Sightseeing in Toronto

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The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, becomin... read more

Distance: 90 minute drive (92 km) Trip Advisor: 4.5/5 (14,286 reviews) The CN Tower is Toronto’s tallest and most defining landmark. It stretches more than 550 metres into the sky. Serving as a ... read more

What was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world, is now 3rd tallest in the world! You can either see it from afar, or walk right up to the base of it. There are some observatory floo... read more

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You can see the eclectric, earthy side of Toronto here with fresh fruit and veggie markets, funky shops, no shortage of clothing, trinkets and incense from India, Africa, Nepal and more. Music reco... read more

We have a fond spot in our hearts for Kensington Market. It has a lot all wrapped up in it as it spreads across storefronts throughout this neighbourhood that is roughly bounded by College St to t... read more

One of the most famous and cosmopolitan neighbourhood in Toronto, is definitely worth a visit. Go there to enjoy one of the many cafes, restaurants, brunch spots or just to take a stroll and observ... read more

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The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the for... read more

From Wikipedia: The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed wi... read more

The Distillery District is a great area to walk around the brick-paved streets and check out a little bit of history. A great mix of dining, shopping and culture, the old Gooderham Worts Distiller... read more

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Visiting Toronto’s Chinatown can be an exciting experience for anyone. There are a number of shops, restaurants, activities, historic monuments, and even spas to check out when you visit Chinatown.... read more

This neighbourhood was where Kiki's family moved after WWII... And they liked it so much she stayed! Chinatown is known for its cheap groceries, multitude of colourful restaurants and weird conveni... read more

One of the largest Chinatowns in North America. Chinese food restaurants, bubble tea houses, Chinese grocery stores, Chinese herbal medicine, even a Chinese shopping mall.

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Yorkville has upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. Upscale boutiques include Burberry, Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton.

Hailed as the “Mink Mile,” Bloor-Yorkville is home to high-end designers like Tiffany, Chanel, D&G and Hermès. Strictly for the upper crust. Celebrities hang here during TIFF

Exclusive shopping, luxury hotels, fine dining. Yorkville is also the heart of the Toronto International Film Festival where celebrities and red carpets fill the streets in Sept.

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Trinity Bellwoods is a large city park full of life. On a sunny day you'll have hipsters lying on blankets, families enjoying picnics and playing with frisbees, couples walking their dogs, musician... read more

I'm all for a late morning weekend walk to Bellwoods in the summer. It's not too far away but it can take hours to get to if you are passing through the crowds and shops along Queen West. But on th... read more

Toronto's hippest park - come for the scene, stay for the great coffee and ice cream from White Squirrel (at the southern end of the park, on Queen Street), or pick up fish and chips from Chippy's ... read more

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Don't miss this stunning Toronto favourite! The Toronto Islands is one huge park, featuring lovely beaches (hint: Gibraltar Point is the best and most private beach on the island, although the more... read more

The Toronto Islands are a chain of small islands located just offshore from the city centre. The islands are home to parkland, the island airport, a small residential community, several boat clubs,... read more

The Toronto Islands are such a cool place to go. Just at the base of the city and a short ferry ride across to the island. There are three ferries you can take to the three different islands - Cent... read more

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Toronto’s Art and Design District boasts an extensive array of menswear, vintage, shoe stores and craft and sewing supplies. It’s a goldmine for the fashion-hungry! At night the neighbourhood offer... read more

Dont let the commercial shops fool you, go south one on one lane off queen st west from John till barthurst, you will see so many amazing graffitti built up and freshly being sprayed @ the back alley.

Head west beyond Spadina and Bathurst on Queen St West and you'll find the boutiques and shops the strip is known for (maybe not quite as far west as the marker on the map)

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You may be surprised to find a real beach in Toronto, but it's here, and it's great. There is a nice boardwalk and park area which is nice for a picnic or bike ride. Queen St East (just north of th... read more

A beautiful boardwalk lines the sandy beach along lake ontario. If you're an early bird, this is the best spot to catch the sunrise. The tag on the map shows the beach far east but you can head str... read more

The Beaches is Toronto's top sandy destination for a bit of sunbathing, some beach volleyball or maybe just a stroll on the boardwalk. There are 4 beaches: Balmy, Scaroboro, Kew and Woodbine.

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Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir ... read more

Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir ... read more

Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown that is now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Casa Loma was constructed from ... read more

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The 18-day fair consists of a mix of pavilions, exhibits, shows, concerts, a working farm, horse show, casino, and a large carnival midway with rides, games and food.

