Best things to do in Toronto

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. High Park
1873 Bloor St W
433local recommendations
Julia
Julia says “My favourite get-away in the city. An enormous green space, full of trees, many squirrels , a big po...” ·
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2. Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
587local recommendations
Superhost
Superhost says “The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM, French: Musée royal de l'Ontario) is a museum of art, world culture a...” ·
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3. Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W
610local recommendations
Brigetta
Brigetta says “It is an art museum in Toronto. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the first ce...” ·
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4. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
288 Bremner Blvd
516local recommendations
Ivy
Ivy says “Ripley's Aquarium of Canada features North America's longest underwater viewing tunnel with more tha...” ·
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5. St. Lawrence Market
93 Front St E
504local recommendations
Superhost
Superhost says “The best and biggest market in Toronto! Indoor market with many bakers, butchers & artisans. Lots of...” ·
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6. CN Tower
301 Front St W
908local recommendations
Moe
Moe says “The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downto...” ·
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7. Rogers Centre
1 Blue Jays Way
561local recommendations
Thomas
Thomas says “Being right next to the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre (previously called the SkyDome) is home to the T...” ·
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8. Kensington Market
576local recommendations
Superhost
Superhost says “You can see the eclectric, earthy side of Toronto here with fresh fruit and veggie markets, funky sh...” ·
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9. Dundas Square
Dundas Square
260local recommendations
Superhost
Superhost says “Yonge Street is the longest Street in the world! Many of the Toronto's most famous shopping and ente...” ·
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10. The Distillery District
489local recommendations
Superhost
Superhost says “The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto. Located east of downtow...” ·
11. The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St W
239local recommendations
Julia
Julia says “Sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about the Drake (it can be a bit 'scenesterish', but the last time...” ·
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12. Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St W
336local recommendations
Superhost
Superhost says “We lived on a street bordering this park for a few years and fell in love with the parks' vibrancy a...” ·
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13. Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W
231local recommendations
Barb & Mike
Barb & Mike says “Harbourfront Centre is a year-round facility, featuring concerts, dance performances, readings, film...” ·
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14. CF Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge St
759local recommendations
Jay
Jay says “Eaton Centre is a name associated with shopping malls in Canada, originating with Eaton's, one of Ca...” ·
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15. Grand Electric Parkdale
1330 Queen St W
160local recommendations
Renee
Renee says “Best tacos in Toronto - perhaps the world. Try the guac and chips, followed by fish tacos and whatev...” ·
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16. Gusto 101
101 Portland St
159local recommendations
Moe
Moe says “Cavolo Nero, Gusto 101's famous salad stands up to the reputation. Organic kale, pecorino, pine nuts...” ·
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17. Bellwoods Brewery
124 Ossington Ave
159local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “This brewpub is an inviting spot that highlights a patio in warmer weather, and casual indoor seatin...” ·
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18. TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St W
260local recommendations
Moe
Moe says “The Toronto International Film Festival is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious of its type ...” ·
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19. Scotiabank Arena
40 Bay St
307local recommendations
Aniquah And Murtasim
Aniquah And Murtasim says “The Air Canada Centre is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena. Catch a concert, Maple Leafs, or Tor...” ·
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20. Pizzeria Libretto
221 Ossington Ave
146local recommendations
Moe
Moe says “Very noisy restaurant that is almost always full for dinner. You can wait for a table, or they will ...” ·
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21. LCBO
415 King St W
130local recommendations
James & Julie
James & Julie says “Where to go to get wine, beer and spirits. Short walk down the street from the condo at King and Sp...” ·
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22. Chinatown
266local recommendations
Sogol
Sogol says “Visiting Toronto’s Chinatown can be an exciting experience for anyone. There are a number of shops, ...” ·
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23. Steam Whistle Brewing
255 Bremner Blvd
136local recommendations
Alyas
Alyas says “Steam whistle brewery is set in an old school CN Rail roundhouse and offers tours of the brewing fac...” ·
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24. Terroni
720 Queen St W
125local recommendations
Jeff
Jeff says “I'll never get sick of it. Comforting indulgent Italian food that will transport you and your tasteb...” ·
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25. Yorkville
226local recommendations
Moe
Moe says “Yorkville has upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. Upscale boutiq...” ·
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26. University of Toronto - St. George Campus
27 King's College Cir
170local recommendations
Pia
Pia says “Not only does the university have incredible historic buildings, it is surrounded by museums - Rom, ...” ·
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27. Jimmy's Coffee
100 Portland St
100local recommendations
Michael&Kiki
Michael&Kiki says “As a city we are trying to be better with our coffee and Jimmy's is a fine example of our efforts. I...” ·
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28. Bar Isabel
797 College St
95local recommendations
Brooke And Jeffrey
Brooke And Jeffrey says “If you love Spanish Tapas and seafood - this is the spot for you. Consistently rated one of Canada'...” ·
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29. Lady Marmalade
265 Broadview Ave
101local recommendations
Melanie
Melanie says “Very popular brunch hang out!!! Line ups can be over 1.5 hour wait on the weekends starting around ...” ·
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30. Khao San Road
11 Charlotte St
93local recommendations
James & Julie
James & Julie says “Currently located on Queen Street West and soon to open directly across the street from the condo!!!...” ·