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With one-of-a-kind events happening year-round, delicious eats by the ton, and a vivacious nightlife, Toronto is the place to be if you’re looking for a good time. And what’s better than discovering the city through a pair of local eyes? If you’re looking to make Toronto the next destination for your group trip, a simple scroll through your Instagram feed will take you through the city’s lively streets and must-see attractions. For some extra pointers, check out these influencers to get the lowdown on the best places to eat, shop, learn, and play during your stay in the big city.

Pro tip: Create a category for your Toronto trip and make sure you save all your favourite posts there. You’ll be able to easily access all the places you want to visit and plan your own itinerary. Plus, if you’re travelling with a large crew, you can help your group get around the city easily with our Toronto bus rentals.


1. Christina G. Cheng @christinagcheng

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Talking all things social media today at #YouTubeSpaceTO c/o @theremixproject. I’ll be joined alongside @treyrichards, @shreyakhanna_; and moderated by @cocoandcowe. See you there!

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Christina Cheng doubles as a creative entrepreneur and producer based in Toronto. She currently sits on Soho House’s global board, and has rubbed shoulders with some of the most notable brands in the world (Porter, Nike, the Discovery Channel – just to name a few!). She also collaborated on a recent BonLook collection to create a line that draws inspiration from Toronto’s four most aspirational neighbourhoods, and is about to launch her kids clothing line with her son.

All these years of storytelling on various platforms have set Christina apart as a prime source for all things related to art, culture, and general lifestyle around the city. Think #EarthDay plant-based dinner parties, inspiring talks, challenging group workouts, friendly run clubs, and so much more! Get inspired for your city outing with a look at her feed, and find a fun activity or event to attend with your crew.

2. Krystle N. @dineandfash

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Ferris wheel dreams 🎡 ✨ Had to capture a photo in front of probably the most iconic and photographed thing at @letsgototheex. But out of curiosity, how many of you actually ride the ferris wheel? I sure didn’t lol. #letsgototheex #cne #canadiannationalexhibition #seetorontonow #toronto #lovetoronto #finditliveit . . . . . #darlingescapes #ferriswheel #sheexplores #theeverygirltravels #verilymoment #inspiremyinstagram #mymonthofsundays #pursuepretty #mytinyatlas #wheretofindme #letsgosomewhere #blogto #theartofslowliving #dayofsmallthings #livethelittlethings #makemoments #abmlifeissweet #cornersofmyworld #distractionsandinspirations #liveunscripted #nestandflourish #livebeautifully #torontoblogger

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Krystle has created a whimsical feed gravitates towards soft hues and dreamlike shots, combining style, food, and travel in a way that’ll make you want to dive right into exploring Toronto. For more ideas on what to do in and around the city, head on over to her Dine and Fash blog – you’ll come across detailed suggestions for places to visit just outside the GTA, in-depth reviews of luxury hotels in Toronto, and a list of events (like the yearly Canadian National Exhibition!) to check out with your friends.

3. Teego Anh @thatsotee

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Always got time for pancakes ☀️⌚ @cluse #clusespringfling // Use Thatsotee at #cluse checkout for a special goodie!

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With her carefully curated feed that perfectly marries lifestyle, fashion, travel, and food, Tee will likely spark envy in most of us – but also leaves us with great suggestions for things to do! From classic sightseeing attractions, like the St Lawrence market and Niagara Falls, to out-of-the-ordinary places (have you ever visited a Kit Kat pop-up shop or eaten at a school-themed brunch spot?), Tee will have you exploring Toronto like a local. Throw in some fantastic outfit shots and you have yourself a must-follow profile for an authentic look into life in the big city.