Main grounds for Pan Am Games. One train stop away. Rugby 7's, Indoor Volleyball, Roller sports figure skating, Handball, Squash, Racquetball, Mens/Womens Triathlon, 10Km Open water swimming,

Home of the Toronto Indycar race, and Canadian National Exhibition. The CNE is a massive carnival, tradeshow, and foodie extravaganza. Make sure you watch the air show.

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Little Italy isn't quite as Italian as it used to be, but you will still find some Italian restaurants and much more to enjoy. I'm a fan of Sidecar Restaurant. Cafe Diplomatico has a popular patio.

Lots of great Italian restaurants. Little Italy is a great neighbourhood for dining and cafes. Walk the College Street strip spanning from Ossington Ave to Spadina Ave.

Little Italy was once pizza and pasta central. Then it was overtaken by martini bars and became a twenty-something's version of the Club District. Now, as the neighbourhood still welcomes a mix of ... read more

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Toronto’s Art and Design District boasts an extensive array of menswear, vintage, shoe stores and craft and sewing supplies. It’s a goldmine for the fashion-hungry! At night the neighbourhood offer... read more

It is hard to define Queen West as it has it all. Heart of the entertainment district, with the best offering of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream shops and style/speciality stores. Good f... read more

A vibrant downtown community. There are many interesting little shops on this street, alongside some chain stores like H&M, Zara. You can expect to find clothing stores, artisan shops, great restau... read more

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Great food scene and social scene for 25+ crowd. Lots of lounges and patios too.

The liveliest, funnest, busiest area in the city. Great for drinks, dinner, lunch, hangout, or party. A must visit on a Friday or Saturday!

Some of the best Broadway shows come to Toronto at a fraction of London or New York prices.

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Ossington has exploded over the last 5 years with an influx of cool bars and restaurants and even some clothing stores. The interesting stuff start and Ossington and Dundas and goes south to Queen.... read more

Ossington (mainly between Dundas and Queen)- great bars and restaurants and nightlife. (Pizzeria Libretto, Bobbie Sues, Bang Bang Ice Cream Sandwiches, Foxley).

Take the Oakwood bus down to Ossington, Get off at Dundas and walk to Queen, you will find great restaurants and bars, you will run out of money and time before you run out of places to go. Great ... read more

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If you're visiting for the weekend, hit up the entertainment district filled with bars, clubs, restaurants, and pubs! I promise the night-life here is insane!

The Toronto Entertainment District is home to theatres and performing art centres. Also an array of cultural and family attractions. The area is also home to most of the nightclubs in Toronto.

You can find something for everyone here. If you like hanging out for drinks and dancing, head down to the Entertainment district. There are usually lineups at most places, but there is always some... read more

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This is the heart of the Gay Village (Boys Town). Tons of nightlife, great brunch places, patios, coffee shops, performances, etc...awesome neighbourhood. Right near Wellesley Subway Station.

This is the scene of all gay life, including gay head quarters 519 Church

Historically significant to the LGTB community, Church and Wellesley established itself as the gay neighbourhood post the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids. For years this neighbourhood served and conti... read more

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Centre Island is Toronto’s island getaway, a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to drive for hours. Just a short ferry ride from downtown, Centre Island is nestled betwe... read more

Toronto's very own island. Lots of green space for picnics, great beaches to swim at - including Toronto's only nude beach at Hanlan's point. You can rent bikes and there is a small amusement park ... read more

Centre Island is a short cruise away from the heart of the city. It's the perfect place for a day trip for a couple, a family, or group of friends. There's plenty to do for everyone, including a sm... read more

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Nathan Phillips Square is an urban plaza in Toronto, Canada. It forms the forecourt to Toronto City Hall, or New City Hall, at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay Street, and is named for... read more

Nathan Phillips Square is directly in front of City Hall and has a great skating rink for the winter, as well as the infamous TORONTO sign that was built for the 2015 Pan American Games which we ha... read more

Located right in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillip Square plays host to events, concerts and festivals all year round. Take a photo with the famous new TORONTO sign and go iceskating in the winter.

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Yorkville is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, well known for higher end shopping, Holt Renfrew, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Harry Rosen, Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and more.

"Yorkville" and Hazleton Lanes is what we call this area just north of Bloor and Bay... It is a lovely strolling area with couture stores, wonderful restaurants and galleries....

Looking for something more high-end? Yorkville offers very high-end stores such as Chanel, Tiffany, Hugo Boss and much more. It's located north of University of Toronto and spans a few blocks.

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The revitalized Liberty Market Building is quickly becoming a local landmark, home to a growing mix of restaurants and shops. A great way to spend the day.

