Toronto is not a cheap city.
Yes, I say this right away so you understand the importance of this challenge of spending a whole day with only 20 dollars in Toronto.
And there's more: the mission was not to survive but to live a good day with $ 20.
I started the day very optimistic, then I thought I could not and in the end ... well, to know the end you will have to see the video above.
But anyway I leave here the highlights of this very interesting day:
It all started at Waterfront, my favorite place in Toronto. I had breakfast at Tim Hortons and then strolled across the lake.
Remember that Tim Hortons is a great place to get away from the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter, plus have free wi-fi 😉
I took the opportunity to see some of the The Brain Project on the street and also went to Power Plant. A free museum of contemporary art.
From there I went to Bercy Park, a square that has as main attraction a fountain in honor of the dogs. Imagine how cute 27 sculptures of various life-size races!
There I ended up finding an open-air jazz show. Incidentally, this is common here in Toronto in the summer.
I took some time to sit on the grass and rest for the rest of the day.
For lunch, I chose St. Lawrence Market, Canada's oldest food market.
Besides being a tourist spot, it is a place where you will find good places to eat.
But you know, this kind of place does not usually have the cheapest options, right?
My tip - if you want to save money - is to go to the basement of the market, where you will find cheaper places to eat.
I bought a plate of noodles with fried chicken for $ 6 in a Chinese stall.
If you do not have the budget constraints I had for this video, my tip is to go to Buster's Sea Cove where you find wonderful seafood dishes. My recommendation is the po-boy of shrimp 😉
Then I walked to Allen Gardens, a public greenhouse here in Toronto that houses thousands of tropical plant species.
To be honest, I recommend more in the winter because inside is very hot. Remember it's a greenhouse! hehe. But if it's your only chance to go when you're in town, be sure to visit it!
One area I really like in Toronto is Chinatown.
I stopped by to see if I could find something cheap to eat before returning home, but to tell the truth, nothing convinced me there.
At least it's worth the ride!
My last stop was at Graffiti Alley, an alley from here in Toronto where graffiti is allowed.
Result: super colorful walls and lots of people taking pictures for Instagram (type I, hehe)