What to do and see in Toronto: the best activities, places and attractions

Toronto is one of Canada's top tourist destinations and destinations, for the great offer of things to do and see, as well as for the beauty of the city in general and its landscapes.

The visit of the city is very interesting on many aspects, both on the cultural one with many museums and art galleries, and on the playful point of view with many attractions and activities that can be done in the open air. A trip or vacation to Toronto will turn out to be much more interesting than you might think.

What to see in Toronto

Among the many places, monuments, museums and attractions, here are the main things to see in Toronto.

Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo -

Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo, with over 5.000 animals belonging to 500 different species. The zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic thematic areas (Indo-Malaysia, Africa, America, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Zone) with both indoor and outdoor exposures. Inside the zoo is present Gorilla Rainforest, the world's largest indoor habitat for gorillas and one of the zoo's most famous pavilions.

The zoo is open every day except Christmas day.

Bata Shoe Museum

This museum is one of Toronto's most unusual attractions and is dedicated to shoes and footwear from all over the world.

Paid admission from 17:00 to 20:00.

Entrance prices:

  • adults $ 14
  • senior $ 12
  • students (with ID) $ 8
  • children (ages 5 to 17) $ 5
  • children under 5 enter for free

Canada’s Walk of Fame

Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visitors can see here plaques of the most famous people in Canada embedded in the sidewalk. Instead of stars, maple leaf-like plates were used.

CN Tower

CN Tower Toronto –

La CN Tower is Toronto's most recognizable and famous feature. With a height of 553 meters, is the tallest building on the American continent. A glass elevator takes you to the viewing platform, where you can see all of Toronto from above. The tower offers various attractions, like taking a walk on the outer edge of the observatory or bungee jumping. At the top there is also a revolving restaurant.

The prices to go up the tower are:

  • adults (ages 13 to 64) $ 32
  • senior (65 years and older) $ 23
  • children (ages 4 to 12) $ 23

The various attractions are paid for separately.

Black Creek Pioneer Village

A visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village allows you to travel back in time to discover life in the early XNUMXth century. The village consists of over forty historic buildings from the 19th century, decorated in a 60's style with period furnishings and actors portraying villagers.

Entrance prices:

  • adults (15 to 59 years old) - $ 15
  • senior (60 years and up) - $ 12
  • students (ages 15 and up with ID) - $ 12
  • children (ages 5 to 14) - $ 11
  • children from 0 to 4 years enter for free

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is a museum dedicated to ceramics in a refined contemporary building. The museum houses collections of rare ceramics such as XNUMXth-century yellow European porcelain or blue and white Chinese porcelain.

Entrance prices:

  • adults - $ 15
  • seniors (65 and older) - $ 11
  • students - $ 9

City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square 

What to do and see in Toronto - City Hall -

City Hall is Toronto's modern city hall, designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell. Nathan Phillips Square is the square located in front of the town hall and features a reflecting pool that turns into an ice rink in the winter. Next to the square is the Peace Garden, a splendid garden where the inhabitants of the city relax throughout the year.

Art Gallery of Ontario

This museum is the largest art gallery in Canada, redesigned by architect Frank Gehry. It has a large display of Canadian paintings and the largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures in the world. The exhibition on European paintings features some excellent works, including Ruben's The Massacre of the Innocents.

Rogers Center

Formerly known as the SkyDome, it is a multi-purpose stadium with a retractable roof, located near the CN Tower and the shores of Lake Ontario. Hosts Toronto Blue Jays matches in Major League Baseball. The stadium is Toronto's largest indoor concert venue and has hosted a number of concerts with international stars. It also owns a hotel with 350 rooms.

Royal Ontario Museum

It is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada. Thousands of various types of artefacts can be admired in over 20 exhibitions. Among the most particular things, the largest totem pole in the world, which is more than 100 years old.

Entrance prices:

  • adults - $ 17
  • students - $ 15.50
  • senior (65 years and up) - $ 15.50
  • children (ages 4 to 14) - $ 14
  • children from 0 to 3 years enter for free

Casa Loma

This European-style castle is a Toronto landmark and one of the city's top tourist attractions. Among the things to see: beautiful decorated rooms, secret passages including a 250 meter long tunnel, towers, stables and beautiful gardens.

Open every day from 9:30 to 17:00.

Entrance prices:

  • adults (ages 18 to 59) $ 24
  • senior (60 years and older) $ 18
  • youth (ages 14 to 17) $ 18
  • children (ages 4 to 13) $ 14
  • children from 0 to 3 years enter for free

Ontario Science Center

This exhibition space is one of the most interesting attractions in the city. It allows you to explore and learn about various aspects of science in a fun and exciting way. The visit is suitable for people of all ages.

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is both a museum and a hall of fame dedicated to the history of ice hockey.

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What to do in Toronto

There are so many things you can do in Toronto, especially on nice days outdoors.

Go to the beach

The city of Toronto has 3 beaches which are located along the edge of Lake Ontario. On the beach you can do various outdoor activities or just relax and sunbathe.

Enjoy the parks

Toronto is defined as a city within a park. Not only is it surrounded by huge parks and green spaces, but there are also many within the city. Edwards Gardens andBotanical Garden of Toronto in the North York neighborhood can be a good starting point for visiting these beautiful green oases within the city or even for doing sports.

Attend events

Attend one of the many events that take place annually. The main events are: Canadian National Exhibition, Doors Open, Pride Toronto, Toronto Black Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

Attend the shows

Attend one of the many theater or comedy shows that take place on the street, in clubs or in theaters of the city.

Magnificent Night View of Toronto Skyline and Reflection in Water –

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