Are you looking for what to do in Toronto?
PLACES TO SEE
Toronto is an enormous city with lots to see and there are lots of museums and some gorgeous scenery to see while you are there.
- Royal Ontario Museum: This is one of the best museums in North America and thousands of artifacts are on display in over 20 exhibits. You can see everything from dinosaur exhibits to artifacts from medieval Europe, Ancient China and native Canada. The world’s largest totem pole which is over 100 years old is housed here as well.
- Ontario Science Centre: This is a great spot if you are travelling with curious kids – there are lots of interactive science exhibits including a tornado machine, sound proof tunnel and rainforest. The city’s only Omnimax (full wrap around) movie theatre is also on the premises.
- Beta Shoe Museum: This different museum is dedicated to shoes and footwear and has Napolean Bonaparte’s socks on display as well as footwear from all over the world making it an interesting, if somewhat unusual experience.
- CN Tower: At over 500m tall, this is the second tallest freestanding structure in North America. There is a glass lift to the top and an incredible view from the top, especially at sunset. If you are afraid of heights avoid the glass floor on the top floor.
- Black Creek Pioneer Village: This historic site is a recreation of life in Ontario in the 1800s. There are more than 40 historic buildings and lots of ducks, horses and other livestock. The buildings are furnished according to the period actors portray the villagers. Explore it on your own.
THINGS TO DO
- St. Lawrence Market: St. Lawrence Market has been going since 1901 and stretches over two buildings, ‘North Market’ and ‘South Market’. Open every Saturday, you can find everything from fresh vegetables in season to spices, herbs, preserves, and honey direct from the beekeepers. There is also a fantastic food court with incredible fresh food.
- Kensington Market: Once the focal point of Jewish life, it is now the centre of the bohemian scene in Toronto. The narrow streets are filled with punks, yuppies and immigrants alike and the shops include surplus stores, coffee houses, clothing vendors and restaurants.
- The Bovine Sex Club: This Queen Street institution has no sign or visible window but you can recognize it by the large selection of metallic junk welded together. The crowd is very eclectic and the music just as varied. It is not a strip club or swingers bar, the ‘Sex’ in the name is purely provocative.
- The Horseshoe Tavern: The Horseshoe Tavern is another Queen Street institution which specializes in good quality live modern music. A variety of bands play most nights and ticket prices vary. The music is more alternative than country and western as the name suggests.
Below we have a list of things to do in Toronto and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Toronto getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Toronto with confidence.