Things To Do In Toronto 2023
Canada is famous for its beautiful landscapes, unique sites and rocky mountains. World’s most famous attraction the Niagara falls has a splendid view from the Canadian side as well. Famous cities include Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Banff and Vancouver with plenty to explore. An enormous place to enjoy and discover their culture. Highly recommend to visit Canada and tick off your bucket list. Listing the best popular attractions of Toronto below-
Casa Loma, gothic revival Castle with an estate garden which features a famous historic museum. This castle has been divided in 3 floors. It has beautifully decorated suites, roughly 98 rooms, secret passages, stables, towers and 800 feet tunnel. This castle is a popular venue for many private events and numerous films have been filmed like the X-men, Chicago etc. Also, the film posters of the films which were shot at the castle are located on the lower level. Along with the posters are few antique cars located in the stables.
Tips- The admission ticket to castle includes a self- guided audio tour available in eight languages
There is a Liberty café and a gift shop. Car parking is also available
Tickets- 30 $ per Adult, and 20$ for children
Opening Timings– 9.30 am to 5 pm
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)-
An extremely popular and unique museum, this is a good place for the entire family to visit along with kids. A collection of roughly six million artefacts, ranging from natural history, and culture from various periods from around the world. The entry ticket gives access to roughly 30 galleries which include the famous age of dinosaurs and reed age of mammals. The crystal glass shaped building is in itself an architecture marvel.
Tips- New exhibitions are showcased and updated regularly, some of which may be free.
Do check them out here https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/tickets-hours
Tickets- Adult 23$ and 14 $ Child
Opening Timings- Monday – Friday 10.30 to 5.30, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm
Like any other observatory, CN Tower is also a popular place to view the city of Toronto from top. Built in 1973, this 553.3m high concrete building has glass elevators with a main deck and a café. The lookout level at 346m and a Skypod at 447m offer splendid views of the downtown. Also, if you are adventurous enough, you can opt for the Edgewalk (for extra charges), a hands-free walk on a 1.5-meter-wide ledge around the outside edge of the main pod
Tickets- 112.96 $ per person
Opening Timings– 9 to 10.30 pm
Town City Hall/Nathan Phillips square-
A vibrant active space located in the heart of the city built 1960’s. It is a prominent landmark of Toronto, at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay Street. A variety of community and special events are hosted at this square, such as the New Year’s celebrations, winter ice rink and many concerts. Would advise to visit for nice quick photo stop
Tips- You can combine your visit to Eaton Shopping centre along with Nathan Phillips Square
A multipurpose massive sports dome arena, it is located near the CN tower in the entertainment district of Toronto. It was originally called as Skydome as it has a retractable dome. Also the stadium can change its configurations from football, baseball and concert/event modes. Roger Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). If you don’t have time or are not interested in viewing the game you can opt for a guided tour.
Tips- One hour fully guided behind-the-scenes tour. Highlights include a visit to different levels, a press box and a luxury suite among other stops.
Before visiting, do check out their month’s schedule if slots and tours are available on that day due to events.
Tickets- For Tours – 16 $ per person for Adult, Children 10 $
Enjoy some Shopping –
Many tourists love to shop at the Toronto Eaton Centre in Downtown with roughly 200-300 stores like MAC, Aldo, Foot Locker, Zara etc. Yonge street and Dundas Square in downtown have numerous boutiques and chain stores like H&M, Hudson Bay, and Home Sense. Malls like Yorkdale and Yorkville Village are also quite popular with many popular brands. Some other popular places are Bloor YorkVille for Haute Couture, Distillery for some unique shops and Queen West for both high street and designer shops
Opening Timings- Usually Stores open from 10 to 9 pm on Weekdays and 7.30 pm on Sundays
Day Tour to Niagara Falls-
If you have not seen the Niagara falls yet, you can plan a half day or full day tour. Merely one and half hr drive from Toronto, there is plenty to do around the falls. You can visit the Skylon Observatory to view the falls from the top. Or enjoy the falls by getting up close with the waterfall by taking the Hornblower Boat Ride. You can also shop or hit the casinos, enjoy a helicopter ride or even visit Journey Behind the Falls known as JBF. There is an optional to even dine with a view at “Top of the Falls” or “Fallsview Dining”. Few new attractions like Niagara sky wheel and waves indoor park are also a good option.
Tip- Combination tickets are available if you are going to visit many of their attractions
If you have time visit the town Niagara on the lake
Tickets– Journey Behind the Falls $23
Niagara Skywheel $12.99
Ride-to-the-top and Observatory SKYLON TOWER $1450
Waves Indoor Waterpark $29. 95
Check out their remaining attraction prices here https://www.niagarafallstourism.com