Toronto isn’t my favorite weekend destination because in many ways it is very similar to New York, but I do love the occasional escape for good Cantonese food.
Saturday Noon: head to Lai Wah Heen to grab the best dim sum in town.
Saturday Afternoon: Drive around the Downtown Area and explore a gallery, museum, or sporting event of your choice (to be honest, there’s nothing that I’ve found that’s too far off what you can already find in New York–and no, hockey wasn’t invented in Canada). Check out a Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, or Marlies game if you can!
Saturday Evening: Grab a traditional or street-style Cantonese meal in Markham, perhaps at Richmond Court.
Saturday Night: Take a two hour drive back the way you came around Lake Ontario to see the gorgeous night lights at Niagara Falls.
Sunday Morning: Take a walk around the falls to take in the views, then drive for 30 minutes to the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo for the 12:00 tour.
Sunday afternoon: Grab a bite to eat at the home of the original buffalo wings, Anchor Bar, then return home to NYC with a full belly!