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[Video] Around the Block: Entertainment/Waterfront Districts

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The Entertainment/Waterfront Districts, are located in Toronto’s Waterfront Communities C1 neighbourhood, and cover a large part of the southern core. Known for its lively atmosphere and abundance of famous Toronto attractions, this area is commonly frequented by tourists.

Here are some spots we recommend checking out in the area:

Restaurants and bars

Voted the top sports bar in North America by ESPN, Real Sports is the place to go to catch the big game and grab some feel-good pub food. With a 39-foot HD big screen and 199 HD TVs spread throughout the 25,000 square foot bar, you won’t miss a minute of the action.

Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, Figo features a variety of Italian inspired cuisine using only the freshest and finest ingredients. With a stunning interior and large outdoor patio, Figo is the perfect spot for a romantic meal or casual cocktail.

Considered by many as one of the best restaurants in the city, Alo specializes in multi-course tasting menus featuring breathtaking presentation. With only seating for 36 people in their dining room, getting a table is tough, so be prepared to make reservations well in advance.

Sports and entertainment

Roger’s Centre, more commonly referred to by Torontonians as Skydome, is home to the Toronto Blue Jays, and is also a concert/event venue. Adjacent to the CN Tower, this is the perfect spot to catch a ball game in the summer.

Home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors, ACC is the spot to go to watch a hockey or basketball game. Also a concert and event venue, expect your favourite band or artist to have a tour stop here when they visit Toronto.

Home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Roy Thomson is a concert hall known for its sloped, curved glass exterior. Renovated in 2002, it seats 2,630 patrons, and is one of the main screening venues during TIFF.

Local attractions

Standing 553 metres high, the CN Tower is an iconic piece of Toronto’s history and skyline. No longer the world’s tallest tower (it is now ranked third), it is still one of the top visited tourist attractions in the city. Take the elevator to the glass lookout, eat at the revolving 360 restaurant, or if you are an adrenaline junkie try the CN Tower Edgewalk.

Situated beside Roger’s Centre and the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium features over 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats, including a walkthrough shark tank. This is a great spot for kids and adults alike and since opening has become a Toronto favourite.

Located right on Toronto’s waterfront, Harbourfront Centre is a cultural hub of events and activities for a diverse group of people. Featuring an outdoor skating rink in the winter, and home to firework displays on holidays in the summer months, Harbourfront Centre is a great spot to stop and enjoy the city.

If you are looking to catch a sporting event or show, enjoy a meal or discover some of Toronto’s distinct landmarks, Entertainment and Waterfront Districts can provide this and much more.

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