Sometimes, you don’t want to worry about how much you’re spending; sometimes, you want to do something a little extravagant and not worry about how much things cost.
If you’ve got some extra money to spend, here are 7 expensive but fun and interesting things to do in Toronto that you might want to check out:
7. Go to a Leafs game.
Love them or hate them, seeing a Toronto Maple Leafs game in person is basically a right of passage for Torontonians. No matter where you plan on sitting though, Leafs tickets usually start around 100 bucks for the less desirable seats, and go up from there.
6. Go on the CN Tower Edge Walk
The CN Tower Edge Walk absolutely terrifies me. I mean, I’ve never actually done it before, but even just the thought of doing it terrifies me. But, if the thought of walking around outside the top of The CN Tower at 1160+ feet actually excites you, and you don’t mind spending the 175 bucks they charge for for 20 minutes of it, then you might want to check it out.
5. Have dinner at Kaiseki.
Kaiseki Yu-Zen Hashimoto is a pretty exclusive downtown Toronto Japanese restaurant; but even calling it a restaurant feels like you’re doing it a little bit of an injustice. Kaiseki offers a Japanese culinary experience unlike anything else in Toronto. Don’t expect a menu to order from though; Chef Hashimoto creates tasting menus from seasonal Japanese ingredients, so each time you go you can expect a bit of a different experience. Oh, and did I mention that he works in the kitchen entirely by himself without any help from anyone?
In the short video above, you can see a typical day in the kitchen at Kaiseki, where Hashimoto prepares each dish personally, while his family members bring it out to the restaurant’s guests. Sound interesting? A dinner reservation here will run you around $300 for an 8 course meal and a complimentary tea ceremony, not including drinks, taxes, or gratuities.
4. Have drinks at BarChef.
BarChef is much more than just a bar; their goal is to push the boundaries of the cocktail experience. With about a dozen or so hand-crafted and expertly thought-out cocktails using everything from elderflower and eggs to maple bitters and balsam fir as ingredients, often using liquid nitrogen and dry ice as key elements, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience when it comes to going out for drinks. Cocktails here will cost you around 15 bucks each, which isn’t a lot on their own, but you could see how it could get pricey if you planned on staying for awhile.
3. Go on a helicopter tour of the city.
Toronto is a beautiful city; but it’s even more beautiful to see from the air, high above the city in a helicopter cockpit. There’s ton of options and prices depending on how long you want to fly for, whether you want to go during the day or at night, and more; so for anywhere from $100 to $500, you can experience Toronto in a whole new way from about 2000 feet above the city.
2. Rent an Exotic Car.
Were you one of those kids that had a Lamborghini poster on your bedroom wall? If so, you can live that dream for real for around $3500 for the weekend. I wouldn’t really say it’s worth it myself, but it should certainly be on your list of expensive but interesting things do in Toronto if money isn’t something you’re really thinking about.
1. Have lunch at Canoe.
Canoe is known as one of the best restaurants in Canada, with several impressive reviews, accreditations, and awards to back that up. Rising high above the financial district on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, lunch at Canoe is packed with Bay Street’s powerful and financial elite; oh, and the food is absolutely incredible too.
So there you have it; my list of fun and interesting things to do in Toronto if you’ve got some extra money to spend. Did I miss anything that you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments below.