Toronto’s Must-See Attractions

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Toronto has an attraction for everyone, all year long.

Downtown Toronto skyline at dusk.

CN Tower & EdgeWalk

Toronto’s most prominent attraction is the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the outside ledge of the tower.

Standing at 1,815 feet tall and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, this engineering marvel is not only a top-notch dining and entertainment venue, it’s a Canadian icon and an enduring symbol of Toronto. Aquarium visitors observing jellyfish in tank.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Located at the base of the CN Tower in the heart of the entertainment district, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada welcomes nearly 16,000 beautiful and exotic inhabitants to Toronto. Boasting 135,000 square feet of interactive, underwater exhibits, the country’s largest indoor aquarium is home to stunning jellyfish, ancient giant lobsters, sharks, sting rays and every type of colourful fish you can imagine. Marvel at aquatic creatures from fresh and salt waters from all over the world, watch them swim overhead in the acrylic viewing tunnel, then get up close and personal at the Touch Tank gallery. Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Extensive galleries of archaeology, art and natural science featuring six million objects await during your visit to the country’s premier museum. With plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits–from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt to gems and minerals–history comes to life at this world-class museum, right in the heart of Toronto. While you’re in the neighbourhood, check out the Gardiner Museum for ceramics and the quirky Bata Shoe Museum, both just minutes away. Winding wood staircase inside the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

The Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works, to the African art gallery, to cutting-edge contemporary works and masterpieces of European art, the AGO offers an incredible experience with each visit. In 2008, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry resulted in one of the most critically-acclaimed architectural achievements in the world. CN Tower seen from the Toronto Islands.

Toronto Islands & Centreville

Visitors who want to be closer to the ground can take the short, scenic ferry ride over to the Toronto Islands, which provides a wonderful view (and photo opportunity!) of the city skyline. With multiple islands to explore, there are beaches, picnic areas, sports facilities, canoe and kayak rentals and much more. After you’ve discovered the islands by foot or bike, bring the kids to Centreville Theme Park for a fun-filled day of rides and attractions and yummy food and drink. St. Lawrence Market building in Toronto.

St. Lawrence Market

Great picnic fare and edible souvenirs can be discovered at The St. Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world’s best food market. Set in Old Town Toronto, take your taste-buds on a stroll through its famous produce and food stalls, restaurants, art exhibits and cooking classes. Be sure to try the famous peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery, recently named Toronto's signature dish! Hockey Hall of Fame building in Toronto.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Featuring the most elaborate collection of hockey memorabilia and gear from across the globe, as well as interactive games, multimedia stations and exhibits on the game’s greatest players, there’s something for everyone at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Be sure to visit one of the most coveted prizes in professional sports, the Stanley Cup. Get a selfie with Stanley! The Eaton Centre atrium in Toronto.

Toronto Eaton Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, The Eaton Centre is one of the city’s most popular attractions. With over 250 retailers in fashion, furniture and electronics, the selection here is unbeatable. Upscale boutiques mingle with casual clothiers and there’s something to satisfy every style and taste at Toronto’s premier shopping destination. When you need a break from shopping, recharge and treat your taste-buds at one of The Eaton Centre’s 7 dine-in restaurants or grab a quick bite in the Urban Eatery. Pedestrians at the Distillery Historic District.

The Distillery Historic District

Recognized as a National Historic Site, the Distillery Historic District is one of Toronto’s most picturesque sites with its cobblestone laneways and Victorian era buildings. It was Toronto’s first distillery–which produced almost half of Ontario’s total spirit production in 1871–and is now home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Located in the Old Toronto area, you can take a tour (by Segway!) or just stroll the laneways and courtyards and get a feel for Toronto’s history and heritage. The fountain at Casa Loma, Toronto.

Casa Loma

Built as a private home by Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt in 1914, this majestic castle-in-the-city features elegant rooms, secret passageways, sweeping staircases, stables and lush gardens. Spanish for “Hill House,” Casa Loma attracts guests from all over the world to view the grounds and buildings or to take in special events like escape games and concerts in the garden. Ontario Science Centre building in Toronto

Ontario Science Centre

The Ontario Science Centre is home to more than 500 interactive experiences, spread across eight exhibit halls. It also boasts Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre, a state-of-the-art planetarium, an authentic rainforest environment and a discovery area just for kids eight and under. Explore special exhibitions on a range of topics, take in larger-than-life films, travel to the farthest reaches of space and experience live science demonstrations. The Science Centre offers a variety of activities — whether you dabble in science or prefer to delve deep.  

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Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo showcases over 5,000 animals including gorillas, giraffes and kangaroos. Featuring award-winning exhibits representing more than 460 species, the Toronto Zoo is sure to delight. From the African Savannah to the Gorilla Rainforest  and much more, come see furry and feathered friends from every corner of the globe. Rollercoaster at Canada's Wonderland.

Canada’s Wonderland

For thrills and chills Canada’s Wonderland is an amusement park just outside of Toronto featuring 70 rides and the 20-acre Splash Works water park. Home to legendary rides like Behemoth, Vortex, Leviathan (Canada’s longest wooden coaster) and new in 2019, Yukon Striker – the world’s fastest, longest and tallest dive coaster – there’s no shortage of high-flying adventures to be had at Canada’s premier amusement park. Just hold on tight!