What are some notable facts about Toronto

Toronto - simply irresistible


The narrow streets and alleys of Kensington Market were bustling 100 years ago when it was still a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. Families opened shops here to trade among themselves. This brand mentality still lives on today and cultures from all over the world are now represented in the shops and on the stalls of the street market. Nobody has to wander around hungry here: Stop by one of the numerous restaurants such as Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos, where quick meals such as Tijuana-style tacos are served, which can also be eaten on the go.


Toronto is a painted city that prides itself on its street artists' murals - whether famous or on the way. Even the world-famous, mysterious artist Banksy has already left his mark here. Stroll the alleys on Queen Street, but keep your eyes peeled because the art there isn't just limited to the walls. Also, check out one of Toronto's most famous works: a large, painted tree stump known as the Hug me tree (Eng. Hug-Me-Baum) is known and is on Queen Street West between Peter Street and Spadina Avenue.


Across the bridge in Toronto's East End, you'll find Leslieville, which was once home to the city's historic film studios. The former working-class district has become quite hip in recent years. Remnants of its past appear in the form of antique shops with excellent pieces of furniture that were once considered an insider tip among set designers. Every third Sunday of the month there is also a grandiose flea market on an estate from the 19th century. The area has become an oasis for creative people and everyone else at the cutting edge. The nightlife sheds light on the once dark streets and modern restaurants with promising offerings lure locals and tourists across the river.