Meet the Toronto Insiders

We think Toronto is a one-of-a-kind place—and so do these folks.

These insiders love experiencing the city and inspiring others to do the same. Below, they reveal what makes Toronto a place you can explore without a plan and still find joy and wonder around every corner.

Get to know our beloved destination through these insiders—find Toronto trip ideas and travel inspiration below.

Simu Liu is a proudly Toronto-raised actor and author. He is widely known for his roles as Shang-Chi in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, as well as Jung Kim in the Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience.

Meet Toronto Insider: Mariah Amber

Mariah Amber is the multi-hyphenate in-arena host for the Toronto Raptors, a former NBA dancer, and a mentor to young women in the sports industry.

You Gotta See All of This

From global cuisines at Toronto restaurants and headliner events and festivals to urban Canadian adventures, there's a Toronto experience just for you. Browse the gallery below or scroll for more insider tips and advice on the top things to do in Toronto.


Epic Events and Festivals

From cultural celebrations like the Toronto Caribbean Carnival and major league games with the Toronto Blue Jays to the star-studded Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto's events scene is scorching this summer.

Whether you're planning a trip around an annual event or just looking for what's now playing in Toronto, it's easy to fill your itinerary with these insider picks for summer events in Toronto. 


Globally Inspired Food & Nightlife

With more than 140 languages mixing and mingling, cultures bringing their traditions and creating new ones, there are so many global flavours awaiting you in Toronto restaurants and bars.

From tried-and-true classic Toronto restaurants to uniquely Toronto fusions you haven't heard of before, you'll be glad to have insiders in the know guide you through all of the many possibilities. You gotta try this.


Canada, At Our Doorstep

Look no further—check off your Canadian bucket list right here. Explore unique outdoor green spaces for urban adventures like hiking in Toronto or water activities on Lake Ontario. Learn more about Indigenous art and history or venture on day trips to nearby natural wonders like Niagara Falls or Prince Edward County.

You'll find many quintessential Canadian experiences in and around Toronto. Our insiders will give you all the tips to discover and enjoy all the Canadiana that you just gotta see for yourself.

From epic events to world-class attractions, global cuisine to major-league sports, Toronto is ready for you.