Toronto Tour Guide
There are so many things to experience in this diverse city; it will be necessary to plan ahead to ensure you’ll get to everything you MUST see.
Traffic is busy in the city and parking is very expensive. So if you have a car with you, leave it at your hotel when exploring the city and use it for trips to outlying attractions. The Toronto Transit System (TTC) is easy to use and quite inexpensive. Taxis are also readily available.
There are a lot of things to see and do in Toronto, and here are some places you should look into:
Air Canada Centre
Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team & the Toronto Raptors basketball franchise. If you choose the 1- hour guided tour, the adventure takes you behind the scenes of North America’s premier theatre of sports & entertainment.
Bata Shoe Museum
If you thought you had way too many pairs of shoes in your closet… This shoe museum will show you just how much fun 10,000 shoes can be!
Bloor and Yorkville Area
Toronto’s most exclusive retail district is located in the Bloor/Yorkville area. The most elegant shopping and dining sections in the city.
Even if you don’t typically seek out castles during your vacation, you’ll appreciate the atmosphere and grandeur of Casa Loma
Toronto is the home of Canada’s largest Chinese population, so it’s not unusual to note that there are 5 other main Chinese areas in the city.
Only if you don’t have a fear of heights do you want to visit the CN Tower. But if you can muster the will to take a trip to the top it will definitely be worth it. The CN Tower is Toronto and Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon.
Once the home of the Toronto Stock Exchange (up until 1983), the DX is now a building reopened as a center devoted to promoting Canadian design, everything from graphic design to interior design, fashion, architecture and more.
If you want to visit the ‘hippest’ place in downtown Toronto, this is where you want to be. In just the past few years, The Distillery District has become one of the most romantic and enjoyable destinations in the city.
Built in 1979, the Eaton Centre boasts $746 of sales per square foot of retail space – the highest in North America – and is the number one tourist attraction in Toronto with one million visitors a week.
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
This centre is one of the last operating double-decker theater complexes in the world, being two former vaudeville halls built one on top of the other
Toronto’s skyline shows one skyscraper after another. Those magnificent high-rises are probably banks, banks and more banks! Every one of Canada’s major banks is headquartered in downtown Toronto.
Four Season Centre for the Performing Art
Home for the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada.
People say that a visit to Toronto is not complete until you’ve spent time at the Harbourfront. This 10-acre waterfront community along Lake Ontario is lively.
Historic Fort York
Calling all history buffs! Visit Fort York and you’ll see the site of the 1813 Battle of York and the birthplace of modern Toronto.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Even if you’re not a hockey fan, you’ll want to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 30 Yonge Street in Old Toronto.
If you want to take a trip around the world in a few blocks, feeling a sense of the city’s rich cultural diversity, Kensington Market is the place to be.
Ontario Science Centre
If hands-on activities are how you love to learn about the planet, then come to the Ontario Science Center for a day of fun and learning!
The Guinness Book of World Records hails it as the biggest underground shopping complex in the world.
Toronto is first and foremost a hockey city, so the Toronto Maple Leafs top the list with baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays and basketball’s Toronto Raptors close behind in popularity.
Over 2,000 events have been staged and more than 50 million people have visited Rogers Centre since its opening in 1989. The Rogers Centre indoor/outdoor sports centre is the home field for both the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team and the Canadian Football League Argonauts team.
Royal Ontario Musueum
With more than 6 million objects, its collections have made it the largest museum in all of Canada.
St. James Cathedral
Record setting heights and the melodic peal of bells make this a wonderful place to note.
St. Lawrence Market
If you like shopping, take the time to wander through the unique shops and stalls. Sit down with a gourmet coffee and read a magazine, or simply soak in the atmosphere and people watch.
Toronto’s First Post Office
Visit this post office and you’ll see postal workers using quill pens, inkpots and sealing wax – tools dating to 1833!
The islands are popular for locals and visitors alike; over 1 million people visit the islands each year. Center Island is popular with families who enjoy Centreville Amusement Park.
A trip to the zoo makes any day special; but a day spent at the amazing Toronto Zoo is one you will never forget. One of the largest zoos in the world, there are more than 5000 animals representing just over 450 species at the Toronto Zoo.