Plan the ultimate Taylor Swift experience in Toronto
If you’re travelling to Toronto for the show or looking to plan a Taylor Swift experience in the city, find the ultimate guide for a ‘Swiftie’ getaway, including places to stay, must-try restaurants, Toronto attractions and where to shop.
Make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it.
Things to see and do
From karaoke bars, cultural tours and art walks, sports games and Toronto's top attractions, just think of the fun things we could do.
Visit some of Toronto’s top attractions at a discounted price. View the city from the top of the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre and City Cruises Toronto for a discounted price.
The CityPASS is valid for nine days, so you don’t have to rush—enjoy your trip around the city at your own pace.
Location: Purchase online
Book a private karaoke room and practice your favourite Taylor Swift songs before the show or replay the set list after the show. Food and cocktails are also served. The lounge is all ages throughout the week and 19+ Fridays and Saturdays after 8:00 p.m.
Location: 360 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tucked behind the major streets of the city are vibrant, colourful murals and street art created by renowned artists, including SKAM, uber5000 and ELICSER.
Location: Rush lane in Toronto’s Fashion District, runs between Portland Street and Spadina Ave, on the south side of Queen Street West
Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button aren’t just the names of iconic television and movie characters, they’re also the names of Taylor Swift’s cats. Share the pop star’s love for this impactful medium and enjoy a comprehensive collection of rare TV artifacts and fascinating exhibitions. Find more unique art galleries and museums.
Location: 64 Jefferson Avenue, Toronto
Find your own football crush. Get tickets to an Argos game or find out what other teams are playing while you’re in the city.
Location: BMO Field, 170 Princes' Blvd, Toronto
Then after an exciting night at the concert, reset with a peaceful nature walk through one of Toronto’s urban parks. Take me to the lakes, enjoy the fall colours, autumn chill and amber skies. Listen to folklore, evermore, or even just the sounds of the city.
Visit Toronto’s largest urban oasis. Walk along the various trails, Grenadier Pond, or visit the llamas, bison and deer at the mini-zoo.
Location: High Park, 1873 Bloor St West, Toronto
Explore the enchanting trails, public art and sitting areas of the Toronto Music Garden. The gardens are separated into six different sections and are inspired by the music of renowned Baroque composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach.
Location: 479 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Places to shop
Never go out of style, find the perfect outfit for the concert or a night out on the town. Explore the best places in Toronto to shop, get bejeweled and make the whole place shimmer.
And don’t forget to save a few dollars for a copy of Taylor’s record and Eras Tour merch.
This high-end women’s fashion boutique on the stylish Queen Street features the latest fashion trends and experienced staff who are happy to help you build the perfect outfit for any occasion.
Location: 863 Queen Street West, Toronto
Pick up one of Taylor's records or find another musical gem hidden at one of the largest independent record stores in Toronto. Located in the Annex neighbourhood, it’s easy to spend hours browsing through the shop’s thousands of new and used records and CDs.
Location: 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Friendship Bracelet Supplies
Swifties have created their own fashion trend. Accessorize for the Eras Tour with a wrist full of friendship bracelets. Visit Midoco, Michaels or one of the many bead stores in Toronto’s Fashion District to pick up colourful beads, letters and charms. Bring extra bracelets to exchange and give to other fans at the show.
Midoco Art & Office Supplies, 555 Bloor Street West, Toronto (other locations available)
Michaels, 142 John St, Toronto (other locations available)
Toronto’s Fashion District, Queen Street West, stores located between Bathurst Avenue and Spadina Avenue
Choose from a wide selection of casual clothes at Peace Collective, situated inside Union Station. Focused on sustainability, the shop’s collection includes “Made in Canada” products, which are knit, dyed and cut in Canada. Also a great souvenir option.
Location: 65 Front Street West, Toronto
Head to one of Toronto’s you’ll find a large collection of used, affordable vintage clothing in a wide range of styles. It’s the perfect place for anyone who loves browsing for great treasured finds.
A landmark shopping centre in Toronto, the Eaton Centre is a contemporary mall that spans several city blocks and houses dozens of retailers such as department stores, mainstream fashion brands and other specialty shops.
Location: 220 Yonge Street, Toronto
Discover more shopping options by Toronto neighbourhood, from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind products.
Where to eat
When it feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight or you love high tea, stories from uni and the west end, satisfy your cravings like the pop star herself.
Find restaurants, cafes and bakeries that offer some of Taylor’s favourite foods including sushi, chicken tenders, burgers, coffee and sweet desserts.
