Vancouver is a big city but it is a bit deceiving. Our downtown is fairly small and we're only around 600,000 people which puts us as the 8th biggest municipality in Canada - behind Mississauga and Winnipeg.
Toronto, on the other hand, feels like a big city because it is. It sprawls practically unhindered in all directions, except with water to one side. It felt like being in a city from the movies - somehow more real than the one I was used to at home: bright lights and the world's tallest free-standing structure. It's safe to say I was hooked. This past summer, I went back for my third time.
Garrison's By the Park (they give you free beer which is something I doubt you can do in Vancouver with our restrictive liquor laws). I also enjoyed many a coffee on College street (The Green Grind Cafe).
Sugar Beach. It's part of an overall plan to revitalize Toronto's waterfront which is fairly disconnected from the City (thanks to an elevated highway) and that it's still fairly industrial. The design is fun and pretty. People seemed to enjoy it as a place to sun bathe as you can't actually swim in the water as the 'beach' is elevated. There's a small water feature but I wouldn't mind seeing some more places to cool off.