Toronto Tourist Attractions

A lakefront setting, fabulous parks, beaches, shopping, museums, theatres, and more make Toronto a popular destination for tourists from around the world! With so many great sights and attractions, you may find it hard deciding what to see in Toronto. For descriptions, pictures and videos of the many fun things to see and do, click on any of the categories listed above. All of them are easy to get to on public transit and we include verified subway, streetcar, bus and walking directions. Browse through them all to discover which Toronto attractions you want to see and start planning your own sightseeing tour today.

For 5 must-see attraction admissions combined in one deeply discounted ticket booklet we recommend the Toronto CityPASS. Save 42% and skip most lineups. Includes: CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Zoo.

Parks, Beaches, Gardens and Views

CN TowerCN Tower

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

The CN Tower is without a doubt Toronto's most famous attraction. From the Look Out at 1136 feet you will enjoy a 360° unobstructed view of the city of Toronto and the lakeshore area below. One level down at 1122 feet you ..... read more

Don Valley BrickworksDon Valley Brickworks

Nearest Subway Station: St. Clair Station

The reclaimed natural environment and old buildings of this historic Toronto brick plant and quarry all set into a valley make this a fascinating place to explore and photograph ..... read more

EdgeWalk at the CN TowerEdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

How would you like to hang over the edge with nothing but air and the breeze between you and Downtown Toronto a distant 1168 feet below? The EdgeWalk holds the Guinness World Record ..... read more

High ParkHigh Park

Nearest Subway Station: High Park Station

At 398 acres High Park is the largest park within Toronto. It features a large area of natural parkland including a large pond, beautifully landscaped gardens, an ..... read more

Leslie Street Spit and Tommy Thompson ParkLeslie Street Spit and Tommy Thompson Park

Nearest Subway Station: Donlands Station

The Leslie Street Spit is a man made peninsula that extends for about 5 km into Lake Ontario. It provides a quiet place to walk and explore, offering some excellent views of ..... read more

Niagara Falls Day TripNiagara Falls Day Trip

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Pictures and videos simply don't do justice to the awesome sense of power and grandeur you will experience during a day trip to Niagara Falls ..... read more

Todmorden Mills Heritage SiteTodmorden Mills Heritage Site and Park

Nearest Subway Station: Broadview Station

The natural environment along with a wildfliower preserve and four historic buildings make Todmorden Mills Heritage Site in Toronto's Don Valley a fascinating place to photograph and explore. ..... read more

Queens ParkQueens Park

Nearest Subway Station: Queens Park Station

Queens park is located just a couple of blocks south of the trendy neighbourhood of Yorkville. In addition to being the home of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, Queens Park features..... read more

Parks with Beaches

Ashbridges Bay Park and Beaches ParkAshbridges Bay Park and Beaches Park

Nearest Subway Station: Woodbine Station

Ashbridges Bay Park features sheltered coves with Marinas and an expansive beach which extends nearly 2 kilometers east along the lakefront into Beaches Park. ..... read more

Humber Bay ParkHumber Bay Park

Nearest Subway Station: Osgoode Station

Amenities at Humber Bay Park include walking trails, picnic areas, a playground and beachfront, not to mention some great views of the Downtown skyline. ..... read more

Rouge ParkRouge Park

Nearest Subway Stations: Kennedy Station | Don Mills Station | Lawrence East Station

Rouge Park is the largest natural park inside of a metropolitan area in North America. It is situated in the eastern portion of the City of Toronto ..... read more

Roundhouse ParkRoundhouse Park

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Roundhouse park is located just south of the base of the CN Tower. It provides some pleasant greenspace in the area and a view of the CN Tower, but is best known for the John Street Roundhouse, a National Historic Site which houses the Toronto Railway Museum. ..... read more

Toronto IslandsToronto Islands
Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Only a 10 minute ferry ride from Downtown Toronto, you will find great trails, beaches, gardens and more - a great place to spend a day. ..... read more

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Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto

Rating 3 Star Rating

From: $115.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Experience the unforgettable Niagara Falls on this 11-hour day trip from Toronto. Learn about the history of the falls in an IMAX movie, take a ride on the Hornblower Cruise (seasonal) boat tour, and enjoy panoramic views from Skylon Tower. Your day concludes with a wine tasting in the Niagara wine region before returning to Toronto in the evening.

