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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

    • Toronto Islands

      Recreational area
      The Toronto Islands are opposite the city centre, and are popular with the people of Toronto as a recreation place. Ward Island, Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point are perfect for relaxing at the weekend. The green areas are especially popular with picnickers. There are also BBQ pits, paddling pools, beaches, softball courts, a farm and lots of restaurants. Another plus: you take the ferry there, and have fabulous views of Toronto’s skyline.

      Ferry: Toronto Harbour
      Toronto ON M5J 2G8
      +1 416 392 81 86
      toronto.ca
    • Canada’s Wonderland

      Pure action
      This fun park is north of Toronto. Although smaller than Disneyland, it still boasts an impressive 200 attractions on 134 hectares. The rides include the “Cliffhanger”, “Mountain Eruption”, “Shockwave”, "The Bat” and “Sledge Hammer”. The “Wonder Mountain Guardian” is a new addition. Great fun for anyone who enjoys a thrill and wants to visit somewhere outside the city.

      1 Canadas Wonderland Drive
      Maple ON L6A 1S6
      +1 905 832 70 00
      canadaswonderland.com
    • Toronto Zoo

      5000 animal species
      Toronto Zoo is the fourth largest zoo in the world. The forested area is in the suburb of Scarborough. There are over 5000 animal species on 287 hectares, and various pavilions such as «so Africa», «the Americas», «IndoMalaya», «Australasia», «Indian Rhine», «Gaur» and «Malayan Woods». There are also underwater areas with polar bears, South African fur seals and otters.

      2000 Meadowvale Road (2 km north of Highway 401)
      Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
      + 1 416 392 59 29
      torontozoo.com
    • CN Tower

      City landmark
      The CN Tower is the landmark of the city. At a height of 553 metres it stands high above everything else in the skyline. In the evenings it sparkles with light. The views from the tower are even better. On clear days you can see over the surrounding landscape and the lake for a distance of up to 120 km – fabulous! To get up there you need to take the glass-fronted lift to the 114th floor. The views from the rotating 360° restaurant are equally breathtaking.

      301 Front Street West
      Toronto
      +1 416 868 69 37
      cntower.ca
    • R C Harris Water Treatment Plant

      Palace of Purification
      R C Harris Water Treatment Plant is the biggest water filtration works in the city. So – visit a water treatment plant? Yes. It’s well worth it for the architecture. The plant is often called a «Palace of Purification» because it is a masterpiece of technology and Art Deco design. The exterior is notable for the Byzantine façade and Egyptian tower. The interior boasts richly adorned marble and brass surfaces.

      2701 Queen Street East
      Toronto, ON M4E 1H4
      + 1 416 392 29 34
      toronto.ca
    • Ontario Science Centre

      Science seen differently
      The Centre was opened in 1969 with the aim of bringing the natural sciences closer to the public. So a setting was created to make the visitor curious and motivate people to find out more about the subject. And it was a success. With over 800 fascinating exhibits, the centre makes science fun. The human body is explained in particular detail. Among the interactive exhibits, you can control a spaceship or make your hair stand on end. Great fun for all ages.
      770 Don Mills Road
      Toronto, ON M3C 1T3
      +1 416 696 10 00
      ontariosciencecentre.ca
    • Casa Loma

      Enchanting castle
      The soaring battlements of this castle give the city a very special flair. It has 98 rooms, and was built in 1914 by the financier Sir Henry Pellatt. A number of years later, though, it had to be sold due to his bankruptcy, and eventually became a tourist attraction. The combination of medieval brickwork and early the 20th-century interior is unique, and quite delightful. The many little towers and battlements guide the visitor into the Oak Room with its amazing oak wood carvings. There are also fascinating secret passages, a large hall with an 18-metre- high ceiling, and 2 hectares of estate gardens.

      1 Austin Terrace
      Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
      + 1 416 923 11 71
      casaloma.org
    • Fort York

      Fort from the olden days
      Fort York takes us back to the time when Toronto was still called «York», and was English. As a colony on the southern side, the town was frequently forced to defend itself against revolutionaries, which is why Fort York was constructed in 1793. However, most of the buildings in Fort York date back to 1814, since many of the houses were destroyed in the war of 1812 and rebuilt afterwards. The highlights at Fort York include the officers' quarters, block buildings and barracks and, of course, the costumed staff who take us back to that era.

      250 Fort York Blvd.
      Toronto ON M5V 2K9
      +1 416 392 69 07
      toronto.ca
    • Yonge Street

      Long street
      Measuring an impressive 1896 km, Yonge Street is featured in the Guinness Book of Records. It starts out as one of Toronto’s main arteries, and finishes up as a provincial street in northern Ontario. There are numerous sites along it: the Toronto Eaton Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame and right at the head of the street, the publishing house of the “Toronto Star”. Take a stroll along it – and be amazed, take photos, and perhaps call into a café for some refreshment.

      Yonge Street
      Toronto
    • Hockey Hall of Fame

      For hockey fans
      As the name says, the international Hockey Hall of Fame is a building in Toronto that honours the best hockey players. The selection process is strict: a maximum of four players, two non-players and one referee or linesman are accepted every year, selected by an 18-strong committee. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1943, and is combined with a museum with all sorts of exhibits that used to belong to famous players and teams. The NHL Awards and Stanley Cups are also on display.

