Toronto is a beautiful and compelling city, and was a fantastic introduction to the great country of Canada for me. Like any great city, there are loads of things to do to occupy your time while visiting – these are just some of the best! So without further ado, here are 10 things to do in Toronto!
Visit the CN Tower
For great views over the city, head up to the top of the CN Tower. Book your tickets ahead of time to avoid waiting in line, and be sure not to miss the section of glass floor on the lower observation deck!
People Watch in Roundhouse Park
Located at the foot of the CN Tower, Roundhouse park is not only an interesting outdoor museum dedicated to old rail cars, but a great place to people watch as well.
Walk along the waterfront
For a great relaxing afternoon, walk along the waterfront of Lake Ontario and bask in the sun. Take a stop at one of the beaches on the water or contemplate stealing one of the many boats docked in the harbours.
Explore the Distillery District
With hour long waits at all of the restaurants in the area, the Distillery District is one of the trendiest places in Toronto. Make sure to take some time before or after your meal to walk around and explore!
Be Awestruck by Casa Loma
A gothic revival style castle built by a man who went bankrupt during the process, Casa Loma is not only a jaw-droppingly extravagant residence, but a great place to get a view of the city.
Visit the Toronto Islands
If you need a bit of a break from city life, take a ferry over to the Toronto Islands for some much needed beach time and your fill of cute houses and four person bicycles.
Take a Day Trip to Niagara Falls
Located on the border between Canada and the United States, Niagara Falls is a can’t miss sight. If you have a car, the falls are a short hour long drive from the city. There are are also trains and busses that run throughout the day.
Grab Some Doughnut Ice Cream
These giant chimney cones are a can’t miss.
Go Shopping in Chinatown and Kensington Market
Take some time to wander around the close by neighborhoods of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Pop into all matter of shops to find some great souvenirs!
Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
If you love dinosaurs or finding out more about the history of the place that you are visiting, then the Royal Ontario Museum is a must visit during your time in Toronto.
Anything I’ve missed? Make sure to note it down in the comments!