Toronto is a city that’s bustling during the day and equally lively at night. With so many things you can do, it’s but natural to get confused as to which great landmark of the city would be best to visit. Here’s a list of ten Toronto tourist attractions to give you a headstart:
1. The CN Tower
Although it no longer holds the title, “world’s tallest free standing structure,” the 1,815 feet tall CN Tower still draws multitudes of tourists a year who want to see a panoramic view of Toronto and its surrounding areas. You can ride the tower’s glass elevator which carries you to an indoor and outdoor observation deck that’s 1,122 foot high and comes with transparent flooring.
2. The Eaton Center
Situated at the heart of downtown Toronto, Eaton Center is an airy shopping mall that’s best known for its stores that sell products at economical prices. With over 250 stores, you’ll be sure to have a grand shopping experience that won’t be hurting to your wallet.
3. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Even before you step inside the doors of the ROM, your interest will already be captured by the building’s strange, jagged glass exterior which is certainly something new to your eye. And when you do go inside the museum, you’ll even be more captivated with over 40 galleries of natural science, archeology and of course, art. A discovery gallery holding interactive exhibits will also be sure to perk both your interest and senses.
4. Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
The AGO is home to mover 40,000 works of art making it North America’s 10th biggest museum. Not only is AGO a testament to Canada’s art heritage, it also features masterworks from all over the world, spanning impressive collections from 100 AD to the present.
5. Casa Loma
If you happen to be fond of architecture and history, you definitely need to check Casa Loma. The said structure was built by Sir Henry Pellat, a rich businessman during the early 1900’s. Having a similar story to that of California’s Heart Castle, Casa Loma is also a representation of a man’s architectural dream that ended with his downfall.
6. Center Island
You could also get away from busy downtown Toronto and escape to Center Island which provides an escape for tourists to have some relaxation and recreation. Noted for its lakeside charm, Center Island a.k.a Toronto Island boasts of an amusement park, restaurants, beaches and an amusement park.
Situated in the middle of Toronto’s sky rise buildings and malls, this charming Victorian Yorkville structure comprises of numerous boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. You can expect to have an upscale experience with its array of dining and shopping centers as well as a cultural learning from its galleries that showcase Canada’s international artists.
8. Hockey Hall of Fame
Although there’s every chance that fond of Hockey, it would still be worth your while to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. Filled with interactive exhibits, your kids, and even you, could get a real taste of NHL action when the broadcast pod allows you to call the action of well-known hockey games.
Did you know that Toronto houses North America’s second biggest Chinatown? Enjoy all the delicious Chinese cuisine it has to offer and find jewelry, clothing and house items at unbelievably bargain prices!
10. The Distillery District
When you’re in downtown Toronto but want to try something new, you’ll find this pedestrian-only village that is located in the middle of a spectacular heritage architecture that’s primarily used to promote the city’s arts and culture. It also comes with a wellness center as well as numerous cafes and restaurants for a great dining experience.
So whenever you find yourself in Toronto, make sure to remember these places we’ve mentioned. They’re definitely Toronto tourist attractions you can’t afford to miss visiting.