Planning a Trip to Toronto?
Toronto, the 6ix and Tdot are three names for one great metropolis. This cultural mecca is truly one of the world’s best cities. The 6ix offers multiple landscapes, amazing cuisines, world class shopping and ethnic diversity living in harmony. Canada has so much to offer and its largest city is the place to experience the Great White North all year ’round.
For a significant savings on entrance fees to five prime Toronto attractions, check out CityPass. CityPass not only gets in you into attractions for less, it also offers a skip-the-line feature at some locations. Check the specifics of each pass for details.
Here are some of the best things to do in Toronto:
Get inspired at Toronto’s amazing local museums.
The Bata Shoe Museum
The Bata Shoe Museum is really cool. They currently have a Manolo Blahnik exhibit and Hip Hop pioneer Bobbito Garcia’s sneaker collection on display. Thursdays from 5-8pm are PayWhatYouCan!
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
ROM, or The Royal Ontario Museum, is a museum of art, world culture and natural history. The ROM attracts over a million visitors annually. It’s one of the largest museums in North America, and the largest in Canada.
Check out their Spiders exhibit, Indigenous First Nations art, African collection, and the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.
Discounted Royal Ontario Museum admission is included in a CityPass.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
The Art Galley of Ontario, or AGO, is an art museum with a collection of almost 95,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The AGO is one of the largest galleries in North America with 45,000 square metres of physical space! Check out their AGO Bistro (http://ago.ca/dine/ago-bistro) commonly known as Frank because the award-winning restaurant was designed by the world-renowned, Toronto-born Frank Gehry. The AGO is Gehry’s first building in Canada.
CN TOWER SKYLINE VIEWS
Canada’s most popular tourist attraction is the CN Tower. Here are 5 unique ways to see the best cityscape:
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
One of Toronto’s finest, features unforgettable Canadian cuisine combined with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 350 metres (1,150 ft) below.
The Glass Floor
(ANNE – INSERT YOUR PIC HERE) has been specifically designed for you to have fun on it, so walk or crawl across it, sit on it or even jump on it. Don’t worry it won’t break. The CN Tower’s Glass Floor is a unique experience that has inspired an international bucket list of see-through floor experiences including the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Chicago’s Ledge, and many more.
Also on this level, be sure to check out the Outdoor SkyTerrace. Feel the breeze at 342m (1,122 ft) above the ground.
In the elevator, thrill to the top of the world in only 58 seconds! Six high-speed glass-fronted elevators give you a breath-taking view as you race upwards at 22 kilometers (15 miles) per hour!
The CN Tower Edgewalk
Edgewalk at the CN Tower is for thrill seekers. Toronto’s tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! Are you a daredevil?
Discounted admission to CN Tower is available through CityPass. Edgewalk is a separate charge.
Unnecessary extravagance at massive castle, Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt.
You’ll never watch movies and television shows again without catching a glimpse of this fabulous house.
Skip the ticket purchase line, which gets long on the weekends, and get a discount with a Toronto CityPass.
Laala Matias is an award winning filmmaker and blogger. Read more from Laala at LAaLALand.