Whip smart, stylish, and bang up-to-date, the Avant-Guide series is the vanguard of a new generation of guidebooks for travelers who have outgrown backpacks and shoestring budgets. Avant-Guide Toronto is comprehensive in scope, detailing the latest hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightspots all with exact prices. Intelligently written, brutally honest, and a highly entertaining read, the book includes full-color, fold-out maps, ensuring Avant-Guide Toronto is as substantive as it is playful. A comprehensive travel guidebook containing easy-to-use information on the most exciting and stylish facets of the city, the guide also digs deeper, offering the inside scoop on local culture via short, candid interviews with major artists, musicians, chefs, and others who are the epicenter of their scene. Features such as "Toronto Unzipped" introduce travelers to the Canadian state of mind and provides a crash course in the city, recommendations of places to stay for all budgets, the top sights, the best restaurants, nightlife, shopping, sports, fitness centers, and spas that make this the only guidebook you need.