Studying in Toronto: What to Do and Where to Stay
Students | Tips for Students | 12/13/16
While Toronto isn’t the Canadian capital, it’s most certainly the most populous and diverse city in Canada. Toronto has many universities sprawled throughout the city, making it a hub for students. If you ever have the chance to study in this beautiful city, then make sure you get the most out of your stay.What to do
Ensure that at one point during your stay in Toronto, that you visit the iconic CN Tower. This structure stands at 533.33m high, and offers a revolving restaurant, a glass floor attraction, and stunning 360 degree panoramic views. Some other popular tourist attractions in Toronto include Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Canada’s wonderland, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. As previously mentioned, Toronto is a pretty diverse city, which means that there are many different neighbourhoods which became ethnic enclaves to many different cultures.
If you visit “Old Toronto” there are many different neighbourhoods which focus on different cultures from around the world, such as Chinatown, Corktown, Greektown, Little Italy, Portugal Village and Little India. With such cultural diversity in the city, you can experience tastes from around the world, without even leaving the city!
Toronto offers many student bars, which include Red Room, described as a “Mellow hangout with dark decor & vintage furnishings that serves drinks & low-priced food”. Some other popular student bars include Sneaky Dee’s, Imperial Pub, and Madison Avenue Pub.
Where to stay
If you’re moving to Toronto for your studies, make sure that you know all of your options for accommodation. If you’re looking to save some money on rent, why not rent a spare-room in someone’s house? Another good way to cut down the cost of rent is to rent a flat-share. There are also other forms of renting, such as accommodation in exchange for work, all of which you can find on Roomlala.
If you’re going to be studying in the UK, be sure to check out our other student advice blogs! • Studying in London: What to Do and Where to Stay • Studying in Liverpool: What to Do and Where to Stay • Studying in Manchester: What to Do and Where to Stay • Studying in Edinburgh: What to Do and Where to Stay