Toronto is a city alive with hustle and bustle and has a great eclectic mix of history and personality. It has been named “the world’s newest great city” by Forbes magazine and offers tons of exciting places to go, hot spots to visit, and sights to see! Whether you are traveling with the kids or a group of pals, check out these top five things to do in Toronto.
The CN Tower
Standing at 1,815 feet, the CN Tower was once the tallest free-standing building in the world. Tourists shoot up 1,122 feet in a glass elevator to an indoor/outdoor observation deck for a beautiful bird’s eye view of Toronto. Part of the deck is transparent if you dare to look straight down and see the city at your feet! You can buy your admission ticket for this fun attraction or make a reservation at the top floor restaurant and enjoy the view over delicious food.
The Eaton Centre
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto, the Eaton Centre, is a vast shopping mall in the heart of downtown. Offering over 250 stores across four levels, the Eaton Centre is a glass dome that captures a lively atmosphere. A shopper’s paradise, you could easily spend a day here! And when you need a break from shopping, you can check out some of the architectural features of the building, like a massive Canadian geese mobile designed by Michael Snow. No matter your style or budget, there is something here for everyone.
There is plenty to do and see at the Toronto Zoo. With exhibits like the Great Barrier Reef, endangered African penguins, and polar bear habitat, this is a great stop for tourists of all ages. Take a walk through the six miles of trails and wave to all the animals. The Zoo also has an incredibly successful endangered animal breeding program, so you may even see some newborn animals when you go.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum of natural history and human cultures. If the wacky, jagged edge glass exterior design of the building doesn’t intrigue you enough, one of the 40 galleries of art, natural science and archaeology surely will! The ROM has made ‘Travel + Leisure’ magazine’s list of world’s most beautiful museums. Art enthusiasts and science lovers alike will enjoy a stroll through these magnificent collections.
You won’t want to miss the beautiful estate that is Casa Loma. Built on a hill overlooking Toronto, the location was used for shooting part of Chicago (2002) and is a stunning recreation of a medieval castle. With 98 rooms and perfectly upheld gardens that stretch five acres, the sight is quite breathtaking and perhaps a little romantic. So stop by with your significant other and take in the gorgeous sights.d
Canada is a beautiful, fun travel destination for tourists of all ages. We all know how stressful traveling can be, so next time consider a train tour for your vacation. America by Rail offers train trips throughout North America, including Canadian train trips.