4. Katie L Broad @katielbroad

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Morning stroll. . . . . . . . #toronto . . . . #6ixgrams #6ixwalks #6tour #torontoclx #curiocityTO #wonderlusttoronto #memoirsoftoronto #blogto #NarcityToronto #indie88 #visualtoronto #streetsoftoronto #offthechaingram #paradisecanada #visualambassadors #6ixfix #travelontario #dailyhiveto #torontomind #insideto #tourcanada #torontocanada #explorecanada #magesticview #mixtoronto

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There is no better way to discover a new city than through fresh lenses! When not working as a private investigator or PR specialist, Katie tinkers in photography by taking stunning shots of Toronto and its diverse neighbourhoods. From the iconic CN Tower and popular Gooderham Flatiron Building, to hidden spots around the city, Katie’s feed will take you on a visual ride around Toronto as you build an itinerary of some of its most Instagrammable locations.

5. Aimee Hernandez @aimhernandez

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Lucked out with this break of light in the clouds during sunset. In my opinion, Centre Island provides one of the best views of Toronto’s skyline. What do you think? . . . #canada #imagesofcanada #torontoclx #blogTO #canadasworld #6ixwalks #curiocityTO #streetsoftoronto #discoverON #explorecanada #beautifuldestinations #earthpix #canadasworld #amazing_shots #artofvisuals #moodygrams #fatalframes #way2ill #earth_shotz #eclectic_shotz #travellingthroughtheworld #best_worldplaces #canoncanada #theimaged #sunset_vision #cbviews #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #amazing_longexpo #one2watch

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Selected by Canon Canada as #One2Watch, Aimee’s account is a treasure chest of beautiful shots of Toronto’s cityscapes (and other travels around the world!). A photographer by trade, she captures the city’s essence by searching for new perspectives to share – which in turn urges her followers to discover lesser-known corners of Toronto. If you’re lucky enough, you might be in town on time to join her on a photo walk or at a meet-up for the city’s photography community!

6. Isabelle @allons.y

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Lunch earlier this week at this pretty new spot @rosalindarestaurant with some of the best company💕 #meetrosalinda

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Isabelle is a triple threat wielding skills in style, photography, and digital content creation – all of which are notably present on her Instagram profile. If you’re looking for your next gluttonous treat or the latest must-visit eatery in Toronto, Isabelle is your girl. Besides her stream of delicious food shots, a repertoire of local restaurant reviews can also be found on her blog allons.y, so you’ll be all set for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

7. Robin Radomski @blondeats

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summer bod status: truffle mac and cheese with crab 🤤🤷🏼‍♀️

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From delicate fine cuisine to tasty, greasy street snacks, Robin is a seasoned foodie who has visited some of the best restaurants in the GTA. Her diverse and well-rounded Insta feed features all types of food, so you’ll be sure to find an option fit for everyone’s taste – even if you’re travelling with a large group of people. Talk about a one-stop shop! (Personally, we can’t help but salivate at the sight of that ooey gooey truffle mac and cheese.)

8. Anh @hangryfoodies

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I finally crossed Dandylion off my list of restaurants to try 🤣! The restaurant is currently no.12 on @canadasbest100 restaurant list for 2018 and the menu is small with 9 dishes in total when I went in Aug. What’s on the menu is basically what you will see on the plate lol 😋. The overall meal was really good, albeit the prices 😶. The price for the appetizers were roughly the same as the mains (approx. $24-$30), though portions were pretty much the same 😅. Also, I have heard of mixed reviews regarding the service here so take that into consideration when you go. The service for me that night wasn’t the best but not the worst either lol 🤷🏻‍♀️. 🐟 Amberjack, Cauliflower, Shrimp Sauce ($30) – I usually have amberjack raw in sushi form so this was my first time seeing it on the menu as a cooked item 🤔. The preparation is similar to tuna and I actually prefer to have it this way, rather than the regular sushi/sashimi style lol 😅 🍽 Preserved Berry Tart, Pastry Cream ($13) – so so good 😍 — . . . . . . #HangryFoodies #torontolife #blogto #curiocitytoronto #dishedto #to_finest #tastetoronto #dailyfoodfeed #goodeats #hypefeast #bestfoodworld #buzzfeedfood #torontofood #tofoodies #starvingfoodseeker #fbcigers #lovetoronto #FeastON #culturetripfood #torontoblogger #toptorontorestaurants #topfoodnews #queenstreetwest #Canada100sBest #theartofplating #gastroart #myfujifilm

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A swift look at Anh’s profile and we already know that she is no stranger to Toronto’s notorious food scene. With her tasty food shots, Anh gives us an inside look at the industry, and gives us the scoop on all the latest openings and the not-to-be-missed restaurants in the city. Need to get inspired for your next meal out? Check out her blog Hangry Foodies for a more detailed recounting of her dining experiences.

