Top 10 Toronto Gems Unveiled

Top 10 Toronto Gems Unveiled

Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario and Canada’s largest city, Toronto unfolds as a vibrant tapestry of culture, innovation, and urban splendour. From soaring skyscrapers to an abundance of nature, sporting events to interactive museums, Toronto offers something for everyone.

Take a look at the top 10 experiences we have narrowed down for your clients to discover on their next trip to Toronto:

1. Take in the views from the CN Tower
No trip would be complete without a ride to the top of the CN Tower, the symbol of the city, for panoramic views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. For those who are feeling adventurous, the EdgeWalk experience invites thrill seekers to tread around the tower’s outer ledge.

2. Explore the extensive collections at Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Standing as one of Canada’s premier cultural institutions, the Royal Ontario Museum is the beacon of cultural richness and historical exploration. From galleries and collections to exhibitions and events, the museum invites everyone on a captivating journey through time and diverse cultures.

3. Enjoy a drink (or two) in the Distillery District 
Step back in time and wander through the historic area with cobblestone streets, art galleries, boutiques and numerous cafes and restaurants in Toronto’s Distillery District. Formerly home to a large whiskey distillery, the district is now a bustling pedestrian neighbourhood that also hosts several major happenings throughout the year.

4. Visit The Hockey Hall of Fame 
If there’s one thing Canada is known for, it’s hockey. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, the museum holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia, and NHL trophies. Even those who aren’t a hockey fan, the museum offers an experience that celebrates the sports legacy, showcasing the heroes and moments that have etched their place in the annals of hockey history.

5. Catch a ferry to Toronto Island
Located just offshore from downtown Toronto, visitors can escape the hustle and bustle for a peaceful escape to Toronto Island. From leisurely bike rides along the waterfront paths and basking in the sun on the sandy shores to enjoying a picnic in the park with stunning views of the city’s skyline, the island provides a retreat into nature without having to leave the city.

6. Enter foodie heaven at Kensington Market
As one of the city’s most diverse and culturally rich areas, Kensington Market invites visitors to explore its narrow streets filled with an array of independent shops, vintage boutiques and of course, global cuisine. Whatever type of food you’re in the mood for, from Ethiopian to Vietnamese to Caribbean or Jamaican, Kensington Market is a must for avid foodies and adventurous eaters!

7. Take a trip to the natural wonder, Niagara Falls
Straddling the border of Ontario, Canada and New York, USA, Niagara Falls is the awe-inspiring spectacle that captivates millions of visitors each year. Consisting of three magnificent cascades; Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, visitors can take in the view from the top or get up close and feel the mist in their faces on a boat tour.

8. Catch a game and cheer with the locals
Home to multiple professional sports teams, Toronto has games taking place year-round. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s sports culture and score tickets to see the Raptors play basketball, Blue Jays play baseball or Maple Leafs play ice hockey at all the home grounds in the city.

9. Wander through High Park
Enjoy nature in the heart of the city at Toronto’s largest public park, High Park. Spanning over 400 acres, High Park offers a variety of activities against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty. From hiking extensive trails or admiring the serene Japanese cherry blossom to relaxing or fishing by Grenadier Pond, the park offers something for everyone.

10. Stroll around the largest castle in North America, Casa Loma
Standing as a symbol of Toronto’s architectural heritage and often referred to as Toronto’s “Castle on the Hill”, Casa Loma holds a myriad of enchanting details and unique features that make it a timeless gem within the city’s landscape. Those visiting the castle can take a guided tour, wander through beautiful gardens, eat at the on-site restaurants and also attend the outdoor movie nights.

With a flight time of just under eight hours, Air Transat flies direct to Toronto and offers year-round services from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow and Dublin through the summer.

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