brunch and sandwiches under CA$10 per person and is very famous for its apple cake. Operational all days except Sunday its open from 6:30 am --- 5:00 pm.
  • El Furniture Warehouse is a traditional American bakery and eatery at Bloor Street that serves from 11:00 am --- 2:00 am on all days. You can walk in with CA$10 and walk out with a full belly!

Coffeehouses

These coffee chains are prevalent all around the city.

  • Tim Horton's
  • Second Cup
  • Timothy's

Shopping

Fresh and trending!

Drugstores

These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Rexall

Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • Walmart
  • Price Choppers
  • Sobeys

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Clothing (women & men)

  • Forever 21 at Yonge St
  • Joe Fresh at Claire Avenue
  • Star Fashion at Queen Street
  • Shoney's Clothing at Augusta Avenue
  • Fashion Biz at Bloor Street

Convenience

We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

Laundromats

Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • 24 Hour Coin Laundromat at Manning Avenue
  • COIN O RAMA Laundromat at Harbord Street
  • The Laundry Lounge at Yonge Street
  • New World Coin Laundry at Parliament Street
  • Hollywood Coin Laundry at Ossington Avenue

Food Delivery

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