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13 Things to Do in Toronto

Priya Johnson Sep 3, 2019

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Toronto, the capital of Ontario and Canada’s most populous city is a place with iconic monuments and museums that highlight the history and culture of the land.

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CN Tower

One of the seven wonders of the modern world, this architectural marvel is 1,815 feet tall. It held the title of the tallest building in the world until 2007.
View the city from its observation deck, experience its glass floor and outdoor terrace. Also, enjoy a meal in the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower.

EdgeWalk

If you’re looking for something more than an incredible view at the CN Tower, then the EdgeWalk is for you.

At the CN Tower, this adrenaline-pumping activity involves getting harnessed to a safety rail on the top of the revolving restaurant. You can walk around the circular edge handsfree.

Casa Loma

Toronto’s castle or Casa Loma is a 98-room mansion that was built as a private residence for wealthy Sir Henry Pellatt. Today, this museum is a distinguished landmark and a trip here is one of the most popular things to do in Toronto.

Distillery District

Designated as a National Historic Site, this pedestrian-only distillery district dates back to the 19th century. In this place, you are served an amazing variety of wines and beers. Opt for the historic walking tour here and learn all about its history and enjoy the beer.

St. Lawrence Market

National Geographic has titled this market as the world’s best food market. First opened in 1803, this legendary market houses vendors selling everything from meat, fish, poultry, dairy, fresh produce, artisan goods, baked goodies and even wines.

Toronto Islands

Take a trip on a ferry boat to Toronto’s islands, and treat yourself to a wonderful view of the city’s skyline.

There are a plethora of activities for everyone here, right from beaches, water sports, Centreville Theme park, etc.

Ripley's Aquarium

With over 16,000 specimens from more than 450 species, this aquarium offers 10 exciting galleries to enjoy. The most popular is the Dangerous Lagoon, which is underwater with a moving sidewalk that offers breathtaking views of various killer sea creatures.

Bata Shoe Museum

Visit this unique and unusual footwear museum in Toronto, that’s designed to resemble an open shoe box. It contains over 13,000 shoes and is dedicated solely to preserve and exhibit shoes from cultures all over the world.

Icewines

Touted as the nectar of the Gods, icewine is a dessert wine prepared from naturally frozen grapes. Canada is the world’s largest producer of icewines.

Since making it is labor intensive, these wines are more expensive. Nevertheless, purchase a bottle or two for special people back home.

Toronto’s Signature Food

Toronto’s food culture is diverse due to its strong history of immigration. Peameal bacon sandwiches, Kaiser rolls, Toronto’s hot dogs, Jamaican patties, and burritos are popularly enjoyed dishes here.

Hockey Hall of Fame

The only museum in the world of its kind, it is dedicated solely to ice hockey and houses the most iconic collection of ice hockey artifacts. You can experience a short time in the net, also enjoy the virtual experiences, and several other activities available.

Royal Ontario Museum

The largest museum in Canada, this natural history and world culture museum comprises of over a million objects in its galleries and exhibits. Their dinosaur exhibits attract a large number of viewers every year.

Toronto Zoo

The largest zoo in Canada, this zoo houses over 5000 animals. There are various attractions like the zoomobile ride, gorilla ropes climb course, tundra air, etc., that make your trip memorable. The two giant pandas are the star attractions here.