From a bird’s eye view of the city, to watching tigers, to historical district tours and more, it is impossible to be bored in Toronto if you check everything off of our to-do list below. Don’t be surprised if you end up wanting to move to this beautiful and exciting Canadian city.
What better place to start your tour of Toronto than by getting a view from the top. Not only is it the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere, it’s also the third tallest structure in the world. Photographers should remember to bring their cameras to capture the beautiful vistas this tower offers. Those who want a high-class dining experience can get a meal at the 360 Restaurant at the top of the tower. If adrenaline junkies want a fix, they can try the EdgeWalk. It is the world’s highest full-circle, hand-free walk and is open during the summer.
The CN Tower is centrally located and the perfect place to start your search for a good hotel in Toronto.
There are over 500 species and 5,000 animals that call the Toronto Zoo home. You’ll stay active in this zoo, which is one of the largest in the world and has over 6 miles of walking trails. If you’ve brought your family, the Discovery Zone will be a fun area to explore, as it features a dynamic and interactive wildlife experience for children. There’s even a water play area called Splash Island for the days when it’s really hot. Be warned, you may have so much fun your children will want to come back again the next day.
This historic and entertainment precinct near downtown Toronto is a great place for history buffs, shop-o-holics, and foodies to explore. There are a variety of cafés, restaurants, and shops available for perusal during the day. The 13 acres of the Distillery District contain more than 40 heritage buildings and are home to some great Prohibition stories and even historical explosions in the distillery. If you want a real treat, book a segway tour to get a unique view of the city.
If you’re looking for another historical place to explore, Casa Loma is a good option. This Gothic-Revival-style house is a museum and city landmark, built back in the beginning of the 20th century. You’ll be in awe as you walk around the opulently decorated rooms. Those who like pop culture will also be able to explore the set of some popular movies, such as X-Men, The Tuxedo, Warehouse 13, and more. It has even been connected to the Harry Potter franchise.
Centreville Amusement Park
Built in the 1960s with a 1900s turn-of-the-century theme, this park is located on Centre Island in Toronto. There’s a miniature railway for those who want to chug around the park and a 108-year-old carousel for children to ride. There’s even a haunted ride for those wanting to get their adrenaline pumping.