Don’t you just love to find out where interesting people like to hang out? I do, which is why I initially launched City Guide on GracieCarroll.com. Although it’s been awhile since the last one, I’m happy to announce it’s regular return to the site. This feature is very special to me, and I hope you’re as excited as I am to see it back.
Of course not just anyone would do for a City Guide after such a long hiatus, and so I sought out a rising Canadian star, actress Madeleine Bisson. The Toronto-based actress is one of the stars in “Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang” which premiered at TIFF and hits theatres across the country tomorrow (May 16th, 2014).
Personally I can’t wait to see this film. Set in the 1950s, a time when young women’s futures consisted of marriage or a job as a secretary, this particular group of girls band together and become Foxfire a “true outlaw gang.” Sounds good already, doesn’t it? To watch the trailer, click HERE.
So what does Madeleine get up to around the city when she’s just being herself? Read on for Madeleine Bisson’s City Guide to her Toronto:
Where To Eat:
Breakfast: For breakfast I love to go to The Drake Hotel, located in the Queen Street West area. It is a super trendy spot and perfect for sipping mimosas with your girls. Try the chicken and Waffles, they are to die for!
Lunch: Quick and healthy, there’s nothing better than the vegetarian restaurant, Fresh. There are multiple locations, but thankfully there is one walking distance from my school, The University of Toronto. Everything is vegetarian and vegan, with several gluten-free options as well. I like to eat right during the day, so I am grateful I can indulge in their oh so addictive veggie burgers.
Dinner: I love my city and sometimes I want to appreciate it in all it’s glory. There’s no better place to do that than at the “360” at top of the CN tower. The food is divine, and though upscale in price, it’s worth it when the restaurant revolves to show off every single angle of beautiful Toronto. Try to go during a sunset!
Where to Drink:
The Bar: Little Italy is very alive at night with unique and creative bars. This spring a brand new bar popped up called, “Snakes and Lagers”, and I have a feeling it will be my new favourite bar. As clever as the name, this bar allows you to drink and to play a VAST amount of boardgames. You can play really obscure rarities from the 90’s or intense classics like Settlers of Catan. I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t have a great night here!
The Party: Toronto’s Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, is probably the coolest museum ever. Why? Oh just because it turns into a Nightclub every Friday. This is the COOLEST party I have ever been to, and will ever be to. Theres gourmet finger food, drinks, the entire museum is open until late, and the DJs play the best mix from Beyonce to Aqua. It is an unforgettable night when you’re dancing under a giant dinosaur. Seriously.
Where to Shop:
– Queen Street West!
– Distillery District!
Where to… Go to Tea:
High tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel holds a special place in my heart, especially since this was where Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor. Definitely a must for a romantic date in the city.
Thank you Madeleine!