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Things to do in Toronto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Very large and beautiful mall in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Also check out Yonge / Dundas square when there. ”
  • 780 locals recommend
Museum
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“Amazing Museum and there is always something interesting to see and do here. great place for a date and it is very close to the subway (St.George Station or Bay subway)”
  • 695 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Only a 45-minute drive or GO Train ride. The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest galleries in North America, home to over 80,000 works from 100 A.D to current day.”
  • 744 locals recommend
Aquarium
“135,000 sq. ft. of beautiful marine life right in the core of downtown. Totally worth the admission price if you haven’t been to an aquarium. Fun for the entire family.”
  • 609 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto”
  • 464 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Kensington Market is a walkable bohemian neighbourhood that draws artists and tourists to its indie shops, vintage boutiques and arts spaces. The Market is also home to a wide array of specialty grocers, bakeries and cheese shops. Hipsters frequent trendy bars, cafes and international restaurants that range from casual to fine dining. Students and families populate Victorian houses along tree-lined streets.”
  • 791 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Take in a baseball game at Rogers Centre: Just hop on the southbound train (line 1) at Eglinton and get off at Union Station. A short walk and you can catch your favourite team.”
  • 528 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The pedestrian-only Distillery District, set in quaint 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area's several theatres. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets.”
  • 729 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A must if visiting Toronto. One of the tallest buildings in the world, with a 360° view of the city. Totally worth it - unless you are afraid of heights. ”
  • 628 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Food food and more food! So many unique vendors with all types of food to try. St. Lawrence market is over 2 centuries old but is still one of the top destinations for sight seeing and food sampling in Toronto.”
  • 653 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Massive amusement park with some 200 attractions, rides including roller coasters & a water park.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Park
“The most popular time to visit is during the Sakura bloom around April/May. But any other time is great to visit this vast expanse of open lawn, forest and lake in the heart of the city. Even in winter! It's great to Toboggan down some of the deeper slopes so I've heard. Conversely, do not tread near those deeper slopes if you don't plan to toboggan... ”
  • 520 locals recommend
Park
“Must see if visiting Toronto with the family. Lots of unique displays on the island as well as magnificent city and lake views. Only a short 5 minute ferry ride away.”
  • 468 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A must see if visiting Toronto. A very unique building with an older European castle vibe. Also features excellent city views.”
  • 290 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Best Shopping mall for high end clothing and designer items. My favourite location!”
  • 201 locals recommend
Park
“Trinity Bellwoods Park is a public park located in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, bordered by Queen Street West on the south and Dundas Street on the north. ”
  • 416 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Great brunch, Great roof top patio and at night the drake underground opens up which has hosted the likes of MIA and Beck and humble local dj's, if you want to hit up the dance floor this is a good place to start. ”
  • 321 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Their truffle mushroom pasta is unreal! Better for an early dinner since they don’t take reservations after 7pm. ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Brewery
“Made Toronto craft beer famous. It’s usually pretty busy but the bottle shop is always open! ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Brewery
“Sample one of my personal favourite brews at the source. It just so happens you can hit several places of interest in one area - even if they are slightly off the beaten path public transport path even in winter.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you crave Mexican food, this is our go to spot! Baja fish taco, Steak and Chicken Quesadillas...and a lot more! Price is $$.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Terroni is an institution and it's not very far: ~15 minutes on foot. In the summer, they have a spectacular backyard patio. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Pub
“Hunters Landing Bar Grill Restaurant is a great place to visit before or after a Leaf or Jay game and is known for its Great Food & atmosphere.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas made with simple ingredients and served in a bustling space.”
  • 150 locals recommend

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