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Exciting Things to Do in Toronto's Entertainment District

By: InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel / 28 Aug 2019
Exciting Things to Do in Toronto's Entertainment District

Discover Thrilling Things to Do in Toronto's Entertainment District

Immerse yourself in the electric energy of Toronto's Entertainment District, a vibrant downtown neighborhood that's packed with unique attractions and world-class fun. From classic hotspots like the CN Tower to cutting-edge restaurants and big sports events, the Entertainment District has it all. You'll find top-notch entertainment at historic theaters, incredible cultural attractions, trendy bars, and the best nightlife in the city - all just steps away from our luxury hotel.

Where Is the Entertainment District in Toronto?

This lively area is centered around King Street West between Spadina Avenue and University Avenue. Close to the waterfront, the neighborhood's boundaries are roughly to Lake Shore Boulevard in the south, Simcoe Street to the east, Queen Street West to the North, and Spadina Avenue to the west. InterContinental Toronto Centre is situated in the heart of it all, at 225 Front Street West.

Spectacular Shows: Broadway Musicals, International Films & Comedy

You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to shows in Toronto's Entertainment District. The neighborhood is home to a thriving theater scene, which is concentrated along King Street West. Enjoy top-tier musicals like The Lion King and Mamma Mia at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, a gorgeous vintage venue that was built in 1907 and has been fully restored. It's the oldest continually operating theater in North America. The Princess of Wales Theatre also hosts state-of-the-art productions, and you'll find concerts at Roy Thomson Hall. The TIFF Bell Lightbox venue is the epicenter of the TorontoInternational Film Festival, which takes place every September. It hosts year-round screenings of a wide variety of movies, from cult classics to black-and-white films to current blockbusters. Love a great comedy show? Head to Second City Toronto for a refreshing night of improv and belly laughs. As you walk along King Street, be sure to look for the stars beneath your feet - you're strolling on Canada's Walk of Fame.

Major League Sports: Toronto Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs

Three of Toronto's major league sports teams call the Entertainment District home, making it the ideal neighborhood for sports fans. Two huge complexes host high-stakes, pro-sports action: Scotiabank Arena and Rogers Centre (and in, you'll find major musical concerts). The Toronto Blue Jays MLB baseball team plays at Rogers Centre, their home base since 1989. At Scotiabank Arena, you can watch games with the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey team and the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team. Exciting pro sports games are one of the top things to do in Toronto's Entertainment District.

Must-Do Attractions: CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Art Gallery of Ontario

Discover one-of-a-kind attractions that you won't find anywhere else in this dynamic neighborhood, all-ages diversions that will make your trip unique. Take the high-speed elevator to the top of the CN Tower and treat yourself to spectacular views of the city. For the daring, there's also an EdgeWalk along the tower's top. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a renowned aquatic animal wonderland with colorful sea creatures from all over the world - including stingrays you can touch. Art lovers will want to check out the Art Gallery of Ontario, an amazing showcase of creativity and Canadian masterpieces.

Forward-Thinking Restaurants, Eclectic Bars, and Epic Nightlife

From quick pre-theatre dinners to late-night noshing, from brunch hotspots to business lunches - this neighborhood is a foodie's dream. Enjoy classic French cuisine at Le Select Bistro, fresh sushi at Jabistro Modern Japanese, and California-meets-Canada cuisine at Montecito. Bars run the gamut from high-class cocktail lounges to funky sports bars and everything in between. Try out Steam Whistle Brewery, The Porch, and Real Sports Bar. Come nightfall, the Entertainment District truly comes to life with a phenomenal club scene, from wild parties with DJs and dancing to chilled-out evenings of live blues and jazz. Find your perfect beat at venues like N'awlins, Cube, and EFS Toronto.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre: Gather for Work & Play

The preeminent convention center in North America covers 2 million square feet and hosts everything from business conventions and trade shows to sports competitions and pop culture events. This award-winning venue isn't just close to our hotel; it's directly attached by a sliding door. Stay steps away from the most important conferences in the city - and pamper yourself with deluxe treatment at our lavish downtown hotel.

Explore Toronto's Entertainment District: Walk to Everything

With so much to see and do in this alluring neighborhood, you'll want to stay nearby the action. Everything is just steps away from our luxury hotel, including top-tier attractions like the Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Center, and CN Tower. InterContinental Toronto Centre is directly attached to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the obvious choice for guests of events at the venue. But our unbeatable location near all the things to do in Toronto's Entertainment District is just the beginning. Let us indulge you with impeccable service, flawless amenities, and unforgettable dining at Azure Restaurant & Bar. Sleep like a king or queen in our sumptuous suites and be dazzled by the views of the city. From the indoor saltwater pool to the sleek, modern meeting spaces - discover a treasure chest of travel perfection at our immaculate hotel. Explore the best of Toronto from our exceptional hotel.

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