What to see in Toronto: 25 amazing places to visit

Toronto is a vibrant and diverse city with a wide variety of attractions to visit. Here are 25 amazing places to visit in Toronto:

  1. CN Tower: Toronto’s iconic telecommunications tower, featuring an observation deck with panoramic views of the city.
  2. Distillery District: a historic district full of shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars.
  3. Casa Loma: a historic castle in the city centre.
  4. Royal Ontario Museum: one of Canada’s largest museums, with a collection of art, natural history and culture.
  5. Art Gallery of Ontario: an art museum with an impressive collection of Canadian and international works of art.
  6. Toronto Islands: a group of islands in Lake Ontario, with parks, beaches and picnic areas.
  7. High Park: Toronto’s largest park, with picnic areas, walking trails and a zoo.
  8. Kensington Market: a bohemian neighbourhood full of vintage shops, restaurants and bars.
  9. St. Lawrence Market: a covered market with a wide variety of fresh and prepared produce.
  10. Yonge-Dundas Square: a public square in the city centre, with live events and performances.
  11. Hockey Hall of Fame: a museum dedicated to ice hockey, Canada’s national sport.
  12. Graffiti Alley: a street full of street art in the Queen West neighbourhood.
  13. Ontario Science Centre: an interactive science museum with interactive exhibits.
  14. Toronto Zoo: one of Canada’s largest zoos, with animals from around the world.
  15. Harbourfront Centre: a cultural and entertainment centre on Toronto’s waterfront.
  16. Edgewalk at the CN Tower: an adventure activity that allows you to walk around the outer edge of the CN Tower.
  17. Bata Shoe Museum: a museum dedicated to the history and culture of footwear.
  18. Fort York National Historic Site: a historical site that tells the story of the city and its role in the War of 1812.
  19. The Beaches: a residential area along Lake Ontario with beaches, restaurants and shops.
  20. Allan Gardens Conservatory: a greenhouse garden with a variety of plants and flowers.
  21. Aga Khan Museum: a museum dedicated to Islamic culture.
  22. Toronto Reference Library: a public library with impressive architecture and an extensive collection of books and resources.
  23. The PATH: an underground network of shops and passageways connecting buildings in the city centre.
  24. Queen Street West: a street lined with shops, restaurants and bars.
  25. Yonge Street: one of Toronto’s most famous streets, lined with shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Toronto, Canada’s largest and most important city

Despite the neighbouring capital, Ottawa, Toronto is also Canada’s largest city, both in terms of population and its role as a financial and economic centre and communications hub. It is, however, the capital and the hub city of the Ontario Region. The city is home to some 3 million people, a number that exceeds 6 million if the entire metropolitan area is included.

It is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, even hundreds of kilometres from the sea, giving the impression of a city inundated by water in the wet summer. One of its main advantages is its internationalisation, city life and vibrant culture and employment opportunities, while the cost of living and the great distance are often two disadvantages.

Canadian National Tower

Our first stop is the great tower. This is undoubtedly the most iconic building in the city of Toronto. At 553m tall, it is a building that stands out from any angle you look at it, and is the tallest tower in the country.

Combined tickets allow access up to 440 metres, from where you can see breathtaking views of the entire city. It’s an incredible experience where you can take great photos to share with friends and family.

Because of its great attraction it is recommended to book in advance or go early in the morning to avoid waiting in long lines and missing out on many of the other places we bring you in this list of what to see in Toronto. So get up early.