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Things to do in Toronto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Toronto Eaton Centre welcomes millions of Canadians and international travelers every year”
  • 784 locals recommend
Museum
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“The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada. It attracts more than one million visitors every year, making the ROM the most-visited museum in Canada. The museum is north of Queen's Park, in the University of Toronto district, with its main entrance on Bloor Street West. Museum subway station is named after the ROM and, since a 2008 renovation, is decorated to resemble the institution's collection. Established on 16 April 1912 and opened on 19 March 1914, the museum has maintained close relations with the University of Toronto throughout its history, often sharing expertise and resources. The museum was under the direct control and management of the University of Toronto until 1968 when it became an independent Crown agency of the Government of Ontario. Today, the museum is Canada's largest field-research institution, with research and conservation activities around the world. With more than 6,000,000 items and 40 galleries, the museum's diverse collections of world culture and natural history contribute to its international reputation.”
  • 704 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The AGO has many beautiful historic pieces of history as well as special exhibits that take place throughout the year. Free to anyone 25 and under. Free for everyone on Wednesday's from 6-9pm.”
  • 750 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment. It is located in downtown Toronto, just southeast of the CN Tower. The aquarium has 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world. The exhibits hold more than 16,000 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species. ”
  • 619 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto”
  • 462 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Experience the diversity of our city. If you're a foodie, art finatic, or any kind of connoisseur you'll absolutely love this area! ”
  • 796 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
““Catch a Toronto Blue Jays game at the historic Rogers Centre, formally known as the Skydome.””
  • 530 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Great place to spend an afternoon! Excellent Mexican restaurant. During Christmas time they have a beautiful market, but very overpriced and long lines to get in.”
  • 734 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“the majestic soaring skyline of downtown Toronto rises against the pristine blue waters of Lake Ontario. ”
  • 640 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“The St. Lawrence Market South building is a major public market building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southwest corner of Front and Lower Jarvis Streets. Along with the St. Lawrence Market North and St. Lawrence Hall, it comprises the St. Lawrence Market complex. The current building was opened in 1902, incorporating the 1845 Toronto City Hall building into the structure. The building was restored during the 1970s. ”
  • 652 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Must visit, great attractions, water park open during Summer months. Don`t miss Halloween Haunt September 25 - October 31. WinterFest every November-December. Holiday traditions come to life at Canada’s Wonderland’s WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically transform our park into a winter wonderland - full of enchantment, cheer, and classic family fun. WinterFest is packed with all the sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season. Skate on Snow Flake Lake in front of the iconic Wonder Mountain, see millions of shimmering lights and lavish displays during this Christmas event. Live shows and strolling performers delight guests and spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. Festive fun and hands-on holiday attractions are located throughout the park, and sweet aromas from special holiday dishes and desserts fill the midways. Plus, a selection of your favorite rides will be open to complete your night of memory-making.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Park
“Toronto's largest green space in the city (apart from the islands). The cherry blossoms during the early spring when they're blossoming is a must-see! ”
  • 530 locals recommend
Park
“The Toronto Islands are a chain of 15 small islands in Lake Ontario, south of mainland Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Comprising the only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city's downtown and provide shelter for Toronto Harbour. The islands are home to parkland, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, several yacht clubs, Centreville Amusement Park, a residential area, and several beaches. The island community is considered to be the largest urban car-free community in North America, although some service vehicles are permitted. Access to the Islands is by ferry, including the City of Toronto ferries operating from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay Street, or by water taxis. The Islands is a popular recreation destination. Recreational bicyclists are accommodated on the ferries. Bicycles can be rented at Centre Island. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats can also be rented on the island. A disc golf course exists on the island. The main beach is along the south shore and the beach on the west shore is clothing-optional.”
  • 468 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“this can take up to 45-50 minutes' drive from my city, and it's 38 kilometres away. parking this location is 7mins walk. Casa Loma - "Spanish for "Hill House" is a Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The architect was E. J. Lennox, 1)who designed several other city landmarks. Casa Loma sits at an elevation of 140 metres (460 ft) above sea level. 2)Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. It is also a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, 3) Casa Loma can be rented in the evenings after the museum closes to the public.”
  • 297 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Yorkdale is Canada's premier shopping centre with the most designer labels and luxury brands, it’s Toronto’s most fashionable destination.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Park
“Where most locals go to enjoy the weather, have picnic, and just hang out. ”
  • 420 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Open rooftop patio on top of The Drake Hotel, nice on a warm summer evening!”
  • 318 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Gusto 101 - $$ - Gusto 101 is an Italian eatery, located on Portland just south of Adelaide.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great local brewery with a really amazing vibe! And the perfect summer patio!”
  • 226 locals recommend
Brewery
“Take a tour, learn some things and drink some beer! Family friendly, and the Rec room is just in front so you can spend a day here.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you crave Mexican food, this is our go to spot! Baja fish taco, Steak and Chicken Quesadillas...and a lot more! Price is $$.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Mmmm...if you want simple but amazing Italian food. This is the place to go on Queen West!”
  • 165 locals recommend
Pub
“Hunters Landing Bar Grill Restaurant is a great place to visit before or after a Leaf or Jay game and is known for its Great Food & atmosphere.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas made with simple ingredients and served in a bustling space.”
  • 149 locals recommend

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