      30 Yonge Street
      Toronto, ON M5E 1X8
      +1 416 360 77 65
      hhof.com
    • Queen Street West

      Shopping and trends
      Queen Street has it all: chic stores, retro stores and antique stores. From University Avenue to Trinity Bellwoods Park in particularly, there is an abundance of clothing, shoes, fashion chains, antiques and much, much more. A gold-mine for fashion-lovers and fans of bric-a-brac. The numerous restaurants and cafés are perfect for a break. When the weather is good, be sure to sit outside and watch the people or be amazed by the street artists. And you can also start the evening’s entertainment on Queen Street – it has lots of bars.


      Queen Street West
      Toronto, ON M6K 1L3
      queenstwestbia.ca
    • Toronto Eaton Centre

      Shopping palace
      A wonderfully light and airy shopping centre at the centre of the city that is a top spot for some serious shopping. There are over 250 shops on four floors – which is helpful on rainy days. Because the Centre is directly connected to the underground. And even if you don’t feel like shopping, at least go and have a look at the glass construction from outside.

      220 Yonge Street
      Toronto, ON M5B 2H1
      +1 416 598 85 60
      torontoeatoncentre.com
    • Europe Bound

      All sports
      Canada is the country of outdoor activities, and thus also the country for outdoor fashions. Europe Bound has the widest selection in Toronto and all the big names, especially for outdoor sports. From Columbia, Patagonia footwear, Mammut and fivefingers to Canada Goose, the ultra warm jackets and coats from Canada. Plus everything useful for climbing, cycling, hiking and skiing, backpacks, tent utensils and sleeping bags, ropes and head lamps.

      383 King Street West
      Toronto, ON M5H 1A1
      +1 416 205 99 92
      europebound.com
    • The Future of Frances Watson

      Relaxed fashion store
      The Future of Frances Watson is a relaxed fashion and lifestyle store on Queen Street. The focus is on fashion – for men and women. It also has bags and belts, hats and accessories, scented candles and notepads. The quality and production are excellent with a special touch. And in the large corner with many accessories, you’ll be sure to find a gift or two for the folks back home.

      1390 Queen Street West
      Toronto, ON M6K 1L3
      +1 416 531 88 92
      tfofw.com
    • Fairview Mall

      Paradise for little ones
      Shopping with children? It’s a delight at the Fairview Mall. That’s because you’ll find it hard to keep up with your little ones. The shopping centre has a large Lego store, the Toys Toys Toys toy paradise, Kiddi Kobbler children's shoe store, and for games there's FG Bradley's and Calendar Club. And if you like chocolate (what a question!), call in at Laura Secord or Godiva, where there are all kinds of sweets to tempt you. And when everyone finally needs a break, then there are lots of quiet zones with comfortable sitting areas.


      1800 Sheppard Avenue
      East North York, ON M2J 5A7
      Toronto
      +1 416 491 01 51
      cfshops.com
    • Kensington Market

      Lively quarter
      Kensington Market is probably one of the liveliest and most varied quarters in Toronto. There are numerous fabulous, exciting and special stores, including vintage stores. It’s worth just going there for a stroll around, and maybe stopping off in a café or restaurant or enjoying an aperitif in the evening. And this street also has some real surprises, such as the text to display, where you can actually enjoy a taster session and see if it’s for you!

      Kensington Market
      Toronto, ON M5T 2K2
      kensington-market.ca
    • The Hudson’s Bay Company

      Classically Canadian
      One of Canada’s oldest stores with several branches in Toronto. The flagship store is right at the Toronto Eaton Centre. The store is a classic. It stocks clothing as well as home accessories. And if you find yourself in need of some fortification on your stroll through the store, you will also find that there. The store became famous for the Hudson’s Bay Blanket, which it has been selling for over two centuries.

      176 Yonge Street
      Toronto, ON M5C 2L7
      +1 416 861 91 11
      thebay.com
    • Art Gallery of Ontario

      Impressive art collection
      The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is Canada's leading art gallery. There are special exhibitions, and international art is on display in the large permanent exhibition. The European collection consists of works from the Italian Renaissance, 17th century French paintings, Flemish and Impressionist paintings and works by Picasso and Chagall. The highlight is the exhibition by the Canadian “Group of Seven”, a selection of artists who depict the beauty of the Canadian wilderness in their works.

      317 Dundas Street West
      Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
      +1 416 979 66 48
      ago.net
    • Royal Ontario Museum

      Mosaics, headrests and history
      The museum’s entrance hall in itself is simply beautiful: a golden mosaic ceiling and two huge Indian totem poles from British Columbia. The museum also contains a collection of Chinese art with wall murals, snuffboxes, ceramic headrests, and the only Ming grave in the West. The other areas will give you an insight into early Mediterranean and Canadian history and tell you more about the life sciences.
      100 Queens Park
      Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
      +1 416 586 80 00
      rom.on.ca
    • Toronto Theatre

      Musicals, shows and theatre
      Toronto’s position as THE capital of culture in English-speaking Canada is reflected in the offer. Numerous Broadway shows, musicals, concerts and comedy performances are staged here. The selection is tremendous. We advise booking tickets well in advance, and finding out about the seasonal highlights in the various theatres.
      +1 855 305 48 77
      toronto-theatre.com
    • Bata Shoe Museum

      All about shoes
      The Bata Shoe Museum is unique. In the world. The building alone is an eye-catcher. Shaped like a shoebox, it is perfect for a stroll through the world of footwear. There are around 10,000 exhibits to admire, some up to 4500 years old. The exhibitions also include shoes worn by celebrities, such as Queen Victoria’s ballroom pumps and Elvis’s loafers. If you’d rather look at the history, take a look at the Tudor leather shoes or pearl-embroidered Indian shoes. We guarantee you won’t be bored!

      327 Bloor Street West
      Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
      +1 416 979 77 99
      batashoemuseum.ca