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Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is well known for being lively, exciting and for ethnic and cultural diversity. It is among Canada’s top and most famous destinations.

Here you can find a full list of thrilling things to visit while in Toronto:

 

Canada’s Wonderland: 

The best theme park in Toronto. It is a 134-hectare amusement park located in Vaughan, Ontario, a suburb approximately 25 kilometres north of Downtown Toronto. The cost of the ticket will go from € 26.61 (34.99 Canadian dollars)

 

CN Tower: 

This is one of the city’s must-see attractions. The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario. It was the world’s tallest freestanding structure until 2007, surpassed by The Burj Dubai building in Dubai. At the top of the main elevator is the LookOut level at 346 meters, with floor-to-ceiling windows and the new Glass Floor. Not only is it an icon of Toronto, the view you get from there is also spectacular. 

 

Day Trip to Niagara Falls: 

You can reach these breathtaking Waterfalls by car, train or bus. It is about 131 kilometres from Toronto (Roughly two hours). If you need to organize this Day trip, don’t hesitate to reach us at 01-8173522, touramerica.ie. We will arrange the best holidays for you. 

 

Harbourfront Centre: 

Harbourfront Centre is an international centre for contemporary arts and culture. It provides year-round programming 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, supporting a wide range of artists and communities. 

 

Hockey fall of fame: 

The Hockey Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in Toronto. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it has exhibitions about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Its located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the corner of Yonge & Front Streets in Brookfield Place (lower concourse level), a short walk from many Toronto attractions, including:

  • CN Tower
  • Rogers Centre
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • Eaton Centre

 

St. Lawrence Market: 

It’s one of the world’s great markets and is considered one of the best spots for foodies all around Toronto. It is well known for the variety and freshness of its fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, grains, baked goods and dairy products, as well as for the uniqueness of the non-food items for sale. St. Lawrence Market is located at 92-95 Front St. East in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Market is open Tuesday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. Lawrence Market is closed Sunday and Monday. The Antique Market runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays only. 

 

The Distillery District: 

The Distillery District is one of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions. It’s all quite closed to traffic street, and just a few minutes’ walk from downtown Toronto. 

9 Trinity Street, Suite 200 Toronto ON, M5A 3C4

 

Casa Loma:

You can’t talk about Toronto without mention Casa Loma. Is one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 650,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. You can plan your visit at: casaloma.ca. Tickets go from 20 Canadian dollars (Around 15 euros).  

 

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: 

It is located in downtown Toronto, just southeast of the CN Tower. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and run by Ripley Entertainment. Tickets start on 12.50 Canadian dollars (9.50 euros)

 

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM):

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s biggest museum of world cultures and natural history. Located right in downtown Toronto, the ROM serves as a national landmark and a dynamic cultural destination in the heart of Toronto for all to enjoy. Admission to the Museum is time-ticketed. We recommend buying tickets in advance. 

 

The Toronto Islands:

Toronto Island Park is located in Lake Ontario, a 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. Boats to the Island leave from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay St. and Queen’s Quay. 

 

City Hall & Nathan Philips Square: 

Toronto City Hall is the seat of municipal government and corporate head office for Canada’s largest city. Nathan Phillips Square is a vibrant, active space in the heart of Toronto. Events at Nathan Phillips Square are free, open to the public, and produced by not-for-profit or charitable organizations. So, it’s a must-see on your visit to Toronto. 

 

Kensington Market: 

Kensington Market is a walkable, open-air food and clothing market in the heart of Toronto. The Market is home to numerous speciality grocers, bakeries and cheese shops. Narrow roads make it hard to drive and park in the area. In the summer, usually on the last Sunday of the month, the road is closed to motorists making it a pedestrian zone where dancing, live music and more are among the events being held as you walk the streets and take action.

 

High Park: 

High Park is Toronto’s largest public park featuring many hiking trails, sports facilities, diverse vegetation, a stunning lakefront, convenient parking, easy public transit access, a dog park, a zoo, playgrounds for children, a couple of eateries, greenhouses, picnic areas, plenty of squirrels and various events throughout the year. The park is open year-round, 24/7. There is no charge to enter the park; entry is free for everyone.

 

Ontario Science Centre:

The Ontario Science Centre is one of Canada’s most visited attractions. It Held hundreds of interactive exhibits, daily demos and more! Tickets are available on their website https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca. 

Plan your visit in advance. 

