Haven’t had enough of poutine and maple syrup? Want to know more about what the beautiful country of Canada has to offer? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve brought you our list of the top 10 things to do in Toronto:
Visit The CN Tower – This iconic tower located on Front Street is the world’s third tallest tower and the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, attracting more than 2 million international visitors annually. There is a rotating restaurant on the top providing a 360 degree view of the city.
Walk through the iconic streets of Nathan Phillips Square – This square is an urban plaza that is home to concerts, art displays, weekly farmers markets, a reflecting pool & so much more. During the winter months, it houses a festival of lights, and the reflecting pool becomes an ice rink. Approximately 1.5 million people visit this square annually.
Go back in time at the Hockey Hall Of Fame – Feeling like you need your hockey fix? Learn about Canada’s favorite sport at the Hockey Hall Of Fame!
Root, Root, Root for the home team – The official home baseball team of Toronto is the Blue Jays. The team competes in the AL East Division and play its home games at the Rogers Centre.
Peruse the St. Lawrence Market – This spacious market is jam-packed with 100+ vendors, bakers, butchers and artisans selling everything from produce, to clothing, meats, cheeses, pastries, coffees and so much more!
Take a stroll on the Harbor Front – This pier lines the northern shore of Lake Ontario. It is the site of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, galleries, performance spaces, craft studios, shops, office space, restaurants and even condominiums. Harborfront also hosts an extensive program of arts and cultural events throughout the summer, including craft fairs, theatrical and dance performances and concerts. In the winter there is also an ice rink. Harborfront is beautiful at any time of year, so we suggest definitely checking it out!
Shop ‘Til You Drop at Eaton Centre – This huge underground mall boasts a vast array of shops, clothiers and restaurants under a beautifully domed glass ceiling.
Take a walk through Yonge-Dundas Square – This square is home to some of Toronto’s most prime tourist attractions. It features a movie theater, shops and many large illuminated television screens. This is said to be comparable to New York City’s Times Square (even though we are from the NYC area, we will remain neutral as to which one is better ;).
‘Fall’ in love with Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls is the perfect distance from Toronto for a day trip! There are many tours leaving from the city to take you to see the falls. Most tours depart Toronto early in the morning and have you back by early evening. The Canadian side of the falls provides access to the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. This is a sight surely not to miss!
Enjoy a delicious street sausage – True foodies know street stalls are the best places to get a taste of the most delicious and authentic foods in a city! These sausages are grilled on a bun with all the self-serve fixings you desire, ranging from ketchup, mustard, relish to sauerkraut, olives and even banana peppers. These delicious sausages are a true Toronto staple and not to be missed! (and come on, who doesn’t like sausages?)
This is a list of the top 10 items we feel are the ultimate to-do’s when vacationing in Toronto, but these only just scratch the surface of what there is to do in this amazing city! Take a trip up to the ‘great white north’ yourself and experience all the wonder that Toronto brings!
If there is anything on this list we didn’t mention that you liked while you were in Toronto, please let us know!