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Gardens

Allan GardensAllan Gardens

Nearest Subway Stations: Sherbourne Station | Queen's Pk or College Station

Allan Gardens features a conservatory and six greenhouses with an area of over 16000 square feet that showcase rare varieties of beautiful tropical plants from around the world.. ..... read more

Edwards GardensEdwards Gardens

Nearest Subway Stations: Eglinton Station | Lawrence East Station

Located on a ravine North of Downtown Toronto, Edwards Gardens features perennial and rose gardens in the upper area and rhododendrons ..... read more

Toronto Music GardenToronto Music Garden

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

The 3 acre Toronto Music Garden is divided into 6 sections inspired by the movements of Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello. ..... read more

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Downtown Toronto Bike Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $79.10 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Hop on a bike and follow your local guide through downtown Toronto! Discover popular attractions such as Chinatown, Kensington Market, the Hockey Hall of Fame and City Hall, as well as scenic out-of-the-way spots. Hear stories about Toronto’s culture and history and sample some food at markets along the way. This easy, fun 3.5-hour ride is suitable for all riders, so you can bring the whole family along.This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

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Museums, Galleries and Science

Museums

Inside the Bata Shoe MuseumThe Bata Shoe Museum

Nearest Subway Station: St. George Station

This 5 story Toronto museum is the only museum in North America solely dedicated to shoes. In the BSM you will find a collection of over 13,000 artifacts and shoes that represent ...... read more

Casa LomaCasa Loma

Nearest Subway Station: Dupont Station

This popular historic Toronto landmark and museum is now one of Toronto's top attractions with over 400,000 visitors each year. Casa Loma has 5 acres ...... read more

Fort YorkFort York Museum and National Historic Site

Nearest Subway Stations: Union Station | Bathurst Station

The birth of Metropolitan Toronto began in what is now Fort York National Historic Site, one of ten museums operated by the City of Toronto. Situated in the centre of Toronto, Fort York is well known as the locale where the War of 1812 reached its fierce climax. ... read more

Hockey Hall of FameHockey Hall of Fame

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

The Hockey Hall of Fame has over 65000 square feet of immersive and hands-on exhibits representing the history of ice hockey both in Canada and around the world. ..... read more

Mackenzie House MuseumMackenzie House Museum

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

The Mackenzie House Museum is the historic home on Bond Street where Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie lived during the last 12 years of his life. By the 1930s almost ..... read more

Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum

Nearest Subway Station: Museum Station

The ROM is the largest museum of natural history and world culture in Canada and it ranks 5th largest among all museums in North America. Notable galleries include ..... read more

Spadina House MuseumSpadina House Museum

Nearest Subway Station: Dupont Station

In Toronto there is an outstanding museum that totally gives one the feeling that time is standing still in the era of the 1920s and 30s when things were simpler in one way and harder in another — a time when neighbours knew, trusted and helped one another. While lesser known than its larger neighbour ..... read more

Todmorden Mills Heritage SiteTodmorden Mills Heritage Site and Park

Nearest Subway Station: Broadview Station

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site in Toronto's Don Valley played a significant role in the history of Toronto. You'll find 4 preserved and restored historic buildings including the old paper mill which is now home to a theatre and gallery. ..... read more

Science and Technology

Ontario Science CentreOntario Science Centre

Nearest Subway Stations: Eglinton Station (On Yonge Street Portion) | Pape Station

The Ontario Science Centre boasts hundreds of exhibits, many of them interactive. Exhibits include astronomy, nature, geology, human anatomy, music and more. ..... read more

Ripley's Aquarium of CanadaRipley's Aquarium of Canada

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Opening in October 2013, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located right in the heart of Toronto's downtown core at the base of the CN Tower. This exciting new attraction is sure to delight the entire family. ..... read more

Toronto Railway MuseumToronto Railway Museum

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

The Toronto Railway Museum located near the base of the CN Tower in Roundhouse Park is a great place for the entire family to learn about the history of Canada's railways. All ages will enjoy seeing the old steam and diesel locomotives and rail cars up close or going for a ride on the miniature train. ..... read more

Toronto ZooToronto Zoo

Nearest Subway Stations: Kennedy Station | Don Mills Station

When you're wondering what to see in the Toronto area, don't forget the zoo. The Toronto Zoo covers a massive 300 hectares and has over 5000 animals making it one of the largest zoos in the world. ..... read more

Art Museums and Galleries

Art Gallery of OntarioArt Gallery of Ontario

Nearest Subway Station: St. Patrick Station

While Canadian art makes up more that half of the collection at the AGO, it also features a large collection of European art, with a very significant collection of Medieval and Renaissance ..... read more

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic ArtGardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Nearest Subway Station: Museum Station

The private collection of Ceramic Art at the Gardiner Museum consists of over 3,000 historical and contemporary pieces from around the world. ..... read more

Architecture and Landmarks

Art Gallery of OntarioArt Gallery of Ontario

Nearest Subway Station: St. Patrick Station

With its impressive design and curved wooden beams, the AGO is as interesting for its unique architectural design as it is for its great collection of artwork. ..... read more

CN TowerCN Tower

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Without a doubt, the CN Tower and Toronto are synonymous with one another. Indeed, there is no mistaking the Toronto skyline with anywhere else in the world. ..... read more

