My Favourite International Restaurant: Lee

Lee Restaurant: 601 King Street West.

I entertain clients from around the world and one surefire restaurant for every palate is Susur Lee’s namesake restaurant, Lee. It’s located in the heart of Toronto’s coolest nighttime playground, great for before and after dinner activities! Don’t leave without trying Chef Lee’s signature, 19-ingredient Singapore Slaw and pick up a set of autographed, custom-designed chopsticks by the master himself.

By Mark Crawford, Director, International Business Development, Tourism Toronto.



The Second City

51 Mercer Street. Second City Works

The Second City is an improv & sketch comedy theatre with some notable Canadian almuni like Mike Myers, John Candy, and Catherine O’Hara among many others! Their training centre is perfect for team building and follows the “Yes, and” philosophy to help break teams out of their shells to work creatively and collaborate with purpose. Prepare to laugh your heart out in Toronto, one of only three locations in the world.”

By Stephanie Uy, Account Director Canadian Corporate



MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street.

MaRS is at the crossroads of innovation and commercialization, where researchers make new discoveries that they can bring to the market. It also reflects Toronto’s architectural trend toward striking contrasts, a spectacular fusion of old and new. And the stunning four-storey, 62-foot-high glass atrium is an outstanding event space.

By Andrew Weir, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Toronto.


This week’s Staff Pick is ideal for those who are doing business or staying in/near Mississauga (west of the Greater Toronto Area)¬†and even by Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.


My Favourite West End Venue: &company Resto Bar

By Cristina Massullo-Trichilo, Client Services Manager, Tourism Toronto

&company Resto Bar (295 Enfield Place, Mississauga) is a unique venue in the heart of Mississauga, just steps from Square One Shopping Centre. With two floors of event space and great views from the spectacular rooftop patio, it’s a hot spot for a night out on the town or your next event!



Luma Restaurant

By Debbie Miller, Director of Canadian Corporate.

350 King Street West.

Luma Restaurant

Luma offers incredible views of the Entertainment District from inside the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This central location has a private dining room and outdoor patio, with professionally trained servers and amazing cuisine. Sit back and watch your client fall in love with Toronto one bite at a time!


As part of a new, ongoing feature, our well-versed Tourism Toronto staff pick some of their favourite restaurants, meeting spaces, and private dining rooms around the city!


My Favourite Restaurant

Spice Route

Toronto’s Asian Bistro + Bar, 499 King Street West.

“Spice Route has a unique sharing menu that tends to break the ice with people and sets a more relaxed tone for the evening. They have one of the best patios in the city, perfect for summer. Oh, and you must see the washrooms while you are there. Trust me!” – By Scott Ventresca, Director of Sales, Canadian Associations.