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Top 5 Things To See & Do in Toronto

By Edited Jun 23, 2016 2 1

Toronto, the capital of Ontario and one of Canada's most visited and well known cities from all over the world. Toronto, being one of the tourist capitals, has many things to do and see for all to enjoy. 

5. Hockey Hall of Fame

 What more needs to be said. Toronto, home of the Maple Leafs, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. If you are a hockey fan, this is a must when visiting Toronto. Admission is affordable, memories unforgettable. Also home to the original Stanley Cup along with famous players like Gretsky, Orr, and Yzerman memorobillia. There is lots to do and see that will last you several hours.

It is very easy to get to, as the museum is located at 30 Yonge St. at Brookfield Place. Easily accessible by subway or by foot. 

hockey hall of fame


4. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) 

 The ROM is definitely a must see on your trip to Toronto. Though museums are not usually an attraction for everyone, there is lots to see and do within Toronto's greatest museum. Filled with world culture and Toronto's own history, the ROM is one of the biggest museums in North America containing over 6 million items and 40 galleries, as well as exhibits on dinosaurs, meteors, minerals, fossils, as well as art history from all around the world. 

The ROM is located north of Queen's Park, in the University of Toronto district, and main entrance off of Bloor Street. 



3. Ripley's Aquarium 

 Having just recently opened, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is Toronto's newest and hottest attraction. Located right next door to the CN Tower, the aquarium in Canada's largest indoor aquarium suitable for all ages. The aquarium is filled with a very diverse number of species of sea creatures, from tropical fish, sharks, jellyfish, and stingrays. Admission is affordable, at about $29 for an adult ticket. 

Ripley's Aquarium is extremely easy to get to, as it is located right beside the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, and a 5 minute walk from Union Station. 


2. Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

  The CNE, or the EX, is a national event that takes place at the end of August, and ending over the Labour Day Long weekend. The CNE is Canada's biggest fair and seventh biggest in North America. Included at the CNE is rides, games, food, a gigantic shopping pavilion, shows, contests, acts, etc. There is so much to do at the CNE for everyone in the family and will definitely take up your entire day and provide long lasting memories of fun. 

The CNE grounds are located at Exhibition Place along Princess Blvd., by the lakeshore. Tickets are affordable and many of the attractions and shows are usually free. A word of caution though, it can be difficult to find parking around the CNE, so it is recommended to take the short 5 minutes train ride from Union Station right into the Exhibition. 


1. CN Tower

  What attraction list of Toronto would be complete without the CN Tower? As the representative icon of Toronto, and even Canada, the CN Tower is definitely to number 1 must see attraction. The CN Tower, up until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower held the record for being the world's tallest free-standing tower. Take a glass elevator ride to the top and gaze below upon Toronto and Lake Ontario on the glass bottom floor. Also, you can make reservations for dinner at 360, the CN Tower's rotating restaurant. 

The CN Tower is located at 301 Front St W, a 5 minute walk from Union Station. 

cn tower

Of course, there are many other things to see and do in Toronto, but these are a few of the most visited places in Toronto, and most generally enjoyable for all ages. 



May 9, 2014 9:19pm
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