5 Things you must do when Visiting Toronto


There are few locations in this world that offer the diversity of Canada, which combines staggering natural beauty and wonders with bustling, metropolitan cities. This is why Canada remains popular not only among those with a desire to travel and see more of the world, but also individuals who wish to relocate for the purposes of work.

If there is one city or region of Canada that embodies this, it is Toronto. A central hub for both commerce and adventure for Canada, Toronto is home to some of Canada's most beautiful landmarks and it is one of the first ports of call for any international visitors (regardless of their origin).

1. The Toronto Islands

Just a quick ferry ride from the centre of the city, the Toronto Islands are a small chain of picturesque islands that provide the perfect break from a bustling town. With long stretches of golden coastline, sun-kissed shores and tranquil lakes, this is a wonderful site and one that is tailor-made for those who love nature.

2. St. Lawrence Market

This sensational marketplace has been a neighbourhood meeting place for more than 200 years, while it is surrounding by historic, restored buildings and some of the world's most famous speciality food stalls. The old city council chambers have also been remodelled as an exhibition centre, which includes rotating displays of paintings, iconic photography and some relevant, historical relics.

3. The Casino Rama

From the city centre, you can take a two hour trek to find Casino Rama, which is one of Canada's most popular gaming hubs. With over 2500 slot machines and an incredible diversity of daily, live entertainment, the Casino Rama is a bustling location that has plenty to offer visitors regardless of their preferences. For virtual gamblers who have benefited from the rise of trusted online casinos in the UK, this resort may offer the ideal chance to try out a bricks and mortar establishment.

4. The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

The AGO is an excellent example of a venerable city institution, and one which is working hard to become a central point for Toronto as a whole. With a number of thrilling exhibits and a growing range of national treasures, visitors can peruse a whole host of rooms and it is even home to quite stunning Henry Moore sculpture collection. There are few galleries where you can get so close to such beguiling pieces of work, so this is well worth a visit.

5. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

This resort sits at the heart of down-town Toronto, and it is arguably the cities most exciting family attraction. The largest aquarium in Canada, it provides a thrilling underwater adventure for everyone regardless of their age, tastes or preferences. The resort showcases more than 16,000 marine animals, while it is also home to the world's most expensive and revered jelly fish collections.

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RIpley's kind of expensive, but worth it.

One thing I've grown to hate about our fair town is that any really decent educational tourist spot, such as the Ontario Science Centre, and the ROM - both have such ridiculously bad hours. They should realistically be open late, akin to shopping centres.

April 25, 2016 @ 1:23 PM

Alison in Ottawa

The casino seems like the odd man out on that list but to me if you wanted a casino I'd go to Niagara and see the Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake at the same time...

April 28, 2016 @ 4:23 PM


That's a really nice shot of the CN Tower, Mike.

May 9, 2016 @ 5:19 PM

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