Engaging Getaways and Venues for:
Canada/Ontario: Toronto Islands
Ward’s Island is also less crowded and a must-see stop. There’s an off-beat cafe/snack bar there, The Island Cafe, serving homemade hummus, potato salad, chickpea sandwiches, hot dogs, milkshakes and ice cream. It’s probably your best bet—besides bringing your own picnic lunch—for eating on the islands. There are also a few restaurants if you are looking for more substantial fare.
If you are looking for a meal after returning from your Short Escape to the Toronto Islands, the top restaurant choices in downtown Toronto are seemingly endless. Carisma is one of many excellent Italian restaurants for food and top service. Momofuku, the creation of revered New York chef David Chang, is a trendy three-floor hotspot next to the Shangri-La hotel with sensational grub. You can choose between a noodle bar with outstanding noodles and pork-belly sandwiches on the ground floor or more substantial, expensive meals on upper floors. For fresh oysters or tasty, reasonably priced seafood, don’t miss Oyster Boy.