Toronto is a thriving, exciting city on the shores of Lake Ontario. This city booms with nightlife, shops, restaurants, and shows. With an endless list of possible things to do, it’s hard to imagine someone who wouldn’t find something they loved in Toronto.
With so much to offer, it is hard to choose from all of the options. However, if you only have one weekend – here are our top 5 things you don’t want to miss.
1. Wander Kensington Market
Originally used to house immigrant workers in the 1800’s, Kensington Market is a multicultural neighborhood featuring rows of brightly colored Victorian-style homes that have been converted into an outdoor market. Kensington Market keeps big names and brands out of the neighborhood, representing Toronto’s counterculture. With all kinds of different foods to choose from such as Peruvian to Jamaican, there is something for everyone.
2. Do the EdgeWalk
Hovering above the city is the CN Tower. With floor to ceiling windows at the top, the CN Tower is an unbeatable place to get a new perspective of the city. At 1,815 feet tall and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the CN Tower now also boasts the EdgeWalk. The EdgeWalk is a hands-free walk encircling the top of the tower. For 30 minutes you can see views of Toronto that only birds get to see!
3. Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. The galleries are filled with 6 million objects from archeology, to natural science, to art. There are never-ending doorways leading you to new things to see. On top of the amazing objects to see, there are fun hands-on and interactive exhibits really allowing history to come alive. This museum really is great if you are looking for a romantic wander with a loved one, or for a fun afternoon with the family!
4. Casa Loma
Built in 1914, by Sir Henry Pellatt, Casa Loma is a majestic castle in the city that you cannot miss when visiting Toronto. Go for a tour or wander the lush gardens, grandiose staircases, secret passageways, and statement rooms. Make sure to also see if there are any concerts or shows going on when you are there too! Casa Loma is definitely worth a few hours of your time when you visit Toronto.
5. Hockey Hall of Fame
Want to take a selfie with one of the most coveted prizes in Hockey!? Go to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and see the Stanley Cup. The Hockey Hall of Fame features an elaborate collection of hockey memorabilia and gear from all over the world. On top of that it offers interactive games, multimedia stations, and exhibits on some of the best players of all time. Don’t go to Canada without seeing hockey through their eyes!