Experience Toronto’s “must see” attractions
With so much to see and do in Toronto, we’ve assembled a list of “essentials”, with their websites, to help you plan the perfect holiday.
CN Tower and “edge walk” (www.cntower.ca)
Toronto’s most iconic attraction is the CN Tower. The tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere now offers a safe and scary experience: a thrilling, hands-free walk along an outside tower ledge.
Toronto Islands and Centreville (www.centreisland.ca)
Visitors who want feel more “grounded” can take the scenic ferry ride to the Toronto Island, enjoy the air and spectacular skyline views. Bike, picnic and explore Centreville, Centre Island’s amusement park.
St. Lawrence Market (www.stlawrencemarket.com)
Great food of every description can be found at the St. Lawrence Market, once ranked by National Geographic as the world’s best. Try the famous peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery.
Hockey Hall of Fame (www.hhof.com)
Spend a summer afternoon “on the ice” at this wonderful museum and get your picture taken with the Stanley Cup!
Toronto Eaton Centre (www.torontoeatoncentre.com/en/Pages/default.aspx)
This is one of Canada’s favourite places to shop. Featuring over 200 retailers in fashion, furniture and electronics in a beautiful setting, the selection here is simply unbeatable.
Just a short walk or street car ride from the Eaton Centre and Kensington Market is Toronto’s Chinatown (one of three!), with an exotic and bohemian mix of vintage shops, funky restaurants, cafés and bars alongside Latin American markets and food stalls.
“The Distillery” historic district (www.thedistillerydistrict.com)
One of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods was built around the city’s first distillery, which once produced almost half of Ontario’s total spirits, but is now home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. You can take a tour or perhaps watch a film crew at work.
Family-friendly and educational attractions
Learning and fun for all the family.
Ontario Science Centre (www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca) offers hundreds of interactive exhibits.
Toronto Zoo (www.torontozoo.com) showcases over 5,000 animals, including gorillas and polar bears.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (www.ripleysaquariumofcanada.com) is home to nearly 14,000 beautiful and exotic creatures. Located at the base of the CN Tower.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) (www.rom.on.ca) is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history.
Casa Loma (www.casaloma.org) is a real castle. Unleash your inner-Harry here.
Canada’s Wonderland (www.canadaswonderland.com) features more than 69 rides, and thrills, chills and spills in a 20-acre water park.
For visitor guides and tourism information, visit https://www.seetorontonow.com/.