Performing-arts tickets aren't cheap in this town, often running $100 or more. Save a few loonies by trying for rush tickets, sold on performance day. For those aged under 30, many venues offer discounted tickets costing just $25.
- Hanging out The swanky rooftop lounge at the Thompson Toronto is a go-to for locals year-round – martinis, couches and skyline views; what could top that? During the Toronto International Film Festival, celebrities often join in the fun.
- Shopping Sure, souvenir gifts are at all the major downtown sights. But consider heading west to places like Outer Layer and Spacing Store, where locals shop for more imaginative gifts and mementos.
- Navigation Head underground: use the city’s PATH tunnels to get from place to place and avoid the cold or the traffic.