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NY Times names Toronto top travel destination for 2016

Posted by Amy Grief / January 7, 2016

ny times places to go 2016In 2014, Vogue named Toronto's West Queen West as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. Since then, it seems like we've been on the up-and-up in the eyes of high-profile American publications, especially now that the New York Times has featured us in its annual list of "52 Places to Go in 2016."

Toronto comes in at destination number seven, between Mozambique and the Abu Dhabi. "Toronto is remaking itself as Canada's premier city, quietly slipping out of the shadow of Montreal and Vancouver," gushes the Times.

To entice jetsetters to Hogtown, the short write-up highlights The Junction as a formerly industrial area that has transformed into "Toronto's most stylish neighbourhood for its bars, live music and coffee shops."

It also mentions perks such as the revitalized Queens Quay, TIFF and the Union Pearson Express. Yes, the oft-derided train finally seems to be getting some good press.

The Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia is the only other Canadian location to make this list.

Photo by Vincent Demers in the blogTO Flickr pool.

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