The Toronto Financial District is known as a place of work. Everyday, from Monday to Friday, 200,000 people come into the area to work and then leave in the evening. But there is more to the Financial District than just ‘work work work work work’ and the 9-5 grind. The Financial District offers some unique attractions so you can spend part of your weekends with us too!
Restaurants in the Sky
Canoe Restaurant – Toronto-Dominion Centre
Canoe Restaurant sits on the 54th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the TD Bank Tower. It has a beautiful interior and spectacular views of Toronto. The food at Canoe can be described as seasonal, contemporary and Canadian – the restaurant highlights the flavours and ingredients of our country. They offer lunch and dinner service; and if you can’t decide what to have for dinner, a tasting menu is available.
America Restaurant – Trump International Hotel & Tower
Located on the 31st floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower on Bay Street sits America Restaurant. The restaurant offers a lounge, mezzanine, dinning area and terrace where guests can look over the city while they dine.
The food is new interpretations of American classics and they offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
With patio season just around the corner, it’s important to take note of where the patios are in the area. Earl’s, located on King Street, has a large patio complete with heaters and fireplaces for those cooler days and nights. There is a big, sprawling tree in the centre which is beautifully decorated with twinkle lights. The patio seating is also very welcoming, with benches and chairs covered in fluffy cushions, you’ll want to lounge here all day or night.
The food is a mix from classic and local fare to dishes inspired from around the world. They also have some serious cocktails, craft and local beer, an extensive wine list, and house made sodas.
The Cactus Club Café, located in First Canadian Place, is a modern restaurant with a great vibe. This restaurant has two patios, both dotted with their signature yellow umbrellas. One patio is located street side on Adelaide Street, complete with heaters because we live in Canada. The second patio is on their third floor. Complete with big televisions, a wall of greenery and huge bar in the middle.
The food is simple and elegant, using fresh sustainable ingredients. They offer a range of cocktails and have a large list of wines and beers to enjoy. Sit back and relax, come join us on the patio!
The focus of Drake OneFifty is food and art. The restaurant is a modern take on historic taverns, their food has innovative twists on classic cuisine and they offer an array of musical performances. Art produced from local artists is all over the space and the exhibitions change all the time.
Drake OneFifty is open on Sunday mornings for Soul Brunch. It offers delicious food with the added benefit of listening to sweet soul music as you ease into the day.
Hy’s Steakhouse is an elegant restaurant that has been a part of Toronto for over 20 years. Their gorgeous lounge includes a baby grand piano where you can find live musicians entertaining the guests every evening. On Saturdays, music begins at 7 p.m., they have also started serving dinner on Sundays as well!
The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Brookfield Place and is the place for all things hockey. Guests can visit the Stanley Cup, take shots on virtual goalies, watch hockey movies and more, 7 days a week!
Art in the Financial District
The Financial District is known to have the highest concentration of publicly accessible art in Canada. Some of the art is located within the lobbies of the office towers and some of it is outside; so start walking around the area, you never know what you’ll find!