Things to Do in Toronto City

A starting point for many travellers on their Canada holiday, Toronto City is a modern metropolis just waiting to be explored. With a bustling harbour front, plenty of outdoor activities at Lake Ontario and a thriving theatre scene, you’ll never be short of things to do. Have a read of our top picks for places to visit in this lively city.


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Man looking out at Toronto Skyline

Go on a Harbour Cruise

Experience this multicultural metropolis from the water by hopping on a boat tour. The boat leaves every 30 minutes so you can be flexible with your timings, and the views of the city skyline are second to none. If you fancy a leg stretch, get off at Centre Island for a stroll or cycle around and discover the gardens, fountains and beach for yourself. It’s also a great place to relax with a picnic or BBQ before you hop back on the boat for the ride back to the mainland. A perfect day out!

Couple posing in the middle of the street

Be a Culture Vulture

Did you know Toronto is one of the most multiculturally diverse cities in the world? A city where a variety of different ethnicities, traditions and languages all come together. With neighbourhoods such as Little India, Chinatown, Little Italy and Koreatown, you’ll never be short of areas to discover and yummy food to taste! There’s also a thriving theatre scene which is up there with the West End and Broadway and is a fun way to spend an evening after a day of exploring. Museums such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum are definite must-sees, and give you a great insight into the art and culture of the area.

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Explore High Park

Toronto’s largest public park located in the southwest of the city, this 400 acre green space offers a perfect getaway from bustling city life. With numerous hiking trails, sports activities, a playground for kids and a lakefront, you won’t be short of ways to get active. Get lost in the wild forests with diverse vegetation and wildlife and marvel at the pinks and whites of the cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring. Take a stroll along the Grenadier Pond before picking a spot for a relaxing picnic. You’ll soon forget you’re in the largest city in Canada!

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Get Shopping

Toronto really is a shopper’s paradise. From vintage bargains to fancy boutiques, it’s got something for everyone. Head to the Toronto Eaton Centre for a true shopping mall experience, with over 250 stores on offer and heaps of places to eat. Bloor-Yorkville, in downtown Toronto, is home to numerous high-end boutiques, art galleries and hip restaurants and is the perfect place to spend your afternoon strolling around the shops and people watching before grabbing yourself a bite to eat in one of its many cafes. If you fancy grabbing a bargain, venture to the vibrant and diverse Kensington Market and explore its retro shops, vintage clothes stores, cool cafes and organic produce.

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