Planning a trip to Toronto, Ontario? Our tour guides share their local knowledge and favourite adventures to help you plan the perfect visit!
You Must Check Out….
The Haunted Walk of Toronto
The highest ranked ghost tour company in Ontario on TripAdvisor! Founded in 1995, The Haunted Walk is Canada’s largest walking tour company and also operates in Ottawa and Kingston. Our storytelling adventures are a great combination of chills, mysteries and local history. A perfect way to end a day of sightseeing!
The Big Three
With so much to see and do around the city, three major attractions within the same block is a huge benefit.
301 Front Street West
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
288 Bremner Blvd
Combine your trip up the tower with an exploration of life under water at Ripley’s Aquarium. Canada’s largest indoor aquarium features over 16,000 aquatic creatures and a moving walkway through an underwater tunnel.
255 Bremner Blvd
Watching all of that aquatic life can build up an insatiable thirst. Head across the street and tour the Steamwhistle Brewery. Seeing how the beer is made and bottled makes the tasting room experience at the end undeniably delicious.
Places to Explore
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
The ROM is one of largest museums in North America – so give yourself plenty of time. Explore a wide range of galleries including dinosaurs, Canada’s First Peoples, ancient Egypt and Rome. There are amazing artifacts and displays for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Head north of downtown to Black Creek Pioneer Village and travel back in time to the 1860s. The village features more than 40 restored buildings, costumed interpreters, a working brewery and a variety of animals. If you want to explore the spookier side of the property, join The Haunted Experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village after dark!
82 Bond Street
Mackenzie House, featured on the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto, was the last home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor and the leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. Highlights include guided tours and a re-creation of a 19th century print shop. See what it was like to live in Victorian Toronto.
Deaf Culture Centre
15 Mill Street
This lesser-known gem is a project of the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf and features a museum, art gallery and gift shop. This convergence point for both Deaf and hearing people is welcoming to all and provides a fascinating and illuminating look into Deaf culture.
A PieCalypse Now!
735 Bloor Street West
Check out one of the most awesomely named restaurants in town – A PieCalypse Now! If you think the name is great, just wait till you try the pizza and other tasty items from this vegan bakery. They have recently opened a bar and additional seating upstairs.
49 Wellington Street East
Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Toronto’s most photographed landmarks – the Flatiron building. The menu is reasonably priced and very tasty. Our Creative Director is a huge fan of their Chicken and Waffles. A great spot to relax before/after some sightseeing.
167 Bathurst St, 275 Dundas Street W, 181A Carlaw Ave
Simple, generously portioned and incredibly delectable. If you are a fan of Bao you should prioritize a visit to one of the three Mean Bao locations in Toronto.
Buk Chang Dong Soon To Fu
691 Bloor Street West
If you a fan of Korean food, Buk Chang Dong Soon To Fu should be a mandatory stop. Even though they only have 9 items on their menu, you will still find it a tough decision. Very reasonably priced and a local favourite.
277 Augusta Ave
Thinking Mexican? While El Tromp is not fancy, it has unbeatable flavours, a cool vibe and very decent prices. Be sure to try the guacamole and homemade chips.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
85 Hanna Ave
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen serves up a devastatingly good brunch. From blueberries that ooze off a mountain of pancakes to perfectly fried eggs that blanket crisp waffles, you will leave happy, content and very full.
1 Benvenuto Place
Looking to live it up and experience the pinnacle of the Toronto food scene? A visit to Scaramouche warrants strong consideration. This restaurant has some of the best views of the city (particularly at night), uncompromising service and ridiculously delicious dishes.
620 Church Street
Haunted Walk tour guides have a fondness for the dark, but O Noir takes it to a whole other level. This unique culinary experience has guests dine in total darkness, allowing them to focus on taste, smell and texture.
10 Dufferin Street
Enjoy a little jousting and swordplay with your meal? Housed in the CNE Government Building, Toronto features the only Medieval Times north of the border. Get in the spirit and cheer your knight to victory.
Delicious Drinks & Beverages
67 Front Street East
Located in the cellar of a historic 19th century building in the St. Lawrence Market area, C’est What prides itself on being Toronto’s “local”. With 42 crafts brews on tap, a diverse menu of comfort food and live music, it just might become your local as well.
House on Parliament
454 Parliament Street
What makes an outstanding pub? Great drinks. Delicious food. Friendly staff. Cozy atmosphere. The House on Parliament fits this criteria perfectly. Your first visit is unlikely to be your last.
147 Dundas Street West
Tsujiri is a 155-year-old Japanese traditional brand that specializes in “Matcha,” a powered form of green tea, which contains high levels of antioxidants. Enjoy Matcha infused beverages, ice creams and pastries. Colourful, delicious and healthy!
30 St. Andrew Street
While there are many fine coffee options in Toronto, aficionados must stop by the Moonbean Café. A staple of the Kensington market scene for 18 years, this quaint micro roaster offers a cozy café and patio to sample their scrumptious java.
Natural Beauty in the City…
Queen Street East, between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue
Explore 20 acres of soft sand, shady parks, paths and a 3 km boardwalk. People-watch while you soak up the sun. Work up a sweat along the paths or at one of the beach volleyball courts. Cool off in Lake Ontario or at the free-entry Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool before taking a few minutes to stroll along trendy Queen Street East.
1873 Bloor Street West
Located just west of Downtown Toronto, High Park spans 400 acres. It features nature walks, a restaurant, sporting facilities, gardens, ponds, playgrounds and even a zoo! A great place to relax and spend the day.