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What to see in Toronto

Toronto Attractions


Toronto boasts a great mix of world-class attractions: seductive natural scenery, charming neighbourhoods, and one of the world's highest towers from which to see it all. Its historic districts, such as the Distillery area, have been impeccably preserved while remaining vibrant centres of city life. Toronto is so full of things to see and do that you'll never get to everything, but there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Toronto has a range of fantastic museums, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Canadian Air and Space Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are also numerous art galleries like the OCAD Professional Gallery, the Art Gallery of Toronto, and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.

There are also many distinct neighbourhoods to enjoy, like Toronto's huge Chinatown, which is home to the city's 350,000 Chinese-Canadian residents; Little Italy; the lively Art and Design District; Leslieville with its antique and vintage shops; and the funky West Queen West with boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. The Toronto Islands and harbour front areas are perfect places to relax without having to travel far from the city.

No visit to Toronto is complete without a trip up the CN Tower, which dominates the city's skyline and provides spectacular panoramic views of the city.

You can save money on many of Toronto's attractions by buying a Toronto CityPass, which has discounted tickets to places like the Ontario Science Centre, the CN Tower, and the Toronto Zoo. The CityPass is available online or at various museums and attractions in the city. You can also get more out of various sites around Toronto by looking for signs that have a green ear logo and phone number underneath, which are part of the Murmur Toronto programme. Dialling the number will let you listen to a recording with interesting facts about whatever site you're currently looking at.


Casa Loma

Canada's own castle, Casa Loma, is today owned by the City of Toronto and draws plenty of interest, standing in medieval…

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CN Tower

Standing 1,815ft (553m) high, Toronoto's landmark CN Tower was the world's tallest building until 2007, and remains a…

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Distillery Historic District

The brick-paved streets of the pedestrianised village have been designated a National Heritage Site and are said to contain…

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Gardiner Museum of Ceramics

Housed in an attractive building across from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics is one of the…

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Harbourfront Centre

With an idyllic setting right beside the lake, the Harbourfront Centre is the communal heart of the city, where locals…

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Hockey Hall of Fame

Any avid hockey fan must take a turn at Toronto's Hockey Hall of Fame, an ode to hockey's greatest players and most prized…

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Kensington Market

A National Historic Site, Kensington Market embodies Toronto's multicultural society. Founded in the early twentieth…

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Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Formerly the Art Gallery of North York, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art opened its doors in 1999 keen to display…

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Royal Ontario Museum

The pride of this large and varied museum is the golden mosaic ceiling inside the main entrance to the building in Queen's…

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