Rosemina Nazarali

Correspondent

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rosemina Nazarali is a correspondent who lives in Toronto and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. As a freelance writer, Nazarali covers food, fashion, entertainment, business and everything in between. A Toronto native, she loves to explore the city to discover new music, great food and the area’s many little secrets. Nazarali is partial to the finer things in life and is always looking for her next great adventure.

  • On July 2, 2014
  • On January 8, 2014
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    How do I get a reservation at TOCA?

    The easiest and fastest way to get a reservation at TOCA is through its OpenTable page, though you can also call or email the restaurant directly. Reservations are recommended but not required at this upscale eatery inside The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, but you’ll certainly want to reserve a table for popular holidays such as Canada’s Thanksgiving and for the elaborate prix-fixe Sunday brunch (complete with an endless mimosa and Bellini bar). TOCA is also open daily for breakfast (and lunch on weekdays) should you want to pop in pre-dinner. A sleek bar and lounge area provides another opportunity to walk in and enjoy the Toronto restaurant’s relaxed atmosphere and excellent, locally inspired bites.
  • On January 8, 2014
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    What is the dress code at TOCA?

    In keeping with its relaxed atmosphere, TOCA at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto does not have a formal dress code in place. The attire of the restaurant’s patrons varies from very casual to more formal, such as a shirt and tie or a nice dress. The majority of TOCA diners, however, are dressed in upscale business casual wear. For men, slacks and a dress shirt would be appropriate, while women can choose to go with pants and a blouse, or a dinner-appropriate dress. Though a dress code isn’t enforced at the Toronto restaurant, patrons should ensure they look presentable, and avoid wearing items like sneakers and hats.
  • On January 8, 2014
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    Where is TOCA located?

    TOCA is located inside The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, at 181 Wellington Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is situated in the heart of downtown Toronto, close to a myriad of entertainment facilities. Because of its convenient location, TOCA serves as the perfect dinner spot before enjoying the city’s nightlife or walking to the theater district to experience Toronto’s thriving cultural scene.

    The contemporary Canadian restaurant is also located close to Toronto’s PATH system, which is an underground walkway. Accessed just across the street from the hotel through the RBC Centre, the PATH will help you avoid the city’s often temperamental weather and city traffic. It is also easy to travel to the restaurant using Toronto’s public transportation system; several streetcar and subway stops are within walking distance.
  • On September 30, 2013
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    What is the best way to get an appointment at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto?

    The best way to get an appointment at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is through its easy-to-use online booking system. Simply choose the type of treatment you want (facial, massage, manicure/pedicure or packages/retreats), then browse through the menu of items available. Click on “details” next to the treatment names to get a full description along with the list of products that will be used. If you’re happy with what you see, click on “add.” Upon checkout, you’ll be asked to select the day and time of your appointment. If the time you desire is unavailable, the system will come back with other options. For questions about specific treatments or if you prefer to talk to a staff member to book your appointment, call the Toronto spa directly at 1-416-963-6006.
  • On June 30, 2013
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    Where is the best nightlife in Toronto?

    Most Toronto neighbourhoods have great nightlife, but two specific areas come to mind when looking for the best nightlife the city has to offer. Entertainment District is the first place that comes to mind, playing host to a myriad of popular nightclubs, bars and restaurants. The next place to visit is King West. King West hosts more of an older crowd -- Entertainment District nightclubs are usually 19+, where King West nightclubs are usually at least 21+. This is the area where young professionals will go to unwind after a long week of work. Not only will you find great eats here, you’ll also find fun bars and beautifully-decorated nightclubs.
  • On June 30, 2013
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  • On June 30, 2013
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    What restaurants have the best views in Toronto?

    Canoe -- Canoe is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant located in Toronto’s financial district and provides some of the most beautiful views of the city. Located high in the TD Tower, the restaurant provides diners with a birds-eye-view of the city, thanks to large floor to ceiling windows.

    Panorama -- Panorama sits on the 51st floor of Toronto’s Manulife Centre, and provides panoramic views of the north and south sides of the city. Enjoy your meal from one of the restaurant’s romantic rooms, or enjoy the scenery from one of their patios.

    360 -- 360 is the restaurant located at the top of the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structures. The restaurant revolves more than 1,000 feet above Toronto, giving diners unbelievable views that are sure to take your breath away.
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    What are the best tours of Toronto?

    Toronto Bus and Boat Tour -- If you only have a few short days to see everything there is to see in Toronto, this is the tour for you. Purchasing a ticket for this tour will give you three days of hop-on hop-off privileges to 25 stops that include the CN Tower, Dundas Square and Casa Loma. The tour also includes a 45-minute cruise of Toronto’s Harbourfront and islands.

    Heart of Downtown Biking Tour -- Hop on a bicycle and see the city’s sights on this bike tour of Toronto’s downtown. You’ll hit sights like the Art Gallery of Ontario and Sugar Beach, and will have the opportunity to stop and take it all in.

    Trinity Bellwoods Chocolate Tour -- Do something a little different during your visit to Toronto by indulging your sweet tooth with this chocolate tour. Walk through Dundas West and Queen West, the neighbourhoods surrounding Trinity Bellwoods Park, and learn all about chocolate while visiting five shops.
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    What are the best neighborhoods in Toronto?

    Bloor-Yorkville -- Bloor-Yorkville is the area of Toronto where you can indulge in some of the finer things in life, combining the best of fashion, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. You’ll find stores like Chanel and Harry Rosen and eateries include fine dining restaurants like Sassafraz and Amber.

    King West -- King West is Toronto’s answer to New York City’s SoHo. The urban area is the perfect spot for young professionals, with a myriad of businesses, dining options and stores in the area. The area has also become a hotspot for nightlife with popular venues like Brant House and C Lounge.

    Bloor West Village -- Bloor West Village is like a little town situated in the city. The area is the place to find local markets, boutiques and flower shops, while also providing great places to eat. Just west of the city and minutes from High Park, this area is a great place to spend a day with friends or with the whole family.
  • On June 30, 2013
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    What should you pack for a trip to Toronto?

    If you were to pack only one sensible item for a trip to Toronto, I would recommend that be a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Toronto is a great city to explore by foot, no matter what season you happen to be visiting in.

    Which brings me to my next point -- what you pack will vary greatly by season. Summertime will require flip flops, light and airy clothes for hot and humid days, and a light jacket for possible cooler nights. During the fall and spring seasons, pack a combination of t-shirts and long pants with a jacket, closed shoes and a sturdy umbrella. Winter will require a nice warm coat, sweaters, socks, winter boots, scarves and gloves.
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  • On June 28, 2013