 

Where to Shop in Toronto

 

Downtown Toronto is a shopper’s paradise! From high-end fashion to many quirky boutiques line, Toronto has it all! Take a look at our top 5 best places to shop:

 

Eaton Centre: The Toronto Eaton Centre is a bright and airy shopping mall in the heart of Toronto’s downtown that houses more than 230 stores—one of Canada’s largest malls and, measured by visitors, consistently the city’s biggest tourist attraction. 

 

Bloor-Yorkville: The Yorkville neighbourhood is a delightful anomaly in Toronto high-rises and shopping malls. Tucked into a pocket of downtown, the quaint Victorian architecture in Yorkville houses dozens of restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries.

Hudson’s Bay Company: Canada’s oldest corporation has several different store chains in Toronto and thousands across Canada. The flagship store is right across from the Toronto Eaton Centre. The Bay is a good old-fashioned department store with everything from clothes to household items and a place to have lunch.

Chinatown: Toronto has one of the largest Chinatown areas in North America. You will find bargains on exotic trinkets, jewellery, clothing, and household items. Numerous restaurants are serving not just authentic Chinese but also Vietnamese and other Asian fares.

Chinatown runs along Spadina Avenue from King Street to College Street.

 

Queen Street: The Queen Street West area has, in fact, become so popular that the truly bohemian have moved even further west to what is now known as West Queen West (between Bathurst Street and Niagara Street). Queen Street cuts east/west through Toronto and morphs from funky retro to chic shops and restaurants to antique shopping to The Beaches district at the far east end.

 

Where to eat:

Toronto is recognized as one of the world’s most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities. This is why various cuisines around the globe inspire Toronto food. 

That’s been said; here you can find a list of the ten best restaurants in Toronto, set by a local: 

 

  • 360: 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower is a must for locals and visitors. Fresh, local and sustainably produced food and drink complemented by an ever-changing panoramic view, all in the heart of downtown Toronto.L
  • BARBERIAN’S STEAK HOUSE: There are a lot of great steakhouses in town, but this is the stone-cold classic. Founded in 1959 by Harry Barberian, and not one tchotchke on the wall or book in the upper private dining room has been changed since. 
  • THE SENATOR: One of the oldest spots in town (been there since 1929) and still one of the classiest. A diner for breakfast, a lunch counter at mid-day and a jazz joint at night.
  • FIERAMOSCA: High-end neighbourhoods Italian spots. Named, obscurely, for the Ettore Fieramosca, the Count of Mignano (1475-1515). Half the guests will be regulars on any given night, but their secret is that they’ll make you feel just as welcome.
  • CAFE LA GAFFE: One of the city’s earliest brunch spots, where Portuguese bread and French sauces combine for what’s still one of the best Benedict plates in the city.
  • HOUSE OF GOURMET: They call themselves a seafood place, but there are as many BBQs, noodles, chicken, pork, and duck feet as squids and abalone.
  • LEÑA: Leña’s cuisine showcases the vibrant essence of South American cooking, with unique Spanish and Italian influences. Their stylish design, warm character, and lively tunes promote a “live to eat” ethos and foster a convivial spirit at the table.
  • LE SELECT BISTRO: Home of what is probably Toronto’s most refined wine list, it’s also the place to get your steak frites, duck confit and other bistro standards you can, just like in France, order without having to look at the menu. If it’s a classic, they make it and make it well.
  • RIVOLI: The Kids in the Hall started here, and Amy Winehouse and Adele have both played the famous back room. It’s got a huge pool hall on the second floor, and the food is another made-in-Toronto mix of Southeast Asian, Indian, Italian and Tex-Mex.
  • LEN DUCKWORTH FISH & CHIPS: You can get fish and chips at any of Toronto’s hundred pubs, and it’ll be good at almost every one. But if you indeed love fish and chips, you must stop at Len Duckworth fish and chips. 

 

Additional information: 

How to get from Toronto Airport to downtown?

 

There are 6 ways to get from Toronto Airport (YYZ) to Downtown Toronto train, bus, taxi, car or Towncar. The best way to get from Toronto Airport (YYZ) to Downtown Toronto is to train, which takes 25 min and costs €2 – €10. The train from UP Express Pearson Airport to Toronto Union Station takes 25 min, including transfers, and departs every 30 minutes. Toronto Airport (YYZ) to Downtown Toronto train services, operated by UP Express, depart from UP Express Pearson Airport station.

 

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Please check out https://www.touramerica.ie/holidays-canada for amazing deals on Toronto, or call us at (01) 8173535; One of our Travel Experts will be happy to guide you. 

 

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