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Toronto Nightlife


From swanky clubs to cosy bars, Toronto's nightlife has something for everyone. Visitors can expect action and a cosmopolitan vibe in this big, energetic city.

On the ethnic front, Little Italy has a number of trattorias that double as bars, while Greektown has its own flair and party atmosphere. Broadly speaking, bars and pubs close around 2am, while dance clubs stay open till dawn. Late-night buses pick up after-hours commuters when the subway shuts down.

Clubs come and go fairly quickly in Toronto, so visitors should check out local nightlife guides for the hottest spots. The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19, which is well below the 21-year-old limit in the neighbouring USA. It is strictly enforced at most venues. Dress codes tend to be relaxed, but many will refuse entry for people wearing blue jeans or trainers.

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