5 Must-See Places When Visiting Toronto

by admin on January 12, 2013


Toronto is not only the largest city in Canada but it also accommodates over 21 million visitors each year. As one of the most visited cities in the world, Canadian natives and vacationers from all over the globe equally enjoy everything this wonderful city has to offer. Toronto is a city of culture and history filled with many tourist attractions but there are 5 that stand apart to represent Toronto at it s very best. So while you plan your next trip to Canada’s greatest city, be sure to visit the 5 must-see places in Toronto.

  1. The CN Tower

One of the “Wonders of the Modern World,” the CN tower stands as a symbol of Toronto’s culture and ideals. Visitors to the tower can look out on Toronto from a glass-floored balcony that sits over 340 meters above streets below and take in the beauty of Canada’s greatest city. The CN tower also offers its guests incredible food with world-class dining as well as entertainment. Check out the tower’s 3D theatre and enjoy seeing the city lights from atop the tower on your first evening in the city.

  1. The Toronto Zoo

Ranked within the top three largest zoos in the world, Toronto Zoo is home to over 5,000 unique animals. Guests can take daily guided tours, view live animal shows and talk with zoo keepers as they explore the zoo’s unique attractions, including a 10-acre Tundra Trek exhibit with arctic animals, a Gorilla Rainforest and a Great Barrier Reef. Home to over 460 different species of animals, this one-of-a-kind zoo is a must-stop location on your Toronto travels.

  1. Royal Ontario Museum

World famous for being Canada’s largest museum, the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) displays hundreds of unique and impressive artifacts. Guests to the ROM can see exhibits featuring live animal shows as well as dinosaurs and the first inhabitants of “Queen City” alongside ancient Egypt exhibits and natural history items. No trip on Toronto is complete without first stopping to check out the ROM.

  1. Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey is Canada’s sport and it only makes sense that Toronto is home to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey fans can explore the world of hockey like they never have before with interactive exhibits featuring the greatest moments of the game. Guests to the hall of fame can call famous games in hockey history in a broadcasters’ booth and visit iconic locker and trophy rooms. If you are a hockey fan, this is a must-see stop during your travels.

  1. The Distillery Historic District

Last but not least on our list of places to visit while vacationing in Toronto is the historic distillery district. A pedestrian-only village, set apart for the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, the distillery district is rich with art, culture and fun. Head to this part of town to see what Toronto is really all about and enjoy choosing from a wide variety of local shops, pub and restaurants.



This post was provided by Dan Patterson from CityPASS. One great way to see some of the top attractions in Toronto for less is with the Toronto CityPASS. Take some time to plan your visit to Toronto in advance and you’ll see how easy it is to hit the best sites during your stay.

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