Toronto is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Toronto one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Toronto is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Toronto or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Toronto. Explore the historical monuments of Toronto with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Toronto guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Toronto page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Toronto.
#1 of 26 Historical Places in Toronto | Added 35260 times in trip plans
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
The Royal Ontario Museum Hosts an amazing collection of artifacts ranging from ancient relics to modern textiles. This extremely well kept and preserved collection is also interestingly displayed in this museum.
The Museum not only has collections related to Canada but also to the entire world. Ancient busts from Rome are an interesting exhibit to ...
#2 of 26 Historical Places in Toronto | Added 32564 times in trip plans
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Distillery District is a wonderful historic area in Toronto. It was an important place during the Industrial revolution. The reason for this is that the Distillery District was home to a very grand and important Distillery called Gooerham and Worts. This place was the centre point of the movement
The Distillery itself and all the places around ...
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Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J, Canada
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This multi-purpose sporting arena with seating for up to 20000 people is serious business. For example, it is home to:
Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL),
Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL)
But the stadium has also been a concert and exhibitions spac...
#4 of 26 Historical Places in Toronto | Added 33890 times in trip plans
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8, Canada
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, a wealthy person from Toronto has left the city with a very beautiful legacy. The Casa Loma is a very dainty house that belonged to Pellatt but has now become a major tourist attraction.
It is a very old-fashioned and picturesque stone house that gives the impression of being a medieval castle from an implausible fairytale. ...
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Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
When they talk about Queen Street, they are usually talking about the stretch from University Avenue to Brathurst Street to Dufferin Street, a 3.5 kilometre stretch of road that is probably Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood. Stuffed to spilling with art galleries, cafes, boutiques, restaurants, design houses and cute boutique hotels, this is To...
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100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
Canada’s largest city square attractions over a million and half visitors every year thanks to various reasons. The location near Toronto City Hall and Osgoode Hall certainly helps, as does being one of the stops on Queen Street West. But it is the near continuous event calendar of art exhibits, festivals, concerts, demonstrations and other e...
#7 of 26 Historical Places in Toronto | Added 1987 times in trip plans
Bloor West Village Toronto, ON Canada
Stretching from the northwestern corner of High Park to Jane St., this street is one of the city’s most serious shopping neighborhoods. Indeed, that is its specialty - eating, bookstores, independent fashion boutiques, art galleries, movies, massuese, spas, record stores, sports stores, antiques and so on. There is not much else for tourists ...
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65 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9, Canada
07:30 am - 05:30 pm
When opened in 1853 this Gothic Revival church of white brick and Ohio sandstone was one of the largest buildings in the region. For 25 years the spire of the church was the tallest man-made structure in Canada. It was built on the site of an older stone church that was destroyed in the Great Fire of Toronto in 1849. The architecture incorporates a...
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250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The British Army and Canadian militia troops built these historical military fortifications in the late 18th and early 19th century to defend themselves against a potential attack from the young nation of USA. Most of the buildings here today are mud and brick reconstructions of early wooden structures. Twice, in 1812 and 1814, the site saw militar...
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375 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4T 2V8, Canada
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
This, Toronto’s first all inclusive cemetery, is that final resting place of over 150,000 souls. These include notables such as composer Glenn Gould, various politicians, Titanic survivors, Premiers of Ontario, Lieutenant Governors of Ontario, Mayors of Toronto, and Barbara Hamilton among others. It is a tranquil place of beautiful monuments, winding paths, and attractive landscapes.
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Graffiti Alley, Toronto, ON M5V 2W1, Canada
12:01 am - 12:00 am
From Spadina Avenue to Portland Street runs Toronto’s most colorful street, one kilometres worth of vividly colored walls. Every inch of those walls are taken up with murals, signatures, tags, street art and other graffiti. Currently it holds the record for world’s longest Instagram picture. Just walk down and keep clicking with your camera.
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49 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C9, Canada
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One of Toronto’s most photographed structures, this 1891 five-story red brick Gothic Romanesque building is among the most expensive office spaces in the city. It’s actually older than NYC’s Flatiron by about a decade. Make sure to check out the mural, the Trompe l'Oeil, at the back of the building. It’s a mirror image of th...
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50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2, Canada
05:30 am - 11:30 pm
This historic 1931 building is thought to be the mecca of ice-hockey in Canada, perhaps even the world, and for a long time was home to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. Today it is no longer used for large matches; the NHL-size Mattamy Home Ice ice rink that seats 2300 spectators is a far cry from the 15,000 people that used t...
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65 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X5, Canada
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Completed in 1848 on financing provided by Irish immigrants, based on a English Gothic Revival design by architect William Thomas, this church represents the country’s largest English-speaking Catholic diocese. The townspeople famously dug the cathedral’s foundation out by hand. The high altar is on the eastern side of the church, facin...
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100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Also known as the ‘Eye of the Government’ because the layout look like an eye when seen from above, Toronto’s fourth city hall is worth a quick visit for its architecture and history. Highlights include:
First floor: A large rotunda, The Hall of Memory, "Golden Book of Remembrance" (with names of the city residents who died...