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The Best of Toronto Attractions

The Best of Toronto Attractions

Enjoy the Most Captivating Tourist Wonders of Toronto

Toronto attractions are as diverse as colours of rainbow!

Toronto is a sprawling city and like any top-notch tourist destination, Toronto has its fair share of must-see, irresistible tourist spots and sites that every visitor should make a part of their Toronto itinerary.

From the incredible heights of the CN Tower to the magnificent exhibits of the Royal Ontario Museum, from the allure of Casa Loma to the breathtaking adventures of the Wonderland, from glittery shopping of Eaton Centre to greenery of picturesque Toronto Island, the vibrant and exciting city offers a wide range of major tourist attractions and landmarks to the visitors of all ages and interests.

In fact, for many visitors, an overwhelming array of tourist attractions proves to be quite mystifying. They are not sure or sometimes even they don’t know which Toronto tourist attractions should be included in their list of ‘must visit’ places of entertainment and sightseeing interest.

In order to get rid of confusion and simplify decision making process, I have compiled list of must-see Toronto tourist attractions on this page. Here you will find glimpse of best attractions in Toronto.

For comprehensive coverage, click on each of the Toronto tourist attractions in the list. The detailed pages are full of useful information, photos, videos, money saving tips and last but not the least my own personal experience and views.

Take some time, explore the list of top Toronto attractions and plan your memorable vacation to Toronto.

Top Toronto Attractions and Sightseeing Spots

CN Tower

Toronto Attractions - CN Tower

The eminent engineering marvel is indisputably the paramount attraction in Toronto and offers the bird eye view of the city from top. The soaring CN Tower is truly great spot to kick-start your Toronto vacation.

Take the glass floor paneled elevator and enjoy the unique ride up to the observation decks. Experience the thrilling see-through glass floor or enjoy the awe-inspiring view while you dine at revolving restaurant high in the sky. Don’t forget to grab souvenirs from the Marketplace. More about CN Tower

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Toronto Attractions - Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s premier museum of world cultures and natural history boasting an unbelievable collection of 6 million objects. It’s a great spot for fun and knowledge with its unique interactive exhibits.

Explore the enormous dinosaur fossils, creepy Bat Cave, some of the largest birds, several endangered species, glittery gems and much more. If you love history, the museum offers plenty of opportunities to explore ancient history of some of the best civilizations including Greek, Chinese, Indian and Egyptian. More about Royal Ontario Museum

Canada’s Wonderland

Toronto Attractions - Casa Loma

Canada’s Wonderland is one of the best outdoor Toronto attractions in summer and offers complete package of fun, thrill and entertainment. With a plenty of exciting rides, live shows and a huge water park, there is no shortage of real action and adventure at the park.

Challenge your bravery on the largest variety of roller coasters and other thrilling rides that will make you scream. Little kids can enjoy lots of fun rides and meet their favourite television characters. Or if you like to have splash fun, explore the amazing water park. More about Canada’s Wonderland

Casa Loma

Toronto Attractions - Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a medieval castle, famed for its unique architecture and intricate design. Loaded with rich past, the magnificent castle is an outstanding Toronto attraction and a must for a history buff. A real feast for the senses!

Explore the well decorated rooms, hidden passageways, beautiful conservatory, an 800-ft tunnel, horse stables, Queen’s Own Rifles Museum and enchanting 5-acre estate gardens. Enjoy the spellbinding views of Toronto from the towers of the castle. The castle also hosts several interesting events throughout the year. Bring your family to this grand landmark and have a blast. More about Casa Loma

Toronto Zoo

Toronto Attractions - Toronto Zoo

It is a top Toronto attraction for kids and off course for adult too! Famous for its conservation programme, the Toronto zoo is one of the premier zoos in North America and provides lots of fun and knowledge.

You will find lots of rare and unique animals here along with more common animal species in natural and large habitats. Don’t miss to visit the cute Polar bear and be sure to say hi to the Western lowland gorilla for me! Kids can enjoy a lot at the Discovery Zone and several exciting rides. More about Toronto Zoo

Art Gallery of Toronto

Toronto Attractions - Art Gallery of Toronto

With captivating collection of more than 79,000 artworks, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is Canada’s foremost art gallery and one of the most popular Toronto attractions. If you are into arts and history, visit to the AGO is really time well spent!

