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  • Ossington Avenue: This once-downtrodden strip is now packed with good places to eat, drink, and catch live music. Dine at the excellent restaurants or grab a great pizza, sip a cocktail at an intimate club, take in some live music, and then stroll the streets that frame the area and get a look at how the locals live — in Victorian-era homes side-by-side with family-owned shops. Utterly charming.
  • The Drake Hotel: Set in the middle of the Art & Design District, this hotel fosters a sense of community by hosting music events, literary readings, and other festivities. If you hate feeling like a tourist, this place is for you.
  • The Rogers Centre or the Air Canada Centre: The Rogers Centre is home base for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. The Air Canada Centre is where the Maple Leafs (hockey) and the Raptors (basketball) play. Torontonians come out to support them in droves.
  • Comedy Clubs: Maybe it's something in the water: Toronto has produced more than its share of top-notch comedians, including the shagadelic Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Dan Aykroyd, and the late John Candy. Checking out local talent or international stand-up stars at one of the many comedy clubs is a favorite pastime for Torontonians.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.