Appearing in the background of many popular movies, this 24-hour diner has a full menu where you can choose from fresh, classic comfort foods like disco fries, club sandwiches, buttermilk waffles, milkshakes and draught beers.
Location: 1132 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Reserve the Afternoon Tea experience at Victoria Cafe, located inside the King Edward Hotel. You’ll learn what a true royal tea experience is like, with the finest teas and top-notch service. Pair your quality tea with scrumptious scones and finger sandwiches.
Location: 37 King Street East, Toronto
If you’re craving sweets, stop by Roselle Desserts for tasty French-inspired pastries. Daily offerings include cookies, single shortbreads, madeleines, spoon cakes and more.
Location: 362 King Street East, Toronto
Dine on a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine at this trendy, colourful restaurant near Toronto’s Union Station. The Chotto Matte menu includes dishes like spicy chicken karaage, salmon tostada, yellowtail sashimi and BBQ huacatay broccolini.
Location: 161 Bay Street, Toronto
At this airy vegan restaurant, you’ll enjoy plant-based dishes like salads, tacos, bowls and vegetable plates made from seasonal produce. Sample unique margaritas, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar.
Location: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto
This upscale Japanese restaurant offers tapas-style plates and set meals, which include foods like premium Wagyu beef, gyoza dumplings and sushi. Visit during happy hour between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. for sumptuous wines, cocktails and highballs.
Location: 225 King Street West Suite 100, Toronto
If you’re traveling in a group that can’t decide where to eat or you just want to be surrounded by mouth-watering options, Chefs Hall has got you covered. With a food hall covering 18,000 square feet, you’re bound to find a unique and delicious dish to satisfy your taste buds.
For dinner and a show, attend their Open Mic night featuring talented local artists. Other evening events include trivia, movie nights and comedy shows.
Location: 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
A favourite among locals for its crispy chicken and delicious waffles, Cluck Clucks is known for its fried wings, cheesy fries and onion rings, chicken tenders, sliders and more.
Location: 222 The Esplanade, Toronto
For other amazing restaurants and eateries to try nearby, reserve a table and explore Bib Gourmand restaurants in Toronto, top city views at downtown patios in Toronto and hidden restaurants and secret bars in Ontario.
Where to stay
You might end up dreaming, instead of sleeping after the concert, so complement your star-studded nights ahead by staying at some of the best hotels in downtown Toronto.
For convenience and the shortest walk to the venue, consider staying at chic hotels near the Rogers Centre. For an added cultural experience, plan your stay in one of Toronto’s trendy neighbourhoods.
Make sure to book your stay soon to avoid disappointment.
Located in Toronto’s trendy Queen West neighbourhood, this 19th-century Victorian building features a hip bar with live music and stylish rooms designed by local artists.
Location: 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
The Ace Hotel mixes contemporary decor with retro touches like vintage guitars, turntables and records. Visit the rooftop bar for creative cocktails and the on-site restaurant for delicious wood-fired grilled dishes.
Location: 51 Camden Street, Toronto
Situated in a neighbourhood rooted in contemporary art and vibrant local culture, the Drake Hotel is the perfect spot for lovers of creative spaces. Dine on locally sourced foods from the cafe, enjoy sushi and burgers at the rooftop bar and dance all night to live music at the nightclub.
Location: 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Minutes from the Rogers Centre, Le Germain offers comfortable rooms located close to Maple Leaf Square.
Location: 75 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
A six-minute walk from the Rogers Centre, Bisha offers a luxurious rockstar stay in rooms designed by musician Lenny Kravitz. Dine at the French-style cafe, the gourmet Japanese restaurant or the rooftop Baja-Mexican eatery.
Looking to elevate your Swiftie getaway even more? Book your stay in The Taylor room, a new suite coming to Bisha in early 2024. Immerse yourself in all things Taylor Swift, including visuals from her albums, custom friendship bracelets, a curated playlist upon your arrival and much more. The Taylor room will be taking over The Olivia room in 2024 and can be booked online.
Location: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
This modern hotel is situated in Toronto’s entertainment district and conveniently built right into the Rogers Centre. Take in the stadium views through floor-to-ceiling windows at their on-site sports bar and discover the city’s top attractions just steps outside of the hotel.
Location: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
This affordable hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast, a grocery delivery service and delicious Indian food at its on-site restaurant.
Location: 255 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Find even more Toronto hotels located across the city.
When the Taylor Swift show is over, and you’re ready to depart Toronto, hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you.
Last updated: November 28, 2023