Toronto’s downtown core is an enthralling urban landscape crowned by the breathtaking CN Tower. Art enthusiasts will delight in visiting AGO and ROM collections while young visitors will love engaging in interactive exhibits at Science Centre.
Kids (and adults!) alike will get excited at the sight of the CNE coming into town for two weeks of rides and games to keep everyone amused, while history enthusiasts can explore Casa Loma or visit the ROM for plenty of educational experiences. And there are countless travel options available through Cathay Pacific flights, including Mumbai to Toronto.
Yonge Dundas Square
Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto serves as a hub of activity and entertainment, drawing locals and tourists alike. A favorite shopping and entertainment spot, it hosts restaurants, retail stores, attractions, buskers and street performers who perform for tips – a major draw for tourists eager to experience Toronto culture and history first hand.
The Square is a one-acre public space and event venue centered around Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto, hosting events year-round ranging from community celebrations to product launches and international festivals. Furthermore, several subway lines pass directly through it making this an important transportation hub.
Visitors to Nathan Phillips Square can experience an array of cultural and culinary experiences here, ranging from yoga and Tai Chi classes, free concerts and family friendly activities to iconic dancing fountains that draw crowds to its iconic digital screens which illuminate the area. Notable landmarks in this iconic space include Toronto Eaton Centre and Ed Mirvish Theatre – two noteworthy destinations within its walls!
Yonge-Dundas Square is a bustling, exciting, and stunning urban oasis. Boasting rich heritage, history, and culture it makes the perfect destination for visitors of all ages to come explore.
At the Square, there’s always something exciting happening – from free concerts and cultural celebrations to yoga classes and meditation groups – perfect if you love art, music and food!
The Square is an integral cultural and commercial hub in Toronto and an iconic representation of its diversity. Here you can celebrate and connect with members of Toronto’s diverse population. Managing it are board of directors dedicated to keeping it accessible, vibrant, and safe.
To reach the Square, take the Gardiner Expressway to Yonge Street and head north on Dundas Street; or use TTC Yonge-University-Spadina subway line until Dundas Station. Nearby parking garages may offer affordable garage space; alternatively you could take City Sightseeing bus tour which stops near its stops as well as top attractions – you can purchase a 48-hour ticket which allows for hop-on/hop-off capability on this route.
The Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of North America’s premier art museums. Established as Art Museum of Toronto in 1900 and later renamed Art Gallery of Ontario in 1940, its collections cover everything from Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces from Europe’s Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as African and Oceanic art. Furthermore, key Canadian pieces like Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled are featured here as well as extensive photographic archives as well as smaller-scale collections focused on Gothic boxwood miniatures and Western and Central African art – something few art museums in North America can boast.
The AGO is not only a must for art enthusiasts; it offers an immersive cultural experience for the entire family. Children will adore its Kids Gallery where they can express themselves creatively through art-making, constructing, storytelling and more! For adults, touring exhibitions feature contemporary artists. Additionally, its architecture stands out with Frank Gehry’s spiral staircase and Galleria Italia’s glass and wood facade along Dundas Street making an impressionful statement about Canadian society and art today.
When you need a break from art, head out into Grange Park, where there is a lovely riverfront path for strolling along. Or dine at one of the Harbourfront Centre restaurants or cafes nearby; perhaps hop aboard a ferry ride out to Toronto Islands and continue exploring other attractions there, like The Toronto Lighthouse!
The AGO is a member-based organization, supported by funding from sources including Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; City of Toronto; Canada Council for the Arts; as well as private donors. Admission for visitors under 25 is free; an annual pass costs $35 and gives access throughout the year – for more details visit their website! The Art Gallery of Ontario is open seven days a week except Monday and holiday Mondays with public transit easily providing access, as well as parking nearby; AGO members receive special benefits including free admission on Friday nights for visitors under 25.
The CN Tower
CN Tower stands as an iconic icon in Toronto and one of the world’s greatest testaments to twentieth-century engineering, drawing millions of visitors each year.
This skyscraper serves not only its primary function as a radio and television transmitter, but it also features numerous observation areas, restaurants and the world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk (EdgeWalk). Visitors can purchase tickets to access all observation levels; two particularly popular features are Glass Floor and Indoor Lookout Level.
The Glass Floor offers a thrilling and unforgettable experience as you glide effortlessly over the open spaces of a city below you. As one of the world’s tallest glass floors, its design ensures its safety: annual tests conducted to see how many moose (not real!) can safely walk on it (yes, that means people). Plus, its five times stronger glass exceeds requirements set for weight bearing commercial floors!
Visit the Indoor Lookout Level to take in breathtaking views of Toronto from its outdoor observation terrace and indoor observation level, and walk the indoor observation level walkway for even greater panoramic vistas. It is best to avoid visiting during high winds as these can become dangerously powerful.
Customers can upgrade their tickets for entry to the SkyPod, 33 stories above the observation level. It offers stunning panoramic views. In addition, there’s an 8,000 square foot gift shop filled with souvenirs – perfect reminders of your trip.
If you want an aerial view of Toronto, the CN Tower should be top of your itinerary. As its most iconic structure and an example of our ability to push technology and innovation further than ever imagined before, it serves as a symbol for culture and history as well as standing as testament of perseverance and bravery – no wonder it was named one of the Modern Seven Wonders by American Society of Civil Engineers back in 1995!
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Travel back in time to an 1860s Ontario country village at Black Creek Pioneer Village! This recreated historical site boasts 40 historic buildings, an operating water grist mill, costumed interpreters demonstrating period crafts, Dalziel Barn and period homes as well as tavern. Additionally there is Stong Farm which includes general store, blacksmith shop and Fisherville church with one room schoolhouse and hotel onsite.
Re-creation of Canada’s historic village is an absolute must-see, located in North York at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway – between Steeles and Jane, directly west of York University and easily accessible by public transit – just moments from a subway line!
At Black Creek Pioneer Village, visitors will find an exciting range of events and activities, such as historical re-enactments, hands-on crafts and an expansive artifact collection. Plus there’s the scenic walking trails and gorgeous landscaping to take in!
Black Creek Pioneer Village is an exciting Toronto attraction designed for visitors of all ages. Children will delight in participating in hands-on activities while exploring farm animals. Educational programs are also offered to both children and adults of all ages at this landmark attraction, and special events throughout the year provide further opportunity to gain more knowledge of Canadian heritage and history.
Reconstructing an Ontario country village from 19th century Ontario gives visitors a fascinating peek into history, with over 40 historic buildings decorated in the style of the 1860s. Alongside restored homes and buildings is also a living museum which features period activities with costumed interpreters providing period recreations.
Black Creek Pioneer Village is an unforgettable venue to host your wedding or other event, featuring staff who work to tailor a specialized experience, as well as catering service that provides tasty hors d’oeuvres such as Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds and Baby Arugula and Fennel Salad, miso and Sake Glazed Halibut with Grilled Angus Beef Striploin as main dishes and mouthwatering desserts – not forgetting its commitment to reduce carbon emissions with all disposable products made from recycled materials!