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You Are Here: What to See, Do and Eat on Bremner Boulevard

The CN Tower's EdgeWalk

The CN Tower’s EdgeWalk

1  Toronto’s skyline-defining monument, the 553-metre CN Tower, is among the world’s tallest freestanding structures. Peer way up and you may spot thrill-seekers taking part in an EdgeWalk, which allows daring individuals to traverse the perimeter of the building 116 storeys above street level. For a less precarious bird’s-eye view, guests can dine at the revolving restaurant 360, which boasts the world’s highest wine cellar. 301 Front St. W., 416-868-6937; cntower.ca

2  Adjacent to the CN Tower is the Rogers Centre, home to Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays and the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts. The stadium was the first in the world to have a retractable roof; it’s open in good weather when Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie, Melky Cabrera and their teammates are running the bases. 1 Blue Jays Way, 416-341-1000; rogerscentre.com

The Bremner block’s newest addition is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, a marine museum with more than 13,500 creatures including jellyfish, green sea turtles, clown fish and seahorses. Book your tickets in advance to reserve an entry time; it’s been eight months since the aquarium opened but there are still lineups out the door. 288 Bremner Blvd., 647-351-3474; ripleyaquariums.com

4  Steam Whistle Brewing is known for its pilsner and retro packaging. Take a tour of its historic John Street Roundhouse—originally a repair facility for steam locomotives—and then enjoy a sample on the spacious patio, which is a prime spot for people watching. 255 Bremner Blvd., 416-362-2337; steamwhistle.ca

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

5  Play Lounge is ideal for pre-game or pre-concert drinks and light snacks. The contemporary sipping spot serves a bevy of wines and champagne by the glass, as well as cocktails and beer. A small menu of shareable plates highlights Canadian ingredients in bison sliders, shrimp beignets and stuffed quail. Hôtel le Germain, 75 Bremner Blvd., 416-649-7575; germainmapleleafsquare.com

6  It’s easy to keep up with the play-by-play of several matches simultaneously at Real Sports Bar & Grill, which boasts a 12-metre-wide screen plus 199 other TVs. Order a pint from the 112 taps and chow down on game-day grub like nachos, poutine, wings, burgers and foot-long hot dogs. 15 York St., 416-815-7325; realsports.ca

7  A more refined dining experience can be found at E11ven, which specializes in modern takes on North American comfort food. Chef Robert Bartley has designed a menu with the likes of roast chicken with country stuffing, truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, lobster rolls or a colossal shrimp cocktail, while sommelier Anne Martin can make wine recommendations to complement your meal. 15 York St., 416-815-1111; e11even.ca

8  Maple Leaf Square is an assembly grounds for sports enthusiasts; a giant screen outside the Air Canada Centre often shows live games. The ACC is home to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. It also hosts numerous concerts by marquee performers like Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. 40 Bay St., 416-815-5500; theaircanadacentre.com

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