Travel Guide: 15 Things to Do In Toronto

Are you planning a trip to Toronto anytime soon? Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do in this great city? Well look no further, I’ve put together 15 things to do in Toronto that you can’t miss!

Ah, Canada! This country has a little bit of everything! From the European style city of Quebec to the great railways, Canada is a vast land full of friendly people and wonderful cities. If you’re planning a trip to Canada, Toronto is a definite must see city! It has everything you could possibly want from opera and museums to historical landmarks.

Here are the top 15 things to do in Toronto. Don’t forget to get a souvenir!

#1 Casa Loma

Casa Loma in Toronto

If you’re looking for medieval flare in a modern city, then Casa Loma is the place to be. Casa Loma has been a trademark of Toronto since the 1800’s and is definitely a site to see. This majestic castle is full of beautiful art, secret rooms, and stunning architecture.

#2 St. Lawrence Market

Are you into shopping? Do visions of markets dance through your head as you drift off to sleep at night? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Saint Lawrence Market has been around for over two hundred years and has over one hundred and twenty vendors for you to choose from. Who can resist that?

#3 Black Creek Pioneer Village

Of all the things to do in Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is by far one of the most entertaining. This is where you go to watch history come to life! From the historical buildings to the authentically costumed people, you’ll watch and learn (and participate) in the ways of old Ontario. This is also a kid friendly place where the little ones always have something to do.

#4 Allan Gardens Conservatory


This breathtaking conservatory was founded in the mid-1800’s and is still going strong today. Here at the Allan Gardens, there are places to picnic, places for your dog to play, and flowers and blooms beyond the imagination! They even have shrubbery shaped like animals. As a bonus, this is one of the free things to do in Toronto and is open all year round.

#5 Bata Shoe Museum

Who doesn’t like shoes? If you’re like me, then you love shoes and this is the place for any shoe lover! The Bata Shoe Museum houses shoes throughout the ages (some of which are very peculiar). From armour to clogs, this place is a history of coverings for your feet, and it’s definitely one of the most fascinating museums to visit.

#6 Distillery District

Another place to go shopping when you’re looking for things to do in Toronto is the Distillery Historic District. Here you will find more than eighty shops and restaurants full of culinary and cultural class. It’s located in the old Victorian Gooderham and Worts buildings and is always hopping.

#7 Edwards Gardens

Toronto has some of the most beautiful gardens around, and Edwards Gardens is certainly no exception to that. From beautiful flowing rock creeks to spectacular flowers, this is a romantic way to spend the day outdoors.

#8 Centreville Amusement Park


If you are looking for an amusement park, look no further than Centreville Amusement Park. This attraction has everything from antique carousel to a monster roller coaster and is perfect for everyone!

#9 CN Tower

The CN tower is certainly not for those who are afraid of heights. This beautiful tower overlooking the city of Toronto not only has a stunning glass floor view over 100 feet in the air, but also has one of the finest restaurants in the city. The 360 restaurant rotates slowly as you sit and eat your meal as well. It is certainly not to be missed while you’re visiting Toronto.

#10 Toronto Zoo

Are you an animal lover? Do you enjoy spending the day walking around and looking at exotic species? If so, then you’re not alone. The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world and has numerous rides and animal exhibits to see. You could spend days here and never get bored!

#11 Kensington Market and Spadina Ave.

Another of many things to do in Toronto is take stroll down Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue. Kensington Market has been a part of Toronto since the late 1700’s and is still thriving today. If you’re looking for vintage clothing, dollar stores, and local foods, then this is definitely the place to be.

#12 Toronto Harbour

Waterfront at Toronto with Canada Tower

Do you love the view of the water against a city background? Are you mesmerized by sail boats gliding along at twilight? If you’re a water or boat lover like me, then you have to visit the Toronto Harbour. The Toronto Harbour has a view unlike anything you’ve ever seen and you can even book a cruise or charter to go on.

#13 Islands Ferry Service

While you’re in Toronto, one of the things you must do is take a ferry out to the islands through Lake Ontario. There’s nothing like being on a boat out in the harbor and watching the city float away then slowly come back.

#14 Mackenzie House

Another thing to do in Toronto is visit the Mackenzie house. This Victorian row-house was the home of rebellion leader William Lyon Mackenzie, who was also Toronto’s first mayor. You will get to see his home, which is shown by a costumed staff, as well as beautiful gardens and a lovely gallery. This is another living history place to visit in Toronto.

#15 The AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario is definitely one of those can’t miss things to do in Toronto. From courses and workshops to classic and modern art, the AGO is one of the most beautiful museums you’ll ever see and it has some of the most passionate art in the world.

Toronto is full of life and this city has many wonderful things to offer you, even if you already live here. So, what plans will you be making for this trip?


About the author


Just another hard working mom who loves her kid, loves to write, can’t cook, and has a thing for tentacles! When I’m not hanging out with my Spawn, I’m happily sharing my dating experiences and offering advice and trying to control the chaos that comes with being human.

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