5 Things to do in Toronto
As one of Canada’s largest cities, Toronto is a fascinating city with so much to offer those who visit as well as live here. This exciting, vibrant city is one of the most multicultural cities in the world which means that no matter what time of year you visit, there is always something going on to celebrate or enjoy. Below are 5 of the top things I would recommend for any first-time visitor to the city of Toronto.
5-Take in an exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
The ROM is probably the most popular museum in the city and totally worth a visit. With over 6 million artifacts spread across two galleries, you will find exhibits on Egyptian mummies, Chinese sculptures and the popular dinosaurs, just to name a few. There are also special exhibits that may be of interest depending on the time of year you visit. During the fall and spring months, the ROM hosts their weekly Friday Night Live program where you can enjoy drinks and music after hours. Also, every third Monday of each month, you can enjoy a free visit to the museum.
4-Take a stroll along the Harbourfront
On a warm day, no matter what time of year, a walk along the Harbourfront is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the city. Typically, the area really comes alive during the summer months, but it can be enjoyable all year round. You can walk along the boardwalk that straddles the lake. You can visit the Harbourfront Centre which hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year. Be sure to hop on a ferry and make your way to the Toronto Islands where you can enjoy the beaches and children’s amusement park during the summer months. In the winter, you can enjoy a number of outdoor activities including skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing around the islands.
3-Walk along the glass floor at the top of the CN Tower
The CN Tower is iconic structure that dominates the skyline with its needle. It is easy to spend a few hours here enjoying all there is to offer. You can ride the glass elevators to the top and take in the stunning view from the lookout at 346 metres. I highly recommend visiting the world famous 360 revolving restaurant for either lunch or dinner while taking in breathtaking views over the city. Reservations are highly recommended and a visit to the lookout level will be free. Do not forget to brave a walk across the glass floor. If you are looking for more of an adrenaline rush, take part in the Edgewalk tour which is where you walk around the outer edge of the Skypod at the very top.
2-Shop ‘til you drop at St Lawrence Market
Once named the best food market in the world by National Geographic, St Lawrence Market has called Toronto its home since 1803. Located in the Old Town district at Front St and Jarvis St, you can visit the market while it is open Tuesday to Saturday. There are over 100 vendors selling everything from fruit and veg, cheese, meat and baked goods to souvenirs and antique treasures. Grab a famous and delicious peameal bacon sandwich at the Carousel Bakery before exploring the market grounds and dropping some serious coin.
1-Visit the Distillery District
The Distillery District has become one of the most popular spots in the city for locals and tourists alike. The district is comprised of old warehouses that have been converted into galleries, art studios and trendy shops. Of course, it can’t be a Distillery District without an actual distillery. Pop into the Mill Street Brew Hall for a pint over a yummy meal or try out one of the other many restaurants such as the Mexican joint El Catrin, Boku Noodle Bar or Madrina Tapas. During the summer months, it can get rather crowded as visitors flood the area to attend exhibitions, events and live music on one of the many patios. In the winter during the holidays, the district is completely transformed into a winter wonderland with its annual Christmas Market.
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