Hi everyone, looking for some Chowhound advice. New to this board as my husband I currently live in NYC. I am a born and raised NYer, he is a Canadian raised in Whitby, went to college in Waterloo, and has lived in NYC for the past 10 years. We have recently been considering moving to Toronto, and as part of our decision making process we planned an upcoming weekend trip to the city -- although we travel to Canada a lot to visit family, we are almost never in the city proper since all of his family is out in the burbs. But we would be relocating to the city of Toronto, so want to get a better sense of it and try to visit some neighborhoods, restaurants, etc that might be the types of places we'd frequent if we were residents.
I wouldn't quite call us "foodies," but we are certainly food lovers (especially me) and I know it will be hard for me to lose some of my favorite NYC mainstays (bagels/Jewish appetizing and pizza in particular), although I also know that Toronto is a big city with its own awesome food scene. I've done a lot of googling and found blog posts with "best of" lists but I thought Chowhounders might be able to give better suggestions of places that we should check out. We are going to be there for 3 full days, more or less eating out each meal. While we're willing to go out of our way for a good restaurant, we want to try to go to places in neighborhoods that we might consider living in so that we can take maximum advantage of the short time we are there (definitely anywhere around the downtown core--Little Italy; Annex; Little Portugal; Trinity-Bellwoods--and also possibly Leslieville...at least from what my husband knows from when he lived there a decade ago, coupled with where our friends live and what we've read online, these seem like the areas we would consider). We eat fish, but no meat. Love all kinds of ethnic food, love vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Open to trying anything!