20 Jun Fun things to do in Toronto, Ontario
Interesting things to do in the city of Toronto
Toronto is one of the largest cities in North America and has a lot to offer those who visit. It’s an amazingly diverse city, with so many different cultures mixed together that it offers something for everyone. There are some great restaurants, museums, and architecture to explore while you’re here! This blog post will provide a list of tantalizing things to do in Toronto:
1) Explore the Eaton Centre in the heart of the city
2) Eat at The Keg with various locations throughout the city
3) Visit Casa Loma – a castle that over looks the city of Toronto
-The Eaton Centre contains a mix of retail stores and restaurants. It’s an iconic building in Toronto, so be sure to explore it!
-Eating at The Keg is always amazing – they have delicious steaks that are cooked to perfection every time. Plus their sauce bar has all the toppings you could want for your steak or salad!
-Casa Loma is a beautiful castle with rich history. You’ll feel like royalty as you enter this majestic home built by Sir Henry Pellat between 1914 and 1917. Walk through its many rooms, take photos from atop the tower, and learn about what life was like back then! There are also some ghost tours available if scary stories interest you! The house was built on a hillside and overlooks the city of Toronto. The exterior is characterized by medieval-inspired towers, parapets, buttresses, gables in numerous shapes including fish scale shingles typical of Norman styling or pebbledash rendering with bands and stripes. There are several points which represent possible sources for the design, these include Stirling Castle near Edinburgh (Scotland) Le Castel dell’Ovo in Naples (Italy), Caerleon Roman fort ruins at Usk (UK) to more modern designs such as Inglewood House near Glasgow. Casa Loma’s gardens cover an area equivalent to about 85 football fields. The Gardens contain large collections of both native and exotic plant varieties for the lovers of gardening. The gardens are open to the public year-round and admission is free. In summary: Casa Loma, meaning “the house on the hill”, is a Gothic Revival style mansion in midtown Toronto that was originally constructed for Sir Henry Mill Pellatt from 1914 to 1922 as his home, now converted into a museum of international decorative arts. The construction took place at cost of $11 million (CAD). This blog post will explore some background information about Casa Loma’s history and its significance in Canada today.
-The Toronto Islands is a hidden gem, but it’s worth the ferry ride. The beautiful views of Lake Ontario and beachfront with perfect sand make this destination hard to resist! Plus you can enjoy all sorts of activities from hiking to biking in this natural outdoor space.
-Take advantage of Canada’s largest amusement park by visiting Wonderland at Vaughan Mills Mall for an amazing family day out. Kids under 40 inches go free on Fridays before 12pm, so now they can have their own fun too! Rides are thrilling yet safe enough for little ones who want that big kid experience without any risk.
This city is filled with all sorts of things to do, so it’s hard to know where to start. From eating some great food at a restaurant you’ve never been before or checking out unique boutiques in the Distillery District, there are tons of options for those who want an adventure when they visit Toronto!
Trying out the cities famous donairs is a Toronto must for any visitor. Whether you prefer the original Greek-style or the more Canadian style, this tasty treat can be found all over the city!
Feeling like doing something active? Try one of these many great activities in and around Toronto:
If you’re looking to really explore he city, walk over to Queens Quay East and take an hour long walking tour of some great locations that are off most tourists’ radar. You’ll find yourself exploring everything from abandoned warehouses to hidden beaches on your way there.
I’m always going up top of the CN tower with my friends at night time when they come into town because it’s such a unique experience – who knows what we might see!
For those who want a bit more excitement, head over to the Toronto police museum and you’ll get a real sense of what life is like for those who work in law enforcement.
If you want something more family-friendly, make sure not to miss out on Ontario Place! It’s so fun because there are all these different types of activities that people can do – whether they’re thrill seekers or just looking for some peace and quiet. There’s even an amusement park here if you’ve got any little tykes with ya! And don’t forget about the great food options they have either.
Take A Tour Of The Distillery District –
The distillery district in Toronto Distillery District is one of my favorite spots in Toronto. It’s such a unique experience – wonderful knickknacks and eateries are in abundance here.
For those who want a bit more excitement, head over to the Toronto police museum and you’ll get a real sense of what life is like for those who work in law enforcement. With such a variety of things to do and a vibrant lifestyle to boot, it would make sense to consider moving to Toronto!
The Toronto Zoo is a landmark in this city, so you can’t afford to skip a visit. It’s the largest zoo in Canada and is home to many different animal species – including bears! Take your little ones on the safari bus tour for an up-close look at all of them. The zoo has a variety of animal exhibits, including the popular African Lion exhibit. You’ll also find some amazing animals in the Asian Domain. The pandas are still a favorite with kids and grown-ups alike! Plus there’s so much more to see at this zoo: it has one of North America’s largest reptile houses as well – so don’t forget your camera if you want to capture all those photo ops! For an up close encounter with some beautiful creatures from Indonesia, check out their Komodo Dragon display. The Toronto Zoo is full of surprises just waiting for visitors who will come back again and again because there are always new animals to see! Open year round, the zoo features over 400 acres of incredible wildlife and habitats from Canada to Asia with many animal displays throughout including two panda exhibits, African Lions, Komodo Dragons, Penguins and much more. Watch animals up close on safari buses or take your time walking through naturalistic settings like the Boreal Forest where you might spot deer or moose in their native habitat as well as explore everything else this award winning facility has to offer: playgrounds for kids ages six months – twelve years old; educational programs; hands-on activities at The Window On Our World which gives visitors an inside look into animal care work; food court options for when it is open to the public; an incredible gift shop and many more animal encounters. The Toronto Zoo is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1974 with the mission to conserve wildlife and habitat, educate visitors about animals of the world through hands on exhibits, research and conservation programs for endangered species.
If you want something more thrilling, take some time out of your day to check out Ripley’s Aquarium Of The Smokies! In this Tennessee aquarium, there are over 12 million gallons of water that house hundreds and thousands of animals from around the world. There’s also live shows every hour – if sharks aren’t enough then maybe piranhas will be?
The above guest post is the perspective and only an opinion of the author and may be subject to revision.