Things to do in Toronto

November 20th 2017

Things to do in Toronto

Toronto is famous for its numerous neighbourhoods, each with its own distinctive character waiting to be explored. There are always interesting and unusual things to do in Toronto. It has some of the best arts and entertainment attractions in the world. Toronto is also a great starting point for a day trip to some of Canada’s top visitor attractions such as Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario and the beautiful Canadian countryside.

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • CN Tower
  • Explore Distillery District
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • St Lawrence Market
  • Toronto Islands

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Featuring over 16,000 marine animals Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is one of Toronto’s newest and most exciting attractions. There are lots of different exhibits from the Stingray Experience in Ray Bay to the Dangerous Lagoon, with moray eels, sawfish and sharks. Learn about the underwater ecosystem of Canada’s Great Lakes in Canadian Waters and enjoy the interactive experience at Discovery Centre. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is open 365 days a year.


CN Tower

CN Tower is the 7th tallest free-standing building in the world and is an iconic part of Toronto’s skyline. It takes less than a minute to travel by elevator to one of the 4 observation points in the CN Tower.  The 360 Restaurant offers superb views over the city and makes for a very romantic setting for dinner. Admission to the CN Tower is included in the Toronto CityPass and there is no charge for visiting the Tower if you dine in the restaurant.

CN Tower, Toronto

Explore Distillery District

Down by the Waterfront the Distillery District has been transformed into a cobble-lined pedestrian area, flanked by Victorian warehouses waiting to be explored. With regular outdoor exhibitions and events, a vibrant arts scene and numerous high-quality restaurants, cafes and bars, the Distillery District is well worth exploring.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum, with a range of fascinating exhibitions including art, natural history, world culture and Canadian interest. The museum has a great interactive gallery for kids that features ‘hands on’ learning, where kids can touch the artefacts. Family Fundays take place on Sundays between 11am and 4pm.

St Lawrence Market

Located in the heart of the Historic Old Town, the Farmer’s Market was crowned the World’s Best Food Market by National Geographic. This historic market, comprising three buildings, has been in operation since 1803. Try cooking classes in the Market Kitchen, browse the food stalls, sample the cuisine and enjoy the exhibits.

Toronto Islands

Hop on the ferry to the Toronto Islands for a day of fun and relaxation. There are four beautiful beaches to explore, plenty of fantastic picnic spots and it’s the ideal place to get around by bicycle. Bicycles are available to rent when you get there. Young kids will love Centreville a kid-friendly amusement park with 30 rides and attractions including a petting zoo, pony rides and an antique carousel.

visit Toronto islands

Things to do in Toronto– Ask the Experts

Planning your holiday and looking for interesting things to do in Toronto? Speak to one of our expert travel advisors, they will help you to choose the activities and attractions that appeal to you most and advise you on the best tickets and packages for you. Give us a call now and our experts will create the perfect holiday package to Toronto for you.


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By Nikki Atikinson

Travel Expert

Favourite Destination: Toronto, one of my favourite cities to visit, is Canada’s largest, most vibrant city and is home to world class museums and galleries. Its festivals and events are famous across the US and occur year round attracting thousands of visitors. A must see is the CN Tower which stands 553 meters in height and is the perfect site to view this wonderful city. Niagara Falls is located only an hour away a top tip would be to grab your rain jacket and take a cruise up the Niagara River to experience the beauty of the three waterfalls.

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