Casa LomaCasa Loma

Nearest Subway Station: Dupont Station

A European style castle on a hill top overlooking the city, Casa Loma is not just a fabulous landmark, but also an interesting museum revealing its own colourful history. ...... read more

Elgin Theatre and Wintergarden TheatreElgin Theatre and Wintergarden Theatre

Nearest Subway Station: Queen Station

Somewhat unassuming on the outside, but amazing on the inside, the Elgin Theatre and Wintergarden Theatre are a National Historic Site and are the only remaining double-decker theatre complex still operating in the world. ..... read more

Hockey Hall of FameHockey Hall of Fame

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

The Hockey Hall of Fame is not only a very popular tourist attraction, but it is located inside a historic landmark building that served as a Bank of Montreal branch back in the late 1800s. ..... read more

Massey HallMassey Hall

Nearest Subway Station: Queen Station

Built in 1894, Massey Hall is a historic Toronto concert hall and a designated heritage building under the Ontario Heritage Act. ..... read more

The Ontario Legislative BuildingThe Ontario Legislative Building

Nearest Subway Station: Queens Park Station

Legislative buildings are, more often that not, elaborate works of architecture and the Ontario Legislative Building is no exception. Construction of the current legislative building began in 1886 with several additions being added over the years..... read more

Roy Thomson HallRoy Thomson Hall

Nearest Subway Station: St. Andrew Station

Designed by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson along with Mathers and Haldnby, the Roy Thomson Hall features a distinctive circular exterior of sloping glass. ..... read more

Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum

Nearest Subway Station: Museum Station

Love it or hate it, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum is a highly recognized Toronto landmark. The very unusual design starkly contrasts with the historical building it appears to grow out of. Whatever your thoughts on it, it certainly fulfills its purpose of adding a large amount of exhibit space to the museum. ..... read more

John Street RoundhouseJohn Street Roundhouse

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Located in Roundhouse Park, the historic John Street Roundhouse which was built between 1929 and 1931 and in operation up until 1986 is now home to the Toronto Railway Museum as well as the Steam Whistle Brewing Company and a Leons Furniture store. ..... read more

Toronto's Old and New City HallToronto's Old and New City Hall

Nearest Subway Stations: Osgoode Station | Queen Station

Overlooking Nathan Phillips Square, the modern curved towers of the new Toronto City Hall stands in contrast the Romanesque Architecture, clock tower and gargoyles of the adjacent Old City Hall ..... read more

Union StationUnion Station

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Union Station, a major transportation hub for Toronto, occupies an entire block. The historic building features an impressive facade of 22 limestone columns. ..... read more

University of TorontoUniversity of Toronto

Nearest Subway Stations: Queens Park Station | Museum Station | Spadina Station | St. George Station

Strolling the grounds of the University of Toronto you will discover an abundance of Romanesque and Gothic Revival architecture dating back as far as 1857. ..... read more

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30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $44.07 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Discover one of Toronto's most historical and trendy areas by one of the coolest modes of transportation -- a Segway! Take a 30-minute guided tour of the Distillery Historic District and explore its revived Victorian-era industrial buildings and modern sculptures, boutique shops and cafés. Your professional, knowledgeable guide will share interesting facts and stories about this neighborhood as you cruise around the area in style.

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Theatre, Sports and Entertainment Venues

Air Canada CentreAir Canada Centre

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Air Canada Centre is a major venue for sports and entertainment in downtown Toronto with seating for up to 19,800 fans. It is home for the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Club, the. ..... read more

Rogers CentreRogers Centre

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Rogers Centre stadium is home field for the Toronto Argonauts football team and the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. It hosts many other events..... read more

Amusement and Theme Parks

Canadian National ExhibitionCanadian National Exhibition

Nearest Subway Stations: Union Station | Bathurst Station

Visitors to the CNE, an annual fair that runs for the 3 weeks leading up to Labour Day, will enjoy the midway, agricultural exhibits and events, sporting events, parades, global cuisine, shopping and ..... read more

Canada's WonderlandCanada's Wonderland

Nearest Subway Station: York Mills Station

With a total of 16 roller coasters, Canada's Wonderland ranks second in the world for having the most coasters in one amusement park. More than 200 attractions and 60 rides will keep the family immersed in fun for a long time. ..... read more

EdgeWalk at the CN TowerEdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

How would you like to hang over the edge with nothing but air and the breeze between you and Downtown Toronto a distant 1168 feet below? The EdgeWalk holds the Guinness World Record ..... read more

Legoland Discovery Centre TorontoLegoland Discovery Centre

Nearest Subway Station: Yorkdale Station

When visiting the Toronto, one attraction that is definitely worth spending a day of quality family time at is the LEGOLAND Centre in the Vaughan Mills Mall. ..... read more

