First things first, food at the track. The Honda Indy Toronto has a fleet of food trucks that are a part of its 'Festival Zone'. These food trucks offer a wide selection of standard fast-food fair such as burgers, hot dogs and French fries. But you will also find BBQ, Mexican and ice cream/freezies as well as other goodies available. There are also food stands throughout the race track site offering various drinks, pizza, ice cream, slushies, etc.
Off-track, Toronto is such a dynamic and thriving multicultural city and nowhere is this displayed more than in its vast variety of traditional and ethnic restaurant establishments. Toronto also has many (but not all) of the major American based fast food chains, such as McDonald's, Burger King, Subway Sub, Taco Bell, etc. Each chain its own slight differences from their American counterparts and are therefore uniquely Canadian, each in their own way. There are also many "Canada Only" fast food chains, such as Harvey's Hamburgers, Pizza Pizza (also available at the track), Mr. Sub, Tim Hortons etc.
Because of the overwhelming number of eateries in the city, we've decided to use TripAdvisor to list 3 of the top rated establishments in each of the selected ethnic or traditional type of restaurant.
Evoo - Rating: 4.5/5, website: http://www.evooristorante.com/
Pizzeria Libretto - Rating: 4.5/5, website: https://www.pizzerialibretto.com/
Blaze Pizza - Rating: 4.5/5, website: http://www.blazepizza.com/
Mother's Dumplings - Rating: 4/5, website: http://www.mothersdumplings.com/
Lee Chen Asian Bistro - Rating: 4/5, website: http://leechenbistro.com/
Luckee Restaurant & Bar - Rating: 4/5, website: http://www.luckeerestaurant.com/
Seven Lives - Rating: 4.5/5, website: http://sevenlives.restaurantsnapshot.com/
Wilbur Mexicana - Rating: 4.5/5, website: http://wilburmexicana.com/
Los Colibris - Rating: 4.5/5, website: http://www.loscolibris.ca/
Woody's Burgers Bar and Grill - Rating: 4.5/5, website: https://www.woodysburgers.ca/
The Burgernator - Rating: 4.5/5, website: http://www.theburgernator.com/
The Burger's Priest - Rating: 4/5, website: https://www.theburgerspriest.com/
Attractions: Like any large modern metropolis, Toronto has numerous and diverse attractions to suit any taste. Listed are five of the most popular and fortunately, many are very close to the race track, and those that aren't are a reasonable car drive away.
CN Tower: Toronto's famous 1,814-foot-tall landmark is a definite must-see attraction. Not only is it possible to see a breathtaking view from the 1,466-foot Sky Pod deck, but there's a glass floor section and an outdoor sky terrace and for those adrenalin junkies who just need more adventure, there's the "Edge Walk". This involves a safety rope tethered, but hands-free walk on a 5-foot-wide ledge around the outside edge of the main pod, at an elevation of 1197 feet. After all this adventure, you can settle your stomach with a relaxing meal at one of the 2 restaurants located within the tower.
Address: 301 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Official site: http://www.cntower.ca/intro.html
Ripley's Aquarium: Located at the base of the CN Tower, this is one of Toronto's newer attractions. It's a fabulous facility that has a wide variety of marine life and ecosystems, but probably the most impressive feature is the huge underwater tunnel with a moving sidewalk. Great for the kids big and small.
Address: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Official site: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/
Casa Loma: Canada's premier castle, is an extraordinary building somewhat reminiscent of a medieval castle. It's complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and five acres of estate gardens and allows visitors to look back in time to a period of European style and grandeur.
Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Official site: http://www.casaloma.org/
Centre Island & Centreville: "With more than 30 rides and attractions and 14 mouth-watering food outlets, Centre Island's iconic Centreville Theme Park is the ultimate summer destination for families with young children!" There's also a petting zoo/farm and half the fun is getting there by the island ferry boat.
Jack Layton Ferry Terminal: 9 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H3
Official Website: http://www.centreisland.ca/centreville.html
Ontario Science Centre: "The Ontario Science Centre is a family oriented attraction with many interesting exhibits to entertain children and those with inquisitive minds of any age. Visitors to the Centre are brought face to face with the latest developments in technology, telecommunications, optics, biography, physics, space travel and meteorology, and much more, all presented in an absorbing and imaginative way."
Address: 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
Official website: http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
Some other good websites for researching Toronto attractions:
Toronto.com : https://www.toronto.com/things-to-do/attractions/