The AGO features magnificent collection of Canadian art, European art, African art, Oceanic art and contemporary art. Here you’ll find stunning works of paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings by some of the most distinguished artists of the world. The newly renovated, modern gallery also houses amazing collection of ship models and largest collection of works by famous British sculptor Henry Moore. More about Art Gallery of Toronto

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Toronto Islands

Toronto Attractions - Toronto Islands

A short ferry ride from the mainland, the Toronto Islands are great summer getaway and perfect place to unwind from the downtown hustle and bustle. This is indeed a highly popular summer attraction offering fascinating views of the Toronto skyline.

You will find sandy beaches, green gardens, picnic areas, walking trails, bike and boat rentals, sports and recreational facilities, fountains and much more. There is also an old-fashioned amusement park with lots of fun rides and activities. With so many things to do and see, the Toronto Islands are really hard to resist on a nice summer day. More about Toronto Islands

Harbourfront Centre

Toronto Attractions - Harbourfront Centre

Toronto Harbourfront Centre is a very popular year-round attraction featuring a wide range of interesting events, festivals and fun things to do for everyone.

In summer, eclectic festivals and events lure deluge of visitors while music concerts, dance and theatre performances, film screenings, reading festivals, art gallery, and museum keep the Harboufront Centre buzzing throughout the year. Situated along the Toronto waterfront, the centre offers excellent opportunities for water-related activities including boating, sailing, cruise and even private yacht tour. You can stroll along the boardwalk; enjoy biking and beautiful views of Lake Ontario. Browse Harbourfront Centre in details.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Toronto Attractions - Hockey Hall of Fame

Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame is like a Mecca of hockey and if you’re a hardcore hockey fan, you’ll find it hard to miss. The excellent hockey museum is one of the best Toronto attractions and offers great insight into the history of the game played on ice.

The Hall of Fame pays rich tribute to North American hockey with an amazing array of artifacts, collectibles, memorabilia, photos, awards and trophies on display. You can get your photo taken of beside the Stanley Cup, walk through a replica of the Montreal Canadians’ dressing room and test your hockey skills at the high-tech interactive game zone. More about Hockey Hall of Fame

Ontario Science Centre

Toronto Attractions - Ontario Science Centre

Undoubtedly, Ontario Science Centre is one of the most innovative museums you will ever visit with a large number of interactive exhibits, events and demonstrations that will thrill your kids.

Each exhibition hall represents distinct theme, including space, human body, psychology, natural science, communication and many more. There is KidSpark for kids eight and under featuring a wide selection of fun-filled activities. You can also enjoy various special events and demonstrations. The other major draw is the IMAX Domed theatre screening educational films. More about Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Place

Toronto Attractions - Ontario Place

Ontario Place is a great family-friendly entertainment centre and one of the most popular Toronto attractions in summer. It features lots of exciting rides and Toronto’s only downtown water park.

You can enjoy Wilderness Adventure Ride, F/X Adventure Theatre Ride, Rush River Raft Ride, Pedal Boating and many other thrilling rides. Do watch the movie at the Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre. Or enjoy the concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. It is a great place to cool down in scorching summer heat. More about Ontario Place

Centreville Amusement Park

Toronto Attractions - Centreville Amusement Park

Centreville Amusement Park is an old-fashioned theme park located on 600 acres of parkland on the Toronto Islands just a short ferry ride from the main land. It’s a great vacation destination for a family with toddlers as the rides are geared mostly toward young kids.

Feel the inimitable experience as you enjoy a wide array of antique rides including whimsical Carousel, thrilling Monster Coaster, wet and wild Log Flume Ride and a scary Hunted Barrel Works, relaxing Swan Ride and spinning Barrels of Fun. Don’t forget to hop on one of its kind Centreville train and a soaring Sky ride. More about Centreville Amusement Park

Bata Shoe Museum

Toronto Attractions - Bata Shoe Museum

A museum of shoes? It sounds a bit weird. But yes, the Bata Shoe Museum is a unique and quirky museum that houses shoes and everything related to shoes including shoemaking tools and original painting.

The museum features more than 10,000 shoes and footwear related items from different parts of the world. The shoes collection chronicles rich history of footwear spanning over 4,500 years. There is also excellent collection of footwear worn by famous people including Queen Victoria, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Elton John and many more. More about Bata Shoe Museum