9. Katie Crewe @katiecrewe

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💪🏻EXERCISE LEVELS; progressions that can be done at home or the gym. I filmed this at home (obviously 😝) but this definitely doesn’t have to be a “home workout”. These are some super solid exercises I regularly incorporate into my weights days at the gym and that people often ask about options for 👊🏻. – More difficult or complicated moves are always built from nailing the basics 👌🏻. And often when you see people doing badass cool exercises, a lot of their training is comprised of reinforcing good technique with the basics. Also, more difficult is not always better! Pick a level that is appropriate for you where you can be challenged but complete quality reps and move on from there. – For back, I’m mos def at the second level still. Tucked levers still suuuuck for me 🙄. Working on my holds. One day I’ll comfortably do the single leg switches 🙆🏼‍♀️. The tris aren’t 3 levels per se; more like two and a third option. – For those who will inevitably ask about pistols😝, I have 2 vids of pistol progressions (let me know if you missed it and I’ll link it in my story). – Comfy af outfit from @ryderwear (Katiec10 is 10% off if ya happen to care). While the sets look mad cute, I honestly just wear the comfy things constantly 🙈#knowthyself. – 🎵Moksi & Chace – Lucky ft Yade Lauren

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Eager to travel, but the thought of sacrificing your fitness routine irks you? Katie Crewe is a Toronto-based Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), and health coach who shares both her bodyweight and gym workouts on Instagram, so you can remain active even while on-the-go. Despite being easy to follow, they’re tough enough to leave you with a good burn – and aren’t those always the best kind of workouts?

You might even end up incorporating a couple of new moves into your routine back home! And if you’re up for an extra boost, try out Katie’s new FitPlan for non-cookie cutter exercises that’ll help you reach your training goals.

10. Elinor & Sarah @sweatinthesix

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long time no see @popphysique 👋🏻 we checked out this studio right when it opened but figured it was time for a reevaluation. we’re so happy we gave it another chance because the class was SO good. it was def a challenge (those tiny pulses really sneak up on you), but this full body workout is so good for toning + sculpting. the class went by pretty fast and didn’t feel too repetitive which can sometimes be the case in barre classes. the studio is adorable + has so much natural light compared to some studios that have you cooped up in a dark room. your first class is free so we highly recommend you check it out + let us know what you think! they also have pop yoga which is more of an energetic flow – and we’ll def be back to try this next! 💗 . . . #workout #torontofitness #healthy #tagsforlikes #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #fitfam #barre #fitnessblogger #fitspo #bbggirls #bbgcommunity #wellness #picoftheday #wellandgoodnyc #fashion #summer #fitnessjourney #health #sweat #photooftheday #athleisure #bandier #bandiergirl #fit #fitspo #classpass #motivation #toronto

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Elinor and Sarah from Sweat in the Six are on a mission to make clean eating and fitness accessible to everyone. If you’re visiting Toronto from out-of-town and would like to sneak a peek into the city’s active lifestyle, this dynamic duo should be your go-to source with their healthy recipes and gym reviews. They’ll help you discover new workouts to try, and make sure you keep your heart rate up during your trip. Whether it’s fun barre classes at PopPhysique, HIIT and circuit training at F45, pilates at Misfits Studio, spinning at SoulCycle, or even full-body home routines, the girls have done it all!

Travelling with a group to Toronto? Find inspiration from these top local influencers to organize your own itinerary around the city! Make sure the whole crew gets there easily with a charter bus rental – that way you can all visit key locations while staying together.