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Business Casual: Taking Toronto's Downtown Area By Storm

Business Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | February 11, 2016

Business Casual: Taking Toronto's Downtown Area By Storm

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Toronto is that key destination for corporate travelers from around the world, but it also features so many wonderful attractions in a small area.

And as we have found before, that is a recipe for a sensibly entertaining time. If you are wondering, that’s exactly the kind of time touted here at Business Casual, where we have illustrated bleisure travel opportunities before in such cities as Austin and Scottsdale.

This week we examine Toronto’s downtown area, starting with the most visibly enticing building around.

It just so happens to be the tallest.

CN Tower:

We figured the renowned tower would be a great place to start. It’s in the middle of a packed downtown filled with hotels and dining opportunities.

And it’s nicely nestled between the Air Canada Centre and the Rogers Centre. But really, you are here because this thing is tall, and tall things have amazing vantage points.

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Now the only caveat is the long lines that queue during the summer months. Consider this experience if you are going during the week in the off-season or if you make a reservation at the restaurant perched on top of the Toronto skyline.

Dive Into Sports:

Air Canada Centre

Rogers Centre

Like we said, you are in the area of some fine professional sports teams, making it easy to unwind after the meetings are done with top-shelf entertainment no matter the time of year.

The Air Canada Centre is home to both the Toronto Raptors and the famed Maple Leafs in the NBA and NHL respectively. But if MLB season is in the air, then consider stopping by the Rogers Center for some great American League action.

Brands holding meetings in the area can really wow clients with a suite overlooking an actual live baseball game.

Steam Whistle Brewing:

Highly recommended on Yelp and TripAdvisor is this brewery that offers tours as well as bar snacks. It’s perfect for winding down from that hectic schedule of yours.

Hockey Hall of Fame:

Hockey heads, you have your prime destination for reflection and reverence in the Hockey Hall of Fame, which is just a few blocks away from where started.

And if you are in the mood to see the town, you are in the perfect place to make this trip spooky.

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The Haunted Walk of Toronto:

One of two walks actually start at the Hall of Fame.

Now I know this might not be something you would usually consider. But I have to say that haunted tours remain a great way to see a great swath of a city while getting a bit of history and some entertainment.

Now those are just a few items to get you started in your brief trip to Toronto. There are so many other activities and attractions to enjoy, which we hope to cover in another article down the road.

Until then, we wish you a very bleisurely trip.

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