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Things to do in Toronto

Things to do in  Toronto

Welcome to Toronto

Cosmopolitan and culturally diverse, Toronto sits nestled on the banks of Lake Ontario. Visitors come from far and wide to experience its food, buzzing nightlife, and colorful festivals, though things quiet over the winter season—when heavy snows and plummeting temperatures push people to the ski slopes. Within the city limits, top Toronto attractions abound, such as the majestic castle of Casa Loma; CN Tower, the third tallest tower in the world; Dundas Square; Toronto Eaton Centre shopping mall; and the richly multicultural neighborhood of Kensington Market. Visitors will find plenty of shopping and sightseeing options—with guides on hand to shine a light on the region’s rich history. Travelers can take to the air by helicopter, spin through the streets on a bike or hop-on hop-off bus, or cruise the waves of Lake Ontario for fine views of the city skyline. The world-famous Niagara Falls is less than a two-hour drive around the shores of Lake Ontario on the border with the United States, and travelers using Toronto as a base can opt for a day tour with transportation for easy access. For something a little more sedate, delve into the wilderness on an Algonquin Park canoe tour. You can fine native bears, beavers, and moose in their natural habitats; swim in crystal-clear lakes; and discover the best of the Ontario wilderness—all within reach of bustling Toronto.

Top 10 attractions in Toronto

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CN Tower

CN Tower

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For many visitors to Toronto, this needle-like telecommunications tower—often seen from the airplane window—is their first glimpse of the city. When it was erected in 1976, the CN Tower was the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Though it no longer holds that title, it is still the tallest tower in Canada, and the spectacular views from its observation decks are second to none.More
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Toronto Chinatown

Toronto Chinatown

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Located in the heart of downtown and a hub for the city’s Chinese-Canadian community, Toronto's Chinatown is a bustling neighborhood lined with an appealing range of small businesses. Visitors and Toronto residents flock here to dine at the area’s popular eateries and shop for produce and imported specialty items at corner grocers.More
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St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market

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A foodie paradise, the long-running St. Lawrence Market occupies the historic South Market House building, which previously served as Toronto’s city hall and jail. Since 1803, residents and visitors have come here to meet, eat, and shop for food items ranging from Prince Edward Island oysters to peameal bacon to Montreal-style bagels.More
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Rogers Centre

Rogers Centre

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Located in downtown Toronto at the base of the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre is a sports and entertainment complex that is home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. The Rogers Centre is a great place to catch a Major League Baseball (MLB) game or other event held under its fully retractable roof—the first of its kind in the world.More
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Toronto High Park

Toronto High Park

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As the largest park in Toronto, High Park offers a bounty of recreational opportunities. Locals and visitors alike hop from activity to activity, including playgrounds, a dog park, zoo, hiking trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, baseball fields, and an ice skating rink. High Park is a popular spot for concerts and for enjoying nature, especially in spring’s cherry blossom season.More
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Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

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A sacred site for Canadians—for whom ice hockey is a national obsession—the Hockey Hall of Fame holds a treasure trove of memorabilia, including the original Stanley Cup. Housed inside a grand 19th-century Bank of Montreal building, it also features interactive games including a virtual shoot-out where visitors can test their skills.More
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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

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Established in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum. Housed inside a heritage-meets-modern building, it boasts a 6-million-strong collection, which focuses on objects relating to world culture and natural history. It includes everything from First Nations’ crest poles to Egyptian mummies to T-rex skeletons.More
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Humber Bay Park

Humber Bay Park

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Humber Bay Park, created from two man-made peninsulas near Mimico Creek and Lake Ontario, is a popular recreation hub in Toronto. Park pursuits include bird-watching, biking, hiking, and photographing the CN Tower and Toronto skyline, as well as lounging at the sandy beach area and taking dogs to the off-leash park.More
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Distillery Historic District

Distillery Historic District

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Once home to the 1832 Gooderham and Worts’ mammoth distilling facility, Toronto’s charming arts and entertainment quarter is now a popular strolling spot for off-duty creatives. The cobblestone streets are lined with Victorian-era industrial buildings, which have been repurposed to serve as contemporary art galleries, third-wave coffee shops, concept boutiques, restaurants, and bars.More
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Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum

