It’s that time of the year again, when The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is in full bloom in the heart of Toronto, Ontario. As the world’s largest combined, indoor agricultural and equestrian event, it welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year and showcases world-class competitions, interactive education, and inspiring entertainment.

For more than 90 years, The Royal has continued its traditional role of bringing the country to the city in an increasingly urbanized world. And for those traveling to get a taste of the lively event, we tapped Charlie Johnstone, CEO of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, for his top picks in the area.

“The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is a Canadian tradition that has a vibrancy all its own,” Charlie said. “The Royal offers a country-meets-city experience right in the heart of Canada’s largest metropolis, where visitors from around the globe enjoy one of a kind shopping, entertainment, the best local food, and world class competitions.

“With the beautiful city of Toronto right out our front door, visitors can take in all the Fair has to offer and also spend time discovering some of the city’s hidden gems and local hot spots.”

WHERE TO STAY

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WHERE TO EAT

  • Rosti Potatoes at the Royal
  • How’s Hot Apple Dumplings at the Royal
  • The Cactus Club

WHERE TO SHOP

WHERE TO PLAY

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All photos courtesy of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair