Toronto's secret small town escapes will make you feel like you've ventured far outside the city. From adorable cafes to rustic buildings, there are lots of places to enjoy a bit of serenity and quaintness.MoreLess
Why You Need To Go: Take a break from the bustle of the city and stroll through a serene garden. Adjacent to the Toronto Botanical Gardens, Edwards Gardens is teeming with roses, wildflowers and rhododendrons in the Spring.
Why You Need To Go: Explore your own tiny village at this unique shipping container market. Shop for local goods, indulge in some treats and take some Insta-worthy shots.
Why You Need To Go: The Broadview location of this cafe boasts village vibes and warm brews. You'll definitely want to take home a bag of their award-winning blends.
Why You Need To Go: Start your day small-town style by visiting this charming bakery. You can indulge in sandwiches, sweet treats and more.
Why You Need To Go: This quaint shop has all the charm of a rustic cabin. Leather couches and durable wares provide a little country retail escape from the city.
Why You Need To Go: Shop for local produce at the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market, and explore the lovely surrounding trails. You can also stop into their Garden Market for crafts and seasonal products.
Why You Need To Go: Wander through this spacious park that looks as though it was plucked from a small town. There's an ice rink in the winter and an enclosed fire pit to warm up by afterwards. If you're visiting in the summer, be sure to check out the wading pool or lay a blanket out on the grassy fields.
Why You Need To Go: Shop for some stunning bouquets at this flower shop and cafe. You can also get potted plants and gifts there so it's a perfect spot for weekend browsing.