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The quirky Bata Shoe Museum in downtown Toronto showcases the changing style and function of footwear across four galleries. What started as a personal collection for Sonja Bata in the 1940s is now a museum with more than 20,000 shoes dating from ancient Egypt to modern day, including a selection of celebrity soles. It’s an unusual chance to view world history through the lens of footwear.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

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Jessica_M, Sep. 2020
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
Would recommend to anyone (especially tourists and new-comers) looking for a nice day out by the falls.
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Hockey Hall of Fame
Daniel_S, Aug. 2020
Hockey Hall of Fame Admission Ticket
To see the Stanley Cup in real is a dream!
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Worth every cent
joshuavanrooij, Dec. 2019
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
Our guide Michael F was fantastic and his knowledge off Toronto, Niagara Falls and Canada in general was amazing.
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Great Tour!
Footprints247448, Sep. 2019
Small Group Guided Night on Toronto
We decided to do the night tour to see sites we wouldn't have found on our own.
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A must
crys817, Aug. 2019
Niagara Falls Small-Group Day Tour from Toronto
Niagara Falls was amazing and all the stops along the way were nice.
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A good way to see Toronto
luddenusa, Aug. 2019
City Sightseeing Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Excellent guides with plenty of knowledge about Toronto Plenty of time to see all the sights including the cruise around the islands
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Toronto Small-Group City Tour
danielcp2018, Jul. 2019
Luxury Small-Group Toronto City Tour
We were shown many of the sites in Toronto that we had hoped to see and the tour was given at a very nice pace.
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Excellent Adventure and Tour
Nomad38523230375, Jun. 2019
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto
Our tour guide did an excellent job in giving us valuable information while we were traveling to and from Toronto to Niagrara Falls.
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AWESOME!!!
ilovesmads, Jun. 2019
Toronto Islands Morning Bike Tour
So much fun and a great way to see the islands and get a great panoramic view of Toronto on the ferry.
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Fantastic experience
yahelenar, Nov. 2019
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
Really recommended of you are in Toronto and want to visit Niagara Falls.
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Family Trip
earmstro, Jul. 2018
Small Group Ultimate Toronto Tour
We were excited to come to Toronto as a day trip coming from our stay in Niagara Falls.
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Great trip, minor challenges.
Dave M, Jun. 2018
Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour With Boat Cruise and Optional Fallsview Dinner
This is a wonderful day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto.
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Beautiful and breathtaking!
margi f, Jul. 2018
Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour With Boat Cruise and Optional Fallsview Dinner
He was very knowledgeable about Toronto and the Niagara Falls.
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Enjoyed my trip.
christinej362018, Jul. 2018
Niagara Falls Tour Day Trip from Toronto
Got to see a lot of Toronto as we rode on the bus so the trip was definitely worth it.
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Fantastic
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Small Group Ultimate Toronto Tour
This tour is well worth it a fabulous day very informative and helpful guides we did this on our first morning in Toronto and it helped us get our bearings and there is plenty of time at each attractions
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This was a very nice and relaxing tour...
Anna B, Jun. 2016
Toronto Tall Ship Boat Cruise
This tour is perfect if you want to see Toronto from the lake side and to see the surrounding areas.
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Loved the tour..it's the best way to...
Jacqueline F, Aug. 2015
Downtown Toronto Bike Tour
it's the best way to see Toronto ...
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We had such a great time on this tour...
Victoria T, Aug. 2016
Toronto Islands Evening Bike Tour
Amazing way to see the city and get some beautiful pictures of the city skyline!
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Breathtaking
cramirez192019, Sep. 2019
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
Ralph is the best driver you could possibly have show you Toronto/ Lake Ontario/ Niagra Falls follow all his suggestions and you will have an amazing time
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Excellent way to see Toronto and get...
Mrs Elizabeth A C, Sep. 2015
Downtown Toronto Bike Tour
Excellent way to see Toronto and get your bearings.

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