Things To Do in Toronto
Looking for an international adventure without crossing the Atlantic? Look no further. Hop on the Maple Leaf and explore our neighbors to the north. The fine city of Toronto has plenty to do and see — check out our top 10 recommendations below! ?
1) CN Tower: Get the ultimate bird’s eye view of Tornoto at 1,500 feet with a visit to the top of the CN Tower. Feel like living on the edge (literally)? Check out the Edge Walk, where guides will harness you in before you get to lean over the edge of the roof deck! Now that’s an extreme (yet safe) selfie.
2) Steam Whistle Brewery: We clearly approve of this beer’s train-inspired name. Check out this famous local Pilsner brew made with fresh Canadian spring water and sip on samples and nosh on bites like fresh pretzels with mustard, or a deli sandwich to wash it all down with.
3) Royal Ontario Museum: There’s something for everyone at the Royal Ontario Museum. Whether it’s period pieces from the historical textile collection, international exhibits, or prehistoric fossils, you’re sure to up your culture game. Check out the made-to-scale Chinese architecture exhibit, or the Bat Cave for a close up look at over 20 bat species!
4) Hockey Hall of Fame: Calling all hockey fans! A trip to Canada isn’t finished without paying homage to this national sport. Check out the greats like Gretsky in exhibits on hockey history, or grab a #StanleyCupSelfie. Little ones will love the 3D hockey movies so real it’s like you’re on the ice.
5) Casa Loma: For a quirky stop on your Tornoto tour, check out Casa Loma. Built in 1911 by Canadian financier Sir Henry Mill Pellat, this majestic castle overlooking the city boasts wood-paneled libraries and secret passage ways! Get serenaded under the stars in the adjacent gardens by the Toronto Concert Orchestra.
6) St. Lawrence Market: This huge market features produce, local crafts, and gorgeous blooms. Stop by the Market Kitchen and see the experts whip ingredients like Ontario strawberries or freshly caught fish into tasty testers, or stock up on delectable pastries like local Peach Buckle as your roam the vendor stands for a true taste of Canada.
7) Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Is petting a shark on your bucket list? You don’t have to be Chuck Norris to pull off this stunt. The Shoreline Gallery at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has a whole host of ocean creatures you can touch. Don’t forget to check out the Rainbow Reef to see if your little ones can find Nemo!
8) Toronto Harbour: Stroll along the harbo(u)r for calming water views and check out any number of cultural activities from concerts, food festivals, ice skating lessons and open air markets. Grab an adult beverage at The Slip and enjoy some people watching!
9) Bata Shoe Museum: This is a unique museum that’s anything but boring. From chestnut-crushing clogs to glamorous platforms, the BSM tells the story of humanity through its footwear.
10) Toronto Zoo: Snap a pic of Jia Panpan, Toronto Zoo’s first panda cub, or visit other mini cuties in the Zoo Babies area. Little ones can ride ponies and splash in open fountains before visiting the Giraffe House for an indoor safari.
Inspired? Grab your S.O., bestie, or family and hop on the Maple Leaf for the perfect weekend getaway or extended vacay. All aboard, eh!