Toronto is a vibrant city with
plenty of sightseeing options, delicious food and shopping opportunities. Here
are 5 things you shouldn't miss out on during your visit.
Go up the CN Tower
This is probably the most famous attraction of Toronto. The Canada's
National Tower defines the Toronto skyline and is a great way to see the city
from above and there are several options on how best to experience the landmark.
You can either visit the top to take in the spectacular views or you can opt to
combine it with a meal, as you can lunch or dine at CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant. While enjoying a delightful dish, you'll be
able to admire Toronto from every angle as the restaurant revolves. Want something more adventurous? Then
this option might be for you: the EdgeWalk. The Edgewalk is the world's highest
full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5m) wide ledge encircling the top of
the Tower's main pad.
Get a cultural fix
has a lot to offer when it comes to art, exhibitions, performances, galleries
and museums. For example, every September Toronto is home to the International
Film Festival, TIFF. There's the ROM, Royal Ontario Museum,
which is Canada's largest museum of world culture and natural history, and also
one of the largest museums in North America. Even if you don't have time to go
inside, make sure you see the building from the outside as they have combined
modern and classic design, making it into an architectural masterpiece.
Besides the ROM, there`s the AGO, Art Gallery
of Ontario, the Bata Museum, a unique shoe museum of 4 floors telling you all about
shoes, and many more museums in and around town.
Relax in the city
want to find a spot to relax on a sunny day, do as the locals and go for a walk
or have a picnic at Trinity
Bellwoods Park. Another lovely place to explore is the Distillery District, a cobblestone
village and a former whiskey distillery. This picturesque part of the city with
numerous restaurants and quaint little shops will not disappoint you. Make sure
to stop at SOMA if you're a chocolate lover as this is an artisan chocolate
maker who creates chocolates using cacao beans from plantations all over the
Go on a shopping spree
is a shopaholic’s paradise! Shopping in Toronto comes in all sizes, from tiny
boutiques, vintage shops to large malls. That's one of the many reasons people
visit Toronto–to go on a shopping spree. Kensington
Market is a fun and quirky place mostly for vintage shopping. Make sure to also
stop at West Queen West for lovely
boutiques such as Cabaret, Preloved and Green Shag, which specializes in men`s tailor
made shirts and suits. If you prefer designer boutiques like Pink Tartan, then
head down to Yorkville, an upscale
shopping district. And if you still haven't had enough of all the Toronto
shopping, there is the Eaton Centre, located
downtown, stretched over two city blocks and housing more than 230 shops.
Most essential experience:
Take a map in hand (or not) and go explore. Visit the Downtown Yonge
area located along Yonge Street where you will find Toronto's very own ‘Times
Square’, Dundas Square. Or wander along the oldest area around St. Lawrence and
have a bite to eat at St. Lawrence Market, named the world's best food market by
National Geographic. At night discover the Entertainment District with
nightclubs, restaurants and live theater.
What's your favorite thing to do in Toronto?