3 Days in Toronto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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Canada’s largest city enjoys a superb lakeside location while boasting great cultural institutions and an ethnic harmony that is an example to the world.

Day 1: Natural Toronto

Take some time to explore Toronto on and around Lake Ontario, starting with the regenerated Harbourfront. Where else would you find a spot like Spadina Quay, protected wetlands in the shadow of skyscrapers? The skyline, by the way, including the enormous CN Tower, looks even more impressive from the water. And the nearby islands are a fascinating world unto themselves, with largely car-free communities and nature reserves like Tommy Thompson Park, where you can easily forget that you’re still in North America’s fifth largest city. When the weather allows, yachting, fishing and fine swimming beaches make the lake a hive of activity.

Day 2: Cultural Toronto

But of course for at least half the year you’ll be looking for indoor diversions. You’re in luck! Still at Harbourside, visit Toronto’s version of London’s Tate Modern, a contemporary gallery in a converted power station. The nearby Distillery District now produces great exhibitions, performances and meals rather than whiskey. 401 Richmond is yet another thoughtful renovation, a whole gallery precinct inside a reconditioned warehouse. Down the road, the huge Art Gallery of Ontario has recent additions designed by local boy Frank Gehry, while the Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art has compelling works by indigenous Canadians. At night, take in a show at the modern Four Season Centre or Roy Thomson Hall, or the beautifully restored vaudeville theater Elgin & Winter Garden.

Day 3: Multicultural Toronto

Torontonians are justly proud of their city’s diversity. Bringing new life to some of Toronto’s oldest districts, every nation it seems has been transplanted and miniaturized: there’s Little Italy, Little Greece and Little India, not forgetting the importance of Chinatown in a city where one in ten citizens has Chinese roots. Near Harbourfront, Little Portugal brings color to the grayest winters, while the Indian Bazaar is a trip to the sights, sounds and smells of the subcontinent. All of these groups contribute to the astonishing quality and variety of Toronto's cuisine.

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Toronto Dinner and Dance Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy a special dining experience on this Toronto dinner and dance cruise. As you travel along Toronto Harbour, grab a cocktail, soak in views of the city ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.43

Best Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

Experience the sights, sounds and history of multi-cultural Toronto at your speed, on your time. Your ticket on the Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour allows ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $30.22

Toronto CityPass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Most FAMOUS attractions at ONE AMAZING price with plenty of time to see it all! See the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo and the Ontario ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $64.00

Toronto Inner Harbour and Island Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

See a different side to Toronto when on a one-hour sightseeing cruise along Toronto's Inner Harbour. Accompanied by informative commentary on the city's past ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $21.56

Best Culinary Walking Tour of Greektown or Leslieville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Taste your way through one of Toronto's diverse neighborhoods on a small-group food walking tour led by a local professional chef! Choose from the rich aromas ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

From USD $68.29

Small-Group Gourmet Dinner Tour of Toronto's Little Italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience Toronto's bustling Little Italy neighborhood and its amazing food scene with a local chef! This small-group progressive dinner tour will take you to ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3.5 hours

From USD $128.80

14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

See the beautiful sights of Toronto from the sky on an exciting helicopter ride over the city! Fly through the air with an experienced pilot, gazing down on ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 14 minutes (approx.)

From USD $167.69

7-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Experience Toronto from the sky on a helicopter tour over the city! As you soar through the air, look down on the skyscrapers, CN Tower, the waterfront, Fort ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 7 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.58

Downtown Toronto Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Hop on a bike and follow your local guide through downtown Toronto! Discover popular attractions such as Chinatown, Kensington Market, the Hockey Hall of Fame ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.51

Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover two of Toronto's most colorful and multicultural neighborhoods on this small-group walking tour of Kensington Market and Chinatown. On this 2-hour ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.95

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