You Only Live Once:
8 Over-the-Top Toronto Experiences

Here's your go-to bucket list of must-try, unique-to-Toronto experiences around the city – for all budgets and interests. Opt for one or try them all. Whatever you choose, go all in.

LIVE ON THE EDGE

Crank your adrenaline level 116 storeys above the city with just a safety harness securing you to the roof of the CN Tower’s observation deck. EdgeWalk is hands-free, so you can fist pump for the souvenir snaps—and show them off on the ‘gram—if you dare!

DRIVE YOUR DREAM CAR

Climb into a Lambo and roar around the speedway at Toronto Motorsports Park. Ultimate Exotics’ track day experience lets you choose from among the world’s most coveted speed machines like the Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo.

DIVE INTO ADVENTURE!

Pull on a wetsuit and slip into the depths with sand tiger sharks and roughtail stingrays. Besides a spine-tingling experience with awe-inspiring marine predators, each Discovery Dive at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada supports shark conservation efforts.

DINE LIKE A KING

Feast like a royal (or a robber baron) in historic Casa Loma’s BlueBlood Steakhouse. Splurge on a big-money cut like dry-aged porterhouse from Alberta, or on a sampler of Japanese, American and Australian Wagyu filet.

BOOK A PRIVATE HELI TOUR

Dazzle bae with the city’s most exclusive skyline views in a Heli-Tour chopper. Or step up the drama with a private twilight tour, guaranteed to mesmerize with epic views of the lake, sunset and sparkling city lights (it comes with some awesome swag, too!).

GEEK OUT TO RARE BOOKS

Bibliophile? Goosebumps await at the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Request your once-in-a- lifetime op to read Charles Dickens’ letters or browse early editions from the Charles Darwin collection, among 750,000 other rare volumes.

UPGRADE FROM GA TO VIP

Catch that summer-festival vibe, minus the crowd overload and lines. Veld Music Festival’s VIP tix get you through the gate sooner into a dedicated area with killer sightlines and an exclusive bar offering table reservations and bottle service.

DROP ANCHOR IN TORONTO HARBOUR

Live the luxe life on a Gone Sailing Adventures private chartered yacht: pop the bubbly and toast the sunset together. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and family indulged in a Toronto Island tour on the WhiRLygirl yacht—you should too!

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TARA NOLAN

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You Only Live Once:

8 Over-The-Top Toronto Experiences

See it. Snap it. Share it. In every neighbourhood, around every corner, through every door there's something that begs to be discovered in Toronto.

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