Fathom Favorites : Toronto Sites

1. Tiff Bell Lightbox

Tiff Bell Lightbox

The impressive cinema complex has retrospective programming that's super cool and new releases that aren't at your local cineplex. The space also hosts an international film festival, archival library, and programs (stop-motion filmmaking, screenplay writing) for kids.

350 King St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5

2. The Power Plant

The Power Plant

An old warehouse for refrigeration and heating equipment has been turned into a stunning contemporary art gallery with flexible exhibition space, lectures, and creative installations.

231 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8

3. Kensington Market

A whole micro neighborhood just west of Chinatown — with coffeehouses, fruit stands, and tons of ethnic foods from as far away as Portugal, Chile, and the West Indies. Be sure to check out Good Egg and the incredibly hip Sanagan’s Meat Locker.

67 Kensington Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2K2

4. Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen Brick Works

A former quarry, now an incredibly forward-thinking environmental center and pinpoint for urban sustainability. There are eco expos, D.I.Y. workshops, educational activities, gardens for strolling, a jam-packed Saturday farmers' market, and beloved Cafe Belong.

550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

5. Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

A curving glass and titanium building that holds the largest collection of Canadian art, along with works by Picasso, Monet, and Rothko; a Gehry-designed gift shop; and a beautifully off-kilter corkscrew stairway. Free Wednesday evening admission and a heavy online presence keep it fresh and accessible.

317 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4