Toronto – Things to do

Toronto Attractions

Known as Canada's 'Entertainment Capital', there is no shortage of fantastic things to see and do in this sprawling city. Kayak around Lake Ontario, see the latest big musical, take the family to the amazing Ripley's Aquarium or take a food tasting tour around the historic Distillery District - the opportunities are endless.

Toronto Distilleries

Ever wonder what a backseat was? Or what’s the difference between a Pot Still & a Coffey Still? Get to know tasting terms, production types and find out what exactly is the “Angels Share”. From traditional Irish Pubs to sleek modern distilleries - take a tour of any of Toronto's fantastic establishments to go behind the scenes and, of course, to sample award-winning beers, whiskies and gin. Start in the city's historic Distillery District for some drink history and tales of prohibition era Toronto, stroll through the old Bordello District for some of the most lively pubs and bars before stopping at a turn of the century hotel before slipping into Chef’s secret cellar for a sip of Al Capone's favourite whiskey.

St. Lawrence Market & Old Town Toronto

Discover the captivating history and culture of St. Lawrence Market and Old town - areas that have stood longer than Toronto itself. Over 200 years ago First Nations peoples would trade goods from war canoes and fish for salmon on the shores of Lake Ontario just behind where the market stands today. In 2012, it was named best market in the world by National Geographic thanks to its vibrant blend of multi-cultural cuisines - there aren't many markets where you'd be able to sample Portuguese treats, authentic Jewish bagels, Indian Candy, local Ontario Cheeses, Wild Game, Mustards, and genuine Ukranian Perogies all in one place.

Toronto Islands

Take the short ferry ride across Toronto's inner harbour over to Toronto Islands - a world away from the bustling city, explore car-free neighbourhoods, tree-filled picnic spots, quaint old cottages and sandy beaches. Made up of three major islands - Centre, Ward’s and Algonquin – with winding paths, small bridges and boardwalks to connect them. We love the relaxed vibe of Algonquin 1920's summer cottages and charming English style gardens. The most popular spot, especially with families with kids, is Centre Island, which features huge picnic areas, bike paths, a maze, a beach and award-winning gardens. The best way to discover these islands is on a twilight bicycle tour after dusk for incredible views of the Toronto skyline as it lights up for the evening.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Located just two hours drive from Toronto along the shores of Lake Ontario, discover one of the most breath taking natural wonders of the world - Niagara Falls. Straddling the boarder between Canada and the USA, the spectacular sight of these thundering waters are one of the biggest draws for visitors to Toronto. Take a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour over the falls for an incredible bird's eye view or experience the traditional 'Journey to the Falls' Hornblower cruise.

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CN Tower

Soaring high above the Toronto skyline is the CN Tower, it may not be the tallest building in the world but it still remains the iconic symbol of Toronto. Take a glass-fronted lift up 342 metres to the LookOut floor, or 447 metres up to the SkyPod for 360-degree views of up to 100 miles. If your lucky enough to visit on a clear day, you'll be able to spot Niagara Falls in the distance.

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