Theatre and Concert Venues

Ed Mirvish TheatreEd Mirvish Theatre

Nearest Subway Station: Dundas Station

When it first opened in 1927, the Ed Mervish Theatre (then called the Pantages) was the largest cinema in Canada. After numerous renovations and a legal battle over ownership this historic theatre entertains guests with first class stage presentations ..... read more

Elgin Theatre and Wintergarden TheatreElgin Theatre and Wintergarden Theatre

Nearest Subway Station: Queen Station

The historic Elgin and Wintergarden Theatre complex, the last double-decker theatre complex still operating in the world, are at the heart of the theatre scene in Toronto. ..... read more

Massey HallMassey Hall

Nearest Subway Station: Queen Station

Built in 1894, Massey Hall is a historic Toronto concert hall and a designated heritage building under the Ontario Heritage Act. ..... read more

Roy Thomson HallRoy Thomson Hall

Nearest Subway Station: St. Andrew Station

The Roy Thomson Hall is the home venue of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as well as the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. It also hosts many screenings from the. ..... read more

Princess of Wales TheatrePrincess of Wales Theatre

Nearest Subway Station: St. Andrew Station

Featuring a blend of the best concepts in theatre design, the Princess of Wales Theatre can accommodate up to 2000 guests in comfortable seats, all within 85 feet of one of the largest stages in North America. ..... read more

Royal Alexandra TheatreRoyal Alexandra Theatre

Nearest Subway Station: St. Andrew Station

Opened in 1907, the Royal Alexandra Theatre is the oldest theatre in North America to operate continuously without converting to any other use. ..... read more

Historic Districts and Markets

ChinatownChinatown

Nearest Subway Stations: St. Patrick Station | Spadina Station

Toronto's historic Chinatown is a vibrant neighbourhood filled with colourful signage and storefronts promoting authentic Chinese restaurants along with shops selling herbal remedies, fresh produce, meats, baked goods, videos, books, arts and crafts and more. ..... read more

Distillery DistrictDistillery District

Nearest Subway Stations: King Station | St. Andrew Station | Castle Frank Station

In 2001, the old site of Gooderham and Worts Distillery was re-purposed into a pedestrian only destination with a unique collection of boutiques, art galleries, coffeehouses and restaurants scattered throughout the largest collection of Victorian industrial buildings on the continent. ...... read more

GreekTownGreekTown

Nearest Subway Stations: Chester Station | Pape Station | Donlands Station

Toronto's GreekTown, one of the North America's largest Greek communities, boasts a wide array of traditional Greek eateries along with a multitude of international cafes and restaurants. ..... read more

Harbourfront DistrictHarbourfront District

Nearest Subway Station: Union Station

Once an unsightly industrial shoreline, Toronto's harbourfront has been transformed over the years to an aesthetically pleasing multipurpose area; a pleasant place for a stroll along the lake shore and checking out the many interesting things to see and do along the way. These include museums, art studios and galleries, theatres, shopping, dining and more. ..... read more

Kensington MarketKensington Market

Nearest Subway Stations: St. Patrick Station | Dundas | Spadina

Kensington Market is a lively and vibrant community as well as a vintage market — a small community within the City of Toronto, where most merchants live above their stores in the old Victorian homes that were built in the 1800s and still ..... read more

Little IndiaLittle India

Nearest Subway Stations: Queens Park Station | College Station | Coxwell Station

This historic vibrant inner city neighbourhood will get you away from the tourist traps where you will be tempted with an abundance great cafes and restaurants serving up dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. You will also enjoy checking out the many ethnic shops offering merchandise the same regions. ..... read more

Little ItalyLittle Italy

Nearest Subway Stations: Queens Park Station | College Station | Bathurst Station

In Toronto's Little Italy you 'll find a superb collection of Italian restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Treat yourself to some authentic pizza or some Sicilian ice cream. There are also several bars, a couple of. ..... read more

St. Lawrence MarketSt. Lawrence Market

Nearest Subway Station: King Street Station

The St. Lawrence Market is not only huge, it is over 200 years old and it earned the title of 'World's Best Food' market in April 2012 by National Geographic. Learn more about this historic part of Toronto ..... read more

YorkvilleYorkville

Nearest Subway Station: Bloor-Yonge Station

Yorkville started out as a residential neighbourhood and become the focus of bohemian culture in the 1960's. Over the years it has transformed into an area of upscale shopping and dining with some of the original Victorian architecture still evident. .... read more

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Private Tour: Romantic Toronto Helicopter Ride

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $154.81 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Love is in the air on this dreamy Toronto helicopter tour for two! Breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline set the scene for romance in the sky with chocolates, wine and that special someone! The flight path follows your choice of flying route and time; either a route of over 9 miles (15km) and lasts approximately 7 minutes or one that covers 14 miles (22.5km) and lasts approximately 14 minutes. This helicopter tour is a perfect romantic getaway when visiting Toronto!

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