When you work for View the Vibe, you find yourself surrounded by attractive places to eat, the latest news, and several design and culture events that always look amazing. As I’m exposed to new restaurant everyday, I felt like I also needed to experience some of the staples around Toronto.
Being a huge sports fan, I found myself at Wayne Gretzky’s on Blue Jays Way last week. In my opinion, this is a sports bar that every fan must visit. However, I’m almost more excited for its Oasis rooftop patio to open, so that I can experience it as soon as continued nice weather shows up. My late lunch/dinner was shared with warm company in a friendly atmosphere. Craving a burger, I opted for the Great One Burger Original, a 100% ground sirloin patty with sharp cheddar and double smoked bacon. Accompanied with some homemade fries and a few beers, the dinner was a nice appetizer for the night.
We later headed up towards King Street and stopped by Fynn’s of Temple Bar to drink in the ambiance… and the beverages, of course. The place was fully packed with young adults and I barely managed to put one foot in front of the other. We decided to leave soon after a beer and check out another place.
As we walked out, a place that had already caught my attention a few times seemed intriguing and inviting. The Spice Route Asian Bistro and Bar on King West was more of a cozy place, with an older crowd, a few swanky areas for private parties and a number of tables. I found myself captivated by the interior design – the high ceilings and the comfy looking patio. The space was nicely decorated and even if the bar was already packed, we established ourselves in a booth while sipping some whiskey and martinis.
As my time flies in the city of Toronto, I feel like I’m starting to gently settle into my routine. Though, hopefully soon I will be experiencing more of Toronto’s patios and tanning.
With the Blue Jays baseball season now in swing, and the Maple Leafs making it to the playoffs, many people are rushing to get their first games of the season in, and enjoying the good vibe of a few hours of drinking and socializing. Living a few minutes from the Rogers Centre, I began to experience another crowd of enthusiastic sports addicts around my area. With an average of about 20,000 devoted baseball supporters attending every game and almost the same over at the Air Canada Centre, the area truly comes alive every time a game is on.
Finding tickets has personally not been such an issue – thankfully I’m a bit adventurous and have found a bunch of scalpers around the stadium so that I could acquire cheap but good seats. The ambiance at the Rogers Centre is electric and enjoyable, but your wallet won’t feel the same way after a few ten-dollar beers… Anyways, it’s still a lot of fun!
If you’re feeling particularly audacious, you might find yourself only a few seats behind the pitcher, as a lot of people are leaving several innings before the end. I’m not saying that I’ve done it… but one could sneak into a few good seats that might not match their ticket stub. Regardless of where I’m seated, I can’t wait to go back for fun times and some proper sunshine!