Things to do in Toronto

by Cristina on December 5, 2011

by Cristina | December 5th, 2011  

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the fifth largest city in North America. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. There are plenty of things to do in the area so listing them all is impossible. However, we’ve come up with a list of the top things to do in Toronto.

See the city from the CN Tower


The CN Tower stands 553 m high and is basically a radio antenna. And yes, a tourist attraction. The basic ticket takes you to the 346 m Look Out Level with indoor and outdoor observation decks. And then there’s the glass floor (be careful if you are afraid of heights). A café and a restaurant complete the tourist attractions. Or you can go 30 more storeys up, to the Sky Pod at 447 m. In high winds you can literally feel the building sway.

The ticket for the Lookout and the glass floor costs CAD $23.99 for an adult , while the total tower experience (Lookout, glass floor, sky pod, movie, motion theatre ride) costs CAD $35.99 for all ages.

Visit the Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls is a must-visit place for anyone visiting Toronto. Located 137 km from the city, the Falls can be reached by train, bus or car. The cheapest option is the bus and you can easily do this as a day trip from Toronto. You can see the Falls from the top or behind. But regardless of what you plan to do, you’ll be amazed by the forces of nature.

>>read more about Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls

Bike the Martin Goodman Trail


The trail runs along or near the shore of Lake Ontario. It runs from Humber River to Beaches Park. Some sights along the way include: Humber Bay Park, High Park, Harbourfront Centre, Distillery Historic District, Kew Beach and Balmy Beach.

The path connects with other parks and trails. One of the most interesting is Don River trail. Martin Goodman trail is only part of the Waterfront Trail, which extends for 900 km , from Niagara -on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.

Shopping is your cardio


Toronto is a shopping city , so head to the exclusive shopping district Yorkville. If you don’t have the money celebrities do, then head to the Toronto Eaton Centre, where you can find excellent bargains. Oh and there’s Yorkdale, the first Mall in North America. Worth your time and some money spent. For those on a limited budget, the Kensington market is the best choice.

See the world bite by bite


Toronto is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world so you can find here a Chinatown , Little Italy, Little India, Koreatown and a Greektown. But that’s not all! Great eats from Poland or Portugal are also easy to find. Therefore, enjoy a world tour in your plate.

Local beer anyone?


You don’t need to spend a lot on imported beers. No, sir! Toronto is home to microbreweries so if you want to relax after a day of sightseeing, try something local. But coffee and tea lovers are just as happy as there is a retro coffee house where beans are roasted on the premises (at Balzac Coffee Roastery).

It’s time to party!


Toronto is home to one of the best party scenes in the world so no matter what your clubbing style is, you’ll find something to suit your taste and mood.

Relax on the Toronto Islands


Located a short and inexpensive ferry ride from the city, the Toronto Islands are an excellent choice if you plan to relax. Walk, bike or have a picnic while looking at the Toronto Skyline.

Photo credits : Niagara Falls , Martin Goodman Trail , CN Tower , Kensington market , Chinatown , Beer , Club , Toronto Islands


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Sightseeing tours to Niagara falls December 26, 2011 at 6:34 am
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Niagara Falls is one of the premier natural wonders of the world. Toronto to Niagara falls tour offers attractive service with your budget

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How to Go to Niagara Falls From Toronto March 1, 2012 at 2:01 am
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The things you have said to do in Toronto are really amazing.The pictures that you have uploaded are awesome.You just have to know that How to Go to Niagara Falls From Toronto through best,easiest and comfortable way,and all of the enjoyments will be open for you.

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Lori Bosworth - Torontonicity February 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm
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A good summary of Toronto attractions. Just thought I would add a few points. You can now experience EdgeWalk at the CN Tower where you walk around the circumference of the pod tethered to a rail. It costs $185. Be sure to visit the Distillery District downtown at Front Street and Parliament Street. You’ll find a historic district with cobblestone streets and industrial buildings converted to restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries. The St. Lawrence Market at Front Street and Jarvis Street is a great and inexpensive place to stop for your groceries with an amazing vibe!

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