Toronto is packed with things to do and see. Here, in no particular order, are some of the best-loved attractions the city has to offer. How many can you squeeze into your visit?
- Catch the amazing view from the CN Tower—be sure to stand on the glass floor! (Tip: If you make reservations to dine at the 360 Restaurant, you get to go up the tower for free, and you’ll skip the lineup.) Save 15% off general admission by buying tickets online at least 24 hours in advance.
- If the weather is good, take the ferry to the Toronto Islands. Stroll the beaches, grab an ice cream cone, or rent a bicycle.
- The AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), located on Dundas Avenue, is a cultural treasure trove. Right now, you can catch “Terror and Beauty,” a special exhibition of art by Francis Bacon and Henry Moore.
- Toronto is known as a city of neighbourhoods, so be sure to check out a few! Fun destinations include Chinatown, Kensington Market, St. Lawrence Market, The Beach, Bloor-Yorkville, Harbourfront, The Village, Little Italy, and Gerrard India Bazaar, plus the subterranean Toronto PATH.
- The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), located at Bloor Avenue and Avenue Road (at Museum subway stop), is where you’ll find dinosaurs, meteors, and much more.
- Go under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, one of Toronto’s newest and most exciting attractions. Pet a shark, stroke a stingray, marvel at the jellyfish, and ooh and aah your way through the amazing shark tunnel.
- T.O.TIX, located at Yonge-Dundas Square, sells half-price and discounted last-minute theatre tickets, as well as full-price and discounted advance tickets. (Matinee tickets are sold the day before.) Options include theatre, dance, opera, concerts, comedy, sporting events, and more.
- Catch a Toronto Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre! The team is in town during the conference weekend, playing the St. Louis Cardinals. Get info and tickets here.
- Take your picture with the Stanley Cup at the beloved Hockey Hall of Fame, located right downtown.
- Classical music lovers, rejoice in the sounds of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra! Check out the June schedule here.
Toronto has a lively and diverse indie music scene. If you want to check out local bands or DJs, consult the listings in NOW Magazine.