225 Richmond St. W., TorontoThis former textile factory-turned lofty party space is a favourite of young professionals and even the occasional visiting celebrity. A
Entertainment & Nightlife
393 Dundas St. W., TorontoBlack and white walls with punched out reel sections replicate the look of film. A yellow brick road runs through
1197 Dundas St. W., TorontoBar and live-music venue owned by Shaun Bowring (of Sneaky Dee’s fame) is also the home of the popular Wavelength
100 Princes' Blvd., TorontoConsumer show dedicated to all things green. Celebrity speakers, cooking stage, sample organic and bio dynamic wine as well as
132 Queens Quay E., TorontoMore than 60,000 square-feet of fun in a waterfront warehouse. D’Luxe Lounge Sat. (hip hop and R&B); the retro Orange
69 Bathurst St., TorontoFrom the team who brought popular resto Parts & Labour to the city along with Kenny Hotz, an actor best
722 College St., TorontoUltra hip Little Italy venue hosts live shows earlier in the evening before transforming into a nightclub. One of the
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., TorontoHoused in the concert hall of Roy Thomson Hall. Classical, jazz and world CDs available, plus an extensive collection of
235 Queens Quay W., TorontoCanada’s largest artificially refrigerated outdoor rink. Skate rentals available: adults $8, seniors and kids $6, skate and helmet combo $11.
125 Bathurst St., TorontoAnnual curated theatrical event presents the works of artists from across Canada. Held in January. Tickets $12-$15.
178 Bathurst St., TorontoHardwood floors, Formica tables and the original black slate bar give this authentic, ’40s-era pub an elegantly cozy feel. Creative cocktails,
218 Ossington Ave., TorontoBohemian-chic trappings such as dimmed chandeliers and vintage furnishings contribute to the funky vibe at this west-end boîte. The jukebox
22 Cumberland Ave., TorontoAn area-institution for more than 60 years, the bar was named in honour of World War II pilots. Refreshingly unpretentious
444 Spadina Ave., TorontoUltra casual hangout that is a favourite of locals and University of Toronto students. A dimly-lit space decorated in red
194 Queen St. W., TorontoThis haven for the seasoned jazz lover is inhabited by regulars and hip Queen Westers. Stages about 80 shows each
273 Bloor St. W., TorontoFounded in 1866, the Royal Conservatory is Canada’s most prominent institution of music and learning. Some of Canada’s most famous
Santa Claus Parade Route, TorontoA Toronto tradition since 1905. ‘Tis the season when St. Nick appears with elves, floats and costumed kids in tow.
51 Mercer St., TorontoFor more than 50 years this sketch comedy company has presented shows reflecting world issues through original sketches and improvisation.
486 Spadina Ave., TorontoA Chicago-style blues room that hosts local and international acts. Crazy Strings takes place Wed. Call for lineup. Mon.-Sat. Cover
1100 Queen St. W., TorontoA dark, loud venue of escape from the pretension and hype of the Queen West scene. People-watch from the sofas