Its a great neighborhood to explore - lots of lofts, re-modeled factories turned into bars etc - its an up and coming neighborhood in Toronto!

Liberty village has many bars and restaurants and many condos. A cool place to check out. It doesn't have the personality of Queen West but it's loaded with young professionals.

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Toronto has a wonderful Greek restaurants located along this section of Danforth Avenue. Although listed in tourist guides as 'Greektown' Torontonians lovingly refer to this as 'The Danforth'

Toronto's Historic Greektown on Danforth Ave stretches from Broadview Ave to Donlands Ave. Full of shops, boutiques, retaurants, pubs, coffee shops and more!

Also known as Greektown. One of Toronto's most vibrant and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods featuring many restaurants, lounges, cafes, or bakeries that feature traditional Greek cuisine.

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The Financial District is a business & was originally planned as New Town in 1796 as an extension of the Town of York. It is the main financial district in Toronto, and is Financial Heart of Canada

Canada's financial core boasts architectural marvels fill the horizon in Toronto. This bustling business core is home to banks, corporate head offices, law firms, stockbrokerages.

Quick walk to the heart of Toronto's Financial Districe or take the Queen Street streetcar and arrive in the Financial District in minutes

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Bloor St between Bathurst and Christie is full of Korean restaurants. Not the fancy grills, but more Korean home cooking. Korean food is served with several small side dishes of marinated vegetables.

If you're interested in Korean food my location is ideal. KoreaTown is about 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot from my home. Lots of restaurants and an Asian supermarket: PAT Mart.

The small stretch along Bloor Street has a great mix of affordable Korean eateries catering to many local Korean-Canadian community, hungry students, and tourists.

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Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fort York is open year-round and offers tours, exhibits, period setting... read more

Here’s a great way to experience one aspect of Toronto life in the early 1800s, as Fort York is the country’s largest collection of remaining War of 1812 structures. Reconstructed after a major bat... read more

The intersection of Fort York and Fleet is where the Harborfront 509 Streetcar stops. The streetcar goes all the way to Union station, which connects to Line 1 (Yonge/University/Spadina Line). To... read more

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If Greek food is what your after this is the area to go. To many great resturants to name (I just go with whoever has a table) Great to plan a day trip to the beaches and Greek town together.

Stroll through the original Greek Town of Toronto. Stop in at a bar and watch a soccer game or try out one of the many fine Greek restaurants.

Toronto's Greek town. If you're looking for an evening out to enjoy some greek food, the Danforth is the the place to go. There are MANY Greek restaurants to choose from. After lunch or dinner, e... read more

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Completed in 1965, Toronto's new City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square is an iconic symbol of the city with the large square, fountain/skating rink and rooftop garden. Many festivals and music perfo... read more

The seat of Toronto's Municipal government. Nathan Philip Square in front of city hall is host to any number of free shows, concerts and exhibits highlighting the best of the city.

In front of City Hall you will find Nathan Phillips Square, which features the TORONTO sign. Also host to skating in the winter and events during the summer.

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Roncesvalles Village still finds a way for authentic Polish butchers, bakeries and restaurants to thrive among a destination-worthy set of restaurants, boutiques and indie coffee houses. Mix in pop... read more

If Bellwoods is too main stream for you may I suggest the new hipster zone of Parkdale/ Roncey! Packed with cool little bars, great restaurants and grouchy old locals who are can see the first wave... read more

One of Toronto's old neighborhoods that hasn't quite faced the scourge of gentrification and does not host a Tim Horton's every three blocks. It instead houses more indie places including multiple ... read more

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A very funky, up-and-coming, gentrifying neighbourhood full stores, shops, restaurants, patios and pubs. The main strip runs from Broadview Ave eastward to Jones Ave.

Our Beaches Neighbourhood has NO BIG BOX stores which makes it ideal to shop for local finds, artists, restaurants, you name it. A great LONG walk with all the great cafes and patios you could want... read more

A wonderful variety of shopping diversity awaits! Vintage clothing shops, Marakesch markets, gourmet food delights... Unique finds! Stop for lunch at Bonjour Brioche!

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Toronto is Canada's largest city and is sort of a clean, organized New York. It has tremendous art and quaint neighborhoods in addition to skyscrapers. It is the 4th biggest city in North America.

Being only a 90 minute drive (in good traffic), Toronto is an absolutely must-visit city, especially if you'll be in Buffalo for more than a few days. Bonus: you can hit up the Canadian side of Nia... read more

Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario and is a beautiful and bustling Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. Soaring skyscrapers, the iconic CN Tower, and many green spa... read more