Things to Do in Toronto Canada
Toronto is one of the most multi-cultural, international cities in the world with friendly, vibrant neighbourhoods, unique attractions and museums, celebrity chefs, and a prolific theatre and shopping scene. Here are our recommendations for the top 10 interesting, fun and cool things to do in Toronto.
Top 10 Things to Do in Toronto
- Visit St. Lawrence Market and try the Peameal bacon sandwich, (or the yummy eggplant focaccia for vegetarians) at the Carousel Bakery. While there, make sure to stop by St. Urbain to smell the freshly baked bagels coming out of the wood-fired ovens.
- Go back in time at one of Toronto's many heritage museums, such as Casa Loma. This once private home, inspired by European Medieval castles, was handed over to the city in 1924. The prominent owner could no longer afford the upkeep after living in his dream home for only nine years.
- Enjoy the world's largest collection of Canadian art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Finish the visit with a unique view in the back of the building, which overlooks Grange Park, where you can enjoy a picnic in the nicer weather. When it's too cold, stop by Frank Restaurant in the gallery, named for architect Frank Gehry who designed the AGO.
- Immerse yourself in the Arts, with an evening on the town. Whether your taste is big budget musicals, the symphony, opera or jazz, Toronto has it all . . . and more!
- Have lunch surrounded by lawyers in Court Dress at the restaurant in Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Upper Canada. (Seasonal, September - June). Following lunch, head next door to Nathan Phillips Square to take a picture in front of the "Toronto" Sign.
- Wander through the campus of one of the top universities in Canada. Enjoy the University of Toronto's Victorian Gothic Revival architecture and for a special treat stop in and enjoy lunch or Sunday brunch at the Gallery Grill, overlooking the Great Hall at Hart House.
- Take a hike on one of Toronto's many nature trails and head to the Evergreen Brick Works conservation area. End with a "sustainable" meal at Café Belong. For a family friendly hike, take the subway westbound to High Park. After a walk through the forest, let your kids run wild in the wooden castle playground.
- After a day of shopping on Toronto's famous "Mink Mile", located just outside our doors, take a break with some gourmet ice cream at Summer's in Yorkville. Then climb up the "rock" in the Village of Yorkville Park and enjoy the view of our chic neighbourhood.
- Visit a picturesque farm in the middle of the city at Riverdale Farm, strolling among the Victorian homes in Cabbagetown along the way. For a more secluded experience, take the ferry across to the Toronto Islands to visit Far Away Farm.
- In the summertime, one of our favourite places to visit is the Beaches. Strolling along the boardwalk, playing volleyball at one of the many beach courts, renting a paddle board or even jumping into Lake Ontario for a swim.