Downtown Nightlife Part 1, Toronto

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.
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Downtown Nightlife Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Downtown Nightlife Part 1
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: Xena
Velvet Underground

1) Velvet Underground

A notable alternative music club responsible for the CD release party that launched Alanis Morrisette’s career, the Velvet Underground attracts a lively crowd consisting of mainly university students and college-age guests. The main room hosts a variety of events and bands, while the club space hosts the major performances and is designed with found metal angels throughout the space. The club space also includes pool tables for guests to pass the time between sets. Wednesday evenings is the...   view more

2) Tattoo

One of the city’s best spots for live rock music, Tattoo can be found in the Queen West area of Toronto. Holding a maximum capacity of 150 guests, this intimate live music venue features two levels of entertainment. The bottom level is a cozy lounge area with a bar and fireplace where guests can sit down at the long lounge tables and mingle with a chill crowd. Upstairs guests will find two bars, cocktails tables, banquette seating, and the stage where live bands and guests DJs perform to an...   view more

3) Cube

A posh nightclub appealing to an upscale crowd of mature guests looking for a sophisticated evening of partying in a stylish retro-inspired setting, Cube is located in the building of the former Ultra Supper Club. Its sleek vintage décor includes avant-garde flourishes with a black and yellow which really set this upscale club’s design apart from other similar Toronto establishments. Entertainment here includes mainly house music, with a bit of hip hop and R and B as well, and hosts guests...   view more
Cabin Five

4) Cabin Five

A hip joint found in Toronto’s entertainment district, Cabin Five offers guests what it likes to think of as a no-nonsense party atmosphere where guests can be themselves. Interior décor follows a lodge theme, done up with cowhides and moose antlers on the wall, lots of wood and lumber design elements throughout creating a warm, rustic feel that makes guests feel right at home. Local DJs spin a good mix of top 40 favorites, house, and R and B to a crowd consisting mainly of university...   view more
Bar 244

5) Bar 244

Bar 244 is a hip place to mingle with a young crowd in Toronto’s thriving Entertainment District. A combination bar and restaurant during the week, the lower level of the happening Bar 244 heats up on the weekends with an evening of great upbeat music to dance to and casual party atmosphere with a college-age crowd. Guests here can enjoy a bite to eat from its delicious tapas menu, as well as a full menu of other delectable dishes, with a cocktail in the main space, or shamble downstairs to...   view more
Cake Nightclub

6) Cake Nightclub

A popular destination in the hopping Adelaide district of Toronto, Cake Nightclub is well-reputed for offering its guests a great night of unpretentious fun with fantastic drink prices. Offering two levels of entertainment, numerous VIP booths with posh bottle service, and a terrific mix of top 40, party anthems, and innovative mash-ups to get the crowd going on the dance floor, Cake Nightclub features the best local DJs serving up an upbeat party atmosphere all night long. This hot nightspot...   view more
Fiction Club

7) Fiction Club

Among the chicest nightlife establishment in Toronto, the Fiction Club offers an upscale evening in its playful, surrealistic space. Offering twenty VIP tables which includes high end amenities and fantastic service, guests to this unique nightclub can sit back and enjoy the quirky décor, which includes portraits of humans with animal heads and other offbeat images and sultry mood lighting throughout this huge 9000 square foot space occupying multiple floors. Friday evenings at the Fiction Club...   view more
Set Boutique

8) Set Boutique

A classy nightclub catering to an upscale crowd that includes young professionals as well as a mature set of partiers looking for a sophisticated evening of clubbing, SET Boutique can be found in the ritzy King Street West area hosting an assortment of high-end restaurants and entertainment venues. Taking its name from Studio Event Theatre, SET Boutique features a chic, modern décor with luxurious touches throughout the space. The elevated DJ booth rises above the dance floor atop a grand...   view more
Maison Mercer Nightclub

9) Maison Mercer Nightclub

A hot nightspot that can be found in the very heart of the city’s happening Entertainment District, Maison Mercer Nightclub is located just across the street from Le Germain Hotel. An enormous club consisting of 12,000 square feet of space, Maison Mercer can hold a capacity of up to 1300 guests and regularly gets filled to capacity with a crowd of mainly young professionals for a dynamic night of clubbing. This high-end nightclub features a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system, as well...   view more

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

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Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

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Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

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This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km

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