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Old TownToronto

Marvel at the grand old buildings that are reminders of a time when the city’s fortunes were made and broken here.

Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of a historic marketplace and purchase organic produce in Toronto’s Old Town. Step back and admire classic architectural icons as well as stunning cathedrals as you walk along the area’s cobblestone streets.

Set against the shining skyscrapers of the inner city, the Old Town offers a refreshing break from the modern commercial reality. Nowhere are the changes that have taken place more obvious than St. Lawrence Market. Constructed in 1803 as the city’s first public hall, its quaint red-brick exterior hides a bustling floor of vendors that continue to market fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Seek out mouth-watering cheese and honey or purchase fine Arctic char brought here straight from the harbor.

Visit the glorious Cathedral of St. James on the corner of Church and King streets. The 330-foot (100-meter) spire was once used by sailors to navigate safely into port. It is supported by lower Gothic towers and a vaulted ceiling. Inside view several outstanding stained-glass windows.

Different in appearance yet just as memorable is the Flatiron Building, a 5-minute walk south. Built in a traditional pyramid style at the end of the 19th-century, this was once the headquarters of the Gooderham and Worts Distilling Company. Framed by the flash of the financial district behind, the dark red color, rounded edges and rickety fire escape appear frozen in history.

Idyllic architecture surrounds you. Spend some time taking it all in from one of the small but pretty parks nearby. Take scenic pictures from tree-covered Berczy Park or escape the crowds at Princess Street Park to the east.

Old Town is a few minutes from the city center so either walk or take the subway. Pick your favorite from a diverse selection of bars and restaurants with American-style dining as well as Italian, French, Japanese and Moroccan.


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Holiday Inn Express Toronto - Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Toronto - Downtown
3 out of 5
111 Lombard Street, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Old Town, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hockey Hall of Fame and Ryerson University. Scotiabank Arena and CN Tower are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,005 reviews)

"Clean and safe place. The staff is friendly and helpful. The place is reachable to cafe, restaurants, and attractions place"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Toronto - Downtown
The Ivy at Verity
The Ivy at Verity
4.5 out of 5
111d Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $263 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Toronto Eaton Centre and Hockey Hall of Fame. The Distillery Historic District and Scotiabank ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (211 reviews)

"What a beautiful place. Boutique hotel with only 4 rooms. Unique, romantic and full of caracter. I would go back every weekend. Amazing place for a getaway."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

The Ivy at Verity
St Lawrence Residences And Suites
St Lawrence Residences And Suites
1.5 out of 5
135 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $119 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street, St. Lawrence Market, and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Toronto Eaton Centre and ...

1.9/5 (207 reviews)
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"I didn't stay in the hotel and you processed my card without my authorization, if you you don't refund my money, i will sue you. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2020

St Lawrence Residences And Suites
3 Bedroom Penthouse w/ Skyline View+ Free Parking
3 Bedroom Penthouse w/ Skyline View+ Free Parking
Toronto, ON
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Located in Old Town, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street, St. Lawrence Market, and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of ...

3 Bedroom Penthouse w/ Skyline View+ Free Parking
Comfort Suites City
Comfort Suites City
200 Dundes Street East, Toronto, ON
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Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street and St. Lawrence Market. Hockey Hall of Fame and PATH Underground Shopping Mall are ...

Comfort Suites City
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $118 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6,316 reviews)

"We chose this hotel for our stay primarily because it